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Gems of the past... or not.

Discussion in 'Playground' started by The Soul Forever Seeking, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. The Soul Forever Seeking Gems: 10/31
    Latest gem: Zircon

    Oct 5, 2002
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    The other day I was taking a walk, thought I'd go to EBgames to check the release dates on some games I'm looking forward to. Well, when I was there, I saw two games I never actually thought I'd see with my own eyes.

    One was in the Game Boy section. (One corner of the store is dedicated to all Game Boy systems)

    Metroid II: Return of Samus.

    I didn't become a fan until relatively recently, so I figured I'd never see this one, have to get an emulator or something, but now I get the chance to get it. Nice.

    The other one was in the 'ancient games' bin. (Ranging from SNES to Atari 2600)

    This one I thought I'd never see because I'd heard that all the copies had been destroyed. Infamously known as the worst game ever made...

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for Atari 2600.

    Apparently when they made it, the publishing company made a HUGE mistake. They made more copies of E.T. than there were Ataris at the time. Supposedly the ratio was 3 copies of ET for every 1 Atari 2600. Even if it had been the best game ever released for that system, there was no way they were going to sell them all.

    Besides, the actual game itself... well, if you don't mind swearing, take a look at this.

    And it was still priced at $4.95, amazingly.

    So, when wandering through the various shops and stores in your neck of the woods, what old games have surprised you? (Pleasantly or otherwise)
  2. Wordplay Gems: 29/31
    Latest gem: Glittering Beljuril

    Oct 14, 2002
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    Really, save it for a year and it's value will double, three years and it's priceless -especially if the box is unopened. :spin:

    (Comes a certain Dexter's Lab episode to mind.. :roll: )
  3. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Apr 4, 2001
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    I had that Metroid II to Game Boy, it was really hard. I have no idea what I have done with it.
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