Traded me some Atari ST games :D

A guy named Fredrik approached me on instagram and asked if I was interested in two complete Atari ST games. I don’t really have a lot of games for the system yet (only 5 or 6) so I thought why not ^_^ We made a good deal where he got a double I had on Sega Master System, a game called Rastan, and some cash in between and he sent me this amazing package that made me really happy :D

Atari ST trade

Not only did I get an extra game, but I also got a beautiful joystick and the FirST BASIC program for the Atari ST :D I’m not really that into sports games, but this is a great way to get my fiancée to play some Atari ST with me ;D Hockey is basically the only game I can get him to play… XD

All the games were complete and in really pretty condition :) It’s gonna be interesting to try them out :D

Fredrik suggested in his letter that if I didn’t like these games I could always learn to program my own games XD I really wish I knew how to do that! Maybe I should give Basic a go ^__^

Atari ST Joystick and First Basic

Thanks a bunch for the trade Fredrik! :D I hope you’re happy too ^_^

Castlevania games I didn’t know existed!

I just bought some Castlevania games I didn’t previously have. Another Castlevania collector were selling off a lot of his collection on Facebook and I managed to snag a few of them :) Since I have recently acquired an MSX I thought it was time to get Castlevania for it, even though it was a bit overpriced.. It was still sealed though, but I’m gonna have to open it up, because I want to play it!! XD I’m not sure if my MSX is an MSX 2 or not though.. I hope it is so I can play it >_<

There were two other games he was selling that I had never seen before, probably because one was a pirated game and the other one was a hack. They still looked pretty cool and weren’t too expensive so I picked them up as well :) One is a russian pirate of the Sega Mega Drive game Castlevania the New Generation, and the other one is a hack of Castlevania Dracula X called  Castlevania Dracula X Evil Trevor, starring Trevor Belmont. This last one is also sealed, but I’m just gonna have to open it up to see what it’s like XD

I also picked up two copies of Lament of Innocence on PS2, because the one I had is a PAL version and these were NTSC and NTSC-J, with completely different cover art than the PAL game :) I don’t usually buy the same game just for various regions, but since it was Castlevania and these two were really cheap I couldn’t pass them up XD

I also bought a Japanese Symphony of the Night, or Akumajou Dracula X Gekka no Yasoukyoku as it’s called in Japan ^_^

And the final new addition to my Castlevania Collection was a Soundtrack CD with music from the first three NES games, it’s called “Akumajou Dracula Famicom Best” :)

The guy selling these games also had Castlevania for Sharp X68000 for sale, it was extremely expensive though, and I don’t have the system to play it on.. so it didn’t feel worth it..

I’m happy with these new additions to my collection :) I haven’t bought any new Castlevania games in a while. I’ve updated my collection page with these new ones already though ^_^ Check out my entire Castlevania Collection here >>

Tetris Rumble!

Last weekend I threw a game night kind of like my Retro Rumbles but this time it was Tetris Rumble! I had setup all of my Tetris games to be played on every screen in my game room (I even added a few more TVs so they could all be hooked up) and I setup a corner for the Tetris board games as well ^_^ I’m happy my new Philips CDi arrived in time for the Tetris Rumble so we could experience the Tetris game on that as well! :D I’m also really thankful for my new friend Andreas who shipped me a copy of Twintris for Amiga 500 on floppy disk! ^_^ Awesome to finally be able to try it!

A lot of friends came and enjoyed the Tetris madness! :D It was a lot of fun and the board games were a major hit! I think all of the board games I’ve found with Tetris so far have been really good conversions of Tetris into board games ^_^

This Tetris board game is a lot of fun. It’s 2 players versus and it’s all about gaining territory and pushing the bar to make the other person hit the ceiling with their Tetris tower. A spin-button chooses which piece you need to pick, and the more rows you take simultaneously the more spaces you get to push the bar ^_^

Tetris Link was very popular. In this game you have to make three or more tetraminos of your colour touch each other. It’s the most fun if you have 4 people since you have all four colours playing then :) You get a minus point if you create a hole.

Another popular board game was Tetris Tower 3D. In this one you can only be two people versus though. It is run by batteries and has flashing tetraminos showing which piece you need to pick and also which piece is next for the other player. It also has a timer, if you don’t put down your piece in time the other person gets two turns in a row. If you make a row with the piece you put down you get a point.

The final board game was also a four player game. Each has a Tetris board and you just grab pieces one by one as fast as you can and place them as perfect as you can on your board. Whoever reaches the top first shouts “Tetris!” and then everybody needs to stop taking pieces and count how many holes they have in their construction. The one with the least holes wins :) You can also throw pieces at someone else if you get something you don’t want to place.

A big thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed some Tetris! :D Now if this got you feeling like playing some Tetris and you don’t happen to have a physical copy of Tetris at home, then I recommend trying out Not Tetris 2 ;D