Sunday Roundup: 6/17/12


And then some more for good measure.

As stated last week, I was just one game away from making it to 1000 games in my ever-expanding collection of games-I-hope-to-play-someday-but-will-likely-never-get-around-to-playing. Well this week that milestone was finally, after 10 years of collecting, achieved. And here they are…

Mega Man X Collection
PlayStation 2
Release Date: January 10th, 2006
Purchased at: Game Changers (Michigan City, IN – $11)

For as big a fan of the Mega Man series I am, I somehow never manged to snag a copy of this one. Though I’m not nearly as much a fan of the X series, I still enjoy a good MM game, and Mega Man X just so happens to be one of the finest games in the entire franchise. For that game alone I’d be interested in picking this one up. Throw in five more Mega Man X titles as well as Battle & Chase and I’m totally game.

Monkey Hero
Release Date: February 28th, 1999
Purchased at: Game Changers (Michigan City, IN – $4)

Story time! I had initially purchased this game from I want to say Game Crazy before they went out of business years ago. I remember getting the game and being excited by the graphical presentation shown on the game’s back cover. The anime-esque style appealed to my Dragon Ball Z-addicted mind, so I picked it up. When I got the game home though…. When I got back home the game didn’t work! I had to take it back and couldn’t even play it. Flash forward some five or more years, and I NEVER SAW THE GAME AGAIN. That was until Game Changers opened in my local shopping mall. I saw it on the shelf and thought, “I should probably buy this…” And then flash forward yet again a few months and I caved.

Pokemon Conquest
Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Purchased at: N/A (Review title)

So here it is, ladies & gentlemen. My 1000th game is none other than Pokemon Conquest for the Nintendo DS. Last week I hesitated on buying my 1000th game because I knew I’d be receiving this one in the mail this week, thus making it my 1000th. I had other games in mind, but I felt like this milestone game needed to be something more than a title I find in a used game bin. What better game than the newest in the Pokemon franchise? It’s been a favorite of mine for the better part of a decade, and not only that, I was fortunate to get the game before it’s even released to the general public (one of the perks of being a game reviewer). Where to go from here… maybe 1000 more game?

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the game itself: it’s fantastic! Expect a full review soon!

Spawn: The Eternal
Release Date: December 1st, 1997
Purchased at: Game Changers (Michigan City, IN – $8)

Apparently this game blows. Having no idea about this one, I picked it up because it’s Spawn, and the back of the case made it out to be a sort of fighter/beat-em up. Being a fan of both the character and the genres, I decided I’d give it a shot. I’m thinking of playing this one soon, to be honest, just to see what the fuss was all about.

Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk
Release Date: November 27th, 1998
Purchased at: Game Changers (Michigan City, IN – $3)

I guess you could say I liked the source material, because I definitely watched the TV show when I was growing up, but I wouldn’t say I was fanatical about it or anything. I think the thing that stood out most about this game was that it’s a point-and-click adventure game on the PS1. I can’t recall any other point-and-click game on the PS1 besides Broken Sword. That’s got to be worth something, right?



I've been writing about video games for years and playing them even longer. You'll find me playing all types of games, old and new. Mega Man III is greater than Mega Man II.