Retrospelsfestivalen 2015 – the loot!!!

This year’s retro gaming convention in Malmö (Retrospelsfestivalen) was awseome! I didn’t have much time to buy stuff though since me and my Geeky Gals spent most time hosting competitions and stuff on stage. It was a lot of fun though ^_^ And we got to meet so many cool people :D I did however get half an hour off at the end of the day where I did some speed-shopping for retro games! haha :D

So here’s what I found ^_^ Not bad for 30 minutes huh? ;D

Retrospelsfestivalen 2015 loot

I’m thrilled to have found a Neo Geo game I didn’t already have! Less thrilled to find out that it’s a fighting game (like every other game on that system >_<) instead of a platform game, like the previous Karnov games on NES for example.. but I got a fair price so I’m happy :) I have a lot of friends who enjoy fighting games, so I’ll pop it in my new cab ;D (I’ll tell you more about that in a later post..)

Karnov's Revenge - Neo Geo MVS

I was also happy to stumble upon some PC Engine games, they’re quite unheard of here in Sweden. But Japon carried a few titles ^_^ I got Gokurake Chuka Taisen on HU card :) I love the other games in this series so I hope this one will be as good, if not better ;D

Gokuraku Chuka Taisen - PC Engine

Apparently Rock n’ Roll Racing for SNES is supposed to be rad, haven’t tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to it ^_^ It’s NTSC, but now I have an NTSC SNES so I feel comfortable buying this region as well :)

Rock n' Roll Racing - Super Nintendo

I found these C64 carts that I jus thad to have, since they had such amazing artwork haha ^_^ I love how the guy on the cover of Saboteur is both jumping, kicking and shooting a gun at the same time, with such precision! hahaha :D

Hysteria & Saboteur! - C64

I also got some games for the Nokia N-Gage, a few weeks ago I bought two N-Gage systems so now I also have games for them ;D It’s Sonic and Crash Bandicoot, so hopefully they haven’t screwed that up..

From MXS I bought two handheld Game & Watch clones, one was called Hungry Elephant and the other one Sky Invaders. Unfortunately Sky Invaders didn’t have a hatch over the battery slot, and it didn’t seem to work when I held batteries in there :/ But I got them really cheap so I’m happy one of them worked :) I also bought a Tetris Jr. from Pixel, so cute! ^_^

I also found a Famicom pirate called Mechanized Attack II, I liked the cover and was curious of what was on it :) And I found a Game Boy game from Japanspel, I mainly bought this one for the ridiculous cover XD It’s called Tasmania Monogatari. Apart from this I found a cheap Sega Master System game I didn’t previously have.

I got some gifts from friends, like the Famicom matchbox from Pappas Pärlor and the mushroom and Sonic pin från Pixel K.A.F.E :) Thank you!! And I bought an amazing album that I have been listening to all week on Soundcloud from Professor Sakamoto! :D He performed at the festival and also at the after party ^_^ So talented and an amazing composer of chiptunes! At the bottom here I’ve embedded a few videos I filmed from his performances :) Go check him out!

Professor Sakamoto - Solar Soldier

Apart from all this my friend David showed up with all the ZX Spectrum games and other stuff I had bought from him earlier :) So I came home with 42 new Speccy games! (which I’m pretty sure is more than I paid for ;D) Thanks David! Apart from the Spectrum games I had bought a perfect case for storing Atari 2600 cartridges, or Famicom games :D But preferrably Atari 2600.. and a Neo Geo MVS game, Super Sidekicks 2. It’s football >_< but it was cheap :)

This year at Retrospelsfestivalen I also had a table where I sold off some doubles, I’m happy with how my table turned out ^_^ First time ever selling games!! It’s hard since I’m a hoarder by nature ;D hahaha! I set up a PC Engine with Coryoon so people could try out this awesome game ^_^ Unfortunately I didn’t sell too many of the japanese games, a lot of people don’t have the consoles for it here. Most people are into PAL NES and SNES.. :/ Also my fiancé was taking care of the table all day, and he is completely clueless when it comes to games! LOL!  I appreciate his support though, and people told me he was friendly ^_^

Here’s the videos from Professor Sakamoto’s performance at Retrospelsfestivalen 2015! Check them out! So much awesome!! :D

 

 

May the 4th be with you – Star Wars retro games

In celebration of May the 4th (Star Wars day!) I thought I’d share some of my beloved Star Wars retro games! ^__^

First up is the weirdest Star Wars game I have, Star Wars on Famicom:

Star-Wars-Famicom

This is a really interesting game! I think it’s a fun platformer, but it gets very challenging after a while. It’s got some really weird things in it, like Darth Vader magically transforming into a scorpion or crab-like creature or Luke Skywalker having black hair in game but yellow in the cutscenes haha ^^ It’s definitely an interesting game though that I urge any Star Wars fan or 8-bit platforming action game fan to try out! It’s also a great addition to any collection with it’s sparkly silver cartridge :D So pretty ^__^

Star-Wars-Famicom-cart

Next up is the Super Star Wars thrilogy on Super Famicom:

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Super-Star-Wars-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-SNES

Super-Star-Wars-Return-of-the-Jedi-SNES

These three are amazingly well done and really fun ^_^ Sometimes a bit challenging, for example, I got stuck on the Empire Strikes Back and couldn’t get past one of the later levels because there was a jump that was nearly impossible to make! Otherwise they’re well rounded and stay fairly true to the movies :) I also have the first one on Super Famicom, I have been considering getting the other two as well, but it’s not really necessary since I already have the games ;D I do enjoy the Super Famicom artwork a bit more though…

Super-Star-Wars-SFC-JP

Next up are some Nintendo 64 games with Star Wars. These I haven’t played a lot, basically just started them to make sure they worked. I’m not really a fan of the N64 :/

Star-Wars-N64

One Star Wars game I have that I haven’t even been able to play is the Star Wars Arcade for the Sega 32X. I don’t have the 32X expansion for my Sega Mega Drive yet :( The artwork looks amazing though!

Star-Wars-Arcade-32X

I also have Star Wars games for several other platforms, but I chose to picture the ones that are nice and complete ^_^ There is another one that I find really charming though, The Empire Strikes Back for Atari 2600 :D So I pictures it here with my awesome Darth Vader lunchbox! :D

Star-Wars-Atari

I hope you have enjoyed some retro gaming Star Wars love! On our Geeky Gals instagram account we’ve also shared loads of various geeky pictures related to Star Wars today! Go check it out here >>

May the Fourth be with you!! ^____^

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

GBA-DK-King-of-Swing-Gradius-Galaxies-Bust-A-move-GTA-2

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 ^_^)

GBA-Batman-Begins-American-Dragon-Alex-Rider-Rayman-3

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

SNES-Harleys-Humongous-Adventure-4  SNES-Harleys-Humongous-Adventure-screenshot

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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

NES-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..

NES-McDonaldland-start  NES-McDonaldland-2

NES-McDonaldland-map

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

MD---Ariel

MD---Dynamite-Duke

MD-Krustys-Fun-House

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

Retro Market at Pixel K.A.F.E!

Yesterday was the second time I visited Pixel K.A.F.E. in Malmö! This time it twas mainly because they were hosting a Retro Market there, selling off games and consoles and other nerdy things! Unfortunately it’s not going too well for Pixel, but I hope the contributions and sales today will have some effect and make it turn around! Because it’s an awesome place! :)

There were so many things for sale! Both Nintendo and Sega games, both PAL, NTSC and Japanese! Even Neo Geo games!!! Both AES and MVS, right next to the My Little Ponys ^__^ There were Vintage Toys, consoles, even arcades! And also something I really wanted, but it was too heavy for me to carry home on the train >_< Namely a custom built arcade controller for the Playstation 2 to be used with Pop ‘n Music!! So pretty ^__^

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game-boys   sega-games
games-for-sale
more-toys   toys
Pop-n-Music-controller
NES-games  PS2-Xbox-Games

Apart from this, the owner showed me around arcade town! I even got to see the insides of a Blast City cabinet! :D So cool! The key to the cabinet had “SEGA” written on it ^_^ It’s all about the details ;D

the-key Blast-City-Arcade-Inside

So this is what i scored! First up is a bunch of Neo Geo MVS cartridges!! :D :D I’m totally excited about these! And NONE OF THEM are fighting games :D I’ve bought a converter for my AES so that it can play MVS cartridges as well. This is mainly because the collecting will become more feasible and cheaper! I will buy shockboxes for these carts, then they will blend in with the rest of the AES games on the shelf ^_^ The games I got was Spin Master, which is a really cool platforming game, Puzzle Bobble, Puzzle de Pon and League Bowling ^__^ I’m eagerly awaiting my converter to arrive so I can play these!!!

Neo-Geo-MVS-carts Neo-Geo-MVS-cartridges

One of the cartridges is transparent, the others are black.

Neo-Geo-MVS-transparent-cartridge   Neo-Geo-MVS-black-cartridge

Apart from this I also found some Sega Mega Drive games. These were The Tennis Tournament Grand Slam, RoboCop 3 and NHL 95. The last two lacked a manual, but Grand Slam was complete.

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SMD-Grand-Slam   SMD-NHL-95

I also found some Super Nintendo games and a Super Famicom game. Even though this NTSC version of Final Fight was in pretty bad shape and lacked a manual I still had to get it, because that boxart is amazing!! I fell in love with it ^_^ I also found Final Fight for SFC, so I got that one too. It’s really fun to just see the differences in the artwork between the North American version and the Japanese :D Apart from these two I also found a really nice version of Tetris Attack!! I didn’t have Tetris Attack previously, but I have Panel de Pon, which is basically the same game, they just switched out the characters ^_^

SNES-Final-Fight SFC-Final-FightTetris AttackSNES-Tetris-Attack-complete-sq

I couldn’t help but look at all those amazing vintage toys that were there as well ^_^ They are just so charming! :D I ended up buying four figures for Pepparkaksninja that he wanted. He collects vintage toys, takes cool pictures of them and makes even cooler videos (check out his amazing collection here!). I also got a little something for myself that I think will fit perfectly in the game room! :D

pacman

When you move his arm the ghosts appear in his mouth!! :D Pac-Man <3

vintage-toys

Pickups from SciFiWorld! Games & Star Wars crap :D

So here comes my pickups from yesterday’s Sci-Fi convention Sci-Fi World in Malmö :D I bought quite a few games for various systems, mainly Sega this time! But let’s start off with some odd stuff that I just felt compelled to get!! Like these Star Wars Bend-Ems figures from 1993 with bonus trading cards! The poses of these figures are ridiculous! :D Look at that Stormtrooper!! ^___^

Star Wars Chewbacca & Stormtrooper Star Wars Darth Vader & Yoda Star Wars Luke & Obi-Wan

Then there’s this awesome Samus Aran fuse bead lamp made by Pappas Pärlor ^_^  It looks great in my game room! I also got a pair of Game Boy earrings from him! Thank’s Johan! :D

Samus lamp 2 Game Boy earrings

This figure of Sepiroth was not possible to pass out on! So cheap, and so cool ^___^

Sepiroth

I also got some stuff from Webhallen :) Mario, yoshi and toad PEZ dispensers, a Mega Man energy drink and a mushroom ^_^

Mario stuff

After this it was all games! :D Let’s start of with Sega! I got four Sega Master System games, Monopoly, Golfmania, Prince of Persia and G-Loc. Prince of Persia had such an awesome cover! He looks like a scared Luke Skywalker! :D

Then I also got G-Loc for the Sega Mega Drive, and Super Hang On, Normy’s Beach Babe-O-Rama and Mario Lemieux Hockey. Probably not the best games, but I didn’t previously have them, and my fiance only plays hockey for the Sega systems ;D And I got Strider II which I hope is as awesome as the first one! ^_^

I also got a Sega Mega CD game that had two games in one, on one side there’s Cobra Command and on the other side there’s Sol-Feace.

Sega Master System - Monopoly & Golfmania Sega Master System - Prince of Persia & G-Loc Sega Mega Drive - Strider II Sega Mega Drive G-Loc & Super Hang-On Sega Mega Drive Normy's Beach Babe-o-rama & Mario Lemieux Hockey Sega Mega CD Cobra Command Sega Mega CD Sol-Feace

Let’s move over to Nintendo. Here I got three NES games, R.C. Pro Am (which I was sure I had before, but I couldn’t find it in my list, so I guess I was wrong..), Mad Max (probably extremely shitty since games based on movies usually are ;D) and Defender of the Crown.

I also got three SNES games, first up was Kirby’s Ghost Trap. This one is interesting since I had never heard of it before, but in the morning before the convention I was at my friend’s house and she had it, I got curious since it looked just like puyo puyo so I needed it, then I looked it up on eBay and considered buying it, but didn’t. Then when I came to the convention I saw it again! So I bargained with the guy and got it! I’m super excited to try it out now! :D Then I also got Q-Bert 3 and Dragon’s Lair, I’m wondering whether it’s as hard as the NES version ;D

I found some cheap Super Famicom games as well, but they’re hardly worth mentioning ;D Soccer, Baseball and racing Z_Z boring..

NES RC Pro am NES Mad Max NES Defender of the CrownSNES Kirby's Ghost TrapSNES Q-Bert 3SNES Dragon's lairSFC games Super Leage Soccer & Pro Yakyu 3  SFC games Zero & F1 Grand Prix

That’s everything I got at the convention! I also popped by the GAME store afterwards, and got some more stuff ;D But I’ll make another post of that later ^_^

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