Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Retro overload

I kinda overdid the whole retro-purchasing bit. I even went so far as to (almost) buy a Japanese Dreamcast so I could play some of the shooters. (I decided against it.) I did spend a tad too much on a second (third?) Sega Saturn. It was a good price, but I had already bought so many games (many still on their way), it wasn’t a necessary expense. I did get a $25 PS1 (9001 version, which handles the overheating gear problem with the lens gears being right over the PSU), but that was the extent of my “great” deals.

I need to start playing the games now. I never seem to do so, though. It’s sad, really. I am probably just more familiar with Skyrim or Tetris, and I never try a new game. I played a round of the PS1 version of Tiger Woods PGA Golf (I believe ’99). It was great fun. I should give it a go again. I should also stop spending too much time playing football games. I’ve no idea what the plays are for (besides nickel being good for passing defense and 4/3 is for running plays?) I think I’ll play some shooters and then play a few other gems before getting back into Breath of Fire. (I might pick a different one first.)

I never spell/grammar check these things… for good reason. They’re a stream of consciousness. Editing makes them sound fake. 🙂

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Sega Saturn

I recently got back into Saturn (after somehow losing the hiding place I put my last Saturns, I’m sure there’s a box in the closet full of them), I went on a buying binge. I recently switched to a full-blown TV for my computer monitor, which enabled me to use composite for my PS1 and my Dreamcast. So after getting a switchbox, I decided that it’d be neat to get my Saturn out. It wasn’t the best version when I bought it, but it was in fairly good shape. Problem was, I needed my Action Replay Cart, which allowed me to play US games on my Japanese Saturn.  Well, that went well, and long story short, I got another console (a light gray Saturn rev 1.01) and another Action Replay.

So I’m looking online for games, since I only had Space Harrier and a couple of shooters (DonPachi and DoDonPachi, the latter not working on my current Saturn)… So I went on a binger buying up tons of games for my Dreamcast and my Saturn. So I’ve got a stack of games high enough to hide behind now. 🙂  Couple that with my PS1 RPGs I never finished and I don’t think I’ll need another game until I die of old age. (Then I want to be buried with Radiant Silvergun… Saturn version.) 🙂

I’ll review some of the games later, but for now, I’m knee deep in a $20 Japanese version of Fantasy Zone for the Saturn. It’s addictive! 🙂