I went to a bunch of junk stores today with my Mom. It's been forever since I spent any time with her so I thought up something we'd both enjoy. My Mom collects depression glass and I collect games. Antique/junks stores usually have both. I didn't find anything at any of the crazy stores she goes to.

We did however go to a used video store I used to drive by on my way to work every night. They had a small game collection but I did find a complete copy of Super R Type for the SNES and Super Street Fighter II for the Genesis. Stree Fighter wouldn't work and somehow me taking the Sega CD ram cart out of the Genesis I lost my save for Snatcher which sucks. It was my second playthrough and I wasn't far in...but still that's weird. Some other saves that I'd previously deleted seemed to have some how come back? Weird shit dude. That Used video store did have a couple Sega Cd games though...and the cases were fucking mint. So for $2 I got Ultraverse Prime/Microcosm. I might just switch out the case with D for the Saturn. I did mostly buy it for the case. There were other SCD games with perfect cases also for $2 bucks or so...I might go back for them.

Then we stopped at the Game Haven some game store I've driven past a few times on my way to the Mall. It was....ok. The price on most things sucked pretty bad. Used copy of MGS4 for $37? I can get it shrink wrapped brand new anywhere in the world for $29.99. I understand it's hard to keep shit updated...but damn. There were a ton of people there but none of them browsing games...they were setting up their table top RPG game in the back room. I looked through the N64 games and found Star Fox and Perfect Dark for $5....not bad and I picked up Forsaken 64 for $4. I somehow got it confused with Hexen 64...ahahaha oops. The games..whatever. I might play it some more. Not a bad haul for the day I guess. I didn't look through the N64 games to hard...I bet I could have found more shit. I wanted Jet Force Gemini too but not for $10.

They had a box full of rumble paks and gameboy transfer packs but no prices. For the right price I might have bought one of each. Shit I probably would have made a bigger effort to find a Pokemon Stadium game if the transfer pak was priced right. But the N64 case was next to the door to the Nerd Dungeon of Nefarious Purpose where the role players were setting up their miniatures and shit. All the restaurants in the plaza supplied with with the nutritious Subway Sandwiches they'd need for a successful afternoon of Orc Slaying and Dark Elf spell casting. Most of them had backpacks with many supplies, gatorades and giant bottles of water for hours of pretend goblin slaying. So I didn't like standing in that door way with all the traffic setting up tables and shit. Maybe I'll go back some other time and check out the N64 selection more closely...and maybe pick up the Rumble and transfer paks.

They also had a huge selection of old game guides. I kinda leafed through them looking for an MGS guide to add to my collection. No such luck. Didn't see anything else either. I did spot an old Pokemon Red and Blue guide that I've got. Great fucking guide, helped me catch them all. They had a SNES model 2 for $59....rip off. There were also system boxes. I saw a tore up Saturn box, some ps3 boxes and a Dreamcast box was there. I don't know if the prices reflected just the sale of the box or if a system came with it or what. The one box I poked at and lifted up was empty. I don't know I didn't like the place but I did find some decently prices N64 games.

My Mom's didn't go in the last store...instead she went into the Wing Zone next door and picked up some hot wings! We went home where I played Star Fox 64 and ate some delicious wings.


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