Although my rules for collecting have changed over the years my current number one rule is that any Sega Master System, Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive game I add to my collection must be complete and in very good condition.
Just a little further down now to see the strength of my conviction:
I had this game back in the day and I loved it. It sells for too much money on ebay. So when I found it in the wild at a local Video Game Shop for $5 I could not resist. Even though I’ll likely not display this in the collection I will play it. And maybe someday I’ll find a reasonably priced complete copy for the collection.
For anyone who remembers this game; I played it so much that I could win the first stage and keep the King alive. This was a NPC that was suppose to die and was a major plot point to the story. I knew how much combat the King NPC could handle and how much I had to clean up with my own troops. It felt like a really big achievement back in the day! Doing this was not a problem for the software. The game would carry on as if the King had been killed regardless of the actual outcome.