I find it’s rare to get a chance to buy specific components for a particular game at a price that’s worth while. I remember trying to upgrade the condition of my Genesis Phantasy Star 2 and I ended up spending a lot more money than expected and still not being really satisfied until I finally just bought a whole new copy that was entirely in good shape.
When I saw an ebay post for a sleeve cover for Wonder Boy In Monster World I was interested but not enough to jump on it. It had a starting bid of $10 plus $2 for shipping. It was an ok price but some whole games sell for that. I watched long enough to see the seller list it twice. During the second listing I emailed an offer of $10 including shipping. He waited until the current listed ended without a sale and then took my offer.
Really I was being pretty stingy over the extra $2 but I’ve never felt like I’ve come out ahead when trying to upgrade. I need a little extra something.
When the sleeve arrive I was happy to find it was in excellent shape. Much better than my previous one which had a bad spot on the top of the spine. As you can see circled in red on the first image below. This area use to be mostly white until I colored it black… but it was still pretty visible.
I’m really not very sure any more but I think I spent about $20 on my Wonder Boy plus the $10 upgrade. So it’s now a $30 game and I think I could find it whole and in good shape for that price. So was it worth while? I’m still on the fence about upgrading 🙂 But I guess it’s ok.
Because the manual is a bit too wrinkly I’m going to say this Wonder Boy in Monster World is in very good condition instead of excellent.
The game itself is awesome. One of the better Genesis titles. Great graphics, fun action, RPG elements such as upgrading your gear and a save feature for your progress. An excellent Wonder Boy installment and an excellent Genesis game.