Last weekend, we went to the Barrie Game Exchange (my wife stayed in the car). I was able to pick up two NES games that I needed for the collection
This title is the last of the “super cheap” games that I needed. By super cheap I mean under $10. Nothing remarkable. I thought this might be like the board game Taboo which can be a lot of fun, but no this is a game of Tarot cards. In fact the instructions say not to play this game if you are under 14, and not to take the advice given to you seriously… Nintendo’s way of covering it’s ass if you do something bad based on what the game told you to do. The music is actually pretty good, but that’s where it stops. I can see why this is an under $10 game, and can’t believe people actually bought this thing at full price back in the 1980’s.
The game play in Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt actually isn’t the worst title out there, and this is a way better game than the earlier Addam’s Family. The controls are actually a lot like Mickey Mouse and the Castle of Illusion on the Sega Genesis in that it’s a platformer where you jump and sit on enemies to dispatch them. The weird thing is that there is hardly any music in this game, and that’s a major bummer! Overall I’d give the game a 5/10.
Over all the show was worth the drive, but I don’t understand why dealers bring their very rare/expensive games if they don’t want to actually sell them? I mean one dude had Little Samson at $1800?! What moron would fork out that kind of cash? I’m waiting on the advice of Pat the NES Punk who predicts the game should take a drastic dive in price. Also this guy had Stadium Events (that wasn’t even for sale) whom said he was going to get graded first. He valued the game at around $14,000US… I think he’s either extremely high, or that he’s REALLY proud of it! Pricecharting.com values it at under $2700 Canadian dollars, and my collectors app has it at just over $3300 for a good condition copy. Even this is outrageous considering the same game can be bought with a different label for under $5! Essentially you are paying for a sticker…. a rare sticker, but just a sticker! The guy also said that there were only between 35 to 50 copies out there. Weird how they keep coming up?!! Every where I look online tells me that the low estimate is 2000 copies. Oh ya, this guy was real proud of it!
SEGA Corner: Coincidentally after buying Pugley’s Scavenger hunt on the NES and comparing it to Mickey Mouse, I ended up paying $40 for a complete copy of Castle of Illusion. This game is awesome… great graphics, sound, and game play… just some good wholesome fun! I remember back in the 1990’s when I bought it (at full price!) that the Sega Dude thought I was crazy. Well the jokes on him as this was one of my favorite games on the Genesis!