Got a Game Gear, and a new Turbo Grafx at Goodwill

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#1 Posted by ChiefFreeman (5523 posts) -
I had a good day at Goodwill. I found a Game Gear (with power adaptor) with some good games; Lion King, Jungle Book, Super Off Road, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Triple Trouble. I'm impressed how good the games look and play. I know most games for it are crap, but these were goodies. Also, got a new Turbo Grafx 16 (box is still in sealed plastic bag). Perhaps it was leftover stock in a warehouse. I have no idea of the worth. I know used Turbo Grafx systems average between $80-120. They had two of them. Me and some other retro collector nabbed them pretty quick. A guy in the store kept asking if I was going to buy it, and I said "you bet!" Do you think I should try to sell it on Ebay, or hold on to it?
#2 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -
Damn, nice pickups. The best game-related thing I've found at Goodwill was probably a copy of NFL Blitz for the N64
#3 Posted by ChiefFreeman (5523 posts) -
Damn, nice pickups. The best game-related thing I've found at Goodwill was probably a copy of NFL Blitz for the N64JML897
NFL Blitz rocks! I got Banjo Kazooie and Conkers Bad Fur Day there, too. The prices are going up, at least at this particular Goodwill; it specializes in computers, electronics and video games. Still find some fair deals, though.
#4 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

That is awesome! I love hearing things like that.

Today is a good day for Goodwill! Just today I happened to get Twilight Princess for $3.99 and the first appearance of Apocalypse (X-Men comic) for $1 with the bag and board included!

So everyone should go to Goodwill today, we're on a roll!

#5 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
Nice! Never thought to check goodwill for gems like that. I love my T-16!
#6 Posted by bultje112 (1867 posts) -

I had a good day at Goodwill. I found a Game Gear (with power adaptor) with some good games; Lion King, Jungle Book, Super Off Road, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Triple Trouble. I'm impressed how good the games look and play. I know most games for it are crap, but these were goodies. Also, got a new Turbo Grafx 16 (box is still in sealed plastic bag). Perhaps it was leftover stock in a warehouse. I have no idea of the worth. I know used Turbo Grafx systems average between $80-120. They had two of them. Me and some other retro collector nabbed them pretty quick. A guy in the store kept asking if I was going to buy it, and I said "you bet!" Do you think I should try to sell it on Ebay, or hold on to it?ChiefFreeman

 

most gamegear games are actually really good. you can also play all master system games on it with an adaptor

#7 Posted by rawsavon (40002 posts) -
Nice find. I will say that of all the systems my buddy and I had growing up, the TG-16 got, by far, the least amount of play time. So I would probably try and sell it...unless you are a collector, then keep it. But I imagine a collector would: a. already have one or b. if not, never entertain the notion of selling it
#8 Posted by GaussRiemann (183 posts) -

I had a good day at Goodwill. I found a Game Gear (with power adaptor) with some good games; Lion King, Jungle Book, Super Off Road, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Triple Trouble. I'm impressed how good the games look and play. I know most games for it are crap, but these were goodies.ChiefFreeman

There are actually quite a lot of good games for the Game Gear. I don't think its relation between good and bad games is worse than the original Game Boy's, but the latter has a much bigger library of games.

Want somme recommendations? ;)

#9 Posted by ChiefFreeman (5523 posts) -
There's a Castlevania clone called Vampire "something" I'm looking for. It's supposed to be good. Lion King and Jungle Book are pretty tough!
#10 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

If I were you, I'd sell the TG-16 and use the money to buy a used one with a ton of games. I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but a brand new TG16 has to be worth around $300 if not more. You'd pretty much have $200 to spend on some awesome games, and the system has plenty from what I've seen.

#11 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
I agree with the above poster. Sell the boxed Turbografx-16 and use the money on a used system with games. Bonk 1 and 2, Blazing Lazers, Legendary Axe, Bomberman, Galaga 90, and Alien Crush are great starting points for a TG16 collection and there's a lot more to get into. As for the Game Gear, I suggest you track down Sonic Chaos. That, Triple Trouble aside, is the best Sonic game on Game Gear. Sonic 1 is also good, but Sonic 2 can be frustrating because of the lowered screen resolution. The Master System was the lead platform for Sonic 2 8 bit and it plays a lot better on that system than Game Gear, unfortunately. Also, track down both Shinobi games on Game Gear immediately.
#12 Posted by ChiefFreeman (5523 posts) -
[QUOTE="famicommander"]I agree with the above poster. Sell the boxed Turbografx-16 and use the money on a used system with games. Bonk 1 and 2, Blazing Lazers, Legendary Axe, Bomberman, Galaga 90, and Alien Crush are great starting points for a TG16 collection and there's a lot more to get into. As for the Game Gear, I suggest you track down Sonic Chaos. That, Triple Trouble aside, is the best Sonic game on Game Gear. Sonic 1 is also good, but Sonic 2 can be frustrating because of the lowered screen resolution. The Master System was the lead platform for Sonic 2 8 bit and it plays a lot better on that system than Game Gear, unfortunately. Also, track down both Shinobi games on Game Gear immediately.

I'm considering that. I sooo want to play some Turbo Grafx games!
#13 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="ChiefFreeman"][QUOTE="famicommander"]I agree with the above poster. Sell the boxed Turbografx-16 and use the money on a used system with games. Bonk 1 and 2, Blazing Lazers, Legendary Axe, Bomberman, Galaga 90, and Alien Crush are great starting points for a TG16 collection and there's a lot more to get into. As for the Game Gear, I suggest you track down Sonic Chaos. That, Triple Trouble aside, is the best Sonic game on Game Gear. Sonic 1 is also good, but Sonic 2 can be frustrating because of the lowered screen resolution. The Master System was the lead platform for Sonic 2 8 bit and it plays a lot better on that system than Game Gear, unfortunately. Also, track down both Shinobi games on Game Gear immediately.

I'm considering that. I sooo want to play some Turbo Grafx games!

Bonks Adventure, Bonks Revenge, Splatterhouse, Military Madness, and the pack-in title Keith Courage are my favorites on that system. Legendary Axe is pretty fun too.
#14 Posted by GaussRiemann (183 posts) -

There's a Castlevania clone called Vampire "something" I'm looking for. It's supposed to be good. Lion King and Jungle Book are pretty tough!ChiefFreeman

The game you mean is "Vampire: Master of Darkness", aka "Master of Darkness" or "In the Wake Of Vampire", see

http://www.segaretro.org/Master_of_darkness

#15 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

How is the screen on the Game Gear? Lots of them are faded to the point of being unusable due to capacitors going bad. Pretty cool sytem but I don't find I play mine yet.

#16 Posted by Change_MyShorts (76 posts) -

I just did a capacitor swap on a couple Game Gears. There are plenty of great games for the system. That puppy was ahead of its time.

#17 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -
You'll be surprise the good things you can find at a Goodwill, Thrift Stores, & Fleemarkets. Just gotta be careful not to spend too much on a game or system that might no longer works.