While browsing the classifieds on Saturday night, I managed to find an ad for at least 30 N64 games for sale. Because I didn’t grow up with an N64, I initially hesitated because so many of the titles I didn’t recognize. I typed a few game names into a search bar to see if they were any good based on a quick search. Most were not or were titles we already own, but as I continued to poke through the list, I saw some familiar titles that came in a past recommendation from Mr. Panda at Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews. These included the two N64 Goemon games for the system which includes Goemon’s Great Adventure and Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, as well as Mischief Makers. There was a fourth game on the list that I had watched/read a few negative reviews about that I wanted to pick up: Quest 64. Call me a sucker for punishment if you must, but there’s something about a game like that that I just have to experience at some point in my life. I find experiencing the bad with the good gives you a broader appreciation for life’s little nuances. Who knows? Maybe I’ll find that game to be particularly riveting! Below, you can see a photo of the four games I picked up.
The games did not come easily to me because they were located out of town, but the price was right and I can’t resist a good deal. The seller only wanted $50 for all four games, and considering I’ve seen a copy of Mystical Ninja with a bad label sitting on a shelf in a local hock shop for several months priced at $50 alone, I thought I might be getting a decent find. Although I’m usually into RPGs, adding some fun and colourful platformers to my collection is always a good thing. As much as I love a good, long game with a great story, there’s something to be said about the wonderful interludes that platforming games bring to the party! If I ever finish EarthBound (yes, I’m STILL playing that one…) I’ll definitely welcome something a little more straightforward.
Hooray! I hope you’re all enjoying this lovely Hump Day. There was ice on my windshield this morning, so I’m truly hoping you’re all having a warmer day than me.
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