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I was out not too long ago visiting some local retro video game stores in my neighborhood. Yes I am very fortunate that within walking distance of my apartment in Los Angeles, I live near two stores that sell retro games. My fiance and I frequent the closer one, however he had never been to A & J games, which was a little bit farther away. We took a nice walk one sunday evening, just 45 minutes before they closed to see their wares.

A & J games has a huge collection of retro consoles. Never have I seen so many Atari machines in one room. I'm not talking merely of the 2600 either. I saw an Atari 400 and 5200 among the pile. The store also some very obscure relics like the 32X and the Virtual Boy. As much I love the retro stuff, I do have to draw a line and hold myself back from buying lemons.

What was exciting about this trip was the Nintendo games buried in the vast sea of mostly mediocre cartridges. My fiance decided he wanted to buy something when he saw this:



Yes, that is Dragon Warrior 2. Now at this point the super fans in both of us squeeed over to the register and put down $30 for the two of them (after taxes, even). If there is one thing I regret as a gamer, it's trading in all my NES, SNES and Sega Genesis games. Now I'm on a mission to get them back for as little money as possible, one game at a time.

These two were too great to pass up.
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About naia-the-gamerone of us since 1:51 PM on 09.13.2007

My name is Naia (pronounced either Nay-a or Neye-a, like yay or like eye). I've been poking around here for a while, although I don't comment as much as I used to. I am I'm a starving artist in LA trying to keep my sanity. I do mostly freelance work and I'm always looking for people (even on DToid) to do fun projects with in entertainment. That can be either in theater, film, TV, or video games. I want to be like Kermit the Frog and be part of a group that entertains and makes people happy. I also love blue slimes, puppies and Sprinkles Cupcakes.

I've been playing computer and video games all my life. My dad was a programmer so we got an IBM 5150 PC very early on in the 80's. For Christmas in 1989 my parents surprised me with a Nintendo and it's been downhill ever since. I have/had most consoles over the years, mainly from Sony or Nintendo. I've had some Sega consoles and an Xbox 360 too.

I'm a big fan of the JRPG trinity of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Fire Emblem (more DQ and FE lately, but I didn't hate FFXV). I was a finalist in Nintendo's DQ6 trivia contest back in 2011. I play RPGs, Action/Adventure, Platformers, Puzzles, and Point-n-Click Adventure games. I will play fighters and shooters, but they have to be the right kind of game.

Also, Rydia is my hero.

I'm such a nerd, I like to keep track of all the games I've completed in an excel file (it's almost 400). Now that my backlog is out of control I have a word document for that too. My goal is to for once and for all eliminate the backlog, or at least keep it to a number in the single digits.

I have a lot of things to say about the game industry, it's something I care deeply about and love giving my opinions. I like to rant about shit. I'm here just to share what I have to say, in hopes someone is willing to listen.

Also for the record, my Top 5 Games of All Time
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Final Fantasy 4
3. Super Mario 3
4. Dragon Quest 11
5. Phantasy Star 4

Yes, I love my retro games (and DQ 11)


Thanks to The GHost for this awesome card!
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