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08 December 2013 @ 06:52 am
Game shopping quick guide  
Since I could not for the life of me figure out how to post a journal entry on Facebook, I will post this here for my own reference as well as for anyone looking at my Amazon wishlist. This is just a quick list of the video games for old systems I should look for when I'm out looking for old games. If anyone is viewing this from my Amazon wish list, let me break down a few things. One, you don't have to buy these games from Amazon. Often times you can find them cheaper in used game stores, thrift stores and flea markets, or just from people selling things at garage sales and the like. As all these games are old, they should be "used". Don't buy games from this list marked as new. Games this old being sold as "new" makes it an expensive collectors item. Secondly, I do not collect game boxes, so don't bother looking for those. Games in the box are often way more expensive than loose carts. If it's advertised as "CiB" (complete in box) or ""NiB" (new in box) ignore it unless it's dirt cheap. Thirdly, some of these games are harder to find than others. I have marked some of them (uncommon) or (rare) for my own reference. Since this is my own list, not every game I have marked this way is actually hard to find. This is simply to denote to myself that the price is higher for these games. For example, Super Mario 2 is an easy game to find in stores, but its price is higher than that of other easy-to-find games. Since I am a casual collector, most of the games I have listed here are VERY common and should not exceed more than 10 dollars. Every game I collect I do so for personal reasons. Because I have memories of the game or because I want to play them again or for the first time. None of the games I have listed should EVER be purchased for more than $30 USD, as that is my cut-off price for a single game, and even that is a hard price to justify. The games I have marked "rare" will obviously be more expensive than ones marked "uncommon" on average. For games that were released on multiple systems, my preferred system is Sega Genesis, because it is the system I grew up with. This works out, as Genesis games tend to be cheaper on average than their SNES counterparts. Lastly, if anyone reading this owns any of these games and would like to sell or get rid of some of them, leave a comment or email me! (animedude360@yahoo.com) I will edit this list as needed.



Sega Genesis:
Death and Return of Superman (uncommon)
Gunstar Heroes (uncommon)
Contra: Hard Corp (uncommon)
Truxton (uncommon)
Ghostbusters (uncommon)
Mutant League Hockey (Uncommon)
Mutant League Football (uncommon)
Ristar (uncommon)
Ultimate Qix (rare)
Micheal Jackson's Moonwalker (rare)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hyperstone Heist (rare)
Space Invaders 91 (rare)
Addams Family
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Bearenstain Bears Camping Adventure
Beavis and Butthead
Bubsy Bobcat II
California Games
Paperboy
Paperboy 2
Columns III
Comix Zone
Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
Flicky
Frogger
Haunting Starring Polterguy
Humans!
Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings
Joe and Mac
Jurrasic Park 2 lost world
Marble Madness
Ultimate Mortal Kombat III
Nobunaga's Ambition
Paperboy
Paperboy 2
Donald Duck Quackshot
Road Rash III
Scooby Doo Mysteries
Sesame Street Counting Cafe
Shadow Dancer
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Shinobi III
Spider-Man: Animated Series
Spider-Man & venom: Seperation Anxiety
Star Trek Deep Space 9
Strider
Strider Returns
Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants
Simpsons: Krusty's Super Funhouse
Simpsons: The Itchy & Scratchy Game
Tiny Toons ACME All stars
Toki Going Ape Spit
Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis
Wacky Worlds
World Heroes
Zoop
Batman: Revenge of the Joker
Out of this World
Richard Scarry's Busytown
Bonkers
Magic School Bus
Math Blaster
Mega Bomberman
Fantasia
Goofy's Hysterical History Tour
Seaquest
Bubble & Squeak
Lemmings

Master System:
Alex Kidd Miracle World (uncommon)
Alex Kidd High-Tech World (uncommon)
Fantasy Zone (uncommon)
Wonder Boy II: Monster World (uncommon)
Wonder Boy III: Monster Dragon's Trap (uncommon)
Shinobi
Rocky
Rambo: First Blood II
Rampage
Columns
R-Type
Fantasy Zone Maze
Double Dragon
The Ninja
Vigilante
World Grand Prix
Wonder Boy
Zillion II
Gangster Town (gun)
Rambo III (gun)
Rescue Mission (gun)
Wanted (gun)

NES:
Castlevania 3 (uncommon)
DuckTales (uncommon)
Super Mario Bros 2 (uncommon)
Darkwing Duck (uncommon)
River City Ransom (uncommon)
Legend of Zelda II (uncommon)
Battletoads (uncommon)
Crash and the Boys Street Challenge (uncommon)
Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu (uncommon)
Kid Icarus (uncommon)
Maniac Mansion (uncommon)
Monster in my Pocket (uncommon)
Uninvited (rare)
Tetris - Tegen version (rare)
Captain Bucky O'Hare (rare)
Adventure Island
Adventure Island II
Popeye
Galaga
Bomberman
Life Force
Gradius
Qbert
Solomon's Key
Krion Conquest
Monster Party
Nightmare on Elm street
Power Punch II
Hatris
Paperboy
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
Mickey Mousecapade
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
Ren & Stimpy: Buckeroos
Wrecking Crew
Ninja Gaiden
Wario's Woods
NES Open Golf
Deja Vu
Shadowgate
Stinger
Snoopy's Silly Sports
Spy vs Spy
Blaster Master
Mario Bros (arcade original, not Super Mario Bros.)
Balloon Fight
Wild Gunman
Donkey Kong Classics
Donkey Kong 3
Popeye

Super Nintendo:
Donkey Kong Country 3 (uncommon)
Home Improvement (uncommon)
Marvel Super Heroes war of the Gems (uncommon)
Super Castlevania IV (uncommon)
Contra III (uncommon)
Kirby Super Star (uncommon)
Mega Man Soccer (rare)
Kirby Dreamland III (rare)
Acme Animation factory
Earth Defense Force
Alien vs Predator
The Mask
Clay Fighter: Tournament Edition
Indiana Jones Greatest Adventures
Inspector Gadget
Lester the Unlikely
Tiny Toons Buster Busts Loose!
X-Men Mutant Apocalypses
Ren and Stimpy: Fire Dogs
Nickelodeon GUTS
Ren and Stimpy: Time Warp
Kirby Avalanche
Spawn
Speed Racer
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts
Super Street Fighter II
Super Adventure Island
Tetris Attack
Legend of Mystical Ninja
Plok!
Claymates
Uniracer

Nintendo 64:
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (gold cart) (rare)
Pokemon Stadium
Pokemon Stadium 2
Dr. Mario 64
Pokemon Puzzle League
Mario Kart 64
Paper Mario
Road Rash 64
Doom 64
Mystical Ninja
Space Station Silicon Valley
Perfect Dark

Game Boy:
Kirby Dream Land II (uncommon)
Metroid II
Donkey Kong Land II
Donkey Kong Land III
Ghostbusters II
Wario Blast
Tetris Attack
Dr. Mario
Pipe Dream
Kwirk
Mario Picross
Heinekyo Alien

Game Boy Color:
Mega Man Xtreme
Mega man Xtreme 2
Wario Land II (updated black cart, NOT gray)
Wario Land III
Mickey's Magical Tetris Challenge
Kirby Tilt n' Tumble
Little Mermaid Pinball Frenzy
Donkey Kong Country
Super Mario Bros Deluxe

Game Boy Advance:
Metroid: Zero Mission (uncommon)
Metroid: Fusion (uncommon)
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (uncommon)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (uncommon)
Doom (uncommon)
Doom II (uncommon)
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi Island
Wario Land 4
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
F-Zero: GP Legend
Final Fight One
Super Puzzle Fighter
DK: King of Swing
Boktai
Gradius Galaxies
Space Invaders Advance
Yoshi: Topsy Turvy
Donkey Kong Country Advance
Mario vs Donkey Kong
Pac-Man Pinball
Drill Dozer

Atari 2600:
Atari Video Cube (rare)
Gremlins (rare)
H.E.R.O. (rare)
Private Eye (rare)
River Raid II (rare)
Pitfall II (rare)
Beamrider
Bridge
Checkers
Crackpots
Dolphin
Fishing Derby
Keystone Kaper
Oink!
Plaque Attack
Pressure Cooker
Robot Tank
Seaquest
Space Shuttle
Spider Fighter
Thwocker
Alien
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Jedi Arena
Star Wars Death Star Battle
Taz
Kool-Aid Man
Centipede
Crystal Castles
Galaxian
Gravitar
Krull
Millipede
Moon Patrol
Ms. Pac-Man
Stargate
Midnight Magic
Q*Bert
Sprintmaster
Solaris
Mousetrap
Tron: Deadly Disks
Zaxxon
Smurfs
Frogs and Flies
Solar Fox
Donkey Kong Jr.
Demon Attack
Turmoil
Fantastic Voyage
Beany Bopper
Shark Attack
Fatal Run
Cosmic Ark
Desert Falcon
Front Line
Jungle Hunt
Polaris
Atlantis
Joust
Kangaroo
Swordquest Earthworld
Swordquest Fireworld
Vanguard
Frankenstien's Monster
Realsport Baseball
Realsport Boxing
Realsport Football
Realsport Soccer
Realsport Tennis
Realsport Volleyball
Double Dunk
Super Football
Super Baseball

ASK ME ABOUT:
Atari 2600 "picture label" games.
Newer retro games for these systems: Playstation, Sega Saturn, Playstation 2, Xbox, Gamecube
Japanese & European exclusive games for these systems: Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System/Sega Mark III, Famicom, Super Famicom, Gameboy, Gameboy Color & Gameboy Advance.
 
 
 
Tygertygerchickchibi on December 11th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)

Holy crap.

That's a lot of stuff.

I'm a super fightin' robot from the year 2010!animedude on December 11th, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Not really, I still have a bunch more to add. How are you?
Tyger: Sailor Vtygerchickchibi on December 11th, 2013 04:06 am (UTC)
Life is kicking my bum bum.

It's been a while since I've talked to you (or LJ in general), dear goodness.
I'm a super fightin' robot from the year 2010!animedude on December 11th, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
I know! I hope things are going ok, been up to anything lately?
Tyger: Sailor Vtygerchickchibi on December 17th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
Getting ready to start another chapter relating to college yaaay
I'm a super fightin' robot from the year 2010!animedude on December 17th, 2013 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh cool! Done anythign fun lately?