Thursday, November 11, 2010

Five gaming-related items I'd buy if money weren't an issue

I know this probably seems like a silly and even stupid waste of time, but when has that stopped me in the past?

Anyway, as the header above implies, this post is all about the five gaming-related items I'd buy if money weren't an issue.

1) A Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong or Ms. Pac-Man (below) arcade cabinet--No explanation needed, right?

2) Copies of CoryoonGinga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire and Madou Monogatari--The first is an expensive PC Engine HuCard game, while the second and third are expensive (PC Engine) Arcade CD-ROM games.

3) A Japanese Mega Drive and a copy of Panorama Cotton--The latter is an extremely rare Mega Drive cart that, unlike other entries in the Cotton series (well, except this one--but it doesn't count because it supposedly sucks), is a 3D shoot 'em up à la Sega's Space Harrier.

4) A PC Engine LT--Only the coolest handheld system ever. I mean, it has a four-inch screen and looks like a little laptop--who wouldn't want something like that?

5) A copy of Punch-Out!! Special--5,000 of these gold-colored carts were awarded to high-scoring participants of a Nintendo Famicom Golf competition, while another 5,000 were given away during a pair of raffles.

Honorable mention: A copy of Rakugaki Showtime--The obscure "arena combat" game created for the original PlayStation by the geniuses at Treasure. Sadly, I owned a copy of this game for quite some time before (stupidly) selling it a few years ago.

Which games or gaming-related items would you buy if money weren't an issue?


Nuts) said...

heh, i'm with my gf dreaming about getting one of that arcade machines in our house when we'll live together

SUIKA said...

I'd go for a Space Invaders arcade cabinet myself. Or my own DDR machine.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Which arcade machines would you want, Nuts? Any specific ones??

Bryan Ochalla said...

Suika: Oh, those are good choices! I'd love pretty much any retro arcade cabinet, really :)

Jeff said...

I would get a set of Egret II arcade cabinets with Battle Bakraid in one and Ketsui in the other. ahhh... someday.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah! I'm embarrassed to admit I've never heard of Battle Bakraid. Is it a bullet-hell shoot 'em up? Regardless, I hope you get it some day :)