My good friend over at MyNintendoDimension loves Thrift Stores. And he’s pretty dedicated to the hunt. Which, as it turns out, has been good for me too.
Here are four Genesis games that he recently gave me. I think each cost him about $4 or $5 each. Not all are in great shape but I’m really happy to score some boxed Genesis games. I’m finding that it’s getting much harder to find Genesis games in good shape and for a price I’m willing to pay. *Free is an excellent price.
I loved Stargate the movie and the TV show was just OK. Somehow just OK was enough for me to watch all of it… and it’s spin-offs. And Stargate the Genesis video game? I don’t know. I’ve only watched the video clip below and like the TV show it looks just OK. I don’t think anyone who’s not into the show or movie would spend much time on the game. I’ll try it out sometime and revisit my impressions of the game. This copy is complete and in Very Good shape and it was Free!
Taz in Escape from Mars has very nice looking graphics but the game looks frustrating and maybe a little boring too. I haven’t tried any of these four games myself so this just my impression from watching the video clips. This copy is missing the manual but it’s in Very Good shape and it was Free!
Looking at Jurassic Park I got the exact same impression as I did from Stargate. I looks just OK. I bet the graphics looked pretty fancy back in the day but the game play seems a bit dull. The cover sleeve, manual and cart all have some damage so I’m going to say this one’s condition is just OK. But it is complete and again it was free 😀
Jurassic Park Gameplay
Even though I’m not very interested in video games that are older than the 8-bit era there’s no denying that there were some good games made despite heavy hardware restrictions. This is a very nice classic to have for the collection. It’s complete and in Excellent condition… and free!
Ms. PAC-MAN Gameplay
Thanks Jon! I know how badly you must have wanted to sell or trade these games away. Thanks for thinking of me!
He’s also given me a beat up cart of Barney’s Hide & Seek Game but made up for that by also giving me a complete copy of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker.
We have a healthy Retro friendship. I’ve given him a few games too. Most recently Final Fantasy II, Super Mario Kart, Contra III the Alien Wars and others like a bunch of Genesis and Master System games.
Now that Jon has a site I’ve added him to my Links page. I’m sure he’s honored 😛
Amusingly enough, two of those games look and play better on the SNES. Granted, there was a second Jurassic Park game made later for the Genesis that wasn’t as dull as that first game (It’s basically the same game remixed with more action and some better visual elements). Stargate is basically like Alien 3 on the Genesis (same developer, Probe). The SNES versions are more colorful and look less dull because of that.
Taz is tough nuts to play, but OK. If you made it through Taz-Mania, you can make it through this, but it’s a haul on some levels. And yeah, FREE is always good! Great, actually!!
You know I was going to say that Stargate looked a little like Alien 3 when it came to gameplay. But I use to play Alien 3 and it’s really a good game. The only thing I would change from Alien 3 is to remove the time limit. I love exploring and taking my time which you cannot do in that game. Otherwise it rocks.
I didn’t know there was a Jurassic Park 2 for the Genesis. I’ll have a look for it.
Hey, have you tried out Volgarr the Viking yet? 😀
Look at him saying he gave me Final Fantasy 2 when he didn’t. Actually he did give me A Link to the Past as well to add to the other gems:) I still have to print off covers for all those games. Thanks buddy! Please, no more lies… you love the Barney game!
Ah, right! A Link to the Past! That’s it. Also a gem. I really thought I had a double of Final Fantasy 2 that I gave you. No? Anyways you’ve been treating me right and it has not gone unnoticed! Thanks man 🙂
I still wake up in a cold sweat sometimes because of that Barney game…