[Picks of the Month] March 2018


Hello guys,

There’s a big new entry in my collection this month and it’s the Intellivision.

I wasn’t really looking for games for it since I don’t own a console but I’ve been tempted many many times to try to collect all the older consoles, those of the 2nd generation, so not the PONG clones but the first cartidge-based systems, like Atari 2600, ColecoVision and, of course, Intellivision. I don’t even know why that ad popped up in my daily research but there were listed more that 20 games  for a ridiculous price, like 30€. I didn’t know if they were common or rare but either way, if you buy 20 games for 30€ it’s for sure a good deal, even if they’re the most common games for a console. As I won the auction for a little more (around 40€) I noticed that most of the titles were common but a few of them, for example Shark! Shark! are a little less common and sometimes demand online prices between 10 and 15€. I haven’t bought them to re-sell them but I’m glad I’ve discoveres that I have some good games. Now I’m “forced” to find an Intellivision in a decent shape to buy to test my games. Let’s say that I’ve made an investment for the future…

Even this month the “new” consoles have the lion share of games. Regarding the PS1 the titles are just two but their value is high: Final Fantasy VIII (a franchise I still have to play and I know most of you will wince reading this) and a personal favourite, FIFA ’98 Road to World Cup. I’ve made a review about it and you can read it here and for me it’s not just the usual soccer game. 99% of the sports games are usually overlooked because you can find them everywhere almost for free and they have an intrinsic low value but this one was the games I’ve spent most of my time on back then on the PS1 and has an incredible feature: it list ALL the national teams existing back in 1996. So if you want to play Fiji VS Trinidad and Tobago you can. A great feature for a lover of small nations as I am 🙂

On the PS2 a little more games among which Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater is one of the best titles. Now I have two MGS games I can play but I will surely play again the “first” installment on the PS1. Another game I’m glad to have is Manhunt. I love horror games and I’d like to build a small library of them and this will be for sure part of it.

The Xbox 360 takes the cake against the “rival” Xbox. For the 360 I’ve bough two Halo games, of course at ridiculous prices, an interesting Aliens VS Predator (again horror for me 🙂 ) and the last GTA installment,  a game I really need to try soon.

Regarding my target of collecting all the Resident Evil games released since 1996, this month I’ve added three titles for three different platforms: Resident Evil Outbreak, for PS2, Resident evil operation Raccoon City for Xbox 360 and Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles for Wii, complete with gun. I had the chace to buy a juicy lot of all the Resi games for the PS1 (RE1, RE Director’s Cut, RE2, RE3, and RE Survivor) but the price became too steep for my wallet so I had to pass.

GAMES

Intellivision (Games count: 23):

  • Advanced Dungeons and Dragons – Treasure of Tarmin
  • Astrosmash
  • Auto Racing
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Centipede
  • Championship Tennis
  • Dracula
  • Football
  • Frog Bog
  • Golf
  • Horse Racing (Green label)
  • Horse Racing (White label)
  • Mouse Trap
  • NASL Soccer
  • Pitfall!
  • Poker & Blackjack
  • Shark! Shark!
  • Skiing
  • Space Battle
  • Tennis
  • Truckin’
  • World Cup Soccer

SNES (Games count: 20):

  • Alien 3

Wii (Games  count 9):

  • Resident Evil – The Darkside Chronicles

PS1 (Games count: 13):

  • FIFA 98 Road To World Cup
  • Final Fantasy VIII

PS2 (Games count: 34):

  • Manhunt
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
  • Red Faction II
  • Resident Evil Outbreak
  • The Sims

XBox (Games count: 8):

  • Dead or Alive 3

XBox 360 (Games count: 16):

  • Aliens VS Predator
  • Assassins Creed II
  • Fable III
  • GTA V
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 4
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City
  • Too Human

MAGAZINES

  • Retro Gamer #177

Games bought this month: 41

Games count: 374

I hope you’ll enjoy what you see!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. pick3dlast says:

    Nice finds this month 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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