May 3, 2015
So I have finally done it, 400 games! (well 401 actually) I managed to pick up all of the Sly games on the Sly so to speak together in the same package with Dynasty Tactics for £10 at my local gaming store. The Sly game are supposed to be “Stealth Platformers” but I have never gotten the chance to play them until now. Dynasty Tactics was the “Gimme” here as I was not super interested to pick it up but apparently it is different enough from it’s squeal to merit a purchase.
On some unfortunate news now, I lost my list of PS2 games which means I am going to have to rewrite the whole thing down again. This is going to take a long time so don’t expect it to be here anytime soon. That said I do still have all the covers for my games so I guess that is something although that does not help me much when it comes down to pulling out my phone on a potential purchase to see if I already have the game or not.
Anyway I am chuffed with reaching the 400 mark, it’s a nice round number. Now that the new releases from the modern consoles have kind of dried up again I will have more time to dedicate to this console again and hopefully this blog but no promises.
March 13, 2015
Looks like I have almost hit 400 games for my collection. I was out today doing some mother’s day shopping and I found these in CEX in Poole, I guess that means I now own all the Dynasty Warriors 4 games for the Playstation 2. This is a good thing because Dynasty Warriors 4 while probably not being the best in the series it holds the most significance in my heart because it was the first Dynasty Warriors game I truly got invested in to. I have also rounded out my Prince of Persia trilogy collection as well by obtaining the final game I needed to complete the series.
January 10, 2015
To start off 2015 I decided to buy two hard to find but ultimately forgettable fighting games made by SNK. Yeah so I brought both the KOF Maximum Impact games which for whatever reason seem to command a fairly decent price on places like Ebay and Amazon. The games themselves are not that bad but they are far from SNK’s best 2D efforts. The games feel more like if the makers of Bloody Roar decided to make a KOF fighting game. Anyway I will most likely be doing more video in the future mostly thanks to OBS, a free piece of software that makes recording old software while commenting on it with no lag a breeze.
August 30, 2014
Yeah I just picked up these five games today from a local retro gaming store. I finally have the entire Silent Scope series and picked up Tekken 4 as well. Way of the Samurai 2 is a game I have always been interested in playing but never got around to. I own it now so I guess I am one step closer to completing that particular goal at least.
April 19, 2014
Yeah I don’t really know what to say but I went in hard on a Crash Converters today. They do 4 PS2 games for £5 there. They are super unreliable though, I brought 12 games from them and 3 did not work and I had to go back in to the shop a second time because they “forgot” to put the disc in one of the games. (One that did not work ironicly!) Fun little collection here, I really like the fact I managed to pick up Dynasty Warriors 4 XL, Lumines Plus and Armoured Core 2 in that deal. Anyway I am off to play Mr. Moskeeto now because with a name like that how do you not? Laters!
April 18, 2014
It’s a GOOD FRIDAY! *Ugh* sorry for that awful pun. Anyway on with the games…
Got all of these for £10 today in my local retro shop. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is really good although the PS2 version does suffer from slight slowdown when compared to the great Xbox version of the game. (Which I also own) Super Monkey Ball Adventure is widely considered to be the very worst in the series of games which is kind of odd since this game is essentially Marble Madness but with monkeys inside of plastic balls. I will probably do a video on Super Monkey Ball Deluxe at some point.
The other two games are also worth mentioning. Pinball Hall of Fame contains a bunch of retro Gottlieb Pinball machines, much like a video game retro collection. Who are Gottlieb? They where an early pioneer in Pinball machine manufacturing and design of course. That said they where surpassed by Willams and Stern eventually and the tables here are not as interesting as the more modern tables you would find in the Willams collection which unfortunately did not make over here in Europe for the PS2.
Hunter the Reckoning Watward is the second game in the series where you wonder around in a near top down view blasting the crap out of demonic beings. It reminds me a lot of the later Gauntlet games that Midway put out. Anyway there are RPG elements where you can level up your characters and improve their attributes. The game can also be played with friends too, up to three of them in fact which is always a nice thing to see. All in all not a bad haul today.
April 13, 2014
These are the games I picked up in Weymouth for £20. Mostly for Taito Legends 1 & 2 and Midway Vol.1 & Vol.2 as they have great ports of great arcade games of the 80’s and 90’s. The Outbreak games are not really playable any more as they are meant to be online multiplater games. While they can be played alone the AI is really bad at playing the game, Red Ninja and Grooverider are interesting games but are not considered to be wholey noteworthy so I am glad I managed to find them cheap.