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  1. I'd like to break any thoughts right now before I get started... This isn't a guide (currently) to buying classic consoles. I'm curious on advice on getting various vintage game consoles. I already own the general group of items. (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, etc) However, what I'm lacking on is some of the older and lesser remembered (as far as society seems) game consoles. Classic Game Fest is next weekend, and I'm hoping to find a few game consoles to add to the collection. I don't know how successful or unsuccessful I'll be, but I'd still like to try. In general, what I'm looking for are tips and suggestions as to what I should be looking for (IE specific models or avoiding problematic versions) in the various consoles I'll be listing below. I'm happy to offer suggestions and tips as well on many consoles, but my advice won't be the best honestly. I generally don't care about the outward appearance as much unless it's just awful. ANYWAYS! The consoles I'd like to acquire soon would be... Sega Master System - I know there are several models available, but only one or two offer composite output. I realize I'll want an S-Video mod on this if possible. Curious if anybody here at AtariAge does that, or knows someone who does. Atari Jaguar - I'm curious to give this system a shot since I've honestly never played much of any Atari system. (I have a hard time playing the old old stuff though... Sorry >_<) I need to experience more Atari though to figure out what I missed out on. I know nothing of the console beyond it's general look though... Not even sure about titles. Atari Lynx - I've seen pictures of it, but I'm curious to try it as well. I've seen a few on here for sale but never took the plunge. I also always see something about blown caps involving the screen? (Did I say that right...) Turbo Grafx 16 - This one seems to be the most expensive of those I've glanced over. Wouldn't mind having one, but not looking to spend a huge amount on something I have very little experience with. Is the system even worth the effort? If so, need suggestions for games as well. XD Neo Geo X - Forgot to put in this one. I know they have a re-released Neo Geo X "Gold" package or whatever that comes with a bunch of packed in games with the system plus a handheld piece. Is this thing any good and worth getting over the old Neo Geo system? Sega Saturn - This one is probably the lowest on the list, but I would be interested in getting one if I can get it for a low-ish price. However, I also don't know very many games I'd want on it, so it's on the back burner for the moment. Another thing to keep in mind is that my repair (solder) skill is pretty basic (consider a title like SUPER AMATEUR to be appropriate). I do apologize if this seems lazy or something, but I didn't see anything else like this on the forums. (If I missed it, I apologize and please link me. I searched price guides or console buying guides and came up empty.) Thanks for anybody who can give any opinion or suggestions on these consoles. I realize the Classic Game Fest may not be the best place to go for these items, but maybe I get lucky and find some killer deals. Even beyond that, I'd be interested in acquiring these items regardless of the convention. Wouldn't mind a few game suggestions as well of course.
  2. Are you thinking of getting into PS2 collecting? This video explains the different models of Playstation 2, what to look for that tends to fail, some different controllers and 10 games we highly recommend to get you started! What are the 10 PS2 Games a new collector should snag Day 1?
  3. Obviously few people in this forum may need a Atari Lynx Buying Guide video...but I wanted to share mine here to see what you guys thought. Big shoutout to Marco (McWill) here on AtariAge for doing an awesome job on the screen mod! As for video capture, I could have probably just captured the VGA out on the modded Lynx but decided on just using OpenEmu instead for speed and convenience. I also purposely left out that there are two versions of the d-pad on model 1. I felt going to far into the weeds for casual viewers may bore them.
  4. Kelsey is a Bandai Wonderswan collector and she shares her buying tips, covering the three different handhelds, crazy accessories (a robot and programming kit!?) and some of her favorite Non-Japanese games. Games shown: GunPey Ex Clock Tower Final Fantasy 1 & 2 Puzzle Bobble Puyo Puyo Tsu Ganso JaJaMaru-kun (remake of Ninja JaJaMaru-kun) Tane-o-Maku Tori (Birds Sow the Seeds) Buffers Evolution Rhyme Rider Kerorikan Rockman EXE WS Beat Mania Kaze no Klonoa - Moonlight Museum One Piece - Grand Battle Swan Colloseum Buy Wonderswan here: http://goo.gl/m11ZoE Anybody else here collect Wonderswan?
  5. I realize I'm putting this here with some of the most knowledgable Atari 2600 fans on the planet, but this guide was designed for the new Atari 2600 owner! Learn about the hardware variations, how to connect to your TV, controller types and also some rockin’ game recommendations for day 1. Games Shown: Joust Pitfall II Millipede River Raid Warlords Berzerk Pac-Man Jr HERO Space Rocks Atlantis What other Atari 2600 games would you recommend to the brand new collector?
  6. Metal Jesus & Reggie tell you all about one of their favorite gaming handhelds: the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). This was a very success handheld with over 80 million units sold, 5 different models, lots of color variants and over 800 games released for it! Do you want to know where to start when collecting for the PSP? This is the video for you! I've been looking forward to doing this Buying Guide for a while now... The PSP really is a great handheld. Hope you guys like it! What are some of your favorite PSP Games?
  7. Metal Jesus Rocks & John Riggs bring you a Nintendo Game Boy & Game Boy Color (GBC) BUYING GUIDE for new collectors! We talk about the hardware, colors, variants, accessories and then give you some Day 1 Purchase game recommendations in every genre. This is a fun guide that every new Game Boy owner should watch! Games Shown: Pokemon Yellow MegaMan II Gargoyle's Quest Donkey Kong Mole Mania Kwirk Faceball 2000 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Final Fantasy Adventure Final Fantasy Legend II We forgot to mention the Japanese only Game Boy Light... Does anybody here own one?
  8. I realize the entire internet is talking about the Switch today, but I figured I do something a little different: The Virtual Boy was a commercial failure, but game collectors find the portable system intriguing and fun to collect for. In this video learn about the hardware and games for this weird and quirky system! Games Shown: Jack Bros. Mario Tennis Red Alarm Teleroboxer Vertical Force Wario Land Galactic Pinball Mario Clash Do you own the Virtual Boy?
  9. Are you thinking about collecting the Nintendo Gamecube? Then look no further than this quick Gamecube Buying Guide AND we show you some of our favorite games for the system! What other games do you recommend to new GameCube collectors?
  10. The Immortal John Hancock (SWLOVINST here on AtariAge) walks us through his amazing NEO GEO console and game collection. He covers the AES (Advanced Entertainment System) and arcade MVS (Multi Video System), plus the differences between the two cartridges, controllers, accessories and even the NEO GEO X GOLD and rare NEO GEO CD... Anybody else collecting for this system? And if so, who is your stock broker?
  11. Looking to buy a Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)? This is the Buying Guide for you! We cover the three different PS3 models, accessories and we list some of our favorite games to get you started! Oh yeah...and we even talk about the PS3 Move controller... What PS3 games would you recommend to a 1st time collector?
  12. Metal Jesus & Reggie create a Buying Guide to help the new PS1 Collector understand the different console hardware variants, controllers and recommend some of the best games to get Day 1! GAMES SHOWN: Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Die Hard Trilogy Castlevania Symphony of the Night Resident Evil 2 Soulblade Puzzle Star Sweep Rayman Chrono Cross Point Blank 1 & 2 Gran Turismo 1 & 2 PlayStation Analog Joystick (SCPH-1110) What other PS1 Games would you recommend to the new collector?
  13. The Nintendo 3DS is a smash hit with amazing hardware, great games and killer apps! This guide will help you decide what model of 3DS is right for you, help you get started with the best games and accessories and much more! What games would YOU recommend to new 3DS owners? Any Hidden Gems on the system?
  14. In this guide, Kinsey & myself help first time N64 collectors know what consoles, controllers, accessories & top 10 games they need for their collection! N64 games we recommend: Super Mario 64 Banjo-Kazooie Beetle Adventure Racing Star Wars Episode 1 Racer Diddy Kong Racing Super Smash Bros. Mario Party 2 Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Majora’s Mask Mischief Makers Pokemon Snap What other games do you recommend first time N64 collectors pick up? What is your favorite color of the console?
  15. Metal Jesus and Kinsey take beginning XBOX collectors through the console hardware variants, controllers and recommend some kick-ass games to get your collection started! What other Original XBOX games would you recommend to the 1st time XBOX collector to play?
  16. Metal Jesus & Reggie tell you what model of Nintendo Game Boy Advance you should buy, what accessories to look out for and what GBA games you should pick up Day 1. The GBA is a great handheld and this buying guide will get you started right! Games Shown: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 & 3 Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Golden Sun 1 & 2 Zelda Minish Cap Gunstar Super Heroes Double Dragon Advance Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Advance Wars 1 & 2 Metal Slug Advance Metroid Zero Mission & Fusion Anybody else on AtariAge collect for the GBA? What other games would you recommend new GBA collectors get Day 1?
  17. Why buy the Sony Playstation Vita? Because it's an AWESOME handheld game system and this guide will help you figure out which Vita model is right for you! Also we give some PS Vita game recommendations, some honorable mentions and places you can find out about new releases, meet fellow collectors and more. Games Shown: Tales of Hearts R Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Killzone Mercenary Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee - New ’n’ Tasty! Futuridium: Extended Play Deluxe Uncharted: Golden Abyss Child of Light Tearaway Persona 4 Golden PS1 Games: Metal Slug X & Shienryu Super Stardust Delta Virtue’s Last Reward Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Sonic All-Star Racing Transformed Need for Speed Most Wanted Wipeout 2048 Ridge Racer Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Persona 4 Dancing All Night SUPERBEAT: XONiC Michael Jackson The Experience HD Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Sly Cooper Collection God of War Collection Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Muramasa Rebirth Dragon’s Crown What Playstation Store downloadable games would you recommend? These could be Vita, PSP or PS1 games!
  18. A brand new 2016 BUYING GUIDE for the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console with accessories and best games to get day 1! Metal Jesus & Jerry Barnacules talk about the 3 different Xbox 360 models, the controllers and much more! We should have mentioned the HDMI port on the original black Elite models... oh well... What Xbox 360 Games do you recommend new collectors buy day 1?
  19. The Sega Game Gear is an 8-bit handheld game console that competed with the Nintendo Game Boy & Atari Lynx, but stood on its own with a backlit color display and great accessories. Metal Jesus & Kinsey help beginning Game Gear collectors with the pros and cons of the system, what problems to look out for, modding the screen for better displays, fun accessories, collectable color variants and some games you should buy Day 1. What Game Gear games would you recommend new collectors pick up Day 1?
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