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Re: Your Holy grails?

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Dikdikvandik wrote:Neo Geo, MVS or AES doesn't matter


Oh, it does matter.

MVS > AES > CD

To answer this seriously... I don't really have any holy grails.

If I were to obtain something obscenely rare like, say, the gold Dreamcast Elkin mentioned, I would just end up flipping it for profit.

Having something like an FM Towns Marty would be amazing, and I would keep it, but I also feel like it would end up as a "collector's piece" destined to sit on my shelves as I'd be too paranoid and cautious to actually play it regularly.

If I were given a big chunk of money that I had to spend on games I'd probably just end up getting a bunch of old PCE, Saturn, and PSX RPGs.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by Gunstar Green Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:33 pm

A physical copy of One Must Fall 2097. A nostalgic game from my youth that's just been impossible to get a hold of.

A ROM dump of the lost Wing Commander 2 prototype for SNES. It's known the game was completed and review copies were sent out but a prototype has never surfaced, at least not one anyone has ever mentioned.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by Tanooki Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:15 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:A physical copy of One Must Fall 2097. A nostalgic game from my youth that's just been impossible to get a hold of.

A ROM dump of the lost Wing Commander 2 prototype for SNES. It's known the game was completed and review copies were sent out but a prototype has never surfaced, at least not one anyone has ever mentioned.


Ok you win the day with that mention. I really do wonder why or how that game has not turned up with all the people in to make a quick buck and have bragging rights these days now more than ever. WC2 SNES was supposedly done, put on final check carts, went to the publisher, vanished into the ether. It's maddening to say the least. Scratch my old post as #2 and below choices, I forgot about this one. WC to me was more fun than the Star Wars duo of TIE and XW back in the same period.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by Nemoide Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:07 am

Games:
Keio Flying Squadron for Sega CD - I remember seeing an ad for this game in an old magazine when I was in high school and being instantly captivated by the ridiculous anime imagery. I balked at the ebay prices then (over $100!) but nowadays it is WELL beyond my means.

Super Tempo for Saturn - Tempo is one of those 32X games that looks *REALLY* awesome but... isn't. Super Tempo looks way better! Too bad it's obscenely rare/expensive.

There are other expensive games I'd like, but those two are both beyond what I'm EVER comfortable spending on a single game, no matter what. I might someday be willing to drop $200 on something special.

Hardware:
Pioneer LaserActive (with all PACs) - this is a laserdisc player that can play Genesis and Turbografx games, games for their corresponding CD add-ons, *and* a couple laserdisc-exclusive games! I love Laserdiscs, I love Genesis, I'd like more Turbografx experience, this sounds EXCEEDINGLY like my jam.
But it's expensive, and even though it can be had for less than it was when it was new, I can't justify owning one of these babies.

Yamaha CX5M/II - an 8-bit computer designed specifically for musicians, with a built-in synth and MIDI compatibility! What could be better? It's also one of the few MSX computers released in the US which means it can easily play Japanese MSX games on cartridge! I've seen them on ebay occasionally and they don't TYPICALLY sell for too much money, but they are rare, I've always been outbid, and at the moment crazy sellers are looking to get exorbitant amounts of money for the inferior first model which probably is going to mess up the ebay prices for a while...

Are arcade cabs fair game for this thread? Because two in particular spring to mind:

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme arcade machine - this was always a WILD UNREALISTIC FANTASY, but now I'm friends with someone who owns one which makes it feel POSSIBLY REALISTIC. But first I need to get a house because this thing will not work well in my small third-floor apartment, but home ownership is not on the horizon for me at the moment...

The Addams Family pinball machine - when I was a kid, I was fascinated by pinball. This was the first machine I remember playing and thinking "wow, I love everything about this, if I was super-rich, maybe I could someday own one!" - of course, it's also one of the more in-demand pinball machines, which makes it pretty expensive. And like the DDR machine, it wouldn't go well in my apartment. Maybe someday...
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by Dikdikvandik Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:54 am

My cousin actually has an Addams family pinball machine he modded "the crap out of" they apparently are pretty common.

If was to get a pin Either Werlwind or Mideval Madness.

I'd love my own Ms Pac man or Galaga, legit not that arcade 1 up crap.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by MrPopo Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:25 am

Nemoide wrote:Dance Dance Revolution Extreme arcade machine - this was always a WILD UNREALISTIC FANTASY, but now I'm friends with someone who owns one which makes it feel POSSIBLY REALISTIC. But first I need to get a house because this thing will not work well in my small third-floor apartment, but home ownership is not on the horizon for me at the moment....

Don't give up that dream man. Once you get it the feeling is incredible. And Extreme is a fantastic choice; it's my favorite mix.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by Nintendork666 Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 am

Honestly I'd love to just clear out my Steam wishlist in one solid swoop.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am

Nintendork666 wrote:Honestly I'd love to just clear out my Steam wishlist in one solid swoop.


Ha, yeah that'd be nice.

At least I've now reached a point where I'm purchasing games at a faster rate than I'm adding them to my wishlist.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:23 am

Oh, speaking of pinball, I'd LOVE to get a Black Hole table or a Gorgar table.
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Re: Your Holy grails?

by Nintendork666 Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 am

ill take a terminator 2 pinball machine if op is just handing them out
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