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Poll: Are there any games in your collection for systems you don't own? (150 member(s) have cast votes)

Are there any games in your collection for systems you don't own?

  1. Yes, lots. (13 votes [8.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.67%

  2. Yes, a few. (99 votes [66.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.00%

  3. No, but there have been. (22 votes [14.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.67%

  4. No, never. (16 votes [10.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.67%

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#26 dr. kwack OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:09 PM

Indeed. I have a brand new Dragon's Lair for ADAM. It's on floppy disk. Beautiful packaging and manual, but alas I don't have an ADAM, nor do I plan on getting one. I'm just a big fan of DL and I'm pretty sure ADAM is the first home version.

#27 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:44 PM

I would never own a game I can't play. It just doesn't make any sense.

#28 supercat OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:30 PM

I would never own a game I can't play. It just doesn't make any sense.


Well, Scott Adams was giving away autographed Atari 800 disks of his games. I don't have an 800, but I don't think the games were ever released for the PC (even though they've been ported) so I couldn't get one of those autographed.

#29 Student Driver OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:22 AM

I always have games for systems I don't own. Off the top of my head:

20+ LaserActive titles (50/50 Mega LD and LD Rom)
2 or 3 Nuon (plus a couple of Nuon-enhanced movies)
10+ Bally Professional Arcade/Astrocade
10+ PS2
2 or 3 Nintendo DS
5 GameBoy Advance
10+ Xbox
1 Xbox 360
2 or 3 Neo Geo
10+ Vectrex
etc.

I even owned JAMMA boards before I had a JAMMA cabinet.

My reasoning: My goal, over my lifetime, is to eventually own all game consoles. If I find titles for a console I don't own that are (1) incredibly cheap, (2) likely to be very difficult to find in the future, (3) minty condition, I'll pick them up knowing that some time in the future, I'll be able to play them. I go nuts at clearance sales.

I also use collections of games I can't play as a catalyst to pick up systems, or pre-buy when I know a system is on its way. When I was a kid and wanted a 7800, I picked up a couple of games I desperately wanted to play (Xevious and Galaga, I believe), which induced me to scrimp and save until I had enough for the system... and when I figured out my (now ex-)wife was buynig me a Playstation one Christmas, I began haunting used/clearance game sales, and had 30 or so games ready to play when the system was unwrapped.

#30 mathwontmissyou OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:04 PM

I have a few games for systems I don't have yet, but I'm more guilty of buying periferals for systems I'd like to evetually get.

#31 AussieAtari OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:03 PM

I have a few games for systems I don't have yet, but I'm more guilty of buying periferals for systems I'd like to evetually get.


I definitely fall into that category as well, especially with my micro computer collection. If I see an obscure peripheral for a system I don't have yet I get it and use that as the spur to finally purchase the system.

#32 madhatter667 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:35 PM

I actually don't own any games for systems that I do not have at the moment. That of course does not mean that it cannot change. If I found some really screaming deals on some games for a system I am interested in (and indeed, find one that I am not interested in... probably won't happen) I would pick them up. Someone else mentioned the idea of having trade bait... this is actually a good idea if you are into trading with other enthusiasts.
I used to have some sale/trade carts... but a friend's roomate thought it was ok to make off with them... and the situation has yet to be resolved.
MVS is the Neo-Geo stuff... is that the home console or the arcade box stuff? Or is there not really a difference?

#33 Lemmi OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:02 PM

i went for NO Never because the only time ive had games for systems i dont own was because i sold off the system and forgot a game hidden somewhere

if i dont own the system i dont buy any games

#34 snorlaxnut OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:37 PM

I have 5 or 6 Lynx carts, 1 PSP game demo, 1 PS1 game, and 2 dozen PS2 demo discs, but don't have any of the systems to play them on.

#35 shadow460 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:05 AM

Those dozen 5200 carts haven't spurred me to lay out for the system yet. A.J. Franzman had one for sale a while back--it looked good and the price was reasonable, but I just didn't feel enough urge to buy it.
If I had Bounty Bob Strikes Back, you bet I'd be huntin' me up a 5200.

But if I see a game that's worth something although I'm not interested in it, I might go ahead and pick it up. If nothing else, then yes it becomes a tradeable item.

#36 pumbaaj OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:53 AM

I have a couple for the Sega Master System: The Jungle Book and Michael Jackson: Moonwalker. I bought Moonwalker during the MJ trial. It's just so funny that the object is for him to rescue children that are in cages in the corner of the screen. Little did Sega know..... or maybe they did. :lol:

#37 Dusk2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:27 AM

all i have is return fire for 3do, and i had one

#38 k8track OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:22 AM

I would never own a game I can't play. It just doesn't make any sense.

Gotta think fourth-dimensionally, brother!

#39 Tickled_Pink OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:37 PM

Great. I now feel like an IOC member and voted for the wrong one. I now realise that I still have a few - for Amstrad and Vic-20 mostly (did have quite a few more but they got destroyed).

#40 goodwill_gamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:46 PM

i had dreamcast games with no system, because i traded it in. but i have a dreamcast now. i did have a neo geo pocket system with no games for about 5 years, but i now have 3 games for it. i've thought about buying games for a couple of systems that i don't have yet.

#41 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:09 PM

No, but there used to be. I too am a sucker for Star Wars. I also llove Llamasoft. I've bought NUON and Jaguar hardware exclusively to play Minter's Tempest.

#42 calfranklin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:19 PM

I have NBA Jam TE for the 32X (which I don't own, though I do have a Genesis) and Astro Chase which doesn't work on my 130XE.

I didn't *buy* either game, though. ;)


Are you interested in selling the Astro Chase game cart?

#43 TheHoboInYourRoom OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:31 PM

The only one one I know I have is A.IV. Evolution for the PSX. It's a Japanese game, but I just spent what little money I have which means I have NO way of playing it yet.

#44 Crazy Climber OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:11 PM

Beleive it or not I collected a complete licensed NES collection (well I never had the NES championships cart) without owning a working NES. It's long been sold but I finally bought a Famiclone from Breakpack a few days ago to play the few NES games I have currently. I also own some Vic games I bought with the intention of picking up a Vic-20 but I still haven't found one, I have to be honest though....I haven't been looking very hard. :)

#45 liveinabin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2006 5:03 PM

I have Power Golf 2 for the PC Engine CD. It was a 'free gift' that came packaged with a videogame soundtrack I bought from an eBay trader in Japan. A nice gesture, though I've never managed to really get it working, having only got to the title screen on my Xbox PCEngine emulator.

#46 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2006 7:06 PM

I have two or three TG16 games, but no system to go with them yet.

#47 pinball22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2006 11:08 AM

I've got a few... some stuff that came in bulk lots off eBay, some stuff I've bought just because it was a good
deal, and a few things people have given me. I've definitely got games for Inty, Coleco, and Vic-20, none of
which I own.

#48 Seob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2006 2:21 PM

I've got a few games for systems i don't own. Mostly because i'm planning to buy the system. a few games i got i a lot.
But another reason is that i like the different desgins of the carts.

i've got
1004 convoy for the 1292 Advanced Programmable system

platoon for cpc-464

virtual baseball for virtual boy

Blue lighting for jaguar cd

2 sega saturn games

1 game cart for a for me unknown system

#49 ATARIPITBULL OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2006 6:58 PM

Aside from the fact that I only collect Atari 2600 items, I don't see why you would have a game cart for a system you don't even own in your collection!

:) :ponder: :?

#50 narutofan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2006 9:05 PM

I had ocarina of time for a few years before getting an N64




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