Some times ago I stumbled upon some interesting auctions on Sega Master System games. It were some of these 1$ auction with no reserve price and with cheap shipping costs so I tried to get as many games as I could.
After four days of bidding, as you can imagine I’ve lost many auctions but I’ve even won a couple of them and I got some games for a few euros.
The first one is Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse. I’m not properly a Disney games fan, even if I loved some of their games, such as Aladdin for both MS-DOS and Mega Drive but I’ve always felt Disney games too much for kids, even when I was a kid. I’ve never tried Castle of Illusion before, but I’ve heard and read good things about it. One of the things I really don’t know about it is its real value. When I want to check this parameter, maybe to have a better idea when I’m biddig, I rely mainly on two sites, Price Charting and Rarity Guide. The problem in this case is that the first gives me a value of 33$ for a loose version, while the second of 10$. The difference is not insignificant and it can make the difference between a good deal and an incredible stroke of luck. Anyway I’m not buying games to resell them and gain something but, even if it were the case, I’ve concluded a good deal since I got Castle of Illusions for 4€.
The second game is a more traditional and straightforward (and sometimes a bit stupid and repetitive, let’s say it) beat ’em up, Vigilante, a port of the arcade with the same name released in 1988, which I’ve bought for 7€. In this game is way too easy to hear the echo of Kung-Fu Master, of which Vigilante is considered as a sort of “spiritual” successor. Unfortunately the game hasn’t got the manual, but the cartridge and box are in good condition.
After a couple of days when I was in Mantova with my girlfriedn we entered in an hook shop, just to have a quick look. Usually these kind of shop doens’t have many games and if they di,m they only have PS2/PS3/Xbox sport titles, so games I definitely don’t need. However, a bit hidden behind a rusty pile of Xbox there was a pristine copy of Land of Illusion, another game that, depending on the website you check, has very different values (I’ve seen 10 as well as 40$). Since I’ve already bought Castle of Illusion I though it could have been a good idea to take even another title of the saga. The tag price was 9€ but, for an obscure reason the man there decided to cut it to 5€ without even asking it. Good for me!
For now that’s all folks, I hope I’m not getting too much boring with these repetitive posts anytime I find something, even two or three games.
Talk to you soon!