Monday, May 29, 2017

Ending of the blog

Hi blog readers!

Like you have noticed, I haven't been writing much here anymore. Sadly I haven't have time... I have been busy as hell at renovating my house, trying to get few more rooms ready before my first child is born. :D The zero hour will be at 3rd of July, so we're getting close.

But I haven't forgotten the game collecting, don't worry... :) I decided to move to Instagram, there I can post pictures of my new findings, collection etc. more faster and easier way. You are more than welcome to follow me there and feel free to comment / ask questions, I'll gladly answer.

You can find me from Instagram as: petusretrogamehell.

Thank you for reading my blog and hopefully we'll see at the Instagram!

- Petu -

Sunday, April 2, 2017

February / March update

Hello blog readers!

First of all, I need to say that I'm sorry for being all quiet so long time. If you have been reading my blog before, you probably noticed that I will have my first child this year, calculated time of birth is 3rd of July. It has been really hectic 2 months for me, I've been doing huge renovations at my house before the baby comes, so not much time for writing the blog. :(

But I haven't been completely out of the gaming and game collecting. I made myself an Instagram account too, where I'll try to put more pictures of my collection and stuff meanwhile I will have time to write to the blog. You will find me there at: petusretrogamehell. Please, feel free to come and follow me and check out the pics! :)

OK, let's check out the new findings from past 2 months.

Some new additions to me Sega collection. Master System games I found from Ebay for a really good price from Germany. Mega Drive games I changed with a fellow collector.

NES games I mainly got from Ebay, except the Darkwing Duck, that I changed with a fellow collector. DS games I found from fleamarket for a really good price. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World was purchased by my wife, she loves Yoshi and gladly she's a gamer too! :*

All these games I found also from fleamarket, except the Chrono Cross, that I bought from collector from France. He also send me the Halo Mega Blocks - toys as an extra, thank you for that! :)

I had a lots of unsold games, consoles etc, so I changed some of them for this beauty at the local game store. Ufff, what an excellent piece of machine this is. Playing with VR brings a totally new dimension to the games. I only have Resident Evil: Biohazard and Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood games for VR, but both games have made me to soil myself few times... :D

I will check out more games for VR, when I have more time to play...

Thanks again for reading and C U next time! Game on!
- Petu -

Friday, February 3, 2017

December / January findings and Megaloot 2

Hello hello my fellow collectors and blog readers!

Petu and Retrogaminghell is back in business! :)  I have been quiet for a while: little bit relaxing holidays at December and I had little operation at January, so I've been on my sick leave few weeks... Resting and playing video games basically, mostly Watch Dogs 2 @ Playstation 4 or Rainbow Six: Siege and Company Of Heroes 2 @ PC.

Even that I was on holidays, I haven't forgot to expand my collection, so here's a lot of stuff, that I found at December / January.

Let's start with some Japanese stuff!

At December I found this beauty from Ebay at really really cheap price (16 € incl. shipping :O).  It's a WonderSwan handheld console from Bandai, released only in Japan at 1999. This is first model of the WonderSwan series, there are 2 later models: WonderSwan Color and SwanCrystal. Really interesting console, nice graphics and audio etc. I will make longer story of WonderSwan later... :)

Blue WonderSwan console

I also grab few games for the WonderSwan, so I can test the console properly. Problem of the WonderSwan games are the language. Because the console was never released outside of Japan, usually the language of the games are in Japan. I chose Tare Panda Gunpey, Nice On and Gunpey. Nice On has some Japanese language, but it's still playable. More of these later with the WonderSwan story. :)

WonderSwan games

My console collection expand with the Japanese versions of the NES and SNES: Famicom and Super Famicom. Both consoles in original boxes. For Famicom I also bought the legendary Super Mario Bros. - game for the Famicom, so I can test the console. Super Famicom games I already had a few in my collection. Super Famicom works fine with PAL region tv, but the Famicom doesn't. Famicom uses NTSC-J signal from RF output so it's not compatible with PAL. You can only see disoriented black & white picture without any sound. There's a way to make a AV-mod for the Famicom, but I want to keep the console mod-free. :)

Left: Famicom with Super Mario Bros. and Right: Super Famicom

I also got more some random Famicom Games from France, 2 € / piece.

Famicom games

Well that was all the Japanese stuff, let's move to Euro-stuff then! :) At December one guy contacted me and asked, if I would like to buy some Nintendo consoles and games. He was asking 80€ of all the Nintendo stuff, that you can see in the picture below. It was really low price, he knew it but he only wanted to get rid of the stuff. I paid him 100€, so both were happy! :) Lots of interesting and good stuff for example: Game Boy Micro - console, Donkey Kong Country 3 for SNES and Ikaruga for Gamecube. Other games (Playstation etc.) and stuff I found at the same day from the fleamarket, total amount of all: 20€

Then few pictures of some random findings and purchases from December / January. Videopac games I bought from my cousin, Master System games came with one bigger Master System lot. Various games at the last picture are from fleamarkets and Ebay.

Videopac games
Master System games

Various games

Last but not least, the Megaloot 2! :) My friend contacted me at end of December, that he's planning to sell his whole video game collection away, would I be interested? Of course I was! :D  So he sent me a list, I made an offer and we closed the deal! :) I won't say how much I paid, but let's say that it wasn't a cheap but if calculate every item separately, then it was cheap. At January I made a roadtrip to Helsinki to pick up the stuff and damn, it was a quite big pile!

All the stuff crammed to my Avensis

Most of the stuff out from the car, my cat thinking "Damn you are crazy!"

Here's the total listing of the megaloot 2. There was mostly not so common - games and a lots of JRPG and Pokemon - games, that usually are quite high priced games:

- about 60 Playstation Portable games (almost all games were CIB, some NIB games too), 1 CIB PSP console, 1 loose PSP console

- Game Boy Original - console

- Game Boy Color: 2 loose and 2 CIB games

- Game Boy Advance: 9 loose games

- Gamecube - console, 5 games

- about 50 Nintendo DS games (almost all games were CIB, some NIB games too), Nintendo DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL consoles, all consoles CIB

- few Playstation 1 games, modded Playstation 1 console (with JoGcon - controller)

- about 100 Playstation 2 games (almost all were CIB, few NIB games too), Playstation 2 - console

- about 65 Playstation 3 games (all were CIB, many NIB games too and some special editions)

- about 5 Xbox games (all CIB, 1 NIB)

- about 50 Xbox 360 games (all were CIB, many NIB games too)

- about 40 PC games

- 3 boxes of Official Playstation UK Magazine - magazines + demo cd:s

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Xmas and happy New Year!

Merry Xmas for all the blog readers and fellow retro collectors!

My best gift for this Xmas is to konw, that next year I will be celebrating my first father's day!

I will return again next year with new findings! :)

- Petu / Retrogaminghell -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lots of new stuff and interview

Hola hola carambola!

Last month have been relatively good with new stuff and fleamarket findings! :)

Here is the stuff that I found from fleamarkets during the past month:

My first Spectrum tapes that I have ever seen in my life. :) Found them on a fleamarket 3€ / piece. Another one is some kind of programming assembler and other is obviously a chess game.

Some PS2 games for couple Euros, UMD movies 0,50€/piece and not so typical finding from fleamarket, a Master System game. Alex Kidd The Lost Stars. 

More PS2 games and some Xbox games from fleamarket, few Euros / piece.

I did some trading with my friend. I traded some Vic-20 literature, that I bought 2 months ago, for these Videopac games. For some weird reason I like the cover art of the Videopac games. Can't say same about the graphics of the games... :D

Then some Ebay findings. I was missing a Game Gear from my collection. I found this from familiar seller from France. The console has screen/sound problems that are typical for the Game Gear, so I need to do some recapping work when I have time.

These Super Famicom games I found from the same French seller. I bought them just for curiosity, because the price was less than 1€ / piece. Now I need to find myself a Super Famicom - console so I can test these games... :)

Vectrex game Blitz! is also from same French seller. Jaguar CD games I found from Germany about 15€ / piece which in my opinion is quite good price of Jaguar games and they are quite hard to find these days + Hover Strike is a NIB game. Rest of the games I found from UK, few Euros / piece.

Definitely my best finding of the month was a almost CIB Atari Jaguar - console. The package was missing the Cybermorph game cartridge and the video lead cable. Well I happen to have both of the missing items at my storage, so now I have CIB Jaguar. In the picture you can see rest of my Jaguar collection.

At the topic I mention the interview. There was an interesting project with the local newspaper and high school. High school students made all interviews and articles for the Finnish independence day issue of the local newspaper called Jurvan Sanomat. Two young gentlemen wanted to do an interview of my retro game collecting, so I gave them an interview. The interview is sadly only in Finnish, but please let me know if you want to read it in English and I can translate it... :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

All quiet in retro-front


Last month have been quite quiet in the retro front. Not much findings, some updates for the few boxes of NES games and few new Playstation games.

Here are few pictures of some more interesting findings:

Couple Commodore 64 games that I found from my friends attic and few games that I found through my add. Some games I already had, so I sold them already with one extra C64 I had.

More interesting and rare finding are the Vectrex games. I found them for a quite good price from Ebay. Some games had manuals, sadly all the games were missing the screen overlays.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn update

Good day to my blog readers and greetings from autumnal Finland!

New stuff have arrived to my collection! :)  First I want to show you my newcomer to my Commodore family: VIC-20

I exchange this beauty to some extra games that I had in stock. The condition of the both boxes, VIC-20 and Datassette, is really good!

The set included some cartridges: few games, memory expansion and programming carts. Some carts had also the manuals.

Some programming books and manuals. Some manuals were in Swedish, apparently the previous owner was Swedish speaker... 

Here is a pic of my CIB Commodore collection. I also have loose C-128 and first model of Commodore 64, but it's not included in the picture.

Here's some misc games that I have found from fleamarkets, bought from private sellers or from Ebay:

One of my friend exchange these original Xbox games for 3 beers... :)  Not bad deal at all...

And last but not least, some NES findings from Ebay and Galaxian, that I change with a fellow collector...