13 comments on “Pick-Ups – Local Classifieds, Sega Genesis Games

    • I’ve heard that a lot. From watching gameplay videos it actually looks a bit boring but I believe there must be more to from all the feedback I hear. I’ll have to give it a go.

      Did you play it on PC or the Genesis?

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  1. I’ve played Pirates! on the C64 and multiple PC versions (the last was Sid Meier’s Pirates!) and it’s a fun game. It’s got a bit of action in it but I think its mostly a chilled experience as you travel around pursuing your goals. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • I’m noticing that it’s definitely harder these days to find complete Genesis games. They don’t come around too often. But it’s still worth looking. What are some of your favorite boxed Genesis games that you have?

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          • No Genesis games for me at this stage – been trying to get my collection on Atari consoles and computers in order. Quite envious of your collection though! ๐Ÿ™‚

            I really like the 16bit era of game systems though… I think in a lot of ways the good games hold up better compared to others before and even after it.

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  2. Atari is a good system to collect for! True classics and where home console gaming began. I really do love the cover art on Atari games. If you have a picture of your collection I’d love to see it.
    I have a handful of games for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. I love some of those games like Munch-man, Parsec and TI Invaders!

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      • Love that boxed Dragon’s Lair! That game truly blew my mind when I first saw it in the arcade. It wasn’t graphics; it was a cartoon that you played. The wow factor was off the charts.

        It looks like you have good amount of boxed games in great condition. You need to find a shelf and some room. I know, it’s easier said than done.

        I do like taking pictures of my games. It’s strangely satisfying. I also like posting the occasional gameplay videos but that takes a lot more time and I can’t do it as often as I would like.

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        • The copy of Dragon’s Lair was my brother’s and I remember it being a pretty big deal at the time – he was rapt getting that as a gift. The Atari ST version does a really great job of looking like the original game (I think it’s about 60-70% of it) but it really thrashes the floppy discs as you’re playing. ๐Ÿ™‚

          A few of these are sitting on shelves now so I’l try to set them out so the best are noticed. Now that you mention it, the Dragon’s Lair box is one of the best looking ones I have there… ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • That’s insane. I can’t image Dragon’s Lair running from floppy. Or even installing from floppy!
            Wasn’t the original arcade version running from LaserDisc?

            How many floppy’s are in the Atari ST version?

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            • Yep, the arcade game was originally Laserdisc! I believe there even used to be software available that let you hook up a home computer to a LD player and drive Dragons Lair but I never seen or read more about that. Needless to say it was likely an expensive option!!!

              I’ll need to dig through my disk boxes (I keep them separate from the game boxes as they weren’t safely held in place) but there’s at least four floppies so it was possibly the biggest game in the collection. It was also specially formatted for early ST owners with single sided drives so they could play the game but only get half of the content. Crazy stuff! Developers on ST/Amiga were able to do some impressive stuff but we’re really hamstrung by those 800k floppy drives.

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