Sunday Roundup: 12/21/14

Brain Age Concentration Training CoverBrain Age: Concentration Training
Release Date: February 10th, 2013
Purchased at: Goodwill (Mountain View, CA – $9)Laura and I happened to be checking out a new sandwich place when we drove past this Goodwill. I have mentioned before stopping in here and commenting on how big it was, even noticing they had some old N64 and Game Boy Advance games for sale (though I didn’t pick any up). This time though they had a shipment of brand new (!) games from K-Mart. Among them was Brain Age: Concentration Training here. Granted not a wonderful price, it was at least still sealed, which is better for that price. And it’ll likely stay sealed.
 Just Dance CoverJust Dance
Release Date: November 17th, 2009
Purchased at: Goodwill (Mountain View, CA – $5)
We’ve been talking about getting some of the Just Dance games to use at parties and social gatherings, so this was a pretty fun find. Every now and then I see a copy of this original game in the series at GameStop or some place similar, and it’s still up in the $20 range. Dear god, it’s so old and there are a dozen sequels! Why are we still willing to pay that much for such an old game? Anyhow, it’s mine now, and as with every other game series, I must start collecting the rest. Ugh…
Spirit Camera CoverSpirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir
Release Date: April 13th, 2012
Purchased at: Goodwill (Mountain View, CA – $5)
Woohoo! Best find of the day! Spirit Camera was one of the earlier 3DS games I’ve been searching for, and I am finally able to call it my own. And, just like Brain Age, it’s still sealed! This one might be opened tough, as I really want to play it, and the resale value of the game now isn’t astronomical. As a spinoff of the Fatal Frame series, I can also claim this one to be the final game I needed to complete the American-released series!
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker CoverCaptain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Wii U
Release Date: December 5th, 2014
Purchased at: Target (Cupertino, CA – $36)

I actually forgot to include this one on last week’s Roundup, so here it is! When Nintendo announced Captain Toad back at E3, I was already on board. Like many other Wii U players, I thought the Captain Toad segments of Super Mario 3D World were fun diversions that were a welcome and challenging change of pace. Now the little guy’s in his own entire game! Having played just an hour of so of the game I can’t speak wholly on it just yet, but so far the game is equal parts challenging and adorable!


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