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by Pedz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:09 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:On the subject of collecting what’s that one Holy Grail of a game you’d want in your collection? Having recently started collecting for the OG XBOX for me it’s Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.

CeX sell it for £70 if they ever have it in stock that is and like hell am I paying that much. I’m gonna hit a couple of conventions next year and keep an eye out for a copy, sub £50 (ideally sub £40) complete in box and I’d maybe bite.

EDIT: I used to own Radiant Dawn on Wii, what does it go for these days?


Seeing £60 on eBay, but most seem to be £100+ the "cheaper" copies seem to be people with little ratings.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:51 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:On the subject of collecting what’s that one Holy Grail of a game you’d want in your collection?

Path of Radiance CIB.

Corazon de Leon wrote:Snowboard Kids 2 CIB

£???

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:00 pm

Probably Radiant Silvergun or Panzer Dragoon Saga. There's nothing quite like Saturn games for this.

Burning Rangers, boxed with all the inserts and manuals (I think anyway) is the current highlight in my Saturn collection.

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by Ironhide » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:10 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Probably Radiant Silvergun or Panzer Dragoon Saga. There's nothing quite like Saturn games for this.

Burning Rangers, boxed with all the inserts and manuals (I think anyway) is the current highlight in my Saturn collection.


My brother almost managed to get Panzer Dragoon Saga when he worked at Gamestation, he'd put it aside to buy it when he got paid but another staff member accidentally let a customer know, the customer rang head office to complain and subsequently ended up forcing my brothers store to sell them the game.

My brother was fuming.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:20 pm

Aww man that sucks so hard. I'm sure I remember seeing it in a cabinet at my local GameStation about 15-16 years ago. It was already pretty expensive at that point.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Drumstick wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:On the subject of collecting what’s that one Holy Grail of a game you’d want in your collection?

Path of Radiance CIB.

Corazon de Leon wrote:Snowboard Kids 2 CIB

£???


Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

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by Ironhide » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:43 pm

I wanted to buy it when it came out but I couldn't find a copy of it anywhere locally as most of the games shops had all but abandoned the Saturn by then and relegated it to a single shelf next to the bargain bin.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:44 pm

Funny thing I've noticed collecting for XBOX is that the rarer more expensive stuff is usually gooseberry fool. Xiaolin Showdown, Room Zoom and Frankie Dettori Horse Racing spring to mind. Proof that rare doesn't always equal good.

Most good XBOX games can be acquired for peanuts.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:57 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

What the absolute strawberry float.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:06 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:On the subject of collecting what’s that one Holy Grail of a game you’d want in your collection?

Path of Radiance CIB.

Corazon de Leon wrote:Snowboard Kids 2 CIB

£???


Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

A quick eBay shows lots of Chinese sellers with copies for £22.24.

Seems legit. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:08 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

What the absolute strawberry float.


It was never released in the UK - the PAL version only came out in that beacon of exceptional gaming that is Australia, so there are almost no top condition copies of the game left. It's like gold dust.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:09 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:On the subject of collecting what’s that one Holy Grail of a game you’d want in your collection?

Path of Radiance CIB.

Corazon de Leon wrote:Snowboard Kids 2 CIB

£???


Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

A quick eBay shows lots of Chinese sellers with copies for £22.24.

Seems legit. :lol:


The NTSC copy goes for strawberry float all, might well be that, though it's probably fake.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:17 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:On the subject of collecting what’s that one Holy Grail of a game you’d want in your collection?

Path of Radiance CIB.

Corazon de Leon wrote:Snowboard Kids 2 CIB

£???


Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

A quick eBay shows lots of Chinese sellers with copies for £22.24.

Seems legit. :lol:


The NTSC copy goes for strawberry float all, might well be that, though it's probably fake.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_saca ... pal&_frs=1

Yeah, it's got a US label on it.

To be fair to them though, when you check the listings it does state it's a repro.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ironhide » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:18 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Easily £600, though I’d certainly try and get it for a lot less than that.

What the absolute strawberry float.


It was never released in the UK - the PAL version only came out in that beacon of exceptional gaming that is Australia, so there are almost no top condition copies of the game left. It's like gold dust.

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strawberry float, Goldust was a weird bastard.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:34 pm

thats why i never get people who try to do total machine library collections as basically that means your going to have to pay loads for certain games that are actually rubbish.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:11 pm

Yeah, agreed. Interestingly there's a seller on eBay getting rid of almost all of the well known expensive GC games. Once they're all sold I'll list their sold prices here... But GC game prices have skyrocketed in recent years.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:26 pm

This is what they went for (excl. postage):

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - £140
Kirby Air Ride - £89
Skies of Arcadia - £78
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - £72
Pokémon XD - £72
Mario Superstar Baseball - £69
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes - £56
Zelda: Twilight Princess - £45
Ikaruga - £42

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:04 pm

I got XD from a shop called playtime about 5 years ago for £35 , it was one of those well if I don't grab this now I probably never will moments.

Mario baseball I don't even remember what I paid for or if its pal or American, I think I grabbed it at a similar time to grabbing chibi robo.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Parksey » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:32 am

Drumstick wrote:This is what they went for (excl. postage):

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - £140
Kirby Air Ride - £89
Skies of Arcadia - £78
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - £72
Pokémon XD - £72
Mario Superstar Baseball - £69
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes - £56
Zelda: Twilight Princess - £45
Ikaruga - £42


I went through a phase, around 2007ish, where I tried to hoover up most of the GC's big name/first party titles.

Consequently, I own all of them on that list bar Kirby's Air Ride. That's a gap in my collection, largely because it was considered to be duff so I wasn't desperately trying to find it. I also passed by the Mario Party games (think the one with the mic is rare now) as well as that weird pinball game, Odama. Had the chance to get the latter for £40 but decided it wasn't ever going to get played.

Though saying that, I'm pretty sure I haven't played Ikaruga yet, and because at this time the GC was now competing with the 360 and Wii, I didn't get very far in Fire Emblem or Mario Baseball either. The latter I bought because someone here (melatonin maybe) said that only 3000 PAL copies were made, so I snapped it up for £35 when it was in a dwindling GC section in Ganestation around 2008. I'm actually surprised that's not the most expensive game on that list, as I'm fairly sure it must be the rarest, though baseball isn't as attractive to gamers here as Fire Emblem.

Not all of the titles were picked up years later though. I got Skies and Paper Mario when the console was still going, and absolutely loved them. NGC gave Skies a glowing review and suggested it would sell poorly or maybe be hard to find in the future - a fate that befell the DC version - so I went out on launch day during my GCSEs to go and get it.

I do feel a bit guilty having the games on my shelves back in the UK. For those games I played and loved, I wouldn't part with them until digital versions became available. For the others, I do wonder if the deeply buried smugness that I own such rare, hard to find titles, outweighs the fact that I effectively probably have about £700 just sitting there unused.

Though also, on the other hand, when I come back to the UK next March, I'm sorely tempted to go and do the same for the Wii U titles I missed out on by moving here abroad years ago.

EDIT - Don't think I played Pokémon XD either. I bought it because Nintendo cynically made it the only way to get some Pokémon in the Gen 3 and Gen 4 games (until Heart Gold/Soul Silver came out), but it was just too similar to Colosseum to face starting, so on the shelve it remains.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:27 pm

Parksey wrote:I didn't get very far in Fire Emblem or Mario Baseball either. The latter I bought because someone here (melatonin maybe) said that only 3000 PAL copies were made

Wow, is that figure accurate?!

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