Friday, April 25, 2014

If it were possible, I'd probably marry my copy of Madou Monogatari A (Game Gear)

It's a good thing my husband never checks out this blog. If he did, he might be a bit turned off by the header that tops today's post.

I'm pretty sure he'd like the contents of this post, though; I mean, how could he not get the "warn and fuzzies" while looking at the photo below, which showcases the copy of Madou Monogatari A I recently picked up?


This is the fourth and final Madou Monogatari title to be released for Sega's Game Gear, by the way. The first, Madou Monogatari I, was released (in Japan, of course) in 1993, followed by Madou Monogatari II and III in 1994 and Madou Monogatari A in 1995.

All of these games are dungeon-crawling RPGs, by the way, and feature a cast of characters (and creatures) that would later show up in Compile's Puyo Puyo series.



Madou Monogatari A usually serves as the start of a second Madou Monogatari trilogy--with the first trilogy consisting of I, II and III and the second consisting of A, R and S--but for whatever reason A was the only one to get a Game Gear port.


Anyway, a funny little story about this pick-up: I'd had my eye on a particular complete-in-box copy of this game (on eBay, of course) for a couple of years, but its $40 asking price was a bit too rich for my blood. 

A month or so ago, though, the same seller switched the listing to an actual auction that started at a penny. I threw my hat into the ring for it, as the saying goes, and ended up walking away with the copy seen above and below for $4 (not including shipping).



That's a pretty sweet deal on such an adorable game, don't you think? I mean, the first page of this game's instruction manual (above) alone is worth about that much to me.


Speaking of which, I'm planning to devote an upcoming installment of "Manual Stimulation" to this game, so keep an eye out for it if you're at all curious about such things. Also, maybe I'll finally finish Madou Monogatari I soon and then write a "Great Gaymathon" review of it.  

In the meantime, have any of you played any of this games many releases? If so, which ones are your favorites?

See also: 'I don't get mad, I get Madou Monogatari'

13 comments:

Chief said...

I love my game gear I should probably start collecting for it. I pretty much play the games I've had since I got it as a present. I need to educate myself on the system's hidden gems. :D

thegaygamer.com said...

I may be a bit biased, Chief, but I personally think that, yes, you *should* start collecting for the GG--or at least you should pick up a few of its hidden gems. Click on the "Game Gear" tag of this post to see more info on a few of my faves--like The Berlin Wall and Magical Puzzle Popils.

Justin Difazzio said...

I'm calling the cops. That's a steal.

thegaygamer.com said...

I know, right? Granted, some folks probably wouldn't take the game if you gave it to them for free, but I'm clearly not one of those people!

Chief said...

...and the backlog grows bigger and bigger! XD

thegaygamer.com said...

Yours or mine, Chief? Or both?

thegaygamer.com said...

Wow, this is rally great, Tye! Great job, and thanks for letting me know about it.


I'll probably publish a post devoted to it on Monday, if you're OK with that, and then promote it via Facebook and Twitter.


Thanks again, and all the best to you!

Franggio Hogland said...

Sorry for the Necro but I like to come back in a discussion like this if there is room for it.
Anyway, yes, it seems as this is a game I'll skip. The "equal opportunity" naughtyness was apparently handled really bad and everything seems to be a mess. Trying to cash in on the "Persona"/"Crawler" niche on Vita and it does it bad is very disappointing. Should still be a game for those that actually like the light feel and thought Persona was to heavy and oh yeah to the "waifu" lovers :|

Nah seems Demon Gaze will be the only thing new I play this month.

thegaygamer.com said...

Thanks for following up about this, Franggio! I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on Demon Gaze as some point, as I've definitely heard interesting things about that one in the last few days/weeks.

Chief said...

I'd say both.

thegaygamer.com said...

And you'd probably be right :)

Lewis said...

Shame on you, Nintendo of America. They really are laughably out of touch on this one, although I can't laugh because I'm too annoyed. I shall be writing a lengthy rant over on A Most Agreeable Pastime...

Lewis

thegaygamer.com said...

Thanks for letting me know, Lewis. I look forward to reading your thoughts!