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GibGirl
09-18-2019 at 07:21 AM
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"New" retro consoles in my collection

Picked up these two over the last few days... ok, less picked up, and more got as b-day gifts. But still, I own them now. :)

Both are going to need some maintenance to get them into full working order, as it seems both have cartridge slot flakiness. Not too worried about taking care of it though, I suspect it shouldn't be too much trouble. (famous last words?)



Going to be time to start picking up games to build out the libraries for both of these.

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  1. GibGirl's Avatar

    Also, just ordered the composite A/V video mod kit for the Colecovision (and one for my 7800) so that I can get better video quality and be able to capture direct feed video.

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  2. swaggers's Avatar

    How many systems are you up to now?

  3. GibGirl's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by swaggers

    How many systems are you up to now?


    That puts me at 19 unique systems... I may have a problem. :)

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  4. swaggers's Avatar

    I am focusing on hardware also and a few good games for each.

  5. Snowflake's Avatar

    i'm gonna say it...

    you have to get "Smurf"

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  6. GibGirl's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    i'm gonna say it...

    you have to get "Smurf"


    Fortunately, that one looks cheap enough that it shouldn't be hard to pick it up. :) I was surprised to see how much Spy Hunter runs for, as I know I'll have to pick that up too - my uncle had that for his CV and I spent a lot of time playing it. And Jumpman Jr, and Ladybug, and Mr. Do, and Looping...

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  7. Snowflake's Avatar

    often times the best are cheapest. the most expnsive are expensive cause they're rare, and they're rare cause they suck. there are exceptions of course. metalstorm on nes was a masterpiece that just didnt pick up steam until it was too late for example. tooth protectors on atari is awesome as well. but in general, i feel the better the game the cheaper (dont take that too literally, you know what i mean)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    often times the best are cheapest. the most expnsive are expensive cause they're rare, and they're rare cause they suck. there are exceptions of course. metalstorm on nes was a masterpiece that just didnt pick up steam until it was too late for example. tooth protectors on atari is awesome as well. but in general, i feel the better the game the cheaper (dont take that too literally, you know what i mean)


    Oh, definitely. Good games tend to be popular and thus have higher runs.

    It's the games late in the console lifespan that tend to be the worst offenders for being good AND expensive. Devs have the experience with the system to do more, but many people have moved on to new systems. But it's why I'll buy cheap first, unless I specifically know I want a more expensive title. I'm not in a hurry to blow $50 on Cosmic Crisis for the ColecoVision, but I do know I want Spy Hunter, and if it means paying $30, so be it.

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