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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:51 pm
by Valkyrie-Favor
Journy to Silius! Lucky dog.

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:04 pm
by Breetai
Valkyrie-Favor wrote:Journy to Silius! Lucky dog.

It's fun. :)

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:22 pm
by CRTGAMER
FiftyDollarCurse wrote:Sega DreamCast system with power cord (no AV cables)
2 standard controllers
3 VMUs
Bundled together for $5.00.

Experience has taught me that when you find a complete system like this you can usually find a few decent games. Scouring the store yesterday turned up nothing but returning this morning I found this:
GRANDIA II - $5.00
Nice Finds! A very good point. I picked up a Gamebike controller and missed out on the Exercise Game Bike the following day.

Demented Collector wrote:<Jaguar Driving Controller>
The main unit of this is massive, it has 2 recesses on its underside with grippy rubber so it can sit on your thighs.
In new condition apart from storage wear to the box.
Cost £3 :)

<N64 Set>
Was pleasantly suprised to find it still available after being advertised for 1 day :)
Boxs are quite worn, only 1 is missing it's manual.
Cost £30 :D
What system does the driving controller hookup to? The plug looks like PS2.

@ FiftyDollarCurse and Demented Collector - Great finds!

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Gamestop Finds
The new Resident Evil game just came out and here I am picking up PS2 Horror games. :lol:

PS2 Fatal Frame - $29.99 $17.99
PS2 Fatal Frame III - $29.99 $17.99

I found out about yet another Gamestop promo a few weeks ago. Renew the Power Rewards Card and get a coupon for a Buy Two Get One Free. I was waiting until my card came closer to the expiration date, so decided of all days, yesterday to take the plunge. Talk about timing! These Reprints just went on sale yesterday. I already have Fatal Frame II Crimson Butterfly for over a year and have been holding off purchasing to complete the set due to the price. One thing nice about the reprints being sold used; the Cases, Manuals and Discs are absolutely pristine. The employee couldn't believe how good the disc looked until I relayed the reprint story to him. :mrgreen:

flojocabron posted an informative article on Fatal Frame reprint vs original differences.
Fatal Frame Reprints viewtopic.php?f=26&p=410873#p410873

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PS2 Silent Hill 4 The Room - $17.99 Free
I cashed in a rewards coupon that I printed out a month ago, better use it before it expires. I already played the Room with a rental a long time ago, looking forward to plunge thru the tunnel again. 8)

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Gamecube Alien Hominid - $4.49
I already have PS2 NTSC Alien Hominid and PS2 PAL Alien Hominid with exclusive features, so why did I buy this? The low production run, the price and the Gamecube version is supposed to run a little cleaner. A lucky find, the price sticker is less then a month old. :mrgreen:

Hardcore Gaming 101 wrote:http://hardcoregaming101.net/alienhominid/alienhominid.htm

The print run for Alien Hominid didn't last very long, with copies originally appearing for 30 dollars, then disappearing altogether within months. The differences between each version are only cosmetic, with the GameCube version running more smoothly at a better frame rate than the Playstation 2 version.

Now if I can only find the European GBA Alien Hominid!
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GBA 85% Off Gamestop Finds
I did a sweep of some more local Gamestops after verifying online which stores had what left in stock of GBA games. Passed on a few GBA carts, but I managed to find four decent ones from three different Gamestops. I regret not picking up GBA Sim City 2000, may have to go back for that one.

GBA Marble Madness/Klax - $4.99 $1.13
A couple more arcade games for the portable. Marble Madness could be considered the granddad of Monkeyball in isometric view. Klax is addicting, drop and match colored blocks of three.

GBA Pinobee Wings Of Adventure- $2.99 67¢
Never heard of this game, but something in the fine print below the Activision logo caught my eye. HUDSON! Control a bee in a platformer, climb walls just like Bonk in the TG16. No head bashing but an interesting use of a Dash function to reach various platforms.

GBA Pokemon Pinball - $9.99 $2.25
A Pokeball used as a pinball for capturing Pokemon walking around on the pinball table. A Pokedex can be referenced as Pokemon are captured. Not sure if it links with Gamecube Pokemon Colosseum.

GBA Rayman Advance - $5.99 $1.35
A good transfer of the original PS1 game. With the popularity of Rayman Origins, the employee at Gamestop was surprised to see the cart unsold tucked away in the drawer. Thanks to the Gamestop site search on my computer earlier, I found this local. 8)

The GBA games I have been listing were all found local, but I really wanted to get some hard to find ones at the 85% off price. another go at requesting more games shipped in. This worked in getting me Cubivore, Gotcha Force and GBA Boulder Dash EX. This time a huge list, the store does get busy and may not have time to do all the phone calls.
CRTGAMER wrote:Getting Gamestop to ship in games

This works when you have built up a rapport with the local Gamestop Manager. Past purchases, sharing information and good personal comments in the survey back to Corporate at the Gamestop site. Take care of the employee and they will take care of you and go the extra step.

I searched early in the morning at the Gamestop site before the stores opened for a list of hard to find games. I keyed in random Zip Codes to find the games and then copy pasted the Zip Codes and Phone Numbers for a printout. Any games that I could find three stores, I listed all in case one store was not in stock. I brought the list that same Wednesday morning right when Gamestop opened. Why Wednesday morning? That is when price changes happen and all the Gamestops have a Manager or Senior Employee on the floor who have better pull. The morning calls are crucial especially when calling a Gamestop store back east which are ahead three hours. The earlier the better, before the stores get busy. Some games on my printout could only be found all the way across the states.

The games I hopefully will be getting in a week or so, I'll post in this thread when I get them. All I can say is there are a full set of carts that have a certain plumber character in them and a few other famous game icons. At 85% off and playing either on the go or with a GBA player on the TV with an Arcade stick, why not load up! :D

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:05 pm
by sgt.flanders
Well I finally found a Hudson Super Multi-Tap for a reasonable price on eBay. For $15, you can't go wrong and now I can finally get some 4-Player Top Gear 3000 going. I also got Batman Forever the Arcade Game for the Saturn. It's kind of a tough one to find, so I'm pretty pleased with it, even if it does look awful.

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:23 pm
by YoshiEgg25
CRTGAMER wrote:Not sure if it links with Gamecube Pokemon Stadium.

It does not. I'm not sure how that would even work.

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:42 pm
by dsheinem
CRTGAMER wrote:Lotsa Gamestop Love


Holy shit! You wrote "Gamestop" 28 times in that post. I have no idea what you do for a living, but maybe they'd let you come do some advertising work for them.

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:46 pm
by harper
dsheinem wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:Lotsa Gamestop Love


Holy shit! You wrote "Gamestop" 28 times in that post. I have no idea what you do for a living, but maybe they'd let you come do some advertising work for them.

I don't know what he does either but I think I know where he lives (Gamestop).

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:06 pm
by flojocabron
I wish there were still gba games at my gamestop

these vanished quickly where I live.

I'm guessing that theres still quite some gba games in the larger cities in the us?

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:18 pm
by CRTGAMER
flojocabron wrote:I wish there were still gba games at my gamestop

these vanished quickly where I live.

I'm guessing that theres still quite some gba games in the larger cities in the us

Most of the Gamestops in my area only have a few GBA carts left if any. One had around twenty games, because of one refund. The employee told me the customer bought games in Texas for a road trip and returned them all right down the street. Oh yeah, was very happy to find a few there! Then there are some stores that leave all the carts buried in a drawer and forgotten. I knew they had them by looking online first, had a pretty good success rate of correct inventory. Did you try having any games shipped in? Try my idea in the previous reply, just might get lucky.

Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:22 pm
by ejamer
CRTGAMER wrote:...
Gamecube Alien Hominid - $4.49
I already have PS2 NTSC Alien Hominid and PS2 PAL Alien Hominid with exclusive features, so why did I buy this? The low production run, the price and the Gamecube version is supposed to run a little cleaner. A lucky find, the price sticker is less then a month old. :mrgreen:
...


Nice! I've been looking for a copy of a couple of years, and haven't seen one locally yet. (Haven't been looking that hard... but would love to stumble into one someday.)