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Thrift Store Adventures

I live right down the street from a most epic thrift store. Why so great? you may ask. Well, that's because it is the Mormon Church's thrift store and I live in the goddamn holy grail mecca of Mormonism! So every good Latter Day Saint is going to donate all their old video game gear to my thrift store.

It takes time and patience, but a motivated person can amass quite a haul in the long run. Just for reference sake, I have purchased the majority of my console hardware--> there at a severe discount from ma & pa shops, not to mention the meta-pricing (gouging) of the net.

This includes the most recent two purchases: NES (no cables or controller) $3.00, and today - Genesis (1 six button Sega turbo controller w Sonic 2) $5.00. As for the NES, I found a suitable power supply (and A/V cables are obviously no problem), but all the local ma & pa shops are plum out of NES 'trollers. For the Genesis, I searched my bag of tricks at home and conjured up a fantastic stereo A/V cable for this model II unit. But no suitable power source.

So after killing a few hours, I went back to my thrift store to search for said power source, but achieved success in an unsuspected way. A girl I know (that also happens to work there) is outside taking a smoke break by her car. We discuss (as we usually do in these encounters) the items I have procured recently, only to discover that she has also come by an NES recently. But for some odd reason, she really doesn't care for the game she got with it. So in the trunk of her car, she pulls out The Adventure of Link - Zelda II. You receive Zelda II NES!

Gee, you know? God really does work in mysterious ways. Now if only he could have made it Zelda 1. *grrrr* (Also, God, I need an NES controller and a Sega Genesis model II power supply. Mmkay? Thx).
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About puduheadone of us since 3:17 PM on 08.05.2009

I play new-ish PC games and Last-Gen consoles
[This means I am future-tense into 360/PS3/Wii!]

Slowly rebuilding a collection after (regrettably) selling off the original set. Here's what I have so far:

Metroid, Super Mario III, The Adventures of Link, Dragon Warrior

Sonic I&II

Legend of Oasis, Lunar Silver Star & Eternal Blue (JP)

Castlevania: SOTN, FF Anthology, FF Chronicles, Star Ocean II, Metal Gear Solid, Spyro II, Crash Bandicoot Warped

Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario Tennis

Phantasy Star Online, Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, Evolution I, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Crazy Taxi, King of Fighters Evolution, House of the Dead II, Fighting Force II

Metriod Prime I&II, Geist, Time Splitters II, Zelda Wind Waker & Twilight Princess, Zelda Collector's Edition, Mario Tennis & Golf, Mario Kart Double Dash, Resident Evil IV, Super Monkey Ball, Sega Soccer Slam, Sonic Mega Collection, NFS: Most Wanted, Bust-A-Move MMM
GBA Gamecube base adapter:
Golden Sun I&II

Jade Empire, Project Gotham Racing, GTA: Vice City, Sega GT 2002, Jet Set Radio Future, Sudeki, Azurik, Nightcaster, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Soldier of Fortune II, Unreal Championship

Random games: Lunar Silver Star & Eternal Blue, Vay (Sega CD), Y's Book I&II, Y's III (Turbo CD), Street Fighter II (PC Engine), Viewpoint (Neo Geo MVS)

PC Games:
[LEGIT HARDCOPIES] Half Life I&II, Counter-Strike Anthology&Source, Knights of the Old Republic I&II, WOW, Diablo I&II, StarCraft, Stalker, Deus EX, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor: War Chest, Battlefield Collection, Far Cry, Halo, GTA: III, NFS: Most Wanted, Race Driver, Blade Runner, Darius Gaiden, Layer Section, Gunman Chronicles, Thief, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Project Eden, XIII, Jedi Knight II, DOOM Trilogy, Balder's Gate, Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, Scorcher, Star Trek 25th Anniversary, King's Quest V&VI, Space Quest I-VI, Star Control I&II, Prince of Persia I&II, The Legend of Kyrandia