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WOOT! I just grabbed a Sega 32X and a Sega Nomad for 20 Bucks!

Old 05-11-05, 10:14 PM
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WOOT! I just grabbed a Sega 32X and a Sega Nomad for 20 Bucks!

I love going to garage sales and finding some treasure like this!

Both were in the box, and the 32X has EVERYTHING including the instructions with it, except the power adaptor (I got the Genesis one, instead. ) The lady is going to see if they can find the Genesis and they will call me if they do.

Actually, I think it is also missing the 32X adaptor that plugs on the bottom of the Genesis, although I don't think it actually has anything to do with gameplay...

The Nomad is the portable Genesis with a color screen. It was loose in the box, with a couple of games inside (Toy Story and Jungle Book,) but I found the AC adaptor for it in the 32X box.

I also picked up a SNES Super Advantage joystick, Batman Forever (Gen,) B.C. Racers (32X, Knuckles Chaotix (32X,) and Star Wars Arcade (32X.)
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I'm jealous about the Nomad. I actually have the 32X somewhere boxed up around the house though. What do you think of the Nomad now that PSP and DS are available?
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Originally Posted by Xploited
I'm jealous about the Nomad. I actually have the 32X somewhere boxed up around the house though. What do you think of the Nomad now that PSP and DS are available?

I would like to know the same thing.

I think handheld gaming sucks ass but I remember thinking that Nomad was cool.
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The nomad was cool because it gave you the same games you played at home on your tv on the go. Except for the one that Turbografix made i don't think any other portable has used the same media as the home systems did. A portable playstation 2 would have been sweet if it just took the ps2 games. I would have a library of like 500 games from release day. It would be a bit bulky though with the cd media.
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Yeah I still have my Turbographix handheld.
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The Nomad is definately worth it. The 32X not so much, but there's a few decent games it too. I recommend Kolibri.
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Man, I never find anything good at garage sales

Congrats on the find! I worked at Toys R Us when the Nomad was being sold...I always kicked myself for not picking one up when they closed them out uber-cheap.
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The 32x wouldn't excite me, but the nomad is cool. The Shining Force games are definate must buys. I remember basically having to play the thing while it was plugged in, but it was still awesome.
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Kolibri is on my wishlist, but I doubt I will ever find it locally...

I went back to the garage sale, and she sold me 2 original Genesis systems for $1 each, and one of them had a 32X in it (no ac adaptors, cords, controllers, etc.) One also had the 32X adaptor that goes on the bottom of the Genesis, although I don't know what that is actually for. A game store employee told me the 32X would play fine without it. While at the garage sale, she gave me an instruction book for the Genesis, and also sold me an original SNES joy pad for .75 cents.

The Nomad looks pretty nice, it is about as big as a PSP, although much thicker (about 2".) It has all six buttons instead of just the original three, and the control pad feels more like the Saturn 3-D joystick than the Genesis control pad. The screen is nice and bright, about 2" tall and 2.5" wide. The unit has a standard control pad port for two players, and you can hook it to your TV, using a Genesis A/V cable. It doesn't actually have a battery compartment built in, but there is a plastic battery pack that hooks on the back of the unit, holding 6 AA batteries in a row.
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The Nomad is a GREAT system. I love how you can hook it into a TV too, it really is a fully portable Genesis. I remember back in the mid 90's picking one up on clearance at Toys R US for $59.99. I still own it although I recently gave it to my little bro along with my Atari Lynx after I considered EBay'ing them but he thinks they are cool as crap and what can I say, I'm a cool brother.
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It is always nice to find treasures. I remember finding my Sega CDX for $40 a few years ago. I still use the thing. JVC built them very well.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
The 32x wouldn't excite me, but the nomad is cool. The Shining Force games are definate must buys. I remember basically having to play the thing while it was plugged in, but it was still awesome.
If there was one system I wanted when it came out, it was the Nomad... it was way, way too expensive, though.

But at this point thought you can get away with the GBA just as well. Its screen is much better than the Nomad's, it has seven times the battery life (with a rechargable battery instead of 6 AAs), and most of the games have been ported. There's Shining Force I and Phantasy Star Collection (I, II, and III)... so no Shining Force II or Phantasy Star IV, but whatever. Sonic, Earthworm Jim, Shinobi, Ecco, Golden Axe, Altered Beast... even a Gunstar Heroes game is coming in the fall.

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I figured I would use this thread for some more garage sale goodness!

I picked up 13 NES games and a Transformers Unicron for $3.50... (.25 cents each)
  • Back to the Future
  • Batman
  • Blaster Master
  • Castlevania
  • Double Dragon
  • Excitebike
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Life Force
  • SMB/Duck Hunt
  • Spy Hunter
  • Swords & Serpents
  • Tetris (Nintendo)

    I got 6 Atari 2600 games and a Vic-20 cartridge for $3.
  • Casino
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Memory Match
  • Space Invaders (w/ box)
  • Street Racer
  • Turtle Graphics (w/ box & instructions, Vic-20)

    Finally, I snagged a NES w/ gun in the box (with all instructions,) along with 4 games, for $3!!!
  • Burgertime
  • SMB/Duck Hunt (again!, but with instructions)
  • SMB 3 (w/box & instructions)
  • Wheel of Fortune Featuring Vanna White (w/ box & instructions)
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I've been to alot of garage sales, but the only really good videogame deal I ever got was an original Atari 2600 (w/box) and about 25 games for $5.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
I've been to alot of garage sales, but the only really good videogame deal I ever got was an original Atari 2600 (w/box) and about 25 games for $5.
I just found an Intellivision II, Voice module, and 28 games with the instruction books and keypad overlays for $10!

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