Game Hunter

Trophy Room 2017

Since 2016 was a disappointing year I tried to get out more in 2017. Overall I found quite a bit more but wouldn't say it was an awesome year.


GameCube and Game Gear stuff

GameCube and Game Gear stuff

At a spring garage sale I found an assortment of GameCube and Gear items. I paid about $20 for it all.


GameCube screen

The GameCube screen works great and even comes with a car adapter. Maybe that would be OK for camping trips I guess? Like you're out in the woods but really want to play Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door? It could happen.


Extreme Pinball

Extreme Pinball

Random shrink-wrapped PC game at a sale that otherwise had nothing else in the technology department. It was $1 which seems about right.


Dudes with Attitude

Dudes with Attitude

I splurged and bought this for $10 at Half Price Books because I didn't own it and that was a little below eBay prices at the time. I love these games that have the "press this button until the game works" thing which I assume is trying to fry the lockout chip.


Atari Manuals

Atari Manuals

Fun story with this one.. I spotted this Frogger box and opened it to find it was just filled with manuals. Not surprising, these Parker Brothers boxes are perfect for storing manuals. When I went to buy it (for a cool $1) the woman at the sale was all upset. Apparently they were cleaning the basement and found this buried away, they got rid of all their other Atari stuff years ago (I asked of course). She wanted to throw it out but her husband said "no, there's some dude out there that will buy it for $1". He was right and I'm that dude. She was now angry at having to admit he was right. Causing marital conflicts is just one of my many skills.


Library sale

Library sale

Remember that weird library sale in 2016? Well it was back but I didn't find quite as much.


Atari Flashback 5

Atari Flashback 5

I must have 4-5 different Atari Flashback variations already but $7 seemed like a good enough deal for another. It was at a yard sale and looked untouched.


PC games

PC games

I found these at a sad estate sale. I suppose they all are since they involve death but some are sadder than others. This person clearly suffered some sort of CD hoarding problem. Every room was filled to the ceiling. I could easily have walked away with 1,000 PC games but then realized I'd be turning into them. So I bought three that I think I'd actually enjoy and one for the sake of novelty.


Two Atari games

Two Atari games

A pair of Atari games from Half Price Books that I didn't own.


Estate sale finds

Estate sale finds

At another estate sale I found a few long-box PlayStation games (which I always buy) and a nice collection of M-Network games for the Atari 2600. They also had a TurboTap which bummed me out because I assume if I was a day earlier I could have scored some TurboGrafx-16 games.


More estate sale finds

More estate sale finds

Am I bad person for being depressed when I find retro games at estate sales because it means people my age must be dying? That didn't stop me from walking away with an odd mix of retro games from this one. This whole box came to just under $40 and had some Intellivision games (including one of the few I don't own), Master System games, a couple Dreamcast games, an Atari 2600 double-ender, and a Sega brand Genesis joystick. It must be the remnants of a much larger collection that was sold years ago, or maybe the day before I got there.



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