If you’ve been paying attention to this blog (and judging by my views, you haven’t), you’re aware of my two Instagram accounts @nintendojoe1985 for games, and @ultimate_megatron for my g1 Transformer collection. Well the reason I finally signed up for an account came true the other day. The Retro Game Bros. also have an account, and they showed a recent haul of NES games… one of which I needed! We negotiated a price, and all that was left was for me to pick it up.
I actually think I’ve seen Die Hard in their store before when I first started collecting, but as it is a rare game and kind of sought after the price tag was probably too high. I just wasn’t Die Hard material yet. But honestly this game is in great shape, and I’m proud to have it in my collection…. sort of. Let’s be honest, this is a terrible game! The graphics aren’t much better than an Atari 2600 title. It reminds me of Berserk except there’s a reason to be playing other than simply surviving. The music and sound effects are awful and the game is really hard right from the moment you begin. NES had a lot of great titles, but this one’s a turd!
I had missed this game in the Retro Game Bros. list, but saw it in the store and inquired as to the price. The price tag on the game wasn’t theirs, but rather from the collector who bought it. I sure as hell wasn’t paying that price! Without any negotiation, I was offered a way more than fair price, and I’m a cheapskate! The offer was better than anywhere I’ve seen including retro video game shows. Thanks boys, you made my day! My wife has finally started to respect me now that I own this title. The best part is that this game isn’t a turd… in fact it is the complete opposite. It’s very similar to the first Chip and Dale game… just an extension for those of us who loved the original. Now here’s the thing. Remember in a previous blog entry I had said that I had a complete Capcom NES library,… and then later on I realized I had made a mistake when I added Ducktales 2, and Snow Brothers I NOW had a complete collection…. well I forgot about this guy. So now, for REAL-ZEE I have a complete Capcom NES collection.
This Sunday April 7th is going to be a great day. There is a retro video game exchange in Barrie, as well as a retro toy show in Mississauga. It will be a full day, and I’m really excited for it… even if it means I’ll miss a mortgage payment or two!
SEGA Corner: The action at the Retro Game Bros. didn’t stop with the previously mentioned NES titles. I’m also on the lookout for Sega Genesis games I remember playing with the Sega Dude back in high school. However they not only need to be in great shape, but also complete which drives the price way up! I was accused by a guy that “Nintendo Joe shouldn’t be looking at the Sega pile”. He as a point, though that being said I do stray from time to time… it keeps my relationship with NES fresh, and in the end I always come home. Nintendo and I have an “open relationship” and often invite other partners into our fun! I’m not a big fan of beat ’em ups, but Golden Axe was actually a lot of fun. I didn’t like the sequel as much as it was just more of the same with slightly better graphics. Forgotten Worlds is a classic two player game that I actually played semi-recently and thought that it stood the test of time. The false god you have to defeat is way cooler though than the final boss!
Until next time… hell maybe even after the game exchange next week!