It’s Raining NES!

I was quietly complaining stating a few posts ago about how slim the pickings have been for retro game collecting in my community.  Apparently grumbling frustrations out into the world has pleased the thrifting gods because I was blessed in finding a bountiful harvest of NES games at a local thrift shop.  I got a great tip-off from a friend that works there and arrived at the store to see a ton of really great games at reasonable prices (for once!)

Surprisingly, most of the games we bought we didn’t already have.  Just when I think I’ve finally found all of what I want for the NES, I’m reminded of games like Double Dragon, Rampage, Popeye, and Kid Icarus.  A lot of these games I’ve only had the pleasure of playing on bootleg cartridges or not at all.


The only disappointing thing about this game bunch is that I mistook Tag Team Wrestling for a different game I always found hilarious growing up called M.U.S.C.L.E. Tag Team Match.  The game we bought is just a regular old wrestling game where dudes grunt at one another until someone succumbs to too many pummelings.  I haven’t played much of the game than than just enough to test its functionality, but I want me some glowing, horned/moustached wrestling dudes that fly across the screen!

I got everything for about $100, which was a nice change from some rage-filled buying experiences of over-priced games I’ve had in the semi-recent past.  It also really helped that I had a 30% off coupon that I didn’t hesitate to use, so that also lightened the blow.  All the games work and cleaned up nicely, though some of them had a sticky mysterious brownness on them that I don’t even want to think about.

Hopefully this discovery means a change in the tides for retro game hunting.  It’d be nice to see more success in the coming summer weeks.

Hope you’re all looking forward to a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for reading!


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9 Responses to It’s Raining NES!

  1. thedeviot says:

    Nice finds! Considering Turtles, and Super C go for $30 a piece each around here $100 for all of that is pretty good.

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  2. Kid Icarus is SO good with one of the best 8-bit soundtracks out there, but it is so hard. It’s by the same team that did Metroid 😊

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Oh no kidding! That I did not know. I’ve played it a bit on a multicart ages ago, but I can’t say that I’ve gotten very far. I’m going to have to find a manual scan and have a read through it because I’m not sure how to switch between items and things. It should be fun, and I’m looking forward to hearing more of the soundtrack eventually.

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  3. benez256 says:

    Uuuuuuh what a nice bunch of games! I’m looking so bad for NES games lately that anytime I see a lot of games my hearts melt. By the way is’a great purchase considering the value of some cartridges like Super C. I’m playing a lot of Super C in the last times and it’s a great game! And then Kid Icarus…wow, great great games here!

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      There were definitely some great titles in there! There has been practically nothing good for months except the occasional thing here and there, so it was super, super exciting to find these games.


  4. Mr. Panda says:

    Awesome finds as always! Cool that you have Popeye! I’ve always wanted to try that game since it’s basically Miyamoto’s original idea for Donkey Kong. Thank goodness that he made Donkey Kong with original characters instead of using Popeye… Otherwise, we’d never have Mario!

    P.S. Kid Kool sounds like the Koolest game ever. 😛

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      I never knew that it was the idea for Donkey Kong! It’s hard to imagine what this world would be like without Mario. I’m so glad he made that decision as well!

      Ohhhohoho… I see what you did there. I think it’s the Koolest game ever as long as Kool is the dark version of Cool that exists in the flames of Hell.

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      • Mr. Panda says:

        He wanted the original Donkey Kong game to use Popeye, Bluto, and Olive instead of Jumpman, DK, Pauline. He loves Popeye, I guess. So he must have been thrilled when Nintendo finally made a Popeye game. Psst, the one with Jumpman is kooler 😉

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