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!