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Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by TheBoingoBandit » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:03 pm

I don't collect game systems, but am fascinated by failed game systems (as well as other other failed technology, it's interesting to analyse why they failed) and if I didn't collect then this is what I'd probably specialise in.



Are there any collectors on here who collect failed game systems or computers? :)

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by snowkatt » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:14 pm

no
despite my bias towards the saturn
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:32 pm

TheBoingoBandit wrote: Are there any collectors on here who collect failed game systems or computers? :)
Not collect but I give them a go to see if they deserve whatever rep they have. Tried the 32X and didn't get on with it due to the prices of the games and also the mess of cables - not really worth it when there were so few killer apps to pursue.

I've currently got the 3DO which I guess is a relative failure. I've played some great games on it though so it's a keeper :)
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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by IronMaidenRule » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:05 pm

Currently really enjoying collecting for the Atari Lynx, I guess in comparison to the sales power of the Game Boy it did fail, but it has loads of fantastic games on it!

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by llj » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:26 pm

Only if they have at least 10 games I'd be willing to get. I'm not into getting failed systems "just because". I do like to play some games on them.

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:28 pm

I want to collect them all eventually, with the Mega CD and Jaguar being next on the list. I remember the local game shops was once selling new Jags for £10 each to get rid - boy do I wish i'd bought one then
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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:51 pm

Depends on what you mean by failed.
I used to have a few systems and my negative emotions playing the games must have been simular to those of the original owners.

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Mayhem » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:28 pm

Not necessarily failed, but I have had an interest in systems with small libraries, makes them easier (usually) to collect heh... might explain my collections for the Atari 7800, NGPC, Vectrex and Nuon.
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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:56 am

I have a Jaguar, Lynx, Saturn, Dreamcast and Neo Geo Pocket Color, but a console's success or lack of it has no bearing on me - If I want it and I can afford it, I will get it.

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Cauterize » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:17 am

Virtual Boy, with a passion!

The great thing about failed systems is the slow trickle of unreleased prototypes arriving over time. Bound High for the Virtual Boy was the most recent, which proved to be one awesome little game! Played it on my Flashboy recently :)

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:19 pm

Yes yes yes! Loving the Gamate, Pokemon Mini, Virtual Boy, game.com, 3DO, Mega CD, 32X, Vectrex, Neo Geo Pocket Color, WonderSwan, SuperVision... I'll draw the line at the Jaguar though, as I've yet to play a good game on it that isn't Tempest 2000.
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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:10 pm

And yet you've got a Gamate and a game.com...

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:13 pm

:oops:
Yeah... Snowman Legend on the Gamate is a lot of fun, I'll have you know, as is Monster Pitfall.

As for the game.com, I'm thinking I've forced myself to love that one, having got it brand new in 1997. There's a nice article about how amazing the game.com is on RetroCollect :wink:
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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:21 pm

Took me a while to fall for the Jaguar tbh. I was torn about buying it at first, but it was dirt cheap and as I've said before, Zoop (one of the games thrown in) got me under its spell. I don't actually have Tempest 2000 (yet) but I have played it and I have Tempest X3 for the PlayStation which is 95% the same, so I'm in no rush.

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Re: Do you collect failed game systems?

Post by Cauterize » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:35 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Pokemon Mini
Bah, how could I forget the Pokemon Mini! It was a system obviously doomed at launch, but Pokemon Tetris alone is quite possibly my all time favourite version of Tetris.

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