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Video Game Ad of the Day: Streets of Rage II

Streets of Rage II
Streets of Rage II is pretty much the best game on the Mega Drive. Great graphics, one of the best soundtracks of all time and arguably the best gameplay in a 2D beat ’em up.


Auction Watch – 02/08/2014


Kind of a crappy week.

Paper Mario (N64) – More N64 auction idiocy.

Daze Before Christmas (Mega Drive)

Sega Saturn – Apparently new in box.

HES 4 Pak All Action (Master System)

WarCraft Battle Chest – This is the original release

Shining Force II (Mega Drive)

Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy Color

Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole (Mega Drive)


Video Game Ad of the Day: Saturday Night Slammasters

Saturday Night Slammasters

Saturday Night Slammasters (or Muscle Bomber in Japan) is a fighting/wrestling game developed by Capcom in 1993. The game features characters designed by legendary Fist of the North Star artist Tetsuo Hara, as well as an appearance by Final Fight‘s Mike Haggar.


Auction Watch – 26/07/2014

Trying to keep it realistic this week.

3 x HES games for NES – Sidewinder, Duck Maze and Arctic Adventure – Soft plastic case versions. No manuals, though.

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Limited Editions (PlayStation 2)

NES game bundle with Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse – Seller doesn’t specify which games have manuals, so ask first.

NES game bundle with Ufouria, Duck Maze, Arctic Adventure – Again, seller hasnt said which ones have manuals. HES games are the cardboard versions.

HES Maxi 15 Pack (NES)

Mario Paint (SNES) – Might just be my shitty eyes, but the rear of the box looks a little sunfaded

GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64)

Gunstar Heroes (Mega Drive)

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy)

Shenmue (Dreamcast)

Grandia II (Dreamcast)

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

SNES Super Mario All Stars Console Bundle

Sega Mega Drive 32X

Amiga CD-32


Video Game Ad of the Day: Bubsy 3D

Bubsy 3D UK
Widely held to be one of the worst games of the fifth generation era, Bubsy 3D is a shining example of just how wrong things could go during early 3D game development. The developer, Eidetic, did eventually learn how to make good games in 3D – they went on to develop the Syphon Filter series and became a first party Sony Computer Entertainment developer known as Bend Studio.


Auction Watch – 19/07/2014


Some good – and affordable – stuff this week.

Wario Land III (Game Boy Colour) – This is a buy it now, but there are apparently two available, and $35 is good for a new first party GBC game.

Game Boy Gallery 4 (Game Boy Colour) – Same as above, new and $35 buy it now

Rockman Collection (PlayStation NTSC-J) – A high price but a cool set

Daze Before Christmas (Mega Drive) – Best condition copy I’ve seen.

GameCube Bulk Lot – Doesnt specify if manuals are present, but lot includes Super Smash Bros Melee, Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, F-Zero GX, Resident Evil 4 and more.

Conker's Bad Fur Day (Nintendo 64)

Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary Collection Box Set (PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP)

Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Star Fox 2 (Super Nintendo) – PAL Reproduction

Super Mario World: Return to Dinosaur Land (Super Nintendo) – PAL Reproduction

The Legend of Zelda: Parallel Worlds (Super Nintendo) – PAL Reproduction

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube)

Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)

Shenmue (Dreamcast)

Shenmue II (Dreamcast)

Shadow Warriors II (aka Ninja Gaiden II) (NES)

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Nintendo 64 Grape Purple Console

Nintendo 64 Ice Blue Console

PlayStation with Rental Case – Havent seen one of these in nearly 10 years


Auction Watch – 12/07/2014


A triumphant return?

Boxed Sega Saturn w/ Rayman

Boxed Sega Saturn Racing Wheel w/ Daytona USA, Sega Rally and F1 Challenge

Super Nintendo Nigel Mansell's World Racing Championship Bundle

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Super Nintendo Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Bundle

Nintendo 64 Grape Purple Console – Has a tear on one side.

Nintendo 64 Fire Orange Console

Boxed Colecovision Atari Expansion Module – Box is damaged

Nintendo 64 Grape Purple Console

Snowboard Kids 2 (Nintendo 64) – Another illustration of how ridiculous the Nintendo 64 scene is getting

Night Trap (32X CD) – A nice curio but not at that price

Grandia II (Dreamcast)

Killer Instinct + Bonus Watch (SNES)

Pilotwings (SNES)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy)

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Pokemon Snap (Nintendo 64)

Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo 64)

Lylat Wars (Nintendo 64)

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


Video Game Ad of the Day: Glover

Glover is a somehwat divisive platformer from the fifth generation era. Some people found it to be quite charming, others hold it up as a shining example of the deluge of middling mascot platformers which largely met their demise in the sixth generation era.


Updates to resume

The site’s hiatus will end effective immediately. Things may change a little, but we’ll aim to deliver content worth reading and watching again – even if it takes an age to produce.

Thank you for your patience.


In hibernation

I have been struggling to produce meaningful content on Retro Gaming Australia for about two years. The demands on my time, professionally and personally, have increased over the years, and time spent working on the site takes away from things that have a higher priority.

Over the last month, I undertook an experiment to see if I could cope with not updating the site, and walking away for a while. The experiment was a success.

The site and its projects will effectively go into hibernation for a while. We will also not be appearing at PAX this year.