Hungry Goriya Used Acquire: Sega Genesis/Dreamcast

This is the eleventh post in a series called “Hungry Goriya Used Acquire” that serves to highlight the contents of a large game collection I procured from an old high school friend of mine, Joe.  Read here for the backstory.

Many folks know that I’m a huge Sega fan, especially now that I’ve jumped down the rabbit hole of collecting great games for the Sega Master System.  My love for Sega is not new since I started out with a Sega Genesis in my youth and got my very first Dreamcast console just last year along with some wonderful games, including Seaman.  In Joe’s collection there was very little to be had in terms of all of the aforementioned consoles, so I’ve decided to lump them both together into one post.

Unlike most consoles we received, the Dreamcasts were some of the few that did not come boxed or with any inserts or handouts.  On the bright side, we did receive two consoles in working order, and each with their own controller but with only one VMU to share between them.  Both games we received here we already had, but I’m pumped to have a second copy of Grandia II to either trade for something I don’t already have, or potentially bundle with a console if we decide to sell one.  I also love seeing the old price sticker for $19.99 on there.  Have times changed, or what?

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Along with the Dreamcast greatness, I was thrilled to find three model 1 Sega Genesis consoles amidst all the items of the game collection.  Two of them were loose with some controllers, but one came boxed with its instruction manual and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  The box was in pretty great shape for the most part with some wear and tear from age/storage.  Despite some aesthetic issues, it still has really great integrity!  In total we got four controllers, one of which was a 6-button.  This was a pleasant surprise.  Not only are they harder to come by, but the 3-button counterpart tends to feel mushier and mushier as years go by.  The 6-button controllers tend to have a little more snap.

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Along with the Sonic 2 pictured above, there were a handful of other games games in mixed condition (and if you’re wondering, that’s a different Sonic 2 below.)  Most of the issues were only label-deep (marker or stickers over the game’s labels), but all games are working which is what is most important.  I wish that all the games came with their manuals, but only three games had them.  Altered Beast had a manual but was missing its box.  It was truly a mishmash of incompleteness, but at least Altered Beast and Toejam and Earl were new to us.  The other games are ones we had already.  To date, I probably have about as many copies of Sonic 2 as I do of Devil May Cry (to those that have not been following these posts, it’s a lot of copies.)

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So not much new for us here, but there are definitely some good things to come our way in this chunk of the collection.  I’m mostly excited to play Toejam and Earl again.  I absolutely love the sequel, but I remember accidentally renting the first game instead of the second and hating it because it wasn’t Panic on Funkotron.  I really need to give it a second chance!

In other news, I went to a game swap today and made out like a bandit by making some good trades.  I’m hoping to get a post together about that when I have a chance to get some photos taken of everything, so stay tuned for that!

I hope you all have a lovely week.  As always, thank you very much for reading!

-GG

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9 Responses to Hungry Goriya Used Acquire: Sega Genesis/Dreamcast

  1. benez256 says:

    The Dreamcasts are in very good conditions! This is a console I’d love to try and I’ve always guessed how would it be to have in my hands a controller that looks such bulky. I really love Altered beast and although I’m not a Sega guy I remember playing it a lot, it’s one of my favoutite Sega games…

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  2. Sega Dude says:

    Ah, here we go 🙂 Very nice additions. You need to dust those Genesis consoles but aside from that they look to be in great shape. It’s always nice having the box for a console too.

    Altered Beast was a great pack-in game. It’s not amazing but it’s still worth playing; specially two player.

    Grandia 2 is my favorite JRPG for the Dreamcast. You should have no trouble trading that double for something cool. Be sure to consider picking up Pier Solar for the Dreamcast at http://www.piersolar.com.

    I also went to a game swap yesterday! I did not make out like a bandit but I did get some fun stuff. The highlights were some Sega Master System games and a few other misc. things.

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Yeah, they do definitely need to be cleaned! The volume of things we got has been making it slow to get through it all in a timely fashion.

      Altered Beast is a game I’d like to try. Every once in a while my boyfriend will say, “Rise from your graaaave” to me, and I just need to know more about where that comes from!

      Grandia II is a game I played an hour of when I first got a DC last year and I didn’t really want to put it down. I did though, because I was in a hectic time for work and couldn’t commit as much as I wanted to. I haven’t picked it back up yet, but it’s definitely something I’d like to get to play in the near future. I should probably play the first one though.

      Awww, well I’m sure you still got some wonderful things for the Master System. I’m putting together a post about what I found at the swap, so stay tuned for that. I got some great stuff!

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  3. thedeviot says:

    A lot of rare, and expensive games on the mighty DC. It’s also a great console for fighters. Plasma Sword, MvC2, CvSNK, MK Gold, Virtua Fighter 3TB, Street Fighter III Third Strike, Soul Calibur, the list goes on, and on. A lot of shmup fans love it too. Giga Wing 1 &2, Ikaruga (JPN only), Zero Gunner 2. There was a lot of great stuff.

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Oh goodness… I tried out Giga Wing one time and got the sad ending because I used too many continues. Bullet hell games are fun once in a while! I think I have Soul Calibur hanging around on my shelf. The Dreamcast is definitely an excellent console that was terribly underrated. I’m glad people are still making stuff for it!

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  4. I *LOVE* the Dreamcast, so kudos on your collection. Grandia II was incredible.

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Thank you 🙂 I’m always looking for more DC stuff. There are these long breaks between finding games for it and I’m always chuckling when it starts to load. It’s so loud!

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