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I'm mostly a retro gamer. I don't hate everything after the 90's, but I tend to prefer retro game design. I enjoy alot of indie and portable games, not to mention a blockbuster title every now and then. However, like I said, the majority of my gaming takes place on older consoles.

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Xenoblade Chronicles
Rune Factory 3
Liberation Maiden
Torchlight 2

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Sound Test- Video game music. I love it, you love it, what more do I need to say?
Super Mario 64: Dire Dire Docks
Zelda: Link's Awakening: Tal Tal Mountains
Suikoden 2: Opening Theme
Dragon Quest V: Ocean Voyage
Katamari Damacy: Lonely Rolling Star
Castlevania:OoE: An Empty Tome
Castlevania: Heart of Fire
StarFox: Corneria
Mother 3:Hard Rain
Chrono Cross:Time's Scar(Opening)

Game Run!- Check out the exciting life of a poor retro gamer!
11/19/08- Batman(NES) and Power Blade
10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead
10/10/08- MASSIVE update! NES and loads of games.
8/12/2008- Killer Instinct, TMNT:TF, Super Tennis
7/20/2008- Inindo, Wonderboy, Crusader of Centy
7/9/2008- NBA Jam, Out of This World

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Keep in mind that these change SO much... I'm terrible at lists...

...5 Consoles
1. SNES
2. DS
3. Playstation
4. NES
5. Wii

...Genre
RPG

...3 Games
1. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
2. Final Fantasy IX
3. Dragon Quest V

...RPG
Final Fantasy IX

...Platformer
Super Mario Galaxy 2

...Fighter
Super Street Fighter 4

...FPS
Unreal Tournament series




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Every week or so, I do a "game run" when I'm in town, systematically going to every store that would sell used games and seeing what I can dig up. I usually find at least one good deal, however, I've never had a place to share my excitement for the treasures that I uncover until now...

Game Run! 11/19/08

1. Batman



System: NES
Store: Game Xchange
Price: $1.95

I was VERY excited when I saw this game sitting in the NES bin at Game Xchange and even more excited when I saw the price tag. Christmas is coming up and I have a girlfriend, along with friends and family, to buy presents for so I've been watching my wallet, but you can't beat a dollar! Anyway, this was one of the first games I ever played since it was included in the NES that was given to me by my friend across the street roughly 12 or 13 years ago. It has a lot of sentimental value and it also happens to be a great game. I remember being very bad at it, even worse than my little brother which was very embarrassing. So I didn't feel quite as bad when I played it today and realized that THIS GAME IS HARD!! Either way though, it rocks. It' probably one of my top 10 NES games and it's my favorite Batman game by far.

If you haven't played the game... it's a side-scrolling action game from the school Ninja Gaiden. Not to mention that it stars Batman and he's packing Baterangs, ninja stars, and a gun... THAT SHOOTS ROCKETS!!

[/b]2. Power Blade[b]



System: NES
Store: Game Xchange
Price: $1.95

I can never buy just ONE NES game, especially when they're this good and this cheap! I had never played Power Blade until earlier this year when I read about it being a very underrated NES action game. Which is exactly what it is! Upon playing it I realized that I had gotten it mixed up with it's far-superior sequel, but it's a great game none the less!

[/b]If you haven't played the game...[b] it's a side scrolling action game with a manly main character who fights with BOOMERANGS! What is it wit boomerangs anyway?... Weird.

SUMMARY!
Like I said, I haven't been able to buy much lately and frankly I've been realizing that there are far more important things for me to be spending my money on, especially when I already have so many games that I haven't beaten. Even so, I was ok with spending a bit of cash on these two great games.
RUN RATING:3/5 Stars
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