#20216. That was my backer number for the OUYA game console. Nearly 1 full year from the day I decided to invest in this totally unknown commodity, it arrived at my house. I thought I would share what comes in the box, and my first impressions of the OUYA experience.
Frog Pond for the Atari 2600. This has been listed a few times, maybe the price is right this time?
Glover 2 for the N64. This was dumped, and it sold for $200.
So this guy has been in my collection for a few years, and I’m finally getting around to putting it back in working order. Since there’s not a lot of information about them laying around, I thought I’d document the process.
*Blows the dust off the keyboard*
First of all, thanks for sticking around, we hope to get back into a more frequent posting pattern very soon. Second, I apologize for the screenshots in this post. They seem to be “stretched” a bit for some reason. With that being said, let’s look at Kangaroo.
As I was digging through the myriad files I had downloaded over my years on the internet… I stumbled across my install file for Totally Tiny Arcade. It was a game I remember downloading a couple years (and computers) ago, but hadn’t touched it since then. The main reason I downloaded it back then? It was being offered for free. Since I like free, I jumped at it. But, like that 15 GB torrent of CD-I ISOs that seemed like a good idea at the time…it largely went untouched, until now.
Halo 2 was one of the most secretive games ever developed. Due to some poor scheduling, Bungie was forced to produce the game on an incredibly tight schedule. On top of that, Bungie struggled to hide a major plot twist; for half the story, you wouldn’t be playing as Mr. Chief, but as an enemy Elite known as the Arbiter.
I didn’t observe much for video game prototypes until I was informed that some were not caught by my regular searches. Looks like the seller found a stash of Playmates prototypes.
Mutant Chronicles: Doom Troopers for the Genesis. Sold for $49
I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t been able to keep up with auctions as regularly as I would like. Lots of Atari 2600 prototypes were on sale earlier this month.
Nightmare Circus for the Genesis. Unreleased outside of Brazil. Still might be a bit steep at the BIN of GBP 599.99.
Recently, a pretty wonderful story popped up online about a believed to be lost arcade game known as Planet Probe. If you’d like to read up on the saga, check out the story at the following links ( Part 1 and Part 2 ). Most important for our purposes…in the comments of part 2 are links for a special version of MAME, and a link to a page to download the ROM so that we can play the game ourselves.
Videogame collecting, especially classic game collecting, can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. With a little time, effort and money, you can amass a collection of favorite games and oddities across a wide variety of consoles and portables. It helps to know what you’re getting into, so that’s why we’re here to help. At TtC, most of us are game collectors ourselves and many of us have been collecting for 10 years or more with collections numbering in the thousands. So that’s why this column exists: to pass our knowledge and experience onto the new collector, you.
New to ThrowTheController? Read previous CGC columns below and come back to this one:
The past four columns have been about getting you on your way to collect games so you’re best prepared to collect games efficiently and effectively; stretching your gaming dollar to its maximum. From here, we’re going to go into detail about different relevant topics to game collecting. The first is rarity and understanding what it means. Understanding rarity versus demand and value and why rarity isn’t something you really should hold stock in is incredibly important as it protects you from misinformation thrown about by others who don’t. This can save you money and aggravation in the long run.