Retro Goodness

Sega Mega Drive + Games
I probably shouldn’t have but I couldn’t resist.
The Megadrive (Genesis for the American readers amongst you) was one of my all time favourite consoles. I wasn’t a huge Sega fanboy (never really been that fanboyish actually!) but the Megadrive holds a special place in my heart. I still have my Megadrive 2 along with a few games: Road Rash 2, Theme Park, Streets of Rage 2, Megagames 1, Buck Rogers (still one of the best RPGs I’ve ever played), RBI Baseball 94 and World Cup USA 94. Stupid younger me sold a lot of the greats I used to have, like the Sonics, Speedball 2 and Story of Thor. However, for a bargainuous (invented word alert) £35 I’ve managed to acquire a Megadrive 2 and 27 games! So I’m happy 🙂 Some of them I’m not bothered about but others such as the Sonics, Castle of Illusion, Micro Machines, Aladdin and Earthworm Jim are my childhood essentially. It should be with me in the next few days 🙂

Buying the Megadrive made me think of the other consoles I still have floating about the place. Unfortunately, due to needing the money a few years ago to visit my now ex-boyfriend, I had to sell my mint condition SNES, Saturn and Dreamcast. In hindsight, the consoles meant a lot more to me than the ex but oh well, I learnt. 😉 Luckily I still have a Commodore 64 (with over 300 games, the vast majority originals), PS1 and N64. I’ve kept the decent games too. On the PS1 I still have Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo 1 and 2, Die Hard Trilogy, Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding 1, 2 and 3, Final Fantasy VI, VII, VIII and IX, Worms, Star Ocean: The Second Story and Tomb Raider. A pity I sold Suikoden 1 though 🙁

I’m hoping maybe as my finances gradually improve in the future, I can rebuy some of the stuff I used to have. I’m not sure if I’ll get the quality again though. When I bought the Dreamcast for £30, it was brand new and still sealed. Absolute bargain. I can’t remember the price of the SNES and Saturn but they were boxed and in mint condition, not even any staining on the SNES, a common problem with them. I have very few regrets when it comes to what I sell (actually none except for what is about to follow) but I do wish I’d kept the Dreamcast and SNES.

So a lesson to you all, mint condition consoles are so much more important than silly boyfriends who don’t pull their weight and contribute financially to anything!

5 thoughts on “Retro Goodness

  1. Milo_Myage

    I’m moving house next week and i’m trying to decide what to do with my old gaming stuff. I won’t have the space to keep it all but i don’t have the heart to get rid of any of it.

    I still have most of my consoles but like you sold a lot of great games, the biggest mistake being Shenmue II for the Dreamcast.

    Found my Atari 2600 yesterday, desperately tempted to buy some more games for that but then i imagine my new flat looking like something off ‘How Clean is Your House?’. Games and empty pizza boxes as far as the eye can see and i start to think maybe its not such a good idea. 😀

  2. NokkonWud

    Oh my god, it’s game porn!

    Biggest mistake I ever made was selling my Dreamcast, but I needed the money. I do keep telling my mate I’ll buy his off him but I think he believes I’m joking – it really is the best console ever, I even had the arcade stick for mine which was immense with Power Stone.

    I was never *that* much of a Mega Drive fan, I always preferred the SNES to it (And Gamegear over Gameboy), I don’t think it could even be said I am a fanboy to any format, my allegiance changes every generation, lol.

    You have some great games, many of which I loved to play such as Mickey Mouse and the Castle of Illusion, Fifa 95 (just because you could run away from the referee and have him chase you) and Micro Machines 2.

  3. Michelle

    What a wonderful starting mega drive collection! There are some real classics there.

    I’m with you on the idea of holding onto your old consoles though. I’ve only really made one big mistake in my gaming life that was selling my mega drive with all 200 games in order to buy a Playstation back near launch.

    Now I’m the opposite, I hold onto everything I buy gaming wise and never sell or trade anything on, the way I see it you just have to be more careful about what you buy in and make sure you have the space.

    Life’s too short for you to not spend your free time enjoying the things you love, I hope you get tons of enjoyment out of the new games 😉

  4. Haly Post author

    I really do have such an urge to buy up loads of consoles and old games again. But I know that I don’t really have the space and I don’t have the money either 🙁

    I need a real cool car boot sale nearby that has literally everything I could want stupidly cheap!

  5. James

    Bargainous indeed! Never had a Mega Drive myself, but always used to love playing my cousin’s/friends’.

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