Thursday, 4 September 2014

I recently started collecting PS1

Last month I started collecting PS1. Shortly after the PS1 came out is when I stopped gaming. I just lost interest in gaming as a young teen and missed a lot of amazing games and an amazing system. I found most of these for a pretty good price. I'm not talking $2 at Goodwill good but... I think I'll be busy for the next few years :) Feel free to add me to Twitter @BULLY_DOGG Love to chat and discuss anything Retrogaming related

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mega Man SNES collection

I have finally completed my Mega Man collection for SNES - soccer. It took me a while to do because I was trying to find good deals on X2 & X3. We all how know expensive these game are and they just keep going up

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

New edition to the Family Sega CD 2

Last week I scored a boxed Sega CD 2 with a CD 1 box. I also got a few games. The only noteworthy game being Sonic CD. As a lot of people know, I'm not the biggest Sega fan. After months of owning a DC and now a CD 2, my dislike of Sega is sure changing. One of the biggest things that I'm digging about these systems is, the fact that you can burn games for them and don't need a mod chip. As many of you know, I'm totally against emulation, which I'm not going to get into... The thing that I like about this is, I can try games before I go and spend a whack of money on a game. For all the cart based Nintendo systems, the only way that I can see a game without buying is YouTube. Sometimes it has worked and sometimes it hasn't. I remember a friend, who was a Sega freak owning a CD & 32X. I was blown away by the CD. It seemed like a huge jump from the 16 bit consoles. I really do love the fact that it is an add on system and not a stand alone. There is a whole library of games that I have never played and I'm having so much fun exploring :) I would recommend buying one to anyone that doesn't have one. I will be doing a video soon about how to burn DC & CD games. Watch for it on my YouTube channel. Please feel free to comment and tell me what you think about the CD. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Genesis Gems: Vectorman

Oct 24, 1995 in North America
Nov 30, 1995 in Europe
2007 on the Virtual Console

Development: Blue Sky
Publisher: Sega

About The Game: 
Vectorman is a run and gun platformer similar to the likes of Megaman and Pulseman. The game is 2D, but has pre-rendered 3D models in its level and character designs which gives it a smooth feel. Vectorman is a "Orbot" with a body made entirely of orbs. He's powered with a ball gun on his hand, and various power-ups can be acquired through out the game to enhance his gun. Which include a machine, triple fire and bolo guns. Vectorman can also transform into many different things as well, through the use of the various power-ups. The transformations are used at times during the 16 levels of action this game has. Without the use of cheat codes the average gamer won't see past the fourth level as the game is difficult and extremely challenging, which gives it high replay value. If you look at the front cover, Sega held a special "Play To Win" promotion upon the release of Vectorman. Players had the chance to win $25,000, as well as secondary $10,000 prizes and Sega Saturn consoles. Once completing the game without cheat codes select Vectorman carts would display a flashing "You Win" message with a phone number to register as a winner. The game was also a critical and commercial success, and was awarded Best Genesis Game of 1995 by Electronic Game Monthly.

The majority of people who own or have played a Sega Genesis already know about this great game. Vectorman is a cult favourite among Genesis and retro game collectors, but gets over looked at times because of only having one sequel. This game is fun, addicting and very difficult which makes it a must have in anyones Genesis collection and can be found everywhere for great prices. A loose cart will run you around 5 to 10 dollars, and CIB between 15 to 30 bucks. If you don't own a Genesis the game is available on various Sega compilations on the Playstation and XBox.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New Edition To The Family

Yesterday I picked up a Dreamcast lot. I got the console, two controllers, two memory cards and a arcade stick. I got a very good deal on all this and couldn't pass it up :) I'm really glad to have this back in my collection !


Monday, 2 September 2013

Mega Man 7 SNES

This is the next game from my collection that I will be showcasing and one of my favourite SNES titles. Just like all the other Mega Man games, this is rare and expensive. has it listed at 73% rarity and on eBay it goes for $155-210 in good condition(Loose) MM7 is the 7th game in the original MM series and the first & only title in the main series to be featured on the 16-bit console. According to its creators, MM7 was only in development for a short time before its release. Keiji Inafune, a noted character designer and illustrator for the franchise, handed off his duties to Hayato Kaji for this instalment. Although many considered it a competent game by itself, a majority of reviewers either called it a simple rehash of previous entries in the MM saga, or considered it inferior to the inventive spin-off MM X, released on the SNES over a year earlier. Despite the steep price for this game, if u are a MM fan, this should be in your collection ! You won't be disappointed ! 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Genesis Gems: Ristar

Feb 16, 1995 in North America
Feb 17, 1995 in Japan
Feb 18, 1995 in Europe
Dec, 2006 on the Virtual Console

Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega

About The Game: I'm sure most of you by now know I love platformers, and the Sega Genesis has tons of them. Ristar was one I over looked when it was released due to the fact the Saturn was on its way to North America, and the console was already on sale in Japan. I actually didn't play this game until my first Saturn bit the dust 4 months after purchasing it, and I went back to the Genesis until I could afford another Saturn. I rented it from Blockbuster one weekend, returned it and took some of the money I was saving for another Saturn and immediately purchased this game. I found it instantly addicting with the fun gameplay, catchy music and colourful graphics. Ristar is a side scrolling platformer similar to all games of the same genre. Focusing less on jumping and speed abilities like other games. The Developers went with stretchable arms that reach out in 8 different directions. His arms are used to attack enemies by simply extending them, grabbing the victim, and pulling them towards him in a head butt type motion to dispose of the object. Another way his long arms are used is to throw and reach higher things, open various treasure chests through out the game, and to get to the elevated platforms. Once you master these controls the game gets extremely fun and the hours of gameplay fly by. Ristar has 6 planets with each one containing 2 levels with your typical boss battle at the end of the stage. After you have completed this the game ends with a final boss fight for all the marbles. One cool thing about Ristar I never knew as a kid was after the final credits, the game gave you four passwords you could enter when you played the game again.

Conclusion: Overall Ristar is worth picking up and has very high replay value. Although I kind of wish he had better jumping ability but thats just me. If you're a Sega Genesis collector this game should be in your collection. A loose cart will run you around 15-20 bucks, and CIB 20-40 dollars. Playstation and Xbox Genesis compilations have nice versions worth checking as well, and they both have game saving features which the cart doesn't.