Antique Store Finds: Shinobi and Sonic CD

In an attempt to cheer me up after my two-day  couch-bound struggle with a tension headache, my boyfriend prodded me to the car and we took a drive through town to a couple of stores we haven’t been to lately.  One store we stopped off at is a mix of a hock shop and an antique store that has yielded some decent finds in the past.  The guy that runs the store knows us pretty well now.  He likes us so much that we sometimes get sneak peeks at games he has bought up before he puts them out if we catch him on the right day!  It’s a pretty awesome relationship.

The thing about this shop is that you can spend hours in it and keep seeing new things you didn’t notice before.  For example, this guy has had a shelf of Sega Master System games behind his cash since the first time we went in there (a few of which we’ve purchased), and today for the very first time we noticed he had a loose copy of Shinobi.  With a low price of $5, we decided to pick it up.  It’s pretty dirty and I didn’t get a chance to take the price sticker off or clean it before photographing it, but here it is:

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Shinobi is not at all my type of game, but I suppose it’ll make the Alex Kidd in Shinobi World make a little more sense to me now.

The second thing we found today was an absolute steal.  After staring at the wall near the Sega Master System games for a little while longer, my boyfriend spotted a Sega CD box.  It wasn’t your typical long box hard case that you might expect, but rather a cardboard case with a manual and disc for Sonic CD.  I’ve heard that Sonic CD is one of the best games on the system, so we immediately wanted to find out how much the owner wanted for it.  Our jaws just about hit the floor when he said $2!  We checked out the disc and it was in pretty terrible shape with deep scratches that ran throughout the entire disc.  We ended up buying the game anyway and crossed our fingers that it could be fixed up.  After spending an additional $3 at a hock shop that does disc resurfacing, the game now looks practically new except for a faint reminder of the horrible scratches.  We tested the game out and it is as good as new!

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Some die-hards of Sonic CD might notice that this disc is red instead of blue and that it’s a Not For Resale copy.  After a little research, I found out that this copy was a pack-in that was sold with the Sega Genesis CDX console, which explains its lack of normal case, etc.  As far as I understand, the game is the same as the normal version for the Sega CD, and that’ll normally run at least $30 complete online.  For $5 total after resurfacing, this was truly a great deal!  As a pretty dedicated Sonic fan, I was super pleased to add this to our collection.

For those of you that read my last post, acquiring the massive gaming lot of 450+ games and consoles is not looking good.  The guy decided to price out every item in his collection and came out with a staggering figure of almost $8000 USD.  My offer to him was far, far below that.  I’m not anticipating getting that lot of games, but thank you to everyone who sent me encouragement and all of their luck!  I really appreciate it!  As an eternal optimist and vivacious opportunity-taker, I restated my original offer to the seller today and am hoping that everyone else runs for the hills when they see how much he wants, leaving my offer as the only one standing.  It’s a long shot, but if I get this I’ll never have to spend money on games again.  I’ll have enough trades up my sleeve to negotiate just about anything I want at future swaps.

Thanks for reading!

-GG

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12 Responses to Antique Store Finds: Shinobi and Sonic CD

  1. Mr. Panda says:

    Sonic CD! Nice! I never played the original, but I enjoyed the version on Sonic Gems Collection. It’s highly regarded. Rooting for your success in those games still! You can do it! Also, hope you’re feeling better.

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Thank you for all the encouragement! My head has mostly stopped pounding now and just feels a little fuzzy. I’m sure it’ll resolve completely with one more good sleep! I’ve been getting these headaches since my late teens, so unfortunately it’s pretty routine these days.

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  2. Red Metal says:

    I played Sonic CD for the first time on the Sonic Gems Collection compilation. It’s pretty much the only good game on there, to be honest; every other game ranges anywhere from passable to bad. That’s why when it became available on PSN, I just downloaded it there. Either way, it’s awesome you found an original copy because it is an excellent game.

    I find it interesting how the Master System version of Shinobi features a health meter while the arcade original doesn’t.

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      You are the second person to mention this Sonic Gems Collection. I am going to have to check that out sometime! Were the other games on it some of the newer sonic games that everyone is up in arms about? I’ve only played Sonic on the Genesis.

      Typical arcades… eating quarters for breakfast with no health meter!

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      • Red Metal says:

        The other games on there were Sonic the Fighters, Sonic R, and an assortment of Game Gear titles. As I said, it’s a pretty poor collection; the only good game on there was Sonic CD. The Game Gear installments are also included in Sonic Adventure DX.

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  3. benez256 says:

    Whoa, just 10$ in total! I can’t even have an aperitivo for 10$!!!

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  4. I don’t think I ever got passed the 2nd level on Shinobi

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  5. A two day tension headache sounds like absolute hell! I hope the $8k guy takes your as best offer, which should help put you at ease.

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