I came back from a short trip to London yesterday. Naturally I brought back some nice souvenirs in the form of CDs and books, but the most remarkable thing I picked up has to be this. From Brussels South/Midi station, of all places.
Yeah that's right, a cassette storage rack with sliding trays, perfect for storing loose Mega Drive cartridges, something I've been hoping to find for years, was just lying there in some random CD store in the middle of a bloody train station. And this thing's not even second hand or anything, I mean it is brand new in the original plastic and with the adhesive rubber feet untouched and everything:
And the thing was priced only 3 euro. So yes, of course I had to get it. It's even black with a wooden finish, which fits perfectly with the table that holds my Mega Drive. One of those wonderful unexpected little bonuses in life.
I had the ultimate find at Goodwill today: M.U.S.H.A. for Sega Genesis, complete, for $3.99. Here are some pictures, sorry for the poor quality (my cell phone camera sucks).
I love this cover art.
It even included the registration card!
Not much to say here. It's the back of the box.
Here's my receipt! Goodwill doesn't charge any tax, so I payed exactly $3.99!
The tl;dr version for those who care: This is by far the greatest find I've had since I started collecting video games. My buddy texted me earlier today. He goes to a lot of thrift stores and he knows that I collect Genesis games, so he'll always let me know if he finds any. He tells me that there are a bunch of games at the local Goodwill. He says the coolest thing they have is probably Street Fighter II SCE, which I already have, but I figured it couldn't hurt to make the drive.
So I get there, go up to the second floor, and as I'm approaching the glass case they store them in I see two stacks of Genesis games. Probably about six or seven games total. I'm looking at the left stack. Zero Tolerance is at the top, I've heard it's ok but I'm not super interested unless I can't find anything else that looks interesting. I look over at the next stack. Street Fighter II SCE. Some football game. Meh, I never find anything cool at these places. Oh. Oh my god. Is that M.U.S.H.A.!?
I turned around and got the help of one of the girls working there, and she opened the case for me. I grabbed Zero Tolerance and about four other games. I looked at the back of the Zero Tolerance box for about half a second before I stopped kidding myself about what I was so excited about. Moment of truth. I opened up the M.U.S.H.A. box and... it's complete! With the registration card! Holy cow!
So I put everything else back in the case, walked over to the register and payed, and I could hardly believe it was actually happening. I know these old games have to end up somewhere, but you never think you're gonna find something like this.
So I guess the point of this whole thing is get your friends to be on the lookout for Genesis games! You never know when you might strike video game gold!
I think that's the best find I've ever seen here. Congrats.
You know who else loves Sega....
LOL @ the emphasis on the registration card! It goes without saying that was a very lucky find, though. It's Goodwill - they're so whimsical with their pricing that cart-only sports games are usually $5+.
What!? no hang tab????
You got screwed.
I written the article, I've done the interview, and now I've finally completed my CIB Wisdom Tree collection:
LOL, I'm in the throes of semester; the apartment is such a wreck. Anyway, I bought Exodus sealed (and promptly popped it open). My parents bought my Joshua brand new when I was a kid, and Spiritual Warfare used around the same time, so they're both a big dogged up. Bible Adventures was the last acquisition, not sealed by in very nice shape. These things are hell to take care of - the worst possible cardboard boxes - no interior reinforcement, just a single flimsy carboard shell.
Last edited by Genesis Knight; 11-18-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Incredible MUSHA find. You are one lucky SOB
And -- if you ever feel up to scanning the box for the "Replacement printable covers for cardboard boxed games" thread, you'd have my gratitude.
But tonight, let us celebrate.
The Umbrellahead Review: where the movies are B and the packages large.
M4R14NO94's YouTube Channel, home of some awesome (and cheesy, if we are talking about Smashing Drive's music) video game music and MegaRace 3 cutscenes (in Spanish). Now with GAME OVER YEAH!
Originally Posted by "Weird Al" Yankovic (on the AL-TV "interview" with Kevin Federline)
Stopped by Pastime Legends in Albany today. They had a buy 2 get 1 free special on all loose carts under $20
Phantasy Star II loose $9.99
Hellfire loose $4.99
Jewel Master loose Free
Shadow Squadron loose Free
Metal Head loose $3.99
Virtua Fighter loose $3.99
Formula 1 Sega CD complete $2.99
Starblade Sega CD complete $9.99
You know who else loves Sega....
Went thrifting and did a Craigslist pickup today!
At my local thrift:
Batman Returns (Genesis)
John Madden 93 (Genesis)
Madden 2001 (N64)
Madden 2002 (N64)
Super Mario Bros 3
Test Drive 4 (PS1)
Test Drive 6 (PS1)
Jumping Flash (PS1) Loose though
Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
Ratchet Deadlocked (PS2)
My Craigslist score wasn't bad though
Sega Master System
1 Light Phaser
Original Power Adapter
And a bunch of games, yay!
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Golvellius: Valley of Doom
Hang On/Safari Hunt
Montezuma's Revenge (x2)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Wonder Boy III
Y's The Vanished Omens
Most are CIB and in good shape. Barring that Thunder Blade that looks like it was run over by a car.
Didn't really need another SMS, but the guy wanted to sell as a lot, so if someone is interested in it let me know
I picked up a box full of Amiga stuff for $20, which happened to include an Amiga 500, power supply, external disk drive, third-party mouse and a MIDI converter. I don't have any games for it yet, but hopefully that'll change soon.
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