Retro game pickups in Skellefteå

After visiting the GAME store and Café på Bit in Skellefteå I came home with 19 games! I’m really happy with my pickups ^_^ All decently priced!

Let’s start with what I found at GAME: shitloads of Game Boy games! :D Mainly for Game Boy Advance, but also a few for Color and one for the first Game Boy. DK King of Swing, Gradius Galaxies, Bust-A-Move Millenium and GTA 2 were all brand new and still sealed! :) I’ve already opened up two of them though.. so now they’re “used” lol..

I really enjoyed Gradius Galaxies! At first I thought it was a compilation game with all the previous ones in it, but when I realized it was its own game I was thrilled :D Just as fun as the original Gradius on the NES ^^ They kept all the good parts :)

When I was younger and didn’t have any console games I downloaded GTA 2 on my PC, had hours of fun with that game ^_^ I was glad to see a Game Boy Color port of it! Now I’m excited to revisit it :D


I also got these four games for Game Boy Advance: Batman Begins, American Dragon Jake Long (surprisingly fun!), Alex Rider Stormbreaker (like an updated version of Crackdown on the Mega Drive) and a compilation of Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure and Rayman 3 (Rayman is always awesome! Especially the older 2D games ^_^)


For the Game Boy I found a really pretty copy of Double Dragon! Love the artwork! :D The gameplay was far from as good as it is on other consoles though… probably the worst port I’ve played of that game so far :/ And then I also got Blade for Game Boy Color, since it looked like a cool platforming action game :) Haven’t tried it out yet though..


Apart from all these handheld games I also found an interesting game for the Super Nintendo, Harley’s Humongous Adventure! Never heard of it before.. it was one of the first things I tried out when I got home! And it was fun! The gameplay and controls were fluent, the sprites were pretty and it was most of all fun!


The story is about a smart inventor guy that has accidentally shrunken himself and has to fight off all the bugs to regain all the parts to his machine so he can re-size himself haha ^_^ Best part is that you get to ride a TANK!! :D

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The final game I found at this store was Raiden for Atari Jaguar :) It was in really nice condition and to a decent price ^^


Now on to the interesting things I found at Café på Bit! :D You can’t begin to imagine the excitement I experienced when I realized that half of the games in their giant wall-covering shelf had price tags on them!! ^___^ hahaha

I only found one NES game I didn’t already have: McDonaldland


This game was OK.. I wouldn’t recommend it though. It’s a platformer, when you start the game the intro states the name of the game as Mc Kids instead of McDonaldland which it says on the cartridge. What’s also annoying is that this one is apparently a french version.. >_<

You have to run around and collect M’s and find the hard-to-reach M-boxes to unlock the face of Ronald McDonald on the map screen.. I gave up after having tried all the stages..

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I found a bunch of Sega Mega Drive games that I’m super excited about though! Haven’t had time to try them out yet, but I’m really curious about Dahna, Turrican and Super Fantazy Zone ^_^ I’m also interested to see what Probotector is like and to see if I already have the same game for Super Famicom or not.. (Probotector is the European name for the Contra series)..





Apart from these I also got Ariel the Little Mermaid, it’s in super nice condition and I didn’t have it before :) I remember playing it when I was young, at my friends place, and I recall it being fun. I hope it still holds up today ^_^

I also got Dynamite Duke and Krusty’s Fun House, cause they were cheap ;D




That’s it for this weekends pickups, got some things in the mail that I’ll write about soon ;D Meanwhile, I’m preparing myself for Sweden’s yearly retro game exhibition in Gothenburg that is coming up in just around 2 weeks :D

New GameBoy additions.. OCD buys!!

My OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder) really got to me when I was creating my Game Boy collection with scanned cartridges.. I had this one game that was still sealed and in pretty much awesome condition, and I couldn’t bring myself to open it up just to scan the friggin’ cartridge.. but I really really REALLY wanted to!!! It really pissed me off  because it made the entire library assymetrical with that one boxed game among all the carts >_<
Oddworld Adventures

Damn you Oddworld for being so pristine, pretty and unopened!! >______<

So I eventually just gave up and started looking for the loose cartridge, and found it almost instantly :D I bought it and threw in Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3 while I was at it ^_^
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3Oddworld Adventures cart

Now I can sleep at night knowing there’s symmetry in my Game Boy Collection Library again ^__^ AND I will also be able to play Oddworld whenever I feel like it :D

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Oddworld! :D It’s difficult but fun ^_^ Bugs Bunny’s Crazy Castle 3 is also a great game, much prettier and more colorful than it’s prequels ^^
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3 gameplay
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Scanned all my Game Boy games! :D

Finally finished scanning and uploading all my Game Boy games! Many of them are boxed, but I’ve decided just to scan the cartridge to make it more symmetrical. So now the Game Boy Collection is up! :D In my Game Boy Collection all games are listed alphabetically with name, publisher and genre :)
Game Boy Games boxed

Here’s a thumbnail montage of all the games I’ve scanned so far :)
AlleywayAsmikun Land Asterix Baku Senshi Warrior Battle Dodgeball Battletoads Boulder Dash Bugs Bunny Crazy CastleBugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2 (the)Castlevania Adventure JP (the)Castlevania Adventure PAL (the) Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge JP (the) Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge PAL (the) Castlevania Legends JP Castlevania Legends PAL Daiku no Gensan (Hammerin' Harry) Dexterity Donkey Kong Land Dr. Mario Dragon Slayer Gaiden DuckTales PAL Final Fantasy Legend (the) Final Fantasy Legend II Game & Watch Gallery Ganbare Goemon Gargoyle's QuestGB Genjin GB Genjin 2 GB Genjin Land GB Konami Collection vol. 2 Gear Works Ghostbusters II Go! Go! Tank Heiankyo Alien Hexcite the shapes of victory Home Alone Hono no Toukyuji Dodge Danpei Hoshi no Kirby Hyper Lode Runner Kakomun Jya Kirby no Pinball Kirby's Block Ball Kirby's Dream Land Konami GB Collection vol.3 Konamikku Sports Lock'N Chase Magnetic Soccer Mega Man Dr. Wily's Revenge Mega Man II Mega Man III Metroid II Return of Samus JP Metroid II Return of Samus NTSC Mickey Mouse V mahou no Sutekki Mole Mania Moguraanya Motocross Maniacs Nekketsu kōkō soccer bu world cup hen Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun - Bangai Rantouhen Nettou Garou Densetsu 2 Nettou Samurai Spirits Noobow  Parodius Da Pierre le Chef Out to Lunch Pipe Dream JP Pipe Dream PAL Pitman Pocket Monsters Trading Ruby Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition yellow version Pokemon Trading Card Game Puyo Puyo 2 Puzzle Boy Q Billion Quarth R-Type Revenge of the Gator RoboCop Rugrats Time Travelers Rukuru Snoopy Magic Show Space Invaders Spiderman 2 Spiderman 3 Star Trek Super Chinese Land Super Mario Land 2 6 golden coins Super Mario Land T2 Takashi Meijin no Boukenjima III  Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles II - Back from the Sewers Teenage mutant ninja turtles Tetris JP Tetris NTSC The Amazing Spiderman Universal Soldier Wario Land Super Mario Land 3 Wave Race Who Framed Roger Rabbit Wizards & Warriors X Fortress of Fear WWF Superstars X Yoshi's CookieTamagotchi Osucchi to MesucchiOddworld Adventures

Samurai Spirits for Game Boy

Recently I connected my new Super Game Boy 2 to my Super Famicom to see that it worked, and I ended up playing a fighting game! Very unlike me since I usually never enjoy fighting games, I find them pointless and I don’t like memorizing combos or just button mashing. However, Samurai Spirits was very cute, and since I beat a few guys in the beginning it kept me going ^_^

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The box art is really pretty ^_^ I bought it just for that I think, I’ve had it a long time, but basically just started the game before to make sure it worked.

Samurai Spirits Game Boy Cartridge
It’s in pretty good condition, but the manual is a bit bent. I scanned some of the pages though, with all the character info. I don’t know much about fighting games, but perhaps someone will find it interesting ^_^ I do know that there’s been more Samurai Fighting games, I have Samurai Showdown for the Xbox 360, and also a Samurai Shodown for the Sega Mega Drive. It’s the same looking guy on the cover so I guess they’re sequels ;D

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If anyone wonders what their names are I can read it ^^ I played as Tachibana Ukyo.

Samurai Spirits - Game Boy - character tachibana ukyo

and here’s some more screenshots from the game:
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Once I had beaten about 5 opponents I got to meet the same character as myself, and he kicked my ass >_< That’s when I gave up…
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Castlevania Legends – Game Boy

Castlevania Legends for Game Boy is a really great Castlevania game, compared to the first Castlevania Adventures for the same platform the movement is smoother, it feels like the character is a bit faster, the whip responds better and most importantly of all: THE HEARTS DO NOT GIVE YOU HEALTH! Like we have learned in previous Castlevania games, the hearts you collect are used for your special ability. In Castlevania legends you receive special abilities after each stage, instead of collecting them through candles, and they’re called soul weapons. You use them like normally in Castlevania games, by pressing up and attack. But there are also a few hidden weapons, like the holy water, throwing dagger etc, hidden in certain candles in a secret area of the maps of each stage (not really secret, mainly just a detour from the standard route).

Another different thing about Castlevania Legends is that you play as a girl, called Sonia.

Through the Super Game Boy for the Super NES they have improved some graphical aspects of the regular Game Boy games, such as giving Castlevania Legends this really neat interface with pillars and stone around the screen instead of the normal boring “Game-Boy-Look-a-Like” screen.

Also the stages have different colors, which makes it feel like you’re really advancing through the game. Here’s some of the stage colors, and in the bottom right corner is the standard sepia/brown that the Game Boy games had as a standard through the SNES.

Some downsides of the game… the bats are annoying as usual and they come in groups and respawn on the screen when you are trying to advance upwards, creepy flying black shades pop from nowhere and have a really annoying pattern which makes it really frustrating to try to hit them, stupid big ass knights that charge you and take way to many hits to kill and hurt you way too much, (SPOILER ALERT!) Alucard is actually one of the bosses (even though he’s a friend to the character, Sonia, he needs her to prove her strength) but he is way too easy to beat =(, Alucard is supposed to be kick-ass!! There are also some special candles that have a different color than regular candles, DO NOT HIT THESE, since they will make you fall into a pit of bad guys which won’t let you out until you are almost drained of health.. stupid…

Apart from this Castlevania Legends was a really great game, but Aria of Sorrow for Game Boy Advance is still my favorite ^_^

Here’s a video I put together of the music, the gameplay, the stages, the bosses and so on.. enjoy! =D