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My mind is blown that his cousin was clearly not a casual gamer and had a fairly curated collection going, probably really read gaming mags closely to have picked up some of those titles at the time. No casual gamer just goes and buys Lunar: The Silver Star and Snatcher at Babbage's or wherever at the time of release all willy-nilly, lol.

And yet, he let go of all that stuff like someone who is just able to dig out the box of old systems and video games for the garage sale and happily accept a crisp 20 for it all.. I dunno, it just fascinates me because I could never do that, and the guy was clearly a hardcore gaming nut not unlike most of us here. Then around the Xbox generation, he probably just grew bored and stopped reading the magazines and moved on to other things. Again, all the power to him, and I know you said you gave quite a bit more than a crisp 20 to him for that stuff, still, I could never do what he did if I had that collection!!!!!

This is one of those rare titles where I feel I have never seen anyone speak anything but great love and fondness for it. Like, even the most cold-hearted cynics that I personally know can't help but be charmed by SMRPG, while maybe pointing out that the only flaw is that it's a little too on the easy side.

I do think this is one game that Nintendo should probably not remake ever. I think it's very wise how they've handled keeping this game available in its original form on the eShop platforms and the SNES Mini. Leave this one alone as it is.

I could smoke any of y'all's asses at Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, preferably on the Dreamcast, but I can make due with any version other than the GBC one.

General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 08, 2021, 11:34:25 am »
I can't think of a single time that I've experienced this.

The list is very small of games that I had previously beaten, but on a lazy afternoon I finished from beginning to end in one sitting. I recall doing this with Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 and Max Payne 2.

General / Re: Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:59:14 pm »
He decided to bring that crap into the discussion about the game. I'm just responding to it.

If you have ever wondered why there are practically zero female regulars on VGCollect (and most online gaming communities for that matter)... it's because of posts like his.

General / Re: Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:48:02 pm »
I still find it funny to this day when them rabid neofeminuggets complained about no [strong] female "representation" in video games (and other media), yet that's what we've had since forever.

This is a pretty dumb take lol... really reeks of someone who has no female friends and probably has had very little or no success dating the ladies.

General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:55:27 pm »
The problem with being dead though is that... you're dead. I don't think we'll find any CIB mint game collections (or 72 virgins or whatever *insert religion* promises you) down there in the gaping black void to keep us occupied for eternity...

Not unless I'm evil, we can't talk religion on this forum it's against the rules

I'll just leave it at that, then. My bad.

General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:52:18 pm »
When 3D printers become so good that they can make replications so authentic appearing that they are indistinguishable from the real thing, we'll all be in deep shit!

General / Re: Video Game Collecting Dying Thoughts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:38:52 pm »
The problem with being dead though is that... you're dead. I don't think we'll find any CIB mint game collections (or 72 virgins or whatever *insert religion* promises you) down there in the gaping black void to keep us occupied for eternity...

Video Game Database Discussion / Nintendo 3DS games paper inserts?
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:41:03 pm »
Sorry if this thread topic has been covered before...

Has it been considered for the 3DS games entries to include front page scans of the paper inserts? I've only been collecting games for the 3DS for a few months now and have noticed that titles from before 2015 generally contain unique paper inserts for each game. Titles released after, including Nintendo Selects reprints, seem to all include only a generic white pamphlet, though even with these, I've seen at least two variants of this generic manual of sorts.

I've bought a handful of games used that came with the original case, but with no paper inserts inside. I'd like to make some kind of attempt at finding loose paper inserts to put in them, but there's no way I can determine which ones pertain to each particular release as there are no pictures of them for the 3DS games entries in the database...

One example is a used copy of A Link Between Worlds that I have (the variant that says Handheld Game of the Year on it) had the papers missing, but I have no idea if it originally came with a unique Zelda insert or just the generic white one.

Links (no pun intended) to other sites that covers this, if anyone else knows, would be much appreciated.


I think my hunt for the last remaining 3DS games stocked at Wal-Marts around Texas has come to an end now. I've acquired every reasonably priced game I've wanted for the 3DS since my hunt began in January, well, the games that they still had anyway, which were almost always titles from 2015-2019. It was fun grabbing the literal last copies they had of some of these games, usually deeply discounted. There are still very expensive games that I want for the 3DS, like Shin Megami Tensei IV and Yo-Kai Watch 3, but I'll worry about those when I hopefully have the income to afford spending $100+ on a single game without feeling guilty.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and MGS3D were Amazon purchases. You can still get both of these games brand new on there for under 30 dollars each, surprisingly.

Classic Video Games / Re: Nintendo 3DS turns 10 years old.
« on: April 19, 2021, 02:50:10 pm »
I guess that makes sense. I never played any of the other Chibi-Robo games before so I don't have the shadow of the past games hanging over me. Had the game been released as a stand-alone title without the Chibi-Robo tie-in, maybe it would have been better received. I feel like the game does stand on its own though and doesn't need to be compared to Mario, DK, Kirby, etc.

This reminds me of another game that was widely panned for similar reasons back in the day, Alundra 2 for the PS1. There isn't much wrong with the game itself, and I personally love it and recommend the game whenever I can. But nearly every review I've read laments that it has little to do with the first Alundra and tries to compare the two games against one another. And then it summarizes by saying "not a bad game, but slapping the Alundra name on it is why I score it a 4/10"...

Oh, and I forgot to let you know sworddude that I appreciated the well thought out reply earlier in this thread about the later gen Pokemon games. I ended up buying a copy of Pokemon Ultra Sun based on your recommendations, though it might be a while until I get around to playing it... I have a few other RPGs that I'm currently in the middle of...

Classic Video Games / Re: Nintendo 3DS turns 10 years old.
« on: April 19, 2021, 12:50:58 pm »
I picked up Chibi Robo Zip Lash recently for 5 bucks new at Wal-Mart.

Reading the Wikipedia page for it, the game is made out to be like it's the most god awful thing to have ever happened on Earth. Whoever authored the page clearly had some personal vendetta against it LOL.

The game is totally sweet!!! I think it's a blast to play and the visual/audio presentation is incredibly charming. I had no problems getting the hang of the rope mechanics and controls. The level spin wheel is... an interesting design choice, but it's not anything to hamper down my enjoyment of the game.

I did a Twitter search of the title to see what others have had to say about it, and I was a bit surprised to see how often this game is used as like a punchline for something being terrible and disappointing, i.e. "still not as bad as Chibi Robo Zip Lash". What a bunch of killjoys man!!!

Is there anybody else here who is at least a little bit more sympathetic towards this charming side-scrolling platformer like I am?

Classic Video Games / Re: GBA turned 20 years old recently
« on: April 10, 2021, 12:17:45 pm »
I liked the OG Game Boy and Color but I latched onto the GBA really hard. Years before the GameCube adaptor came out, I dropped $80 on this mod kit that would allow me to use my GBA on a TV. It didn't work as well as I would have liked but it was great at the time.

Interestingly enough, I ran across this post the other day on Reddit...

From the looks of it, there's only two of the four versions in the DB.  :P

Really cool find! I could have sworn there was a "Player's Choice" yellow banner version of SMA4, but I'm probably thinking about the other three SMA games. I have never seen that 4th version before ever, with the DS Compatible logo on the front! I know a lot of (maybe all?) GBA games released after late 2004 mention DS compatibility on the back of the box.

Classic Video Games / Re: GBA turned 20 years old recently
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:22:15 pm »
I loved my GBA at the time and I cherish the handful of games I was able to get as a kid. Right around age 14 though, I discovered the Virtual Boy Advance and I spent quite a bit of time playing GBA games that way, it was stunning to be able to play full games free of charge that were only a few years old at that point. For a young boy with no means to make money on my own, you can imagine I was just *in heaven* having complete access to the GBA library.

One case I remember of playing a game that wasn't even out yet where I lived was Minish Cap a few weeks before it was released in the States, because it had an earlier release over in the UK/EU with an English translation. It was a naughty feeling, but now I have zero regrets about that and I did eventually get a legit American copy of Minish Cap for Christmas 2005.

So while my physical library of GBA games wasn't and still isn't much, I did play most of the notable titles that came out for the system. So many great games...

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