Summer of Retro, Weekend of Sega
Oh goodness, folks, what a week it was in the Summer of Retro. When you last left your hero, who I am assuming is me, I had found the XBox and had some interesting prospects and leads. Almost the second after I hit “publish” on the last blog, things started getting nuts. First, my father texted me to let me know that he had found his Game Boy Advance SP. I offered to buy it from him but he instead is donating it to my cause with 7 games. A few texts later, he had found an Atari 2600 box. Inside the box though was an Atari 7800. He also found 21 games for it. Also donated to the cause. Now I know I have mentioned quite a few times that my old NES is somewhere in the confines of the house. Sadly the search for the NES turned up fruitless. Almost. He found all of the NES games but oddly, almost inexplicably, the console is still MIA. Still though, I’ll have an easier time replacing the console than the games so I’m happy with that haul.
If that wasn’t enough, Saturday I was at a co-worker’s home doing some computer maintenance for him and I told him about the Summer of Retro. He told me about his Sega Dreamcast that was collecting dust. He gave me that Dreamcast, 35 games, and a driving wheel in exchange for the computer work. I was ecstatic. Then today, I stopped into Play N Trade and they had Sega Saturn. $40 was the price which I guess was fair but it turned out that they couldn’t find the controllers. I negotiated them down to $25 and now I have a Saturn. So we started this journey 1 week ago and now here I sit, 6 consoles richer. With all of that said, I am now running into storage and display issues I am working on a solution for. Here is the updated hitlist:
- Atari 2600
- Commodore 64
- Sega Master System
Sega Genesis Sega Saturn
Game Boy Advance SP
- Sega Game Gear
As always, if you have anything that is on the hitlist, email me!