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Re: Old game consoles?
« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2009, 10:56:33 AM »
I collect old consoles and pocket games( more like tabletop games ). I like to find the older 70s  to mid 1980s  systems, games, and accessories at yard sales to avoid the prices of say EBAY. The days of finding them in a yard sale are RARE these days.

My personal favorites are the VFD display Coleco Mini Arcades, which are worth good $$$ if good operating condition and battery panel is still there, and you dont open it to find 25 year old batteries in it that have exploded long ago eating the contacts.

Last one I picked up Donkey Kong I paid $5 for at yard sale 3 years ago and when opening battery panel there was VERY OLD "Toys R US" Brand Batteries in it that had Jeffrey the giraff on them and they didnt leak. I was amazed that such cheap batteries lasted 25 years without leaking.

Console Systems:

- Atari 2600, and 7800 ( never bothered with getting the 5200 because it was a failure ) and have about 300 games
- Intellevision ( 2 games Frogger & Pacman)
- Colecovision ( 4 games )
- Sega Master System ( 5 games )
- Sega Genesis ( 30 games )
- NES ( 50 games )
- SNES ( 20 games )

Handheld/Table Tops:

- Original Gameboy ( 2 games - Mario & Tetris )
- Coleco VFD Mini arcade tabletops { Pacman, Donkey kong, Ms Pac Man, Galaxian }
and runs on C batteries.
- Generic VFD 2-player arcade tabletops { Pac-Man 2, Galaxian 2 } runs on C batteries.
- Generic LED w/overlay arcade handheld { Space invaders } runs on 6 AA batteries 3 on each side.
- Home RUN 2 person tabletop with red LEDs that pattern in and out as ball ( 1980 ) runs on a 9V and like 4 or 6 AA batteries.
- Football LED with magnified bubble lenses that ran on 9V where you move your - 'dash' around other dashes to run across the field with football to score and intercept the other player.
- 1984/1985 LCD Pocket games {Donkey Kong, Mario Bros} with button cell batteries licensed through Nintendo.
- Radio Shack LCD Pocket Arcades ( late 80's early 90s ) Tandy etc Poker, Blackjack, Slots, Mars Invasion, Space Invaders generic might be called Alien Attack.

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    Re: Old game consoles?
    « Reply #106 on: June 15, 2009, 11:27:42 AM »
    Going Retro?  ;)  8)
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    Re: Old game consoles?
    « Reply #107 on: June 15, 2009, 12:46:17 PM »
    yo ho for retro!!!  8) 8)

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    Re: Old game consoles?
    « Reply #108 on: June 15, 2009, 02:52:44 PM »
    HA HA! Dave Lembke, I have more SNES games then you...

    but that's pretty much it.

    an eBay prices aren't terrible- I got a unopened SNES F-Zero for less then 10 dollars. Shrink-wrapped and everything.
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      « Reply #109 on: June 15, 2009, 07:57:00 PM »
      Yea know, I'm now starting to think that I should get Final Fantasy(everyone has been saying how great it is as an RPG game...)

      perhaps the SNES version?
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      Re: Old game consoles?
      « Reply #110 on: June 15, 2009, 08:03:34 PM »
      Yea know, I'm now starting to think that I should get Final Fantasy(everyone has been saying how great it is as an RPG game...)

      perhaps the SNES version?

      Final Fantasy II wasn't bad, worth a play through if you've never played it before. Final Fantasy III (VI Japan) is definitely worth getting though. One of the best Final Fantasy games in my opinion.

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      Re: Old game consoles?
      « Reply #111 on: June 15, 2009, 08:19:51 PM »
      I have to second both of those games, I've never got very far in any of them but they are good games.

      I'd buy them, but Final Fantasy games are high-demand.
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      « Reply #112 on: June 16, 2009, 04:30:46 AM »
      Here's one for you. On the NES there was a game where you could play 1-2 player. You played two soldiers (platform) who ran along left to right shooting 'badies' as you went along. You could get a rocket launcher at one point as well. I remember one of the bosses was a huge missile that you had to destroy. Anyone remember the name of it? It's been bugging me all day. Use to love 'Blades of Steel' and 'sensible soccer' as well same system.

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      Re: Old game consoles?
      « Reply #113 on: June 16, 2009, 05:06:25 AM »
      could be Contra.
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      « Reply #114 on: June 16, 2009, 05:14:12 AM »
      No never had that. It will come to me eventually.

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      Re: Old game consoles?
      « Reply #115 on: June 16, 2009, 05:18:41 AM »
      darn it.

      Now I wanna know what it is. Code-Name viper?
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      « Reply #116 on: June 16, 2009, 05:30:46 AM »
      Sorry BC never had that one either. It was two 'Marine' style guys running along and I remember that there were red girders that you could run along on an upper level. They were two guy's dressed in grey I think?? I think the huge rocket... yes it was the final level boss. You had to destroy the rocket. My brother and I played it to death. It was about 20 years ago though. I need to remember if I want to sleep tonight.  ???

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      « Reply #117 on: June 16, 2009, 05:50:53 AM »
      Check these out for retro gaming. Genius.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um-GMygsRg4

      Unfortunately my game was not on there Grrr

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      Re: Old game consoles?
      « Reply #118 on: June 16, 2009, 07:32:22 AM »
      tell you what
      I'll explore my NES Romset...

      I'll be back with some names... hopefully one of  them rings a bell.
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        « Reply #119 on: June 16, 2009, 07:47:33 AM »
        Also, has anyone played Fire Emblem, I've heard that it's pretty darn good?
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