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Ryno

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Very nice buy with Double Dragon Ryno. I have the JP version myself and just completed it on hard last night!

Thanks! I wish the JP version was the NA version too. It's to be so much intended content was left out. Nice job completing it on hard.

I got a sealed copy of The Guardian Legend. A great game with a great soundtrack. I have to buy a loose cart though now to actually be able to play it. Luckily they are pretty cheap.
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An original 1987 crusty & bad dudes-bruised rare VHS release of Masters of the Universe that i lucked out and found on eBay
amidst an army of '1993' VHS re-releases!

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This is hands down one of my favorite movies of all time. Yes, it sucked that due to it's low-ish budget they had to send our beloved Masters of the Universe to Earth for a large chunk of the film, but the actual stuff that took place in Eternia was absolutely magical. Frank Langella's performance as Skelator was absolutely phenomenal....He's probably the greatest Live Action SCFI villian there is. Forget Darth Vader, this is the REAL deal. Evil Lynns eyes were hypnotizing, the score is legendary(Theme song anyone?) and Dolph Lundgren physically was like thee' perfect choice for He-man. He looks like a GOD in this movie.lol My favorite moment? That would have to be Skeletor turning into a god. No other SCFI fantasy/action film has ever hit me this hard growing up or induced this much nostalgia.

This scene used to give me Goosebumps when i watched it at the age of 7. Still, the film is plagued by quite a few hilarious and unintentionally funny moments like a soldier tripping over another soldier and even another soldier tripping over a rock during one of the beginning scenes which cracks me up everytime. I mean I can't believe they let this funk slide haha. Anyhoo, I have this on DVD and Bluray, and sorry but the VHS release on a retro Tube TV imo offers the greatest experience period. I hate Bluray for old school horror and fantasy films.

It cleans up practically every single imperfection and grain, The crystal clear 1080p can often expose makeup flaws and weaker practical effects including wires that were well hidden on VHS, and it enhances the colors and brightness. I know this is the point...but all of this completely shatters a big chunk of the surrealism & magic, and makes these films look too squeeky clean, too realistic and modernized. These films weren't ment to be watched in HD for a reason. I will NEVER buy oldschool horror movies on bluray ever again. I prefer Bluray for modern stop motion animated films like Coraline, Frankenweenie, CG Pixar films or for Super Hero & modern fantasy flicks such as The Amazing Spiderman or The Life of Pi. For everything else? i couldn't care less.

I don't need to see Rocky Balboa's pores and crystal clear sweat pouring down his face while he's getting the beat down by Ivan Drago.
As far as older Horror & fantasy movies go. At this point, I'm far more interested in 3D than HD.

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Tasuki

@Ryno: Whoa I missed that you got a CIB Super Double Dragon. That one makes my rental store previous played copy look like junk lol. Nice score on The Guardian Legend as well. Sadly I never played that game back in the NES era even though my friend had it for some reason it just didnt interest me at that time.

@Wavster: I know what you mean about the whole bluray vs VHS thing. I foolish sold off all my old VHS tapes about ten years ago when I moved out of my parents place. Now I cant stand watching some of my favorite flicks on DVD even. I hate it when they remaster it and update drives me insane. LEAVE MY CHILDHOOD MOVIES ALONE!!!! Hahahaha.

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KingMike

My copy of Guardian Legend is a sun-burned cart I bought in a local store for about $3 (when that is about what it was worth on ebay for a nice copy).
After waiting a while, I finally got a CIB Famicom board game/RPG called 100 World Story. A sunburned box, but can't really complain because it's a rare game. Also Lode Runner Twin for SFC. And with it, a Fortified Zone 2 Game Boy cart I actually almost forgot I ordered.

KingMike

WaveBoy

@Tasuki
I hear ya man. I sold most of my VHS's quite a while ago and all that i have left are Disney's Peter Pan, Honey I shrunk the Kids and The Jungle Book(The exact copy i won in the early 90's at my local video store's Jungle Book coloring contest). lol As of late I've added TMNT: Attack of the Killer Pizza's, A Nightmare on Elm Street and now Masters of the Universe to my teeny weeny VHS collection and I'm hoping to build it back up for nostalgic/80's purposes hehe.

Now, i'm a big Friday the 13th fan...Well, at least with Part 1-4(human jason). SO, just for kicks i decided to get FT13th Part 2(My personal favorite) on Bluray. Boy was that a mistake.....For the exact same reasons i mentioned in my previous post. At least the older 1999 DVD release retains that gritty, fuzzier vintage-esque less colorful darker picture all in 480SD and it enhances the creep factor(oh who am i kidding, FT13th part 2 is like a pony in the scares department, leave that to Part 1 & 3), atmosphere and overall it LOOKS like it popped out of 1981 like it should. The Bluray version? HELL NO, somebody please take my copy, this just isn't how it was intended to be watched. It's hilarious how many people are rebuying their favorite horror movies on Bluray and i'm trying to get the older low grade versions on VHS and DVD haha.

I'm just not a bluray guy, i'll rent most new releases on Bluray but i don't plan on building up a Bluray collection....I do however want to get all of those Stop Motion films such as A Nightmare Before Christmas, James & The Giant Peach, Frankenweenie ect ect on Bluray as Stop motion puppets truly shine on the format. I'm sure The Hobbit will be quite the treat on Bluray as well, even though i couldn't care less about the Lord of the Rings films as whole.

@RynoDragon

I didn't play that much of Yoshi's Island sad to say. I caught it in action with a couple of my friends at their friend's house back when it came out and there was just nothing else like it during the time. Memories consist of their friend being utterly pissed since his mom(lol) forgot to save his progress, while in-game baby mario continued to cry in the background. How fitting for the occasion. Visually, Donkey Kong Country had that effect with it's unique and impressive visuals, But special pretty itty bitty graphics aside i just didn't care for the actual game, along with it's sequals. That's what i consider one of the most overrated SNES series out there. Different strokes! Perhaps the Wii sequal will change my Toobular tune!

But yup! Both Mega man 7 and Yoshi's Island are the next 2 SNES Carts i have my eye on. Knowing me, Yoshi's Island will be first up since it cost half as much as the Blue Bombers 7nth 16-bit entry in the land of Nintendo and Super. I'll probably aim for a CIB copy, without those slick inserts since they boost the price up.

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NintendoDork

I just recently bought bubble bobble and hoping to get the second game

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bluecat

Oh hey, one of these threads is here!

Well my most recent purchases would be right here.

SNES

  • King of Monsters 2
  • Kirby's Dream Course

SFC

  • Slam Dunk
  • Slam Dunk 2
  • SD Heat Up!

Game Boy

  • Pocket Bomberman
  • Star Trek 25th Anniversary

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ogo79

vice project doom-nes
low g man-nes
another copy of kabuki quantum fighter-nes
this jerk:
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this guy:
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and the last rare/overpriced nes game i needed:
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yaay

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

KingMike

The only Bubble Bobble 2 I have is the Game Boy game, which I think is a different game than the NES.
When I got Dragon Fighter, it was a Famicom cart for like $2.50, at a time when the NES cart could be Bought Now for like $25 (like a couple years ago). Now I see that's not the case at all. I wonder what happened? Did some Internet reviewer make a video?

KingMike

ogo79

KingMike wrote:

I wonder what happened? Did some Internet reviewer make a video?

no lol, but other places have been asking what happened too. its just a game that flew under the radar, and a good game at that. lol

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

Doggo700

Just got original Road Rash on the megadrive .and Mortal Kombat 1 on the megadrive

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KingMike

A few SNES manuals: Joe & Mac 1 (when did this game suddenly become valuable?), Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse ($5 and free shipping? I'll take it.), Lemmings (I can only imagine the manual to the sequel being expensive, though), Taz-Mania (game's not as good as I remember it as a kid, but from reviews I've seen, I have to wonder how many people know how to play it?).
I saw some guy selling a Super Bomberman 2 manual, and I was like "$4 shipped. Why did he still have it?" Then I see. Torn back cover.

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bluecat

Sega Genesis

  • Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition
  • Wiz 'N Liz

Super Nintendo

  • Super Star Wars

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ogo79

like 9 people lost their bid overnight and shall wake up buttangry.
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its a retro purchase because its all old games on a wii disc.
i just got this for one game though (wizard fire)

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

KingMike

I bought Ultima: The False Prophet for SNES. Just under $20 shipped for an ex-rental with box and manual. Doesn't sound like a bad price (place by me wants that for cart+manual) I've wondered if the game should include a map, but I don't see any after a look on Google (and you'd think if it did, SOMEONE would have an overpriced copy permanently listed on ebay. )
I remember I rented that game once and I could never figure out where to go to accomplish anything in the game.

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Zach777

Mega Man 4 on the eShop

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Ryno

@Tasuki: Man if you find The Guardian Legend at the Goodwill make sure to pick it up. It’s a great NES game.

@Wave-Ra: Whoa, that Masters of the Universe is totally awesome. I barely remember watching it. I need to pick up a copy. I didn’t know Sting roided out to play He-Man though! As for my Blu ray collection, it consists of Disney movies, the LOTR, and 3D movies. I do have the TMNT collection which sorta still has the grainy feel. As for DKCR, I prefer it ot he overrated mediocre Donkey Kong Country.

ogo79 wrote:

vice project doom-nes
low g man-nes
another copy of kabuki quantum fighter-nes
and the last rare/overpriced nes game i needed:
Dragon Sword
yaay

Congratulations on getting your “last rare/overpriced nes game needed”! Also, Vice Project Doom is a great game.

I picked up a sealed copy of Final Fantasy IV. I never beat Final Fantasy II on the SNES as a kid so maybe I get around to beating it someday

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Mk_II

today's finds:

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Nintendo Games NES 241 | SNES 324 | N64 267 | NGC 150 | WII 85 | WIIU 9 | IQUE 5 | GB 161 | GBC 57 | GBA 106 | NDS 57 | 3DS 21
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@Mk_II
Yet another impressive pile of variety filled retro goodies! Clearly, the Jungle Book Lunch box is the standout. Now you have a spiffy special place to store your Moldy Mowgli bananas and other bearNecessity-like hootenanny. Good job Captain Vintage.

@ogo_79
So i take it your a fan of the Friday the 13th movies? Part 4 Jason I'd say ranks 2nd best, 1st place would have to go to Part 3 Jason. The scene towards the end of Part 3 where jason unmasked is hissing out that window scared the absolute Brunette out of my mullet back then when MTV actually played music! Also, nice Mega Man figure...I need to get me one of those and stop spending money on more luxurious items such as ET Cereal fridge magnets haha. Yet it's too bad that the selection in regards to the Mega Man toys is rather weak & random....

There's only shadowman, Elecman, Mega Man & Protoman. I wouldn't mind getting an Air, Wood or Bubble(He's my favorite Robot Master) man figure if they actually existed! And they probably never will because I'm assuming these figures didn't exactly sell too well! Oh and I never knew that Data east retro collection exsisted on the Wii, apperantly all of the games are available from the start so you don't have to play the crappy ones in order to unlock the good ones. Bonus!

@RynoFantasy

haha. Sting? He would of made one hell of a horrible He-man. He's better off just sticking with the Goblin King. lol And out of pure Wii randomness, what were your thoughts on the first Super Mario Galaxy? I may be in the minority, but I found half the experience to be quite the chore. Sure, it's beaming with creativity, the graphics are beautiful, the worlds are wonderful, the score(although some of the orchestrated pieces seemed unfitting & Too much for a game centered around a chubby italian plumber that has always consisted of simple catchy pieces.) was generally top notch and even some of the motion based controls such as the web flinging and bubble blower were put to good use.

But Mario's main controls? Meh....They were just a little too slow for my liking, and possibly the worst the mario franchise has ever seen. I could never imagine replaying the entire game all over again because of this reason. Previous mario's had those quick & zippity controls, but galaxy however controls at a snails pace. The hub world was also painful to navigate....It's like, give me a SMB3 map/level selection screen instead of having to walk for a couple minutes in order to get to the next bloody stage. I couldn't even remember half the time where a particular stage WAS that i was searching for in order to get the remaining stars.lol However, Galaxy 2 looks _ a lot_ better!

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