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Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Buying Guide and game recommendations for new console collectors! Games shown: Super Mario Bros. 3 Tetris The Legend of Zelda Contra Super Dodge Ball Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Mike Tyson's Punch Out TMNT II: The Arcade Game Final Fantasy Bubble Bobble Excitebike Metroid What other NES games would you recommend for 1st time collectors?
The Nokia N-Gage was a failed cell phone / gaming handheld that crashed and burned with only 58 physical games released for it. However, there is a small but dedicated collecting community for it and The Immortal John Hancock (SWLOVINIST here on AtariAge) happens to have a 100% complete N-Gage collection. Plus he also shows us some of the handheld variations, different packaging, game highlights, preview and press editions and even a very rare N-Gage demo kiosk used at Gamestop! Games Shown: Ashen Asphalt Urban GT Civilization Elder Scrolls Travels - Shadowkey Pathway to Glory Pocket Kingdom Red Faction Sega Rally Championship Tony Hawk Pro Skater Worms Wold Party X-Men Legends II Did you own an N-Gage or secretly want/despise it!?
Chuck Van Pelt of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo shows us what a new Pinball machine collector needs to know to get started collecting! Plus he talks about some of the more fun or collectable games, where to look for problems with machines and websites and books for reference. Web Resources: www.Pinside.com - online pinball-specific community www.arcade-museum.com - arcade & pinball games www.ipdb.org - Catalog and ratings of all pinball machines BOOKS: Pinball Machine Care and Maintenance - Bernard Kamoroff The Pinball Compendium - Michael Shalhoub What are some of the pinball hidden gems out there? Also, does anybody else play pinball on a tablet or mobile device? Zen Pinball has some great Star Wars & Marvel tables to download.