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Old 12-11-02, 02:25 AM
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Anyone collect old consoles and games?

I've been looking at a lot of websites that sell old video game consoles and games and it's got me thinking about buying some of them. Anyone else do this?
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Old 12-11-02, 10:36 AM
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I don't actually collect older games/consoles but I do buy for my older consoles. A good game is a good game no matter how old it is. I just recently was given a top-loading Nintendo and started playing those games again.
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Old 12-11-02, 10:41 AM
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Same here, I don't collect used SNES or N64 Games, but I'm not getting rid of my old ones either.

Favorite old game: SNES - NHL97 Still have it!

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Old 12-11-02, 11:04 AM
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I've still got an NES and a SNES laying around, but neither have gotten much use in quite some time. I did however hook up the SNES a month or so ago so that I could play Super Metroid and Super Punchout and I was pleasantly surprised with how great the games still were.
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Old 12-11-02, 11:24 AM
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I've been collecting classic consoles for about 7 years now. In my home theater room I have the following on the shelves, ready to be hooked up and played within minutes:

Odyssey 400 Pong
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Intelevision I
Intelevision II
Sega Master System
Super Nintendo
Virtual Boy
N64

I have hundreds of cartridges for these, especially the 2600. When I started collecting them, the games were real easy to get and very cheap... That is until Ebay and lots of new collectors came along and made them harder to get.

I even play the games in widescreen!

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Old 12-11-02, 12:35 PM
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how about DC :)

Here's my little DC games collection Lists (All Games are BrandNew)

1. Skies of Arcadia
2. Spawn
3. Resident Evil 3
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica
5. Shenmue
6. Eco the Dolphin
7. Sega Smash Pack
8. Alone in the Dark
9. Record of the Lodoss Wars
10. Sword of the Berserk
11. Street Fighter III: Double Impact
12. Dynamite Cop
13. Virtua Striker II
14. Gundbird
15. Legacy of Kain
16. Nightmare Creatures II
17. Chu Chu Rocket
18. Element Gimmick Gear
19. Soul Fighter
20. Super Magnectic Neo
21. The House of the Dead II
22. Suzuki Alstare: Extreming Racing
23. Jet Grind Radio
24. Dragon Riders
25. Street Fighter Alpha III
26. Fur Fighters
27. Maken X
28. Slave Zero
29. Time Stalkers
30. Shadowman
31. Who wants to be Millionaire
32. Fighting Force II
33. Omikron
34. Tom Clancy's: Rainbow Six
35. NFL BLITZ
36. ECW: Hardcore Revolution
37. Star war Racers
38. Carrier
39. Tomb Raider: The last Revelation
40. Metropolis Street Racer
41. Unreal Tournament
42. Grandia II
43. ESPN NBA 2Night
44. Mortal Kombat Gold
45. Crazy Taxi
46. Soul Calibur
47. Power Stone
48. Virtua Tennis
49. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
50. Draconus
51. Ms. Pac-man
52. Sonic Adv.
53. NBA Showtime
54. Spec Ops II
55. Atari Collection
56. JoJo's Adventure
57. Rayman II
58. Prince of Persia
59. Tomb Raider: Chronicle
60. Pen Pen Trilelon
61. Pod racers
62. Last blade II
63. Trick Style
64. Capcom vs. SNK
65. Evolution
66. NFL 2k1
67. NBA 2k1
68. World Series baseball 2k1
69. Wacky Races
70. Death Crimson OX

.........Still missing alot Great titles......
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Old 12-11-02, 12:54 PM
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I don't really collect, but I have lots of old consoles and games. My favorite system is still the SNES and prized posession is Earthbound complete with oversized box, etc. You still can't beat Chronotrigger, and even though I have it on the PSX, you can't beat the feel of the SNES.
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I stick to emulators. Many of them work so well you can't tell the difference other than the controllers, but then you don't need the storage space.

C'mon, Dreamcast can't count Sony still makes the PSone for crying out loud. Even SNES is a stretch. There were some people who run a classic gaming store at http://www.4jays.com/ on The Screensavers Monday. Now THOSE were old games!
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Old 12-11-02, 01:05 PM
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I used to collect alot of the older systems (and games). Like Atari 5200, 7800, 2600, XE, and even older/obscure like these:

Vectrex
Intellivision
Colecovision
Odyssey 2 (I have 2 very cool deluxe games for this system, The Great Wall Street Fortune and a fantasy game complete with game board + many pieces)
Fairchild
TI-99
Supergrafx

Of course the obligatory NES, SMS, 3DO, Jaguar/Jag CD, Turbografx 16 (TurboDuo), Genesis, SNES, Saturn, PSX, etc

But since I have to relocate across country twice, I was forced to get rid of alot of things, so I only have the games I truly want and those that are cheap/not that great, I got rid of.
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Old 12-11-02, 02:45 PM
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I keep all my older systems and try to fill in the gaps over time. I make sure to keep at least 3 or 4 games for each system. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a Jaguar at the local game store for $20.
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Old 12-11-02, 03:35 PM
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I still have an Intellivison system hooked up. I was playing Tron: Deadly Discs just the other day... Great game. The contollers are starting to crap out though... I always hated that stupid disc.

I also have an NES hooked up. Once in a while I'll throw in Tetris or Mike Tyson's Punchout. Not sure where to buy games for it... but I'm sure I'd still buy 'em they were easy to find.

Old video games rule.
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I always pop in on these collection topics because of a site I like. It works like the game trade forum here, just more users. There are some pretty serious collector's over there. Anyway if you are interested in purchasing or trading for older systems head this way.

gametz.com
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Old 12-11-02, 08:42 PM
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I had a larger collection of old consoles (including a Magnavox Oddessey), but sold them all in a fit of stupidity. I got 450 in store credit for them, so I bought a bunch of PS1 games and a couple movies. Worst....trade....ever.
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Old 12-11-02, 09:28 PM
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That http://www.4jays.com/ site is awesome!

I think I may finally pick up a NES again.
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Old 12-11-02, 11:16 PM
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That http://www.4jays.com/ site is awesome!

I think I may finally pick up a NES again.
Cool, and I live in Brentwood 10 minutes from there...

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Old 12-12-02, 10:24 AM
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I have an Atari 2600 and 7800 with a ton of cartridges and a Sega CD that I'm going to hook up in my bedroom. How do you hook all of these up to one TV? I have a switchbox with A/V inputs for my XB, GC, PS2 and Dreamcast, but IIRC the 2600 had a switchbox that you had to screw into the antenna inputs on the TV. Is there a way to hook them all up at once?

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Old 12-12-02, 09:51 PM
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There were some people who run a classic gaming store at http://www.4jays.com/ on The Screensavers Monday. Now THOSE were old games!
Thanks for that link! I saw that episode and I've been trying to remember what the link was since then.
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Old 12-12-02, 09:58 PM
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Atari on a widescreen... so cool and yet so wrong all at the same time
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Old 12-13-02, 03:08 AM
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I don't really collect them but I rather hold on to them. I got rid of my SNES about 6-7 years ago and I had regretted that day until I picked one up this year. I learned my lesson about systems...hold onto them. I even sorta miss my TurboGraphx 16.

For the record I have 2 SNESes, Dreamcast, Playstation, GBA and GameCube. My most prized game is probably Mario RPG (SNES).
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Old 12-13-02, 03:39 AM
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I hold onto all my old systems and games, but I don't buy new games for them very often (although I recently bought the first Toejam and Earl).

I got into it late (when in grad school) so all I have is Genesis (w/CD), SNES, Playstation, N64 (worst one I ever had, just no games I cared for), Dreamcast, PS2, GBColor and GBA.

My most prized game is probably either TJ & E or one of the Shining Force games.
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Old 12-13-02, 08:36 AM
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I even play the games in widescreen!
Anamorphic Adventure..

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Old 12-13-02, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for that link! I saw that episode and I've been trying to remember what the link was since then.
Glad other people like the idea of that store too. I think the Screensavers is a great show, and they post a link to just about every site they mention on the show on their website every day, so even if you didn't see the show you get the info. That was the only way I was able to post it here.

It was a pretty cool collection they brought on the show. It was the first time I have seen a Vectrex in action other than an emulator or a photo.

I love the picture of Adventure on the widescreen I look forward to the day I have a front projector (waiting for my curren trear projector to die) so I can play Pitfall at 8 feet wide
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