It’s seemed like an eternity since I’ve done an update on some recent video game finds so here are a couple things to note:
First up was a trip to the swapmeet. Its been a few months since I last went and didn’t have much expectations for this visit either. An early booth had a copy of Mortal Kombat for Game Boy for $25, and at that point I pretty much checked out. But all was not lost as I found this copy of T&C Surf Designs for NES. I’ve never actually played the game, but as a kid, there was an Iranian father with two daughters who lived in an apartment below us. From a few steps down from my patio I could see right into their living room and on to their TV. They had an NES and for hours I’d watch them play Super Mario Bros. and this game. Back then I didn’t have an NES, and was insanely jealous to have one so it never occurred to me that watching their TV through their window was a little obtrusive. Once my mom found out, that put an end to that! Anyways, the game was $4. Its really only a $1 or $2 game, but if I were to get it from eBay and pay for shipping I’d still be looking at $4. At least in this case I was able to inspect the label. Great condition.
My favorite seller Mario was there as usual with his large box of $3 NES games. With the exception of Dance Aerobics I seriously owned every game that he had on the box. Near the end of the swapmeet visit though I stumbled upon this beauty of a Game Boy pocket. I had been looking for a pocket for a while (not that I need one as I have two original DMG’s, a yellow Color, and 3 GBA, but I didn’t have a pocket. This one was silver, was worn on the edges badly and had a scratched screen. But it had the battery cover, the buttons felt great, and the woman demonstrated that it worked. She wanted $10, I asked for $8 and we had a deal.
This is a copy of Fortress of Fear for Game Boy. My mom had originally got me a copy of this game (it might have been the last thing she ever got me before she died). This was a super cheap eBay find so I didn’t mind the tooth marked case. The game has amazing music, but goofy graphics and sometimes awkward control. It makes for a fun adventure regardless!
Next I have an awesome shot of my mailbox’s package locker What you see there is six of nine Famicom games I got off of eBay from a Japanese seller. The funny envelopes and labels are the customs declarations. In it I got two copies of Frontline, two copies of City Connection, Pacland, Birdweek, Doughboy, F1 Hero, and The Goonies. All were in decent shape and worked.
Other honorable mentions not included here is Micro Machines for SEGA Genesis, a boxed SEGA 32X with everything except the AV cables for $12 and M*A*S*H for Atari 2600. I also have an outstanding Famicom game coming from the same seller mentioned earlier which should contain Parodius. Whew!