Tanooki Posted July 27, 2022 Share Posted July 27, 2022 Currently I think it would be best to start by saying I've been slowly chipping away at Earthbound for the first time in a good many years, slowly so I don't get annoyed at it, and got to burning the tent/zombie flypaper bit. But then and this will turn into a whoa...finds post of sorts. I've been tracking game sales, more specifically on the SNES and Genesis this year, and I noticed in the last couple of months prices have been plummeting on games around 25% or so on the sub-$100 stuff, the over $100 have been more like 33% or so, sometimes nearly half when luck hits. These prices with this kind of blow out are beyond the garbage schemes of prices you found from all the pandemic pricing/wata price abuses. There were games I would not touch because they got into the $150-200+ range, and well...this happened. Ignoring Phalanx, it was part of a trade/cash deal, BAM was around 8-10 off normal, Wolfenstein and Kendo Rage were $20 off where it was. The others though, the Knights and Run Saber were about $50 less, Demons was upwards of $70 at best less. The big one was RT3, didn't expect that but it had been around $200-225 and I nearly got that one for 1/2 off on an open well setup auction and got it without a fight. So I saved within those averages I said so I went for them because they hadn't been that cheap since give or take 2015. So I've been picking away at these personally formerly lost gems I used to enjoy and given the total savings I picked off one after another on the bigger (100+ fish.) Some of those over $100 games I got in the low/mid 90s even which surprised me. BAM is a great conversion of the NeoGeo game so it's fun. Phalanx is a pretty fun shooter, not average, but not AAA grade but the hillbilly really does it no justice how nice it is. Run Saber is like a more fun version of Strider and yeah I meant it...it's good. Kendo Rage is a cute henshin(ish) anime girl hack and slash comedy romp and is just fun. Knights is along with King of Dragons(had it) the two grandaddies of their pair of excellent D&D arcade titles and they're just a pleasure. Demon's Crest was personal, never could figure it out, get anywhere, and let it go early years ago when I had to and wanting it back I did and I'm slowly making a dent so it's fun being basically new. RT3 that one the GBA game is shite, was very close to buying the SFC copy until that happened, one of my favorites...hard, still can't finish it, but the best of the franchise more or less. And I'm sure some wonder about Wolf3D? Yeah it's butchered with the nazism removal, but it plays great, the stage maps are a lot of fun, it's *NOT* a PC port so it's like a whole new game (like Spear of Destiny was on PC too,) it has a really useful stage map, and the additional guns (like a flame thrower and bazooka) are just a lot of extra fun variety added to it. ** and as nice as all that is, Sunday locally I topped the deal on got on RT3 with a really nice late NES release in town. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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