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Video Game Ad of the Day: The Death and Return of Superman

Death and Return of Superman-2
The Death and Return of Superman was a major comic book event in 1992, the mass media success of which could be construed as the catalyst for the bursting of the speculative comic book bubble. Sunsoft teamed up with Blizzard in 1994 to produce a video game based on the arc. It’s a pretty straightforward beat ’em up, but it’s arguably one of the best Superman games ever made, by virtue of not totally sucking. Due to a relatively small print run and a release a year after the SNES version, the Mega Drive version can fetch a pretty penny.


Auction Watch – 20/09/2014


Back for another round.

Dreamcast with 12 games (NTSC-U)

NES Action Set


Mega Drive "Big 6" Console Bundle

PlayStation Console in branded briefcase – These were used for rentals when the machine first landed – though I think this one is missing some internal foam.

Super Mario Land Ambassadors of Funk featuring MC Mario music cassette

Atari Bulk lot, including boxed XEGS, 2600jr

Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

Ecco Jr. (Mega Drive)

Paper Mario (Nintendo 64)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube)

Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i)

Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

Light Crusader and Fantastic Dizzy/Rocket Knight Adventures 2-Pack (Mega Drive) – Two of Ozisoft’s weird VHS case releases

Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

DuckTales (NES)

DuckTales 2 (NES)


Video Game Ad of the Day: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance marked the debut of the Fire Emblem series on home consoles outside of Japan. It also introduced the world to Ike, who would go on to represent the series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the soon-to-be-released Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Super Smash Bros for Wii U.


Auction Watch – 30/08/2014

Run of the mill week.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) – Listing this here more for the lulz, don’t pay $300 for Kirby’s most mediocre outing.

Dancing Stage: Mario Mix (GameCube) – Local pickup in Ryde, NSW only.

Lufia (Super Nintendo)

Shenmue II (Dreamcast)

Metal Slug 4 (Neo Geo AES)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GameCube)

The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation)

Mortal Kombat 3 (Super Nintendo)

Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo 64)

Pokemon Blue (Game Boy)

Saturn Bomberman (Saturn) – Looks like significant damage to the rear of the case

Boxed/Complete Game Gear w/ 7 loose games – No mention of sound issues so caveat emptor

Boxed/Complete Silver Slim PlayStation 2 – Complete with mediocre platinum games

Boxed/Complete Silver Slim PlayStation 2 – Another one

Pokemon Mini w/ Pokemon Pinball Mini


Video Game Ad of the Day: Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2-4
Out of the mansion and into the city – Resident Evil 2 had players exploring what was left of Raccoon City after a zombie infestation wiped out the vast majority of the city’s populace. One of many reasons why 1998 was the best year for video games.


Auction Watch – 23/08/2014

Bunch of different stuff this week – much more reasonably priced too.

NES Action Set

NES Action Set – A little cheaper than the above

SNES Starwing Console Bundle

NES Control Deck

Saturday Night Slammasters (Mega Drive) – Have a chuckle/cry at the $20 price tag left on it

Spider-man/Venom Maximum Carnage and Spawn: The Video Game (SNES) – Not in the best shape, but two low-run and popular (albeit pretty crappy) games that don’t come up often

Yoshi's Story (Nintendo 64)

Banjo-Kazooie (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

Magical Tetris Challenge (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo 64)

Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Super Nintendo)

Ridge Racer Type 4 Press Kit (PlayStation)

We Love Katamari (PlayStation 2)

Impossible Mission (Commodore 64)


Video Game Ad of the Day: PlayStation Dual Analog Controller

PlayStation Analog Controller UK
Before the DualShock, there was the PlayStation Dual Analog Controller. Sony only let the Dual Analog rule the roost for about six months before introducing the force feedback enabled successor. The most notable differences between the Dual Analog and DualShock, other than the obvious lack of rumble, is that the former has longer handles, concave analogue sticks and a third mode to make it mimic the functionality of Sony’s Analog Joystick, indicated by a green LED in the middle of the controller.


Auction Watch – 16/08/2014


Busy week for Nintendo 64 stuff.

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Pokemon Stadium 2 (Nintendo 64)

Killer Instinct Gold (Nintendo 64)

Snake's Revenge (NES)

Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64)

Lylat Wars (Nintendo 64)

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage (Nintendo 64)

ICO Collector's Edition (PlayStation 2) – New and sealed

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

Xenogears (PlayStation NTSC-U)

Snowboard Kids 2 (Nintendo 64)

Paper Mario (Nintendo 64)

Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo)

Mario Party 2 (Nintendo 64)

Nintendo 64 Ice Blue Console

Nintendo 64 Jungle Green Console

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy Color

Hanimex TVG070C programmable TV-game console


Video Game Ad of the Day: Hagane: The Final Conflict

Hagane JP
Hagane: The Final Conflict is the poster child for so-called hidden gems that have exploded in price on the secondary market due to spikes in demand through increased exposure. The game is decent but not worth the $US275+ it seems to command.


Auction Watch – 09/08/2014

Pitiful showing this week.

Star Wing SNES Bundle – Sunfaded in several spots.

Super Mario All Stars SNES Bundle

Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy Color w/ Pokemon Silver and Crystal – Also includes a cart only copy of Red and a Gold/Silver playguide

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask (Nintendo 64)

NEC PC Engine

Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64)

NiGHTS + 3D Controller Pack (Saturn)

Battletoads & Aussie Rules Footy (NES)

Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64)