So, this might be a good indicator that I haven’t been a die-hard NES colletor. I’ve only just recently bought Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. for $10 CAD each from Retro Game Bros. These are two early NES titles that are still fun games to play.
And yes, I do have a NES Zapper and a beautiful CRT TV too. Duck Hunt will get some play time!
Eventually I’ll get some manuals and aftermarket Stone Age Gamer BitBoxes for these carts and this very affordable chapter of my NES collection with be closed.
Regarding my NES and SNES collecting I’ve decided to be financially responsible (I can hear my wife laughing right now… or is that crying I hear?). I’m only looking for games that have a lot of nostalgia for me and for games that have stood the test of time and are still really fun to play.
Which, admittedly, is a terrible segway into my next purchase…
My poor buddy Nintendo Joe went on vacation to enjoy the sites and shop for a some retro video games… he did all that and then he got robbed! Passports and retro games were gone. So on his return we went out for some therapy shopping (straight back to Retro Game Bros.). I dropped (by far) the most amount of money I’ve ever spent on a SNES game. I picked up a good condition loose cart of Knights of the Round for $120 CAD. Nintendo Joe also treated himself.
I played Knights of the Round for about 30 minutes and it is a cool beat’em up. I love the theme and even though the game is generous with lives and continues there is a real challenge to be found here. The only down side are the sound effects which are a bit flat and don’t live up to the very nice look of the game. Despite the fact that I am going to keep Knights of the Round I don’t feel it’s worth $120 if you’re just into playing. However, demand for retro games seems to say otherwise. Fortunately there still many great retro games out there with much more fordable price tags.