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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by mrkola Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:59 am

CRTGAMER wrote:Yet another Gamestop run.

PS2 Taito Legends - $2.99
http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/taito-legends/41075


I went to my local GameStop and picked up Taito Legends 2 as well today. Wouldn't have known to look for it if I hadn't read about it in your post. Liquid Kids, Darius Gaiden/G Darius, Bust A Move Again, Space Invaders and a bunch of other games for 3 bucks? Yes, Please!
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by emwearz Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:52 am

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Crysis - $10 (New) Dick Smith Electronics
Star Wars Episode 1 - $5 Pawn Shop (The guide I picked up a few months back for 99c)
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by noiseredux Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:30 am

nice find CRT, Alien Hominid seems pretty hard to come by these days.
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by CRTGAMER Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:09 pm

emwearz wrote:Crysis - $10 (New) Dick Smith Electronics
Star Wars Episode 1 - $5 Pawn Shop (The guide I picked up a few months back for 99c)
Nice grab on the Star Wars! Especially that Guide Book!
noiseredux wrote:nice find CRT, Alien Hominid seems pretty hard to come by these days.
Especially the PAL version! 8)

The crazy thing is, I never would have initially bought it if the case wasn't sitting there calling me from the shelf. I thought I already had the game, installed ages ago from a rental. I still can't get over the fact that a Gamestop here in the U.S. had a PAL version with a NTSC case. I suspect someone bought the game overseas and discovered it would not work in the states. Probably then did a NTSC purchase, switched out the PAL disc and "refunded" at Gamestop. Their loss, not knowing about the extra levels and how to convert it. It would be interesting to see how this PAL disc made it all the way to a southern California Gamestop.

Another purchase, this time the NTSC version: PS2 Alien Hominid - $3.99
http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/alien-hominid/36395

The OCD collector in me, I found a store that had the NTSC version. I now have both the NTSC Green disc and the PAL Purple disc with all the extra features. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I found a pic of the PAL Cover Insert.

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The back is written in German, but that adds to the fun of owning an the PAL Import. Okay this is strange. The German cover on the above right shows the game is made by Behemoth Entertainment. According to Wiki, the Euro releases came out later with extra levels and published thru Zoo. Both logos are on the PAL disc, so looks like I should have the newer levels in there. I'll know once I get around to converting it.

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I did manage to find an UK front cover off Google Images and a smaller back cover on Amazon.UK. They won't sell video games to other regions. The grainy UK back cover is now the inside liner note. :D

A quick test with Swap Magic places the game screen a little low, cutting off the bottom of the game. I'll set the same parameters as I did PAL Millionaire. If the PAL to NTSC conversion leaves too much of the screen cut off, maybe I can extract a bit from each ISO to get the extra levels and a full NTSC screen. Once converted, two backups are in order. A yellow envelope with a DVDR for each case. :mrgreen:

Now I'm thinking about other Fan made PDA levels floating on the Internet, a way to incorporate them right to the DVDR. This and I haven't even converted the PAL game yet. :lol:

Maybe I should pick up the Gamecube version too?
Hardcore Gaming wrote:http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/alienhominid/alienhominid.htm

Both the Playstation 2 and GameCube versions were published in America by O-3, a very small publisher that commonly throws out B-grade PC and DS games (as well as obscure Japanese games). The print run for Alien Hominid didn't last very long, with copies originally appearing for 30 dollars, then disappearing altogether within months.

For your Alien Hominid fix.
No, its out of stock there but a good read:
http://www.alienhominid.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Hominid

Match the colors below, guess which one is the PAL set. :D
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by noiseredux Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:16 pm

ah yr killing me CRT. I still need a PS2 Alien Hominid, and here you are with two of them. That and due to some bills, I pretty much had to cut myself off of shopping for games for the month of April. :?
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by Opa Opa Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:18 pm

Well, well, well... :)
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by Rurouni_Fencer Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:24 pm

Opa Opa wrote:Well, well, well... :)

yummy..! :)
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by CRTGAMER Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:51 pm

mrkola wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:Yet another Gamestop run.

PS2 Taito Legends - $2.99
http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/taito-legends/41075
I went to my local GameStop and picked up Taito Legends 2 as well today. Wouldn't have known to look for it if I hadn't read about it in your post. Liquid Kids, Darius Gaiden/G Darius, Bust A Move Again, Space Invaders and a bunch of other games for 3 bucks? Yes, Please!
The thrill of the hunt, finding that treasure! Liquids Kids has some great animation and sounds, my six year old nephew always plays this one.

Alas, I'm still missing the cover and instruction book of the 1st Taito Legends. If anyone spots a complete game or just the docs, please pick it up, I'll buy them for your troubles.
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by Kevman Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:17 pm

Got one of those Namco PSX sticks for $30 shipped! On eBay no less!
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Re: Video Game "Finds of the Day"

by noiseredux Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:18 pm

Kevman wrote:Got one of those Namco PSX sticks for $30 shipped! On eBay no less!


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