... I wonder if there is (or will be) anyone else who puts a custom ROM on a Vectrex cart? I am hoping to be in need of that service some day, (and at John's prices I would have even rushed an unfinished program in, just to get that 'cart in hand' feeling).
That is a very good question. It would be great if someone were to pick up this type of service.
Post by wyldephang on Sept 8, 2013 22:25:25 GMT -5
That's quite a bounty, Trek! If you know the supplier/developer is going to close out his or her inventory, it's never a bad idea to buy as much as you can from the remaining stock. I used to shop at an online video game store that specialized in Sega Genesis games. The seller had high-demand cartridges available for very reasonable prices. Because his storefront was somewhat difficult to find, I thought I'd have enough time to sit back and wait for prices to drop. But eventually his store exploded in popularity and all of the more expensive titles were sold. By the time the dust settled, I had managed to walk away with a dozen or so games, but I missed a few great deals in my hesitation!
One of my DVD orders from last month was canceled and refunded, so I had about $13 of credit on PayPal to throw around. I purchased Punch-Out! (NES), Sim City (SNES), and Star Wars (NES).
Thanks wyl! I was waiting for a couple of new Intellivision homebrews but didn't have to wait long. Here are my two new Intellivision homebrew games. I also got the updated version of Spina the Bee. Can't wait to all of these a spin!
One more thing to add. Though I have this game's ROM to use on the CC3, the cart is so unique that I decided to get the complete game. For $20, it's not that bad considering I got the box, cart, overlays, and manual. I've seen the cart alone sell for that!
Post by wyldephang on Sept 27, 2013 23:44:46 GMT -5
The latest addition to my game library is a vertical-scrolling shooter called Truxton, released on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1989. It's a fast-paced game with a lot of potential for friends to gather 'round and cram for high scores. It's also a favorite of Mark's from the Classic Game Room, and his testimony is about as solid as it gets. Then again, a lot of my Genesis-playing friends tend to be very frank in their tastes, and I've yet to be led astray by a single suggestion from Darryl or anyone.
Post by wyldephang on Sept 28, 2013 19:40:16 GMT -5
Welcome to the Genesis club, Trek! What you've got is an early Model 1, the "High Definition Graphics" version, as it's sometimes known. If you flip the console over and look underneath, you should see an FCC ID that reads either FJ8USASEGA or FJ846EUSASEGA. The ones with the latter marking are slightly older.
Oh, and don't be too hard on the Genesis if you end up disliking Batman Forever. I've heard some nasty reviews for it across the board. I think the essential Batman game on the Genesis is Adventures of Batman and Robin--most reviewers believe it's better than the Super Nintendo version, actually. And if you like superhero games in general, I'd recommend Captain America and the Avengers for the Genesis, as well as Comix Zone, which is a parody of all the popular comic book tropes.
I'd love to introduce you to some of my favorite games on the console, and I'm sure Darryl will be able to make a bunch of recommendations or at least vouch for some of mine. For starters, you couldn't go wrong with Mortal Kombat, Golden Axe I and II, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 1 and 3, Sonic and Knuckles, Vectorman, Revenge of Shinobi, and Aladdin. Each one of these games (loose, no box) should cost under three dollars on eBay, better yet if you can find them bundled together with shipping combined.
Oh, and don't be too hard on the Genesis if you end up disliking Batman Forever. I've heard some nasty reviews for it across the board. I think the essential Batman game on the Genesis is Adventures of Batman and Robin--most reviewers believe it's better than the Super Nintendo version, actually.
I heard Batman Returns for the CD add-on is pretty badass. I've always wanted that one, after hearing that and seeing the 3-D driving scenes!