Damage Inc (PS3) – This game was developed by Madcatz and comes with a unique joystick, specially made for the game. The game itself is pretty standard PS3 flight sim fare, but it’s the joystick and cool packaging that are they true selling factors. The joystick itself looks like it’s made up of components from a World War II fighter cockpit, and has the overall appearance of a US Navy fighter (like the F6F Hellcat) of the same era.
Capcom Classics Collection (PS2) – As I’ve said many times before in my blog the PS2 is probably the most prolific system ever, and one of the real instigating factors in the retro gaming movement due to its many retro game, and pinball collections. This Capcom version has many arcade classics on it including Street Fighter, 1942, and Final Fight.
Blazeon (SNES) – This is another SNES SHMUP and a relatively obscure one at that and I’m look forward to playing it.
Star Trek: Away Team (PC) – I hunted high and low for this one and found one CIB, but passed it over (due to price) and went for a simple secondary release DVD case type that was significantly cheaper. I guess this is a squad based RTS, so I look forward to playing it.
Super Nova (SNES) – a.k.a Darius Force, so I’ll have my second Darius title in as many weeks, and from what I’ve seen this one is very detailed and has great sound effects.
Battlestar Galactica (XBOX) – Still building my XBOX collection. This space game based on the original TV show, and seems to be a highly recommended title.
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) – Found this for $3 at my local GameStop, its a better deal then what I could get it for on eBay
Defiance (PS3) – Same as above. This one is based on a SyFy channel show from a few years back, that had a premise similar to Alien Nation.
Hyperzone (SNES) – Hyperzone is a mix between F-Zero and Space Harrier, but always comes pretty recommended
Super Battletank & Super Battletank 2 (SNES) – I’m lumping these two together because both games are very similar and both where dirt cheap on eBay.
I was lucky enough this weekend to get myself to a yard sale where the guy had and old Coleco Pac-Man mini arcade for sale. To say the least it was good buy (complete), and a fraction of the eBay price. Here is some footage of this one in operation.
Knight Rider (NES) – This was in my prize package from The Retro League for being picked as listener of the month for August. When you hear the name Knight Rider you tend to be a bit skeptical, and immediately go into cheesy 80’s mode. To be honest though this is a good little game, and reminded me a lot of Fatal Run on the Atari 7800, whereby you basically travel from town to town on missions destroying the bad guys on the road in between and upgrading in town. No exploding cheerleaders here though! I was actually really entertained by this one, and had to come back to it.
On another note the same day I bought the mini-arcade, I did go to look at an arcade machine, but the sale quickly went sideways when the seller seemed oblivious to the screen burn, and slightly beat up cabinet with a missing backboard. To say the least he tried to give me the whole I’ve got other people interested thing to which I replied “good luck” to say the least the other folks must not have been interested either since the machine is still for sale on local sites. But, I have a couple of other arcade machine bargains in the works.