Retrospelsfestivalen pickups!

So here’s the games I picked up at Retrospelsfestivalen, due to the proposal the day ended quite quickly so I didn’t have time to buy much more, but I did find a few interesting things ^_^

First off I found a guy selling off some of his japanese games. I picked up Chitei Tairiku Orudora & Super Boy Allan for Famicom Disk System. Both complete in their big boxes :) I already had Chitei Tairiku Orudora, but not in it’s big box, so I couldn’t stay away from getting it ^_^
Famicom Disk System Games - Chitei Tairiku Orudora - Super Boy Allan

I also found a Jajamaru game I didn’t previously have :D They’re usually quite cute platforming games so I picked this one up as well. It’s called Jajamaru Gekimaden Maboroshi no Kinmajou.
Famicom Jyajyamaru gekimaden

He also had a bunch of PC Engine games, most of them I already had, and some were just a bit too expensive. But these two I got at a reasonable price :) Avenger and Prince of Persia.
PC Engine Avenger and Prince of Persia

Another seller had a Power Pad for the NES! I’ve always wanted one but never found one at a good price. It’s bigger than I expected! :D 
Nintendo Power Pad

I’m really excited to finally try these two games out for the Power Pad! :D Athletic World I’ve had for about a decade (!) and Dance Aerobics I got the weekend before at Retrogathering. Look at those hilarious 80’s kids posing in aerobics positions! hahaha ^_^
NES Dance Aerobics and Athletic World

And here’s a closeup of the Dance Aerobics label!
NES Dance Aerobics closeup

I also got an NES game called M.U.L.E. It’s a US release only I think, never heard of it before but I’m excited to try it out! The box art is amazing! :D It’s a freaking Space Cowboy!!! :D

The final game I bought was from a friend of mine that was selling off parts of his collection. I finally got around to getting Sonic 3! (Yes, I did not previously have all the Sonic games… shame on me…) I’m glad to have it now though ^_^
Sega Mega Drive - Sonic 3

This weekend I’m heading to Gamex/Comic Con in Stockholm, so the update on this previous weekend’s visit to a Sci-Fi convention in Helsingborg will have to wait until after this weekend (and yes, I found games there too!!) ;D

Retrogathering pickups!

I bought so many games at Retrogahtering 2014 that it has taken some time to organize it all. It was a great place to shop for games though, they had a lot of great sellers, like Spel & Sånt whom I bought loads of stuff from ;D

The most expensive game I bought was Separation Anxiety (PAL) for the SNES. It’s the sequel to Maximum Carnage. The day after my friends over at Gaminggrannar showed me a cool little shop called Ploppsi in Örebro, here I also found this action figure of Venom which I basically got for free after buying some games there as well ;D It made for a great photo opportunity ^__^
Separation Anxiety_4
Separation Anxiety_5
Separation Anxiety_1

Here are some other SNES games I picked up. The Lost Vikings, Robocop 3, Lost Dimension, Judge Dredd, Push-Over, Rival Turf! and Space MegaForce. When I tried Space Megaforce out I realised I already had it for the Super Famicom, it’s Super Aleste…
SNES games

I also got some really nice Sega Mega Drive games, like Ristar and Contra Hard corps for the Japanese Mega Drive, and also Captain America and the Avengers, Galaxy Force II, Robocop vs Terminator, California Games, Sword of Vermillion, Alien 3 and a bunch of NHL and sports games that I didn’t previously own. 
Sega Mega Drive Ristar and Contra Hard Corps
Sega Mega Drive games Captain America and Galaxy Force II
Sega Mega Drive Games Robocop vs Terminator and California games
Sega Mega Drive Games NHL etc

I found a weird game that Borka at Spel&Sånt persuaded me to get. It’s called Caution Seaman and it’s for the Sega Dreamcast. Apparently you have some sort of seaman in an aquarium which you speak to through a microphone that comes with the game. It just sounded so weird that I had to get it! :D
Sega Dreamcast Caution Seaman

The Swedish GAME store was also represented at Retrogathering and I got some complete Sega Game Gear games from there :) Halley Wars, Aerial Assault and Super Space Invaders!
Sega Game Gear games

I also got a bunch of Sega Master System from Super Motaro at Retrogathering. These included Kung Fu Kid, Rambo III, Great Golf, Fantazy Zone II, Rocky, Crash Dummies, California Games, Basketball Nightmare, The Lucky Dime Caper, Wimbledon and Wimbledon II. I also found Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker the day after at Ploppsi ^_^
Sega Master System games
Sega Master System - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

I found something that I wasn’t expecting as well! When I started collecting a bit over 10 years ago I fell in love with the Nintendo Virtual Boy and bought every game I came across for it. After a while I had most of them, I was only lacking Water World out of the US releases, and I found it this weekend! :D I also got Warioland and Mario Clash for the Japanese Virtual Boy, I only had these in US releases previously, and I found a complete copy of Nester’s Funky Bowling (I previously only had the loose cartridge). This got me so excited that I went on eBay when I got home and found something else ;D I’ll let you know what once it arrives in the mail! :D After that I am only lacking two of the Japanese releases to have a complete Virtual Boy Collection! :D
Virtual Boy Games 2
Virtual Boy Games 1

I also got about 20 Atari 2600 games, a multi-game tap for the Atari 2600, 12 games for the Commodore 64 some pirate NES and Famicom carts, 3 complete N64 games and a bunch of other stuff ^_^ Now I’m gonna prepare my next entry about Retrospelsfestivalen which was this last weekend!

All my Famicom pickups from Tokyo game shops

Finally updated the Famicom Collection Library, and also the Famicom Collage with the 103 Famicom carts I acquired in Tokyo :)
It was not easy getting it all back home with a weight limit of 23kg for the suitcase and 10kg for the carry on, I had to send home 7 packages (all weighing less than 2kg, because then it will count as a “letter” and be muuuuuch cheaper) ;D

Now I’m up to 868 unique Famicom carts (986 in total counting doubles..). It’s getting hard to find stuff I don’t already have for the system…

Here’s the thumbnails of all the 103 games I got in Tokyo!

10-Yard Fight Zoids 2 - Zenebasu no Gyakushuu_ World Super Tennis_ Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet WorldWanpaku Dakku Yume Bōken (DuckTales) Utsurun desu. Ka wa uso hawai e iku_ Uchuu Keibitai SDF (Space Defending Force)_ Twin Eagle Tsurikichi Sanpei - Blue Marlin Hen_ Touhou Kenbun Roku_ Top Gun Dual Fighters Tōkyō Pachi Slot Adventure_ The Untouchables The Money Game_ The Black Bass_  Tantei Jingūji Saburō - Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni_ Takeda shingen_ Spelunker II - Yuushahe no Chousen_ Spartan X 2 Softball Tengoku_ Snow Bros Shōgi Meikan '93_ Shinsen Den_ Shin Satomi Hakkenden_ Sekiryuou_ Sansāra Nāga_ Sangokushi 2_ Saiyuki World 2_ Saiyūki World_ Ripple Island_ Radia Senki - Reimei-hen_ Pyokotan no Dai Meiro_ Popeye no Eigo Asobi_ Pachinko Dai Sakusen_ Pachi Slot Adventure 2_ Pachi Otto Kun 3_Pocket Zaurus - Juu Ouken no Nazo Over Horizon Nishimura Kyōtarō. Mystery Blue Train Satsujin Jiken_ Napoleon Senki_ Nakayoshi to Issho Moulin Rouge Senki - Melville no Honoo_ Moero Twin Bee Might and Magic_ Meitantei Holmes - Kiri no London Satsujin Jiken_ Meijin Sen_ Meiji Ishin_ Maison Ikkoku_ Magic Darts Live in Power Bowl Layla Law of the West_ Kyuukyoku Harikiri Koshien_ Kyūkyoku Harikiri Stadium_ Kyūkyoku Harikiri Stadium III_ Kurogane Hiroshi no Yosou Daisuki! Kachiuma Densetsu_ Kujaku Ou 2_ Kujaku Ou_ Kōshien_ Katte ni Shirokuma Pro yakyu Family Stadium Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional_ Jigoku Gokuraku Maru_ Jangou_ J-League Winning Goal_ Ide Yōsuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong_ Igo Shinan '91_ Igo Shinan_ Hyaku no Sekai no Monogatari (The Tales on a Watery Wilderness)_ Hototogisu_ Hiryū no Ken III - 5 Nin no Ryū Senshi_ Guevara Guardic Gaiden (Guardian Legend) Grand Master Gozonji Yajikita Chin Dōchū_ Gomoku Narabe Renju (pulseline)_ Golf Ko Open_ Gimmick! Game Party_ Casino Derby_ Fighting Golf F1 Circus_ Emo Yan no 10 Bai Pro Yakyū_ Duck Hunt_ Dream Master_ Dragon Fighter Dr. Jekyll no Houma ga Toki_ Die Hard Deja Vu Daiku no Gen San (Hammerin' Harry)_ Cross Fire Columbus - Ougon no Yoake_ Chuugoku Janshi Story Tonpuu_ Chūgoku Senseijutsu_ Chōjin Ultra Baseball_ Chiyo no Fuji no Ooichou_ Chitei Sen Kū Vazolder_ Chīsana Obake Acchi Kocchi Socchi Chip to Dale no Daisakusen Chaos World Burai Fighter_ Batman Dynamite Batman After Burner_


Retro game pickups in Tokyo

Finally I’ve had some time to go through all the games that were already on my desk before leaving for Japan, and also the 117 games I bought while in Tokyo!! :D

On this trip to Tokyo I mainly focused on Famicom, I just went through every shelf of every retro gaming store and picked up anything I found that I didn’t already have! This concluded in a few really rare and expensive titles, but also a lot of junk like baseball games and unplayable mystery solving games and RPGs, but I’m really happy to finally have Gimmick!, Over Horizon and Snow Bros in my collection :D
gimmick, snow bros, over horizon famicom

Snow Bros wasn’t as fun as I had hoped. Kind of like Bubble Bobble, but not as cute :/
Famicom Snow Bros screenshots

Over Horizon is a great shooter! The visuals are so pretty ^_^
Famicom Over Horizon screenshot

And Gimmick! was also a lot of fun! So adorable, but yet difficult! ^_^
Famicom Gimmick! screenshots

I also found Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers in pretty condition and Gebara (or Guevara)  which I’ve only ever encountered once before and it was too expensive that time. Below is also a game called Jigoku Gokuraku Maru. I had never seen it before but the cover art reminded me of Genpei Toumaden so I assumed it was good ;D and it was! But it’s just a sidescrolling action platform where you play as a red-headed girl :)

Guevara is a fun Commando-style shooter where you can team up with a friend (who then plays as Fidel Castro) ;D
Famicom Guevara screenshots
Famicom Gebara Screenshots

I found a Famicom cartridge copy of After Burner, I’ve never seen that before either.. I have it for Sega Master System and Mega Drive though.. Also got Cross Fire and Guardic Gaiden (Guardian Legend).

after burner

Cross Fire was kind of fun, very much like Dead Fox (Code Name Viper) but not quite as good.
Famicom Cross Fire screenshots

I’ve been looking for Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet World but it’s been awfully pricey on eBay, in Tokyo however it was much more affordable ^_^ The middle game is called Pyokotan no Dai Meiro and it’s kind of like a maze game but with various mini-games whenever you open chests and stuff. It was interesting :) I also found Moero Twin Bee on a cart! I’ve only ever seen it for the Disk System, I didn’t think it existed on a cartridge, but I was pleased to find it ^_^
wanpaku kokkun

Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet World was OK, kind of easy and childish though.
Wanpakku Kokkun no Gourmet screenshots

In Moero Twinbee you can play three players simultaneously! This blew my mind ^___^
Famicom Moero Twinbee cartridge screenshot

These were just a few of all the Famicom cartridges I got (103 in total!), but I also scored a few Super Famicom Games:
Hoshi no Kirby 3 Super Bomberman 2 Hebereke Popoitto
Bakuto! Dochers  CB Chara Wars

And some PC Engine and Sega Mega Drive games:
Dragon Half_  Cosmic Fantasy 2_
Chou Aniki_  Flash Hiders_
Block Out  Tanto-R

Now this was a few of the pickups, I will make another post soon with all the rest of the Famicom carts when I’ve uploaded them to the Famicom Collection Library :)