Yes, very nice. All three of these new additions are complete and in Excellent condition.
First up is Art of Fighting. This is a very good fighting game. And even though the case cover is simple I think it looks gorgeous. Very polished, stylized and crisp. And did you notice? The cartridge label is sporting different artwork than the case. It’s such a small detail but I really love it. It feel like they put just a little bit more effort into the game when I see this.
Art of Fighting
I’ve heard good things Toe Jam & Earl but I still haven’t tried it out myself. As crazy as it sounds, sometimes knowing a game is good is enough for now. The queue of games to try is so long it’s really very hard to get to them all. At some point I would love to sit down with this game and see what it’s all about. However, from the video clip I am a bit skeptical.
Toe Jam & Earl
Look, I know. You don’t have to say it. In addition to awesome retro game I also buy garbage games too. Chibi Maruko Chan is in great shape, complete and in Excellent condition… and no one will ever see it tucked away somewhere in the back row of my shelf. The video below doesn’t even really show off the game. It’s just the intro. Don’t click play. *You’ve been warned.
Chibi Maruko Chan
Art of Fighting – $18.00
Toe Jam & Earl- $10.00
Chibi Maruko Chan – $5.00
Plus $12.00 shipping for all four puts me at $15.00 per game. Which is pretty good… even if one is all shame.
And don’t forget the Pier Solar HD Kickstarter campaign is still running. There is still time to get this excellent RPG 🙂
Here’s the good news. All three new additions are complete and in Excellent condition. Love it 🙂
Fatal Fury 2 is a good solid fighting game. The graphics are very nice even when compared to the arcade version. Street Fighter II was the only fighting game that held my attention back in the day but I’m still really pleased to score Fatal Fury 2 for the collection. It’s a quality game and it has some really excellent cover art work.
Fatal Fury 2
Quack Shot is also a very good game. Although still unique on it’s own it does remind me of Mickey Mouse’s World of Illusion. I do like World of Illusion better but Quack Shot is still well done. The art work is also good even though it is a bit too cute for my liking. I’d prefer it if everyone thought of the Sega Dude’s collection as bad-ass! OK?
Gambler Jiko Chushinha Katayama Masayuki Mahjong Dojo. I don’t have much to say about this one except it must have the longest title of any Mega Drive game ever. Maybe of any video game ever? And as a non Japanese speaking person I can also say it really sucks. Maybe it’s good if you know the language, but I don’t think so. It seems to be almost all text. Maybe it’s about gambling at mahjong?
OK, there one thing it has going for it. I’ve always liked it when a game uses different art on the cartridge compared to what it uses for the cover. Too bad the art isn’t very interesting.
This game is here to do its part and fill the back rows of my collection. It might never be seen again.
I’ve just noticed that not having much to say about a game is a lot more than what I have to say about the games I do like…
Gambler Jiko Chushinha Katayama Masayuki Mahjong Dojo
Fatal Fury 2 – $17.00
Quack Shot- $12.00
Gambler Jiko Chushinha Katayama masayuki Mahjong Dojo – $3.00
Plus $10.80 for shipping for all three. Which is close to $14 per game… and only one of them is rubbish.
Today I have some nice additions to the collection. All three are complete and in excellent condition.
The first is Magical Taruruuto Kun. It’s a cute game and despite not taking itself very seriously it is really well crafted. Nice large sprites, excellent graphics, a fun platformer and it’s not expensive.
Aladdin is also a good platformer. I often worry about franchise games being rushed and developers hoping for sales based on the strength of the name alone. But Aladdin for the Genesis is a good game.
Mega Panel isn’t the most amazing puzzle game and even with it’s very simple game mechanics it still fun and worth the price.
Magical Taruruuto Kun
Magical Taruruuto Kun – $10.00
Aladdin – $8.00
Mega Panel – $8.00
Plus $10.80 for shipping for all three. Which is just over $12 per game all in.
Here are two new additions for the collection. Both are for the Japanese Mega Drive.
Osomatsu-kun – Hachamecha Gekijō is crazy. It’s a fun addition to the collection because it’s not very language dependent and it’s so bizarre. The graphics are nice but as a platformer it’s just OK. It actually reminded me of Kato & Ken for the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine. Although it’s not that weird.
Osomatsu-kun – Hachamecha Gekijō
I didn’t notice right away but the cart has some damage. A small portion of it has a white mark as if that area had been rubbed away. I would have said it was in Excellent condition but instead I’ll say it’s in Very Good condition.
Virtua Racing I got because I was curious about the only Mega Drive game that has a special processor(chip) built onto the cart to help render the graphics. This additional chip is why Virtua Racing can’t be emulated.
But like most games that were once amazing mostly because of their graphics Virtua Racing isn’t all that exciting anymore. What I did notice is that Virtua Racing does appear to be pretty smooth which I imagine would have been pretty impressive back in the day.
Everything is in great shape except there is a little bit of damage along the top edge of the front cover. Just like Osomatsu-kun – Hachamecha Gekijō I’m going give Virtua Racing a rating of Very Good instead of Excellent because of its small blemish.
Osomatsu-kun – Hachamecha Gekijō – $5.00
Virtua Racing – $5.00
Plus about $10.00 for shipping.
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.
Phantasy Star Upgrade 1
Phantasy Star Upgrade 2
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.
Old Damaged Sleeve
New Excellent Sleeve
My Upgraded Wonder Boy in Monster World
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.
I had Dick Tracy from when it was current and it has surprised me twice now. When I first got it I was pretty sure it would be lame. Thinking back I can’t remember why I chose to get it? A gift maybe?… But what I do remember is enjoying this game.
The game is similar to Shinobi in that you walk from left to right, jump, duck, and shoot or punch. But what brings it above mediocre and into the realm of good games is the Tommy Gun and how it works. On some levels there are basically to plains. In the foreground where you are you can punch enemies or shoot them with your pistol. Enemies appearing in the background get cleaned up with the Tommy Gun. When you’re firing the Tommy Gun you slide the bullet spray across anyone you want to take out and it really works. It’s easy to do and really feels like your firing a fully automatic weapon. Switching back and forth between enemies in different locations creates a great dynamic to the game and helps keep things interesting.
My second Dick Tracy surprise was this game still holds up. The mechanics and feel still really work. And it’s not an expensive game 🙂
This Dick Tracy of mine got the Sharpie marker treatment in a few spots along the bottom of the cover sleeve. It was very easy to clean up but because of this I’d say it’s in good condition instead of excellent condition.
ZOOM! is an ok puzzle game. It’s no Poyu Poyu but if the puzzle genre is your thing it’s worth a look. ZOOM! has a small crack in the case but it’s still in very good condition.
The Kick Boxing… maybe that should be “Kick Boxing” or “The Kick Boxer”? 🙂 Well, we know where they’re going with this one and it seems like an OK game. The graphics are actually pretty good and it feels like this game was taken pretty seriously. It’s definitely not a button masher. Although I wasn’t very good it feels like there are some real solid game mechanics at here. Even though I didn’t notice right away once I did I found it weird that there was no music during game play. But the sound effects are really good for a 16-bit game. This one is in excellent condition.
Minato No Trazia is yet another RPG that I wont be able to play but I still enjoy getting RPG’s into the collection. The video clip below isn’t going to show much… I thought youtube had everything? I might have to get into recording my own stuff. Minato No Trazia has a very small crack in the case but it’s still in very good condition.
Super Daisenryaku. The best thing I can say is it was cheap and in excellent shape. It’s a tactical combat game that’s here to be a back drop for the games I actually like. Maybe it’s a good game but I’ll never know. Only those gifted with the Japanese language could say.
It is in excellent condition and has two unique manuals.
The Kick Boxing
Minato No Trazia
So again, nothing super exciting but some good with some filler.
Dick Tracy – $12.00
ZOOM! – $5.00
The Kick Boxing – $5.00
Minato No Trazia – $10.00
Super Daisenryaku – $3.00
Plus $15.00 for shipping. Which is less than $10 per game.