Ghost Sweeper Mikami

Ghost Sweeper Mikami


Ghost Sweeper Mikami

Ghost Sweeper is a decent platform/action game. While it certainly doesn’t do anything wrong, it just doesn’t light the world on fire either. A good game but not worth the current market value

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New arrivals 13/06/15


New arrivals 13/06/15

Gradius Portable (PSP) Yes, its finally happened, I’ve started a PSP collection. The PSP is old enough for me to recognise it as retro so this is the first of many of its games you’ll see soon. And I’ve got LOTS of games on their way! I’ve owned a PSP before including a PSP Go ..

Panic Restaurant

Panic Restaurant


Panic Restaurant

Rare and, quite frankly, excellent platform game that for one reason or other flew under the radar of most gamers. This is a must own title for any Famicom collector. A true gem of a game

Legend of Valkyrie

Legend of Valkyrie


Legend of Valkyrie

A good action/platform/shooter and not a bad arcade conversion. Don’t let the Japanese text put you off. This isn’t an RPG and is fully playable. Recommended purchase!

Guardian Force

Guardian Force


Guardian Force

Guardian Force is probably the best game you haven’t played. Certainly not one of the Saturn’s greatest but not far short. An opinion divider

Famicom RGB mod

Famicom RGB mod


Famicom RGB mod

FINALLY it’s arrived! I’ve been waiting for this modification for months although this is no fault of James at ‘Gear for Games’. The original RGB mod board was faulty and, as it came all the way from Australia, it took some time to replace. But here it is…in all its glory and I can tell ..

Kyuin

Kyuin


Kyuin

Rare and little known shooter featuring a very novel ship…a vacuum cleaner! After the first two mediocre stages there’s a very enjoyable game here. Cute and full of character. If you’re a ‘cute-em-up’ fan you should definitely add this to your collection but be aware it is quite expensive. Also available on the Japanese PSN store

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Wagan Land 1, 2 & 3


Wagan Land 1, 2 & 3

I mentioned in a previous post that I intended to buy hard case Famcicom games, namely Namcot and Taito titles for their lovely artwork. Well here is my first batch of games bought to replace the cart only versions I currently own. Wagan Land 1, 2 and 3 for Famicom come in lovely hard case ..


Famicom Addiction


Famicom Addiction

Another batch of Famicom games arrived today. However I’ve already decided i’m going to replace some of the Namco games with boxed versions. Metro-Cross: Great little side scrolling action game. Played by Chief Arino of Game Centre CX. Dragon Buster: Another early game played by Chief Arino of Game Centre CX. Kings Knight: Excellent vertical shooter ..

Hard Case Famicom Boxes

Hard Case Famicom Boxes


Hard Case Famicom Boxes

You may have read my earlier posts about Famicom collecting and how i’d decided not to collect complete/boxed games. This is for the simple reason that it would be too difficult and expensive to find 30 year old Famicom games with good condition boxes seeing as the majority of Famicom games came in the dreaded ..

Gomola Speed

Gomola Speed


Gomola Speed

Excellent and highly original title. Gomola Speed is unlike anything you’ve played before. It may look like ‘Snake’ on an old Nokia but don’t be fooled. If you don’t own this game yet then go out and buy it now before the price goes up!

More Famicom games

More Famicom games


More Famicom games

My Famicom discovery continues. Here’s the latest batch of carts all cleaned and ready to go! Shame my Famicom is still awaiting an RGB mod. When it comes to this classic system it seems the more you get the more you uncover… so the list just keeps getting longer and longer! I’ve so many more games to ..

Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works


Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

I recently picked up the Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works book and wanted to share a few photos with you. Packed full of artwork, original sketches, technical drawings, logos and interviews with the original Sega engineers and producers, Mega Drive Collected Works is quite literally a work of art. The project came about from a 2013 Kickstarter ..

Gatchaman

Gatchaman


Gatchaman

Part of the ‘Simple 2000’ series Gatchaman the Shooting is a decent little game, emphasis on little. It’s so short and so easy you’ll beat this using one life in around 20 minutes! Shame because other than this it’s an enjoyable blast

Metamor Jupiter

Metamor Jupiter


Metamor Jupiter

Very unusual and quite rare shooter. Technically proficient with some nice effects in places. The difficulty balance is all over the place meaning this could leave many players frustrated. Not a bad game but certainly not a classic either


Contra Hard Corps


Contra Hard Corps

Picked up a couple of games this week that I’ve had on my list for a while. I could have had a box full of more common games for the price I paid for Contra Hard Corps. I’ve read so much about this game, 16meg, 2 player, how it’s apparently better than the Super Famicom ..

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Super CD-ROM2


Super CD-ROM2

If you’ve been following my blog posts for any length of time you’ll know that I am a massive fan of the PC Engine. The little beauty of a console plays host to so many great games that didn’t make it outside of Japan and the consoles themselves come in a variety of colours shapes and ..

200-240V Sega Saturn

200-240V Sega Saturn


200-240V Sega Saturn

Recently acquired a 200-240v Sega Saturn. I haven’t come across one of these before so I was excited to add this to my collection. Especially as I needed a white Saturn! I’ve added a few photos but have a look at the video for more info

Mega Drive Sound Chip

Mega Drive Sound Chip


Mega Drive Sound Chip

I recently acquired another Mega Drive to add to my collection. Actually I bought a mint condition Mega-CD 1 and this came as part of the deal. The seller wouldn’t split them and as the condition of the Mega Drive console was so good, I thought I’d just sell off my old one on eBay. Not ..

Granada

Granada


Granada

Very good and sadly overlooked multi-directional shooter. Get past the first level and the game just gets better and better with great music and fast, rewarding gameplay. Just don’t get too hung up on the drab graphics

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Sylphia get!


Sylphia get!

Finally added Sylphia to my collection. Paid a small fortune for this title but with eBay prices going through the roof I thought now was a good time to pick it up. I’ve read much about Sylphia but, as yet, i’ve never actually played the game. Here’s hoping that it’s a good enough to justify ..

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Super Famicom posters


Super Famicom posters

NOW PRINTING! Just thought i’d share a few photos of some Super Famicom posters that are now available. I was initially concerned that the small size of the original artwork would not replicate well at such large sizes but I was pleasantly surprised at how well these have come out. Take a look for yourself. ..

Sega Saturn  – The king of 2D

Sega Saturn – The king of 2D


Sega Saturn – The king of 2D

I was at university when I first started to discover the incredible library of software for the Sega Saturn that never made it to the West. It was during the early Dreamcast era that I rediscovered my love for Sega. I was a huge Mega Drive fan back in the day but the Saturn just ..