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8 bit treasure hunting

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Found a copy of Final Fantasy for the nes at a thrift store for 2 bucks. It is in great shape, except for a crack in the case. I was heistant to buy it, becuase I figured any force strong enough to break the case would surely crack the board inside. But I was wrong.

Reminds me of the time I found Final Fantasy II for snes for 3.99. You always take a chance on these old cartridge games, whether they'll work or not. Surprisingly, the ones I buy that are D.O.A, are the ones I find in specialty video game stores. Of all the places where they could test them first, you'd wonder why they would sell a game witout testing it. You usually pay less at a thrift store because everything is "as-is". But that's been changing.

Now, half the thrift stores are jacking up their prices. It's like they're spending time surfing eBay while they're deciding how to price stuff. Just today I saw a case full of old PC games, each no less than 20 dollars each. A few years ago, you could always get these games for just a few bucks.

A bit of nostalgia

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I make no secret of the fact that I am nostalgic for the old school games of yore. Ever since I bought my FC Twin a couple years ago, I think I've put in as many if not more hours on it than I did on the original NES when I was a kid.

Recently it's been Goonies II for NES. These waves of nostalgia are always sprinkled in between waves of modern gaming, namely Elder Scrolls IV on PCand Lego Indiana Jones for the Wii. But this Lego Indy has made me "nostalgic" for a more recent classic game: Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for the PC. A real good bit of adventure with awful controls (which, once you get used to them, it's not a big deal)

Such are the cycles of gaming for me: a couple levels of one game, and then I'm onto something else for a while, then back to something I haven't played in years. Maybe I'll pick up Air Fortress again. Never did finish that. I think I last played it around 1995.