I’ve started to realize that the games I get the most kick out of adding to the collection are often the oldest ones. There something about the first few Genesis years. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m aware of most of the early release games or if it’s the game themselves or even if it’s the art and style of the cases. For example I really like the Genesis games that have the old style of a black cases with the white grid lines compared to later games that got much more colorful and detailed. Of course I like the newer ones too but these old one stand out. And from re-reading my own post I can see I’m not doing a great job describing this. I’m thinking it’s because it was these first early year when I was most into the Genesis and these games generate the most amount of nostalgia for me.
Anyways, this is what was going through my mind whenever I would see an ebay posting for Japanese Mega Drive game Last Battle. I have a great copy of the Genesis version and I always wanted the Mega Drive version too. This game was one of 4 that I got with my first Genesis . That was a very good day 🙂
This game never turned up often and it was usually much more expensive then I expected. Because really, Last Battle is not a great game. It’s not even good. It’s just ok. Having it day one really did help because the graphics were great and that alone did add to the enjoyment. I loved powering up and I loved the boss fights but the levels really just felt like filler.
$15 HOKUTO NO KEN
$3 Thunder Pro Westlers
$4 TAIKOU RISSHIDEN taiko koei
All in with shipping: $30
You can see HOKUTO NO KEN is not mint but it is in good shape. The white at the top edge of the cover and the curl on the corner of the manual are all that’s not perfect. I’m very please to add this one to the collection!