Vacation Goodies!

While my husband and I were on vacation two months ago (ugh, I’m so slow at posting!), we stopped at a few game stores to see what they had in stock. I always enjoy stopping at little mom and pop stores because you never know what kind of goodies you are going to uncover! As it turns out, we found quite a few games for pretty decent prices!!

For the Super Nintendo, we picked up these games:


Now, I rented Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as a kid from Blockbuster and I’m pretty sure I thought it sucked. Otherwise, I would have begged my mom to buy it for me! But when I saw it cheap couldn’t resist it just for nostalgic purposes. Batman Returns is a game my husband loved as a kid. And Jurassic Park… this was another stinker I rented as a kid. My uncle and I tried in vain to figure out what the hell we were supposed to be doing, and I remember being really disappointed that the graphics looked nothing like the movie! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Again, I bought this for nostalgic purposes.

I really enjoy playing imported games, and when I saw this one it looked cute, so I took a chance on it!


When I got home, I discovered that the name of this game is ๅฎŸๆณใƒ‘ใƒฏใƒ•ใƒซใƒ—ใƒญ้‡Ž็ƒ 4, orย Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 4, which is… a baseball game?! FUCK! I’m not exactly a fan of sports games. Normally I don’t just randomly buy games without looking into them a little bit, but I took a chance on this one. Actually, this is a long running series in Japan and it seems kind of fun, so who knows, I may actually enjoy it!

For the Playstation, we picked up these two:


These were both my husband’s picks. Tunnel B1 is something he vaguely remembers playing years ago and wanted to revisit, and Duke Nukem is a game he said he had been looking for for awhile. Except… when we got home, we discovered he already had it! I should have looked at my Backloggery when we were there to make sure we didn’t already own it. Whoops!

For Playstation 2 we got:


I wanted this game when it came out, but it wasn’t very popular for whatever reason so I never saw it in stores much. When I did, it was expensive! It was only $7 at this particular store, so I snagged it. I’m kind of sad it doesn’t have a case, but such is life.

For Playstation 3 we got:


These are both my husband’s games, just a couple he has been wanting to play for awhile ๐Ÿ™‚

On to the PSP, we got:


PoPoLoCrois! This game looks absolutely adorable. I can’t wait to dive in!

Moving on to the PS Vita:


Now, I saw this game awhile back on my blogging pal Rob’s site I Played The Game!ย and he wasn’t exactly a fan of the game at all. He played the PS4 version, so maybe the PS Vita one is a little different? Doubtful, but still… it wasn’t too expensive and I need more Vita games, so hopefully this doesn’t totally suck!!

Lastly, for the XBox:


This is one of those games that I wanted and then forgot I wanted because I literally want thousands of games! Haha!!

Also during that same week, we took a bunch of NES games from my father-in-law. They were all my mother-in-law’s games and since he doesn’t play video games, he said we could have them. My husband remembers playing some of these as a kid, but he left them with his mom when he moved out of his parent’s house. There are a couple games we already have in there, but a lot of ones we don’t! It should be fun to play through them all.


So there you have it! I added way too many games to my backlog, but I’m not ashamed. I love a good bargain! ๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S. I don’t mean to bitch, but I am SO TIRED of having to peel fucking price tags and stickers off of games that I buy! I mean, just look at the picture of Grabbed by the Ghoulies! I will probably end up just throwing that case away and putting the game in a different one because it’s in such bad shape! At least they don’t put stickers right on the games… nope, wait, they do! Every single SNES game I bought as well as the N64 game all have sticker residue on them that I have to clean off!! Okay, rant over. I’m sure many of you share that sentiment ๐Ÿ™‚

14 thoughts on “Vacation Goodies!

  1. I think the Vita version of Tokyo Twilight doesn’t have the extra chapters which were brutally difficult. So you may have more fun than I did.

    Grabbed by the Ghoulies was pretty fun. It’s very, very British though :-p

    1. Oh that’s good to hear then! I’ll hopefully start playing it soon!

      Glad you liked Grabbed by the Ghoulies! And I don’t mind at all if it is very British ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sounds like fun to me!

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ugh the stickers really are awful. I bought a couple DS games one time that had some kind of odd metallic stickers stuck to the backs of them… it took FOREVER to get off.

      1. Urgh… metallic stickers are awful! Should be illegal to put them on game boxes! My main enemy is game shops that have a ‘Let’s put stickers on every part of the box’ policy ๐Ÿ˜  I know the name of the shop and the price – why so many stickers???

        Takes ages to take all the stickers off the case when I want to trade the game in…

  2. Oh yay! You got so much great stuff here. I oddly love love love Anticipation, and though I’ve only ever played about 30 minutes of the game, it was pretty intriguing to me despite being a “throwaway” for some folks. Tunnel B1’s cover art is amazing. I can’t put my finger on why I like it so much, but it makes me happy!

    I hope you enjoy all of these. There’s no shame in adding to that backlog!

    1. Anticipation is so much fun! Glad to hear you like it too! It is definitely better to play with people vs. by yourself… and the puzzles to get kind of challenging on the harder levels!

      Tunnel B1 does have cool cover art! I have no idea what the game is about, but hopefully it’s some kind of horror game ๐Ÿ™‚

      You are right, there is no shame in adding to my backlog haha! I don’t know when I’m ever going to find time to play all of them, but I’ll try my hardest lol!!

  3. Nice finds! I rented Jurassic Park as a kid too, haha. I didn’t know what was happening but I loved dinosaurs ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I love going into little mom and pop game stores, because you never know what you’re going to find in them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh nice, glad you got a Vita! That’s my newest system as well so I don’t have many games for it yet, but I’m working on building my collection ๐Ÿ™‚

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