Finds 1522: Castle of the Winds, Limited Run Releases, Mobile Light Force 1 and 2

All of these arrived at the same time so lets put them all together in one post. You will definitely like what you see!

Finds 1436 PC Galore! Phantasmagoria 2 and Others!

A trip to thrifting brings a bunch of PC gems!

Ads from the Past 454: Zelda for Disk System(The First one)

Classic artwork for a legendary game, the Legend of Zelda ad is here.

Smarty and the Nasty Gluttons Getting a Physical Release

A Game from the past will be getting a physical release in the coming future. What kind of game is this though?

Retro Game of the Week 173: Gradius 3(SNES)

Shoot 'em all up, get all the power ups and try to survive this legendary game!

October 16, 2021

Sega Saturday 007: Magic Carpet for Sega Saturn

It’s another Sega Saturday and this time around we got Magic Carpet for the Sega Saturn. Now, I’m sure a lot of you will think ‘Where did this game came from?’ But, yeah, you should just read on and read what I have to say. Magic Carpet was originally released for PC, but it made its way to the Saturn. This game was released for the PS1 as well, but I believe the Saturn version looks a little bit better than its counterpart. The game is quite simple, you fly around in a magic carpet and shoot at enemies and what not. When I played this back in the mid 90s, I was just blown away and thought it was fun so I ended up getting me a copy for the Saturn a couple of years ago. Overall, it’s a game that got a lot of mediocre reviews and so-so comments as it’s honestly not that interesting. My younger self was hooked into this game as the idea of exploring a 3D world was something new and exciting during those days. I guess you can say it hasn’t aged well. If you really want to try it out, I highly suggest trying the demo for the PC, it’s out there somewhere and then you can decide if you wanna get the Sega Saturn version. 


October 15, 2021

Famicom Fridays 007: Super Maruo

This is one of those obscure games in which you have no idea where it came from or what is the purpose of. Very little was known about Super Maruo but here we are looking at it. The game was released in small quantities back in the site called Nintendo Age which doesn't exists anymore and the bootleg cart of it was even more obscure. A couple of them finally went out and the rom somehow made it online so that everyone can enjoy it. So what's Super Maruo?

It's a very simple game in which you are chasing a girl and you have to catch her. There is a dog that gets in the way, but other than that, you are free to catch her whichever way possible. Once you catch her, you will see her taking her clothes off, then both of you are at it again chasing each other naked! The main goal of the game is to catch the girl to see the different pixelated sexual scenes therefore this is a porn game! If you like some pixelated porn, here you go! 


October 14, 2021

DOS Thursday 007: Prince of Persia

This is one game that is really something else. You will be dying over and over and over. There is a lot of trial and error and you will be using all your skills to get through this game. Not only that, you have a timer in which you need to beat the game or else you will not be able to get the good ending. It's an amazing experience from start to finish and definitely started a genre of its own. Things that came later on like Tomb Raider and Blackthorne used similar gameplay and it shows. 

Download it here!


October 13, 2021

Password Wednesdays 007: Mega Man X (SNES)

Here is the final password for the final battle. All the mavericks are dead and you have all the parts and extra heart containers. Ready to take on this challenge? Game on!


October 12, 2021

Retro Tuesday 007: Pokemon Master Ball

So you only get one, that’s right. This is the master ball and many of you may remember this poke-ball as the one you really had to think about before you use it. Let’s face it, it catches a pokemon at 100 percent rate so that’s pretty awesome. This poke-ball I got from a Chinese store so I can’t really tell if it’s legit or not. It’s a really cool design with the M on it and everything. That M does look like the Mario M right? Watch a think? Like my ball?


October 11, 2021

Manual Monday 045: Alien Carnage (DOS)

This week we have Alien Carnage for DOS. This is one of my favorite games when I was a kid, and believe it or not, I still have the box of this along with the manual which makes me happy as it's the reason why I am scanning the manual for the database. With Halloween on the way, I will be focusing on more scary manuals for the remainder of the month! 


October 09, 2021

Sega Saturday 006: Sonic Adventure 2 for Dreamcast

This Saturday we have another amazing Sonic game. This is probably one of my favorite Sonic games that excels in story line, gameplay, music, and overall experience. This is one game every Sonic fan should play. this is the jump that Sonic made form 2D to 3D that it needed and don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting the first Sonic Adventure down, it’s just that my personal opinion definitely connects more with the second entry of the series. 

Not only does the game starts with a catchy song (City Escape) but it also brings a lot of great level design to the series. I definitely love how they could make a city into a Sonic level. It’s such an awesome experience. Not only that, you get a vast amounts of levels and play as other characters to keep the story moving. It also has a bad guys story mode so you can play trough the game as the bad guys as well. It definitely opens so many more options to the game, it’s wonderful. Of course, I will mention that the camera is still an issue and that’s just one of the very few issues this game has. You can get this entry in various ways. There was a release for the GameCube and of course the Dreamcast. You can always just emulate it as I believe the Dreamcast emulators are really catching up. Has it been released in other forms? 


October 08, 2021

Finds 1527: Sakuna of Rice and Ruin

This is an interesting story. I was clothes shopping and got frustrated so I went to the GameStop at the mall to see what was up. I was looking around not really looking to buy anything but I saw they had this game behind the glass display. It was a no brainer as not only I was looking for this game on Amazon and lost my chance to pick it up for a decent price, but now I had another shot and was prepared to use my monthly five dollars off coupon. Not only that, the game was also ten dollars off which made this deal even sweeter. I am happy to add this to the collection as it’s a very unique title. Things just happen sometimes. 


Famicom Fridays 006: Duck Hunt

This game definitely doesn't need introduction especially when it was introduced to us with the NES here in the States. We always wanted to shoot the dog, but it was impossible, I tried so many times! This is a classic game in which you take the Zapper which is the gun that came with the NES and shoot ducks on your tube TV. Yes, it needs to be a tube TV, no buts about it. 

If you miss, and you will, this dog will come out and laugh at you. This is the part in which you wish you could shoot him but isn't that animal cruelty? Well, it is a video game after all so don't put too much thought about it. 


October 07, 2021

DOS Thursday 006: Bio Menace

Here we have a really awesome sidescroller in which you play as this menacer that is on a mission to get rid of aliens as they have taken over the earth. He is the last hope apparently so better make it worthwhile. Apogee was behind this game and it definitely has the feel for it. This game is full of collectibles and weapon upgrades. You have to explore everywhere so it'll keep you busy for a bit. Definitely worth a try especially if you can play it on original hardware, it just has that feel that defines side scrollers for DOS during that era. 
Download it here!


Finds 1526: Commodore 64 Monitor is Finally Mine!

After years of looking for one, I finally got one in my collection and it was local too. I wouldn't want a monitor like this to be mailed as there is always a chance of it getting damaged. I had a few closed calls locally so it was frustrating when the deal didn't happened or someone just beat me to it. Anyways, this is the Commodore 64 monitor model 1702. It works great with the Commodore 64 as well as NES and other retro consoles. It only offers mono sound as you can see from the inputs on the front of the TV, so I guess the Genesis is another console it can work quite well. Overall, it's an amazing pick up and totally worth the drive. I will be re-organizing my office once again to fit yet another monitor...hmmm maybe I should give up one of them. Perhaps? 


October 06, 2021

Password Wednesdays 006: Skitchin (Genesis)

Here is a bunch of passwords for the game Skitchin which includes passwords for various cities among others.

Chicago         CBSL GSLL RTHT 

Denver          FTKK FOGO GT0I 

Detroit         5MWZ EOTQ SIDN 

Los Angeles     5VHT C0Y3 GT3I 

Miami           05AB 0SFM SSZS 

New York        4TB4 MOYC 0DMZ 

San Diego       VDRL HFXB YYRU 

San Francisco   SJ0E 1A54 SIJ0 

Seattle         NA3L PSFB ADF0 

Toronto         TB3D XRNJ 0SND 

Washington      UAZK W0CH STVV 


October 05, 2021

Retro Tuesday 006: Sonic Plush

This is a Sonic Plush I picked up at the flea market ages ago. It’s from the year 2000 so it’s from around the Sonic Adventure era although the label does say Sonic X so it must be from the cartoon series going on. It’s a cute plush and definitely better than other Sonic plushies I’ve seen. Some of them don’t even look like Sonic! Any of you have any Sonic plushies? 


Finds 1525: Final Fantasy Tactics A2 and Final Fantasy IV

Here are some additions that were part of this big lot which had the Wonderswam on it. Yes, apparently these games were missing from the lot and I didn't even noticed. The seller told me she forgot to include them and I didn't even noticed they were missing. Gotta love honest people, good karma for them! Here we have Final Fantasy Tactics A2 for the Nintendo DS and Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection for the PSP. Both are from the Final Fantasy universe and quite good. One is the usual tactics game we are all familiar with that started on the original Playstation while the other one is just a bunch of DLC put into one disc which is great. Final Fantasy IV had some DLC that was released on the Wii which had stories on what happened after the ending of Final Fantasy IV. It brings you back into this world and has such a good charm. I was so happy that they put them all in one disc for us to enjoy. I did played the first two parts of it but never got the rest. I will definitely try to come back into this one and stream it sometime. 


Finds 1524: TMNT NECA Napoelon and Attila plus Foot Soldier

Some more orders from NECA are finally here. The two frogs that I was missing from the set of four are here as well as the Foot Soldier Special Edition everyone has been talking about. I didn't even tried to hunt for these as they seem to be hard to find in my area and I just don't have much free time. Thank god NECA had the pre-order. I'm missing some more but it's alright, little by little. 


Finds 1523: VHS Tapes Robin, Ducktales, and PC Software

A little thrifting over the weekend turned out to be fun and got a couple of things in the process. The Robin and Ducktales VHS tapes were definitely a must have, I just love these VHS tapes and have been building my collection on some of my favorite cartoon series as well as movies. Maybe I can find some Halloween movies with the holiday coming up. I also got some PC software and a music CD. Nothing crazy, but a lot of this stuff can go on the internet archive once I get around to doing it. I want everyone to enjoy this forgotten software. 


October 04, 2021

Manual Monday 044: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (Gamecube)

This week we have Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg for Gamecube. This is one of those new franchises that could've gone somewhere but it didn't, instead we got bad Sonic games cough cough Sonic 06 cough cough. Anyways, enjoy the manual scans!

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