Following my purchase of a great Atari 2600 I started to wander around the internet and second hands shop looking for some good game to add to my collection. I wasn’t looking for something specific, but something that was at least nice to see and with a good story or, in alternative, a real good deal.
I managed to find both.
In terms of cheapness I found a good condition cartridge (and manual) of Video Olympics game at 4,50€. It’s one of the Magnificient 9, the nine original launch titles for the (formerly known) Atari VCS. Both the cartridge and the manual are in very good shape. Unfortunately the game came loose without its box but I don’t mind, I still have tens of years to live and to collect even boxed games
Regarding the appeal, well, nothing beats Imagic in this. Thir silvery and rainbowed cartridges are unique pieces of art and you can tell the quality of the game just looking at the box (do you remember the “never judge the book by its cover”? – this time is exactly the opposite). I really wanted to have at least one of their games in my collection and in fact I was looking for some good deal when I stumbled in an almost perfect copy of Dragonfire, complete in box at the more than reasonable price of 10,50€.
The game is in pristine condition and even the box is almost perfect with just a little crush on the bottom. Only touching the box is a great sensation: you feel the difference between the silver coated paper and the roughness of the picture overimpressed. The cartridge is perfect and it looks like it just came out from the plant. Obvioulsy the game runs like a dream.
By now that’s all folks, but I hope to write again soon about some good pick, especially when I’ll be back from London Gaming Market (p.s. is some of you will be there let me know, maybe we can meet! 🙂 )