You’d think that out of a pool of 155 million PlayStation 2 consoles (slim, fat, and otherwise) I’d be able to cobble together one that actually works reliably. Well, it took a while but I’m finally there – the fourth time’s a charm and I have a 100% functional PS2 slim to go with my temperamental PS2 fat.
It took quite a while to find a fully functional unit without resorting to paying more than I was willing.
Here’s my collection as of July 2017…
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Back in the day, Nintendo GameCube was my favorite sixth-generation video game console, just behind Sega Dreamcast. I had about 80 games for my original GameCube but at some point I traded it in for credit toward PC games at my local Electronic’s Boutique. I’ve regretted it ever since, until yesterday.
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I bought one an NES Classic a few months ago at my local GameStop, only to rediscover that I don’t like a whole lot of 8-bit Nintendo games. What few games I do like aren’t really among the 30 included titles either.
And so it has sat, mostly unused except for the day I bought it and played a few levels of Super Mario Bros. 3.
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I avoided Nintendo’s first few handhelds back in the day because I was the owner of an Atari Lynx launch system. Monochromatic graphics and the lack of a backlight seemed completely unacceptable to me, both then and now. My recent Game Boy Advance SP (AGS-101) purchase has warmed me to Nintendo’s pre-DS efforts a little bit, but not much.
Having said all that, I’m not about to pass up a $5.99 Kiwi Green Game Boy Color either. I found this little gem at a local thrift store this afternoon and figured it was worth the gamble. I actually only own 2 Game Boy games, a couple of the Donkey Kong Land titles, and I could easily just play them on my GBA but what the hell, right?
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We’re in the middle of a heat wave here at the moment, so what better time to raid the local Goodwill in the early morning hours – and it turned out to be a good idea for once.
I haven’t had a PSOne since around 1999-2000, though I’ve been playing some of the games for it here and there since I got my backward compatible PS3 last fall.
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