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Tyranexx

Dragon Quest IX CIB on the DS, and a PEGI copy to boot. I've tested it out a bit, and it does indeed work. It did arrive a few days past the given range at no fault of the seller. I'm not sure where it was tied up since Royal Mail apparently doesn't track certain envelopes. My guess is Customs.

Currently playing: Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii)

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KingMike

@TheMelodiusRose Was Photo Dojo one of the total four DSi-mode exclusive physical DS games, or is it a different game I'm thinking of? (unlike the New 3DS exclusive games, the DSi-exclusives ones were camera-based games I think few people have heard of and probably care about, at least until the collecting scene takes off)

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dmcc0

@StarPoint I agree with you on the bulkiness of the GBA cart sticking out the bottom, but I actually still prefer the DS Lite over the SP as it just feels more comfortable to hold. I don't have a backlit version of the SP so the screen looks better on the Lite too. I was toying with the idea of ordering an Analogue Pocket - that screen looks fantastic - but not sure I can justify the cost given my pretty modest GB/GBC/GBA collection.

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StarPoint

@dmcc0 Same here, I would love a Pocket, but I think I would need a pretty substantial collection of games to justify the cost.

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HammerGalladeBro

I'm just realizing I got Soul Calibur 2 (Gamecube version) and a Wii Classic Controller (original version, not the Pro one) in almost new conditions a month ago. That controller has been a blessing for Virtual Console on both the Wii and Wii U.

Those count as retro purchases, right?

HammerGalladeBro

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NintendoByNature

Since I lost my original, I bought a genesis off my friend who had a few lying around.

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StarPoint

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Figured I'd show off my latest retro eBay haul. I've played quite a bit of Advance Wars and a touch of Wario Land 4, but I have never played Golden Sun. Looking forward to popping these in the ol' DS Lite when I get a chance.

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StarPoint

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New retro eBay haul! I haven't played any of these games before, so I look forward to trying them out when I get a chance. My GBA collection has been growing at a good rate now; I currently have 10 first-party games.

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NieR:Automata (PC)

HeavyMetalWario64DS

Got Link to the Past on SNES for $50 the other day for the Nintendo side of things.

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New retro eBay haul! I haven't played any of these games before, so I look forward to trying them out when I get a chance. My GBA collection has been growing at a good rate now; I currently have 10 first-party games.

I do have all 3 myself, but haven't played Golden Sun yet. Super Mario World is great, and can be fun on a Gameboy Player with a GC/SNES controller converter. Yoshi's Island is good too, but it's a bit different from a typical Mario game. Got that one on my 3DS as part of the ambassador program.

EDIT: Correction. I didn't see that was the 2nd Golden Sun. I don't have that one.

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StarPoint

My latest "retro" purchase is Metroid Prime for the Gamecube! I am so happy to finally own a physical copy of one of my favorite games of all time. It's in really good shape, too. It was super fun to browse through all of the manuals; made me feel pretty nostalgic for older games that did that.
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The disc is in my Wii already so that's why it's missing here.

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Tyranexx

Kirby's Return to Dream Land on the Wii, used with the case. I was seriously contemplating buying it on the Wii U eShop, but I found an online price I could agree with that was below the game's original MSRP. I hope to test the game out over the weekend.

Currently playing: Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii)

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StarPoint

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the coolest thing I have gotten for my collection so far: The Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector's Edition!!
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I am so happy to have finally gotten my hands on one of these, as the Prime Trilogy holds some of my favorite games of all time. It's in pretty great condition, too.

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@StarPoint Congrats. I bought this new when it released and have never actually played it. I really should get around to it, but I'll need to set up the Wii again. Last time I set up the Wii it looked terrible on my TV as I only have the standard AV cable..

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StarPoint

@exit Ah yeah, you need to get a component cable to really make it shine. If you're looking for ones to get I highly recommend the Retrovision. It's quite pricier than others but the quality is extremely good.

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HammerGalladeBro

@StarPoint Nice addition to your collection, I wonder how much did it cost you.

I was gonna (re)buy F-Zero GX this week, but something got in my way and couldn't do it. In a way I'm glad I didn't, tomorrow I hope to be paid so I wouldn't have remorse for paying 1000 mexican pesos (about $50) for something that I originally didn't like but want to play again after playing some F-Zero X on the Switch.
Well, it will depend if the seller still has it since he was selling some decent games. He also had Capcom vs. SNK 2 GC, which I also had once and want to play again.

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StarPoint

@HammerGalladeBro It was $109 total. Definitely pricey by my standards but it’s something that I’ve really wanted for a long time.

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NeonPizza

Calling The Wii retro is a bit of a stretch, but what other category am i gonna throw it in?
I had all of these Wii games back when that console was as hot as a valcona's butt holio', but wound up selling them in my early whirly' 30s.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Superior to the Switch version in terms of motion controls but i hate it's 30fps, as i did with Twilight Princess. Plus losing out on that HD goodness, true widescreen & all of the QOL adjustments of the Switch version just hurts the experience.
Metroid Prime 3 - One of my favorite games of all time. Revolutionary Wii remote pointer controls that shook the industry and imo, is still the golden standard for console motion controls. The Conduit supposedly had great controls as well, but they're part of an uninspired mediocre by the numbers FPS affair.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz - Best Monkey Ball controls period. I can't stand going back to playing the series with an analog stick. Doesn't hold up, and it doesn't make a lick of sense when you can actually hold something and tilt it which makes the experience far more intuitive and fun, Dumbed down stage design aside. I foolishly bought the Switch HD remaster, which is a complete and uttter snooz fest. Latency issues combined with analog stick controls which were never meant for BB's levels in the first place completely kill the experience for me.
Wii Play - Laser Hockey, Targets & Fishing are totally underrated. Got this for $7 CAD. I've always enjoyed this one a lot more than Wii Sports. Fun in super short bursts!

I used to have about 50 Physical Wii games in my collection, but I'm trimming the fat down based on my tastes now, whether they hold up or not and considering there are remasteres and superior sequals that exist on other platformers including the Switch & Wii U.

16 more to go >

Super Paper Mario
Super Mario Galaxy - (Switch Version has added latency & Star Curser gyro controls suck)
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Klonoa
Pikmin
Pikmin 2
Mertroid: Other M
Elebits
Zack & Wiki
Wario land Shake it!
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Wii Sports Resort
Kororinpa: Marble Mania
Wii Play Motion

No point in rebuying Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Metal Slug Anthology, Wii Fit Plus, and several others now that there are far better versions available including straight up ports or remasters. Even titles like Sin & Punishment 2 doesn't really do it for me anymore, something about it's dismal SCFI atmosphere, lack of vibrant colors, lifeless voice acting, souless character personalities, and overall weak forgettable soundtrack even then threw me off, fantastic energetic and addictive gameplay aside. It was a great game don't get me wrong, but the following complaints above always threw me for a fruit loop.

and Punch-Out!!? That one plays great(loved title defense especially), as a matter of NeonPizza fact, it has the greatest and most in-depth gameplay of any Punch-Out!! to date, but....I felt NextLevel kind of got it wrong with the presentation, it's lame soundtrack, the boxing rings just felt lifeless & were too dark, NO mario refferee to be seen, and some of the character models looked off. It felt and looked outsourced(Which it was), basically americanized rather than a true Nintendo JPN Sequel. I'll just stick with Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! with a splash of Super Punch-Out!! Was never a fan of the two Arcade Punch-Out!!'s either. I remember playing Punch-Out!! arcade back in 90 at my local Chuck e Cheese. It sounded so dated...everything from the grating announcer voice and awkward Boxing mechanics made it feel like a mess. Could never get on board after being head over heels for Mike Tyson's PO!! Nintendo nailed it with that one.

Epic Yarn is another, that comes across as being a little too cute and sugary' sweet, but ultimately it's slow paced breezey gameplay and lack of challenge just aren't enough for me to want to revist it. it was...good, back in it's day But i prefer Return to Dreamland as safe and 'traditional' kirby as it is. It basically felt like the epitome for mainline Kirby right before Triple Deluxe showed up on 3DS. Wario land Shake it! is GoodFeel's underrated masterpiece imo. Other games like Excitebots, House of the Dead Overkill, Dead Space Extraction, MadWorld, Deadly Creatures, Lets Tap, Dewy's Adventure & TMNT: Smash-Up, and No More Heroes 1&2 can all die in a grease fire for all I care.

Also, it's such a bummer that eShop titles like Mega Man 9, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth and LostWinds 1&2 never got a physical release on Wii. Otherwise, I'd be all over those. MM9 is obviously available in the MM Legancy 2 Collection, and I'm sure Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth will be thrown in as a Bonus(just like Dracula X was for the Castlevania Advance Collection) for the upcoming inevitable Castlevania DS Collection.

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@NeonPizza There use to be a latest Wii purchase thread but it looks like the forum boogeyman ate it. I did a search for it and it didn't show up.

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StarPoint

@NeonPizza Yeah the Wii isn't retro yet, but there isn't really another place that I could post this.

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