On Saturday, Corgs-Con
was held in an empty tax accountant office in the southern side of Columbus. Vendors filled tables with various retro systems, games, and other items. There were piles of cartridges, rare systems, many import titles, and even some rarities such as a copy of the infamous Coke Wins
. Everything for sale.
I picked up a few good things. On the Dreamcast, I got for cheap the standard brawler Soul Fighter
and the Megami Tensei
styled first person action game Maken X
. The domestic version, so no sword fight with the Pope.
On the SNES, I picked up Doomsday Warriors
, a sub-par fighter made when such games were all too common. Well, I do enjoy collecting fighters anyway. There was also the much required Contra III
. Now, I love Contra; the original NES version is one of the games that I am best at. When people complain about how hard it is, I just think about how often I challenge myself to go through the game without dying once. Contra III
was a game I needed to own.
I also got the Super Famicom title Rushing Beat Ran
, which turned out to of been released here as Brawl Brothers
. Well, side scrolling beat-em-ups were always a favorite of mine. I also wanted to try converting my SNES to play Super Famicom games anyway. Now if you don't know, the SNES has perhaps one of the most straightforward region lockouts ever placed in a system: a pair of plastic tabs. Just cut and twist them out with wire cutters or pliers, and you can play Super Famicom games. That's it. You don't even need to take the system apart.
And speaking of imports, I also picked up a copy of the Famicom action RPG Famicom Jump
. This was released in 1988 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Shonen Jump and features most of their popular characters at the time. My skills in reading Japanese still needs work, so perhaps Kotaku will show the episode of GameCenter CX where Arino plays it.
There was also a vendor who had a copy of the infamous anti-game Transformers: Convoy no Nazo
. I thought about picking it up... but I don't hate myself that much.
And finally I got a bundled TI-99/4A and a pile of cartridges. Now, the TI was the first computer my family owned, so many fond memories of the silver thing and the pile of educational games my mother insisted on getting. Here, however were actual games and joysticks, something we never got back then.
Sadly, the bundle did not contain the power supply, so I'm waiting for an e-mail on that. I went to my parents house to find the old one that I packed away... but my father threw it out.
Well, there's a lesson learned.
Anyway, I'm done spending money for the time being. Now I wish I had another room to serve as a home for my legacy systems. read