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Top 5 retro purchases of 2005

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:17 pm
by SirClive
Following on from Hand Solos thread about games, thought I would expand it to anything retro gamey.

My top 5 would be...

Dreamcast console - thank you Sega for using normal CDs (and thank you Shareaza!!)
GamesTM Retro Anthology - Filled the gap between RG18 & RG19
Fairchild Channel F console - The weirdest controllers ever!!
New PC - allowed me to use my old one to convert my Jamma arcade cabinet to MAME
Amstrad GX4000 console - just because it looks cool!

Re: Top 5 retro purchases of 2005

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:38 pm
by Dudley
SirClive wrote:Following on from Hand Solos thread about games, thought I would expand it to anything retro gamey.

My top 5 would be...

Dreamcast console - thank you Sega for using normal CDs (and
Sega didn't use normal CDs, the console just happens to be able to boot them.

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:54 pm
by Randall Flagg
Ah man, Don't know where to start, got into retro gaming this year and have been scourering boot sales, charity shops and eBay.

Best Buys:

SNES - £1.00 - Boot Sale
Dreamcast - £1.00 - Boot Sale
Megadrive(asian)+megadrive2(Euro)+N64(Expanded Pal) - £5.00

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:26 am
by merman
Best buy?

That would have to be raffle tickets at retro events, because I won:

- a Dreamcast, and a bundle of PC games (at Retrovision)
- an Atari TV console (at CGEUK)
- a JAMMA cabinet (at the Retro Ball)

Sorted!

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:29 am
by TMR
Top five for 2005... Okay, i'm game;

The 1541 Mk2 and Zipstik i got from the local Blockbuster for £20 total.

USB Competition Pro that is a little laggy, but the games feel more right now.

Yet another Dreamcast since we keep wearing 'em out!

C64DTV - lets the kids play C64 games without my breadbin taking a hammering, sorted!

Tickets to BIT Lite/Retrovision Mini because they were both brutal for the bits i remember. =-)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:57 am
by acharris05
Hi, my top 5 retro buys of 2002 would be as follows:

1. Amiga CD32 and 7 games - £17
2. Goldstar 3DO + 8 games - £17
3. Atari 2600 woody 6 switch + 2 joysticks & paddles with 3 games - £5
4. 2 x atari 2600 jr with 25 games - £10
5. Super Mario Kart SNES - £1.50 with a bag of 10 games

Anthony

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:04 am
by Mayhem
Hmm.... *thinks*... well no order here...

1) Modified parallel port 1541-II unit for transfering originals to backup (thank you Markus Brenner).

2) Some damn fine rare Vic20 carts for not that much of a price.

3) Gauntlet III for C64 (thank you Andy Roberts!).

4) Being given Elvira II C64 (thank you Merman!).

5) Acquiring complete copies of Pole Position, Star Castle, lightpen utilities and a few other assorted Vectrex goodies for way under value over in the US at the CGE auction.

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:12 am
by Dudley
2. Goldstar 3DO + 8 games - £17
I hate you so very very much.

Re: Top 5 retro purchases of 2005

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:55 am
by SirClive
Dudley wrote:
SirClive wrote:Following on from Hand Solos thread about games, thought I would expand it to anything retro gamey.

My top 5 would be...

Dreamcast console - thank you Sega for using normal CDs (and
Sega didn't use normal CDs, the console just happens to be able to boot them.
You know where I'm coming from <wink>, Just wish I had time to give the Shenmue's the play they deserve.

Re:

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:55 am
by revgiblet
merman wrote:Best buy?

That would have to be raffle tickets at retro events, because I won:

- a Dreamcast, and a bundle of PC games (at Retrovision)
- an Atari TV console (at CGEUK)
- a JAMMA cabinet (at the Retro Ball)

Sorted!
That's some unholy luck you have there Merman... :evil:

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:44 pm
by scunny
not on the scale or merman, but I went into a 2nd hand shop on saturday and bagged the "Ultma Collection" on PC CD. Great condition containing all 10 or so ultima games.

If that wasn't bargain enough, rubber banded to it was the official strategy guide of said compilation!

all for £2

Ebay here I come!

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:50 pm
by demon cleaner
I was very exited about my Commodore CDTV and my SX64.

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:17 pm
by andy vaisey
Dreamcast (best console ever imho...)
C64DTV (C64 on the move - must be good!)
C64 (x2 to add to my existing 1 - spares)
C2N (to replace my knackered one...)
A1200 (just for the disk drive to replace the worn out one in my existing A1200 and for spares)

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:37 pm
by Neilos626
Mine would be

a dreamcast, saturn and DK64 for £4.00

discworld, FF6, FF7 x2, FF8 x2 and FF9 for £20.00

a master system 2 with 38 games for £12.50

Rainbow islands for the NES, given to me for free

the twisted tales of spike McFang (snes) £2.50

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:04 pm
by AmazingJas
Picked up both the Intellivision and Tetris dtv units for less than $10 (AU) each.

BMX Flyer hand held game for about $40

And I COULD have bought a Sega CD and one of those 32bit thingies with 5 games for $40...doh!