Monday, June 1, 2009

Flea Market Report

It has been a while since I last went to the flea, so glad I was able to go yesterday with my friend Dennis. Tons of NES games all over the place! I made out very well, here is the break down. First I saw a small box of games, the golden cartage of Zelda was visible. I looked in the box and this lady had like 10 or so games most of them looked in pretty good shape, as most have the black covers. The lady said 2 bucks a piece so I grabbed Legend of Zelda (the first one) and Tetris which I always wanted to own on NES. Dennis recommended I ask for 3 games for $5, I did and lady easily complied. I ended up grabbing James Bond Jr. as my last game of the three. Dennis said he played it once and it was pretty good.

Shortly after that I stumbbled upon some old Gensis games, I really buy more nintendo old games but I recenlty hooked up the good old gensis and was interested in getting some old games on it. I was looking down and I saw the Terminator for gensis. It has the box and booklet as well as the game, the guy said a buck and I thought, why the hell not. So I got The Terminator for the Gensis, I have played it and its okay so far. Not bad for a buck.

Like I said there was tons of games out yesterday and most were pretty cheap. I was looking through some old games, usually you see tons of the same games over and over. Yesterday I saw Back to the Future for the NES like at least 5 times. So I was looking and this one game just stuck out, the cartridge itself is very bland but the game is called A Boy and His Blob, so I got it for a buck. I played it and this game is really unique. Not sure if it is rare but the premise is fun and somewhat tricky. You are the main guy and all you can do is whistle for your blob OR feed your blob jelly beans, thats right jelly beans. BUT each jelly bean that the blob eats will give him the power to different things that help you get to new levels. At first I had no idea what to do in the game, but I was sort of dumbfounded when I learned that this is the whole purpose of the game. I will give this game props for originality. I guess the game has a follwing, they have since done a few more game sequels for other systems. What a find! Check out the cool box cover, wish I had it too.

I was commenting to Dennis on how you never see the classic games at the flea market anymore. I have been looking for this one game called Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers for a while, and I was just saying that you never see games like Mike Tysons Punch Out at because no one will sell the good games. We found this massive seller he has tons of bins to go through. I saw a lot of NES games, then I look down and saw Ninja Gaiden. I was really happy, it looked like I could get a classic game for cheap! Then I look under it and to my surprise sitting there is Mike Tysons Punch Out, since I already had the game I let dennis buy it. We got both the games for $1. I think dennis got a deal, if you see it on ebay its buy it now for 15-20 bucks. So that was my haul from yesterday, as well as a new pair of dickie shorts I made out like a bandit. Until next time.


slasherflix said...

What a sweet day at the flea!Those sketchbooks I got or by a graph artist named Aladdin and he's a pretty well known old school artist. Can't wait to play punch out,and those cd's I bought or worth a ton of money too. Oh yeah don't forget by big box vhs of Silk and the Easyriders vhs. Bad ass day for sure. We will have to go again soon.

Wesley said...

You going again this coming Sunday? I wanna go dammit.