Even more Tetris games… XD

I update my blog on a regular basis, that doesn’t always mean a new blog post though. I have so many collections and pages where I constantly scan and upload more games as I get them, but this time I thought I’d also make a new post announcing all the new things ^_^

I have had a bit of a Tetris obsession lately (as you may have noticed XD) and I’m now up to a whooping 86 video games with Tetris and 5 board games! Apart from that I have Tetris earrings, Tetris nailart, Tetris badges, Tetris leggings etc XD Hahaha ^_^ (it’s getting out of hand O_o)

Anyway, I’ve continued acquiring Tetris games like a maniac. Someone on Instagram told me about Tetris for the Tandy CPC. I of course had to get it, since it’s Tetris! Even though I don’t even own a Tandy CPC, let alone know what the heck it is XD I’m thinking it’s some old computer.. I’m just hoping I’ll bump into one eventually.. maybe on this falls Retro Gathering ^_^ It’s a funky looking game package though! I like it :)

I also found some really cheap Tetris knockoffs from China on eBay, I couldn’t resist since they were so cheap! They have 9999 games in 1, but it’s basically just falling blocks in different arranges, and they count the different speeds and levels as a “new game” XD I tried a few versions that were interesting though, like having the Tetris blocks fall from below and upwards instead, and having the board move one step to the side after you have placed a block. Total mindfuck! XD But a fun challenge :) The controls are surprisingly good on these “Brick Games”, but they’re super light and therefore feel kind of cheap, until you put batteries in them which basically makes it more than twice as heavy XD

I also got a PSP lookalike called POP Station! Haha! It just contains the same game as the Brick Games above though. No colour, just 9999 different versions of Tetris! It feels way shittier than the Brick Games, way more plastic and the buttons are not nice at all.. :/

My most appreciated new Tetris game is my Nintendo Tetris Game Watch that I got for my birthday ^_^ Such a beauty!!! I wear it everyday :) It both tells the time AND you can play Tetris on it :D The Tetris game is kind of hard since the board is much narrower than usual, so it builds up fast, it’s not easy waiting around for that long piece, you usually end up dying before it shows up XD

I found this PC game on eBay and I just thought the cover looked funky :) I don’t really play PC games, first of all I don’t even have a PC, I have a Mac XD And I certainly don’t have a PC containing Windows 98 so I can play these old CD ROMS, but I’m seriously considering getting one! (I also want to be able to re-visit Toon Struck) Just look at all those awesome Tetris clones that seem to be on this Tetris CD III game!! 1993TRIS, BALLTRIS, FINTRIS, HEXRIS, INFINITRIS, MACTRIS, PACTRIS, PCTRIS, PICTRIS, POLYTRIS, PSYCHTRIS, QUATRIS II, SIDETRIS, SITRIS, TEAMTRIS, TRISTIX, ULTRIS, UPTRIS, ZENTRIS, FOURTRIS 2, TETRIX, YATETRIS and… GELULES?!? and many more.. omg.. so much imagination in coming up with names for “Tetris” without infringing on the copyright XD hahaha! I wonder what they will be like…..

And then there’s some other various Tetris games for various systems that I’ve recently acquired, such as Tetris for Wonderswan, Magical Tetris Challenge for Game Boy Color, another copy of Welltris but for ZX Spectrum, Magical Tetris Challenge for PS1, Tetris Plus for PS1, THE Tetris (great name haha XD) for PS1, Sega Ages 2500 Tetris Collection on PS2, Tetris Worlds on PS2 and Tetris Ultimate for Playstation Vita.

I bet there’s still Tetris games out there that I’m lacking.. I am always keeping my eyes out for them ;D If you know of any Tetris games (hard copies, not digital games) that I don’t have in my Tetris collection, then please let me know ^_^

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

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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 ^_^)

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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..

GB-Double-Dragon-GBC-Blade

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!

SNES-Harleys-Humongous-Adventure

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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SNES-Harleys-Humongous-Adventure-3  SNES-Harleys-Humongous-Adventure-5

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

Jaguar-Raiden

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

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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..

NES-McDonaldland-start  NES-McDonaldland-2

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NES-McDonaldland-3  NES-McDonaldland-1

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)..

MD---Dahna

MD---Turrican

MD---Super-Fantasy-Zone

MD---Probotector-2

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

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MD---Dynamite-Duke

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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

GAMEX / Comic Con 2014!!

This last weekend I went GAMEX/Comic Con in Stockholm! This was the first year that the previous gaming only convention called GAMEX was cooperating with Sweden’s first Comic Con. It turned out great! I spent two days there with my friends @geeky_gals :)
@geeky_gals at Gamex/Comic Con 2014

The convention was huge and the cosplayers were many ^_^ They also had a bunch of great games on display and merchandise! SO MUCH MERCHANDISE!!
Plushies at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014
Action Figures at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014
Kitty Plushies!  at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014
C3PO at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014
Nintendo plushies at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014

The first thing I bought was a couple of tiny plushies, apart from the llama square and the happy kitty I also got a tiny Totoro plushie, but I think my cat has already found it, caught it and killed it…. >_< lol! I also got some cute Domokun decks of card and Beemo from Adventure Time ^_^ Plus a bunch of other stuff like T-shirts etc ^^
stuff!

Then of course there were games! Even Retro Games!! :D
Retro Games at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014
Retro Games and plushies at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014

Me going through the stock of NES games at the GAME store ^_^ Unfortunately I already had them all >_<
stopXwhispering at Gamex/Comic Con 2014

I also met Gaminggrannar at the convention! DAVE was also finding some retro games ^_^ 
GamingGrannar at GAMEX/Comic Con 2014

I found a few games as well, a few Game Boy Color games from the GAME store. Sylvester & Tweety and Lucky Luke :) I also found a C64 copy of Shadow Dancer that was pretty cheap ^_^
Sylvester & Tweety for Game Boy Color   Lucky Luke for Game Boy Color   Sega Arcade Hits

And I picked up some games for the Super Nintendo. Tetris 2, Mohawk & Headphone Jack, Spirou and The Adventures of Mighty Max which was in pretty bad shape, but it wasn’t too expensive :)
Tetris 2 for SNES  Mohawk & Headphone Jack for SNES
Spirou for SNES  The Adventures of Mighty Max for SNES

Then there’s the cosplays… so many amazing ones! I will just let you see for yourself :D First off is MissDeluxe getting attacked by Alien! Save her Ripley!!!
Alien Cosplay
NinjaBrite got arrested by the Empire…
Stormtrooper cosplay

MissDeluxe made friends with the Storm Troopers ^_^
Storm Trooper Cosplay
This was one of my personal favorites! PRINCE LEIA! Priceless ^__^
Street Fighter & Prince Leia cosplay
My friend Ulrik cosplaying as the Predator also attended GAMEX/Comic Con! Such a great costume!!! :D 
Predator cosplay
Deadpool did some posing before my camera ^__^ haha
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MissDeluxe & NinjaBrite met BumbleBee from Transformers ^_^
transformers bumble bee with geeky gals
A Scout Trooper played some board games while awaiting instructions from the sith lord..
Scout Trooper cosplay
We got photo bombed by a Star Wars cosplayer… o_O haha
Star Wars cosplay
Here’s another favorite of mine! The Last of Us cosplay! So cool ^__^
The Last of Us cosplay
The Last of Us Cosplay at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
An R2-D2 robot also graced us with his presence ^_^ And there were lots of great Ghostbusters cosplayers due to the anniversary :D
R2D2 at Gamex/Comic Con 2014  Ghostbusters cosplay
No! I haven’t seen Sarah Connor!!
Terminator cosplay
Fez & WoW cosplayers at Gamex/Comic Con 2014  Rainbow Dash cosplay
Cosplay at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
Homer Simpson was also at Gamex/Comic Con 2014! Eating donuts!!!
Homer Simpson cosplay
  Home Simpson at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
Sly the Racoon! :D Did anyone play the PS2 game? ^_^
Sly the Racoon cosplay  Mortal Kombat cosplay
Batman villain cosplay  Deadpool cosplay
Obelix cosplay at Gamex/Comic Con 2014  Predator cosplay
The cutest ever Minecraft cosplayers with NinjaBrite :D
NinjaBrite with Minecraft Cosplayer at Gamex/Comic Con 2014

And let’s finish off with Prince Leia once again! Brilliant!
Prince Leia and Scout Trooper

All the major gaming companies were there displaying their games and also a bunch of indie developers :) It’s so interesting to get to see all these new games :D
Halo Master Chief collection at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
Assassins Creed Unity at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
Playstation 4 stand at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
stopXwhispering gaming at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
SO MANY PEOPLE at Gamex/Comic Con 2014
I was really excited to try out Far Cry 4 :D
stopXwhispering at Gamex/Comic Con 2014

It was huge! Can’t wait for next years convention! :D

 

 

and….. we got to see a real-life batmobile!!!! :D
batmobile at Gamex/Comic Con 2014