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Posted on Nov 29th 2011 at 07:07:44 AM by (Chad)
Posted under nintendo 64

I received this custom painted PAL nintendo 64 from a user over at nintendoage, Zoki64, for $55. It is a beautiful paint job and now I'm motivated to go buy more PAL games.


Here is a picture he took himself which does it much more justice.


This was a craigslist lot I offered $18 for. Silicon Valley is a rather pricey game and Mystical Ninja is certainly an expensive title so I think It was a decent deal. Puzzle League is new to my collection. Jet Force Gemini is a duplicate and so is Tetrisphere.


WWF Wrestlemania 2000 $2, Madden 99 $0.50. I already have madden but I can't get my copy to work even after cleaning. I went through and tested all of my current collection, I want to be sure they all do work.


My girlfriend gave me this, it is to replace mine which has a messed up label. She had no need for it anymore.


Bought this off of someone on nintendoage for $35 shipped. Neon Genesis Evangelion with manual and a region converter for a NA n64. This is one of the more expensive JAP exclusives, normally goes or $30-$40 cart only so I got a pretty good deal on this. And the converter was much needed because I've been using my gameshark which has not been working with much success.


RF cables for $2 and perfect Dark for $1.


Namco Museum $4 and an Extreme Green controller for $14


$4. I already have it but the label is messed up on my copy. I recently tested all of my games and wrote down which ones don't work or are in bad condition. I will eventually replace them all. There were only about 10 or so.


Hydro Thunder for $12 plus shipping. This grey version is quite rarer than the already uncommon blue version. I don't think it's that high in value but it certainly is harder to find.


Was at half price books and saw these. Wasn't really looking for games but figured I would get them. I figured it was around the cheapest I'd find these games plus in such great condition. Sarge's Heroes $3, Beetle Racing $2.



Current Nintendo 64 Collection:
North American Games- 126/308 40.8%
Japan Exclusives- 4/85 4.7%
PAL Exclusives- 1/4 25.0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 2/3 66.7%
Total- 133/401 33.2%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 133

Previous Update:
North American Games- 118/308 38.3%
Japan Exclusives- 3/85 3.5%
PAL Exclusives- 1/4 25.0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 2/3 66.7%
Total- 124/401 30.9%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 147[/size]


Nintendo 64 Want list-
NA-
Aidyn Chronicles [Gray Cartridge]
Army Men: Air Combat [Gray Cartridge]
Bassmasters 2000 [Gray Cartridge]
Road Rash 64 [Gray Cartridge]
Rugrats in Paris [Gray Cartridge]
Sarges Heroes 2 [Green Cartridge]
ClayFighter 63 1/3 Sculptor's Cut [Cart]

JAP-
Rakugakids [Boxed]
Any Japanese Exclusive [Check JAP Wishlist]

PAL-
F-1 World Grand Prix II [Boxed]
Premier Manager 64 [Boxed]
Taz Express [Boxed]




Posted on Nov 7th 2011 at 09:46:47 PM by (Chad)
Posted under nintendo 64

Turok Rage Wars $3, Quake II $3, Dr. Mario 64 $8, Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren 2 $7. I found these at the arcade and I was surprised to find the Japanese exclusive there. There is a good selection of Japanese game but I've never seen an n64 one there.


Star Soldier $10, Dual Heroes $5, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing $5, Bassmasters [Blue/] $5, Turok 2 [Gray] $Free, Wave Race 64 $Free. Not the greatest deals but it was buy two get one free.


Went back to the arcade. Found the Ocarina of Time for $12 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six [Black/] for $3. Ocarina of Time won't be added into any of my stats as it is not a japanese EXCLUSIVE. Though I thought it would be my only chance to find it at that price without shipping.


My girlfriend found an ad on criagslist with a couple games she really wanted like Gauntlet and Mario 64. So we decided to split it 20/30, I paid $20 for what is below. She paid 30 because she took mario 64, gauntlet, another copy of golden eye and a few other games. The rest of the games were in awful condition which is why I didn't take them. I already have the two games I took but there were 2 copies of golden eye and she has no use for madden 64. The 2 gray controllers are unusable as the joystick are far too loose. The purple one if pretty good. So it wasn't anything I really needed but oh well.


Duck Dodgers $13, Nuclear Strike $5


Bought F1 Racing Championship offline for $8 plus shipping. It is one of the four PAL exclusives and probably the rarest of the four, especially complete. The box is a bit smashed but i'll wet it and see if I can flatten it out. Pretty good deal on it I believe.


My game total is changing once again as I just found out Aidyn Chronicles has a gray and black cart. So unfortunately my total will be 401 now.


Current Nintendo 64 Collection:
North American Games- 118/308 38.3%
Japan Exclusives- 3/85 3.5%
PAL Exclusives- 1/4 25.0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 2/3 66.7%
Total- 124/401 30.9%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 133


Previous Update:
USA Games- 107/308 34.7%
Japan Exclusives- 2/85 2.4%
PAL Exclusives- 0/4 0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 2/3 66.7%
Total- 111/400 27.8%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 118

Nintendo 64 Want list-
NA-
Aidyn Chronicles [Gray Cartridge]
Army Men: Air Combat [Gray Cartridge]
Bassmasters 2000 [Gray Cartridge]
Hydro Thunder [Gray Cartridge]
Road Rash 64 [Gray Cartridge]
Rugrats in Paris [Gray Cartridge]
Sarges Heroes 2 [Green Cartridge]
ClayFighter 63 1/3 Sculptor's Cut [Cart]

JAP-
Rakugakids [Boxed]
Any Japanese Exclusive [Check JAP Wishlist]

PAL-
F1 Racing Championship [Boxed]
Premier Manager 64 [Boxed]
Taz Express [Boxed]


Here are updated pictures of my collection.
Colored Carts/1080 Snowboarding-Star Wars Episode I Racer:


Left to Right. Japanese Boxes, NA N64, Game Shark, Japanese/PAL Cartridges, Star Wars Rogue Squadron-Xena:


North American Boxes:



Sorry about the quality, I use my iPod because the uploading process is easy.



Posted on Oct 22nd 2011 at 05:49:41 PM by (Chad)
Posted under nintendo 64, nintendo 64

After a year from my second blog I now have an update with updated stats and trade list at the bottom. All these purchases have been within the past month, it has just been awhile since I bought any games. Link to previous blog: http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Update-11-18-10-1537.php

I found one of the three Japanese/PAL exclusive games on ebay for $15 plus shipping. Air Boarder 64, Complete. I decided to go with the Japanese versions of these games, they seem to be easier to find.


Found these two at the thrift store for $5. I knew I needed Duke Nukem But it turned out I already had Resident Evil, still worth it.


War Gods $3.99, Hybrid Heaven $2.99, Waialae Country Club $Free. Buy 2 Get 1.


Xena: Warrior Princess Complete $4, Road Rash 64 $7, Bust-A-Move '99 $5, Extreme-G 2 $2, Starshot $5, Castlevania $6, Gex 3 $3, Wetrix $3, Fighters Destiny $2, Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction $3.


Virtua Pool 64 $2


Let's Smash CIB another Japanese/PAL exclusive. I won this one in an ebay auction for $7.76 plus shipping.


Two new numbers have been added to my goal. I added an 85th Japanese exclusive, Pokemon Stadium (the original one only released in Japan). Also I am counting both copies of Majoras Mask now. So I target goal is now 400 games exact. Hopefully it stays at that.

Current Nintendo 64 Collection:
USA Games- 107/308 34.7%
Japan Exclusives- 2/85 2.4%
PAL Exclusives- 0/4 0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 2/3 66.7%
Total- 111/400 27.8%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 118


Previous Update:
USA Games- 87/307 28.3%
Japan Exclusives- 2/84 2.3%
PAL Exclusives- 0/4 0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 0/3 0%
Total- 89/398 22.4%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 94

Nintendo 64 Want list-
NA-
ClayFighter 63 1/3 Sculptor's Cut [Boxed]

JAP-
Rakugakids [Boxed]
Any Japanese Exclusive [Check JAP Wishlist]

PAL-
F-1 World Grand Prix II [Boxed]
F1 Racing Championship [Boxed]
Premier Manager 64 [Boxed]
Taz Express [Boxed]

For Trade-
Madden 2002
Mario Kart 64
Resident Evil 2
Star Wars Rogue Squadron
Supercross 2000
WWF Attitude
Xena




Posted on Jan 17th 2011 at 07:48:59 PM by (Chad)
Posted under Madden 2003, Madden 2003



Finished Madden 2003. This game was a lot funner than the previous two. Receivers do a lot better of turning around and looking for the ball and there are many new catches. One thing on defense that was great is that when on defense you can now zoom out before the snap and get a better view of the field and see what the assignments are for all the defenders. While choosing a play you cannot look at the computer sift through it's plays like in 2001/2002. You could never tell which play the computer would select but you could easily see the formation. The fields and stadiums look a lot more real. Now instead of every field having green concrete they actually have grass. New player animations as well. Overall this game has improved a lot since 2001. One thing I've noticed about the games is that it's easy to stop the run, or maybe I just have a great defense. My defense has been ranked #1 in the NFL for rushing yards against all the three games so far.

Week 1: Vs Steelers - W 42-0
Week 2: Vs Jets - W 73-7
Week 3: Vs Chiefs - W 77-7
Week 4: Vs Chargers - W 66-0
Week 5: Vs Dolphins - W 38-6
Week 6: Vs Packers - W 31-7
Week 7: Vs Bye
Week 8: Vs Broncos - W 77-7
Week 9: Vs Bills - W 59-0
Week 10: Vs Bears - W 70-0
Week 11: Vs Raiders - W 63-0
Week 12: Vs Vikings - W 77-0
Week 13: Vs Lions - W 63-7
Week 14: Vs Bills - W 77-0
Week 15: Vs Titans - W 84-14
Week 16: Vs Jets - W 49-0
Week 17: Vs Dolphins - 70-3

Regular Season Record: 16-0
Patriots Real Record in 2000: 9-7

Playoffs:
Divisional Round: Vs Steelers - W 49-10
Conference Round: Vs Colts - W 56-10
Super Bowl: Vs Rams - W 42-13 (Rams Vs Me for the 3rd straight season)

Play Off Results: Super Bowl Win
Patriots Real Play Off Result in 2002: Did Not Make The Play Offs

Outscored Opponents(W/ Playoffs): 1,016-58(1,163-91)



Overall Record (W/ Playoffs): 48-0(51-0)
Overall Outscored Opponents (W/ Playoffs): 2,202-285(2,588-346)


2002 Game Blog:
http://www.rfgeneration.c...thon-Madden-2002-1569.php



Posted on Jan 4th 2011 at 07:47:56 PM by (Chad)
Posted under madden football



Madden 2002 is now complete. Not a whole lot of noticeable changes happened between 2001 and 2002 besides coverage. Defensive backs actually do what they are supposed to now and cover the receiver, and swat the ball. I am not cheating, bumping up attributes or anything during this marathon EXCEPT during this season I had to turn holding off. EVERY penalty I got was holding, it was getting ridiculous. One interesting thing I noticed is during the season Donavon McNabb, Eagles Quarterback, had a CAREER ending achilles injury.I thought that was interesting because he went on to have a very successful career. Here's my results:

Week 1: Vs Bengals - W 31-3
Week 2: Vs Panthers - W 45-13
Week 3: Vs Jets - W 17-14 OT
Week 4: Vs Colts - W 45-0
Week 5: Vs Dolphins - W 37-3
Week 6: Vs Chargers - W 31-0
Week 7: Vs Colts - W 26-0
Week 8: Vs Broncos - W 26-7
Week 9: Vs Falcons - W 38-0
Week 10: Vs Bills - W 17-0
Week 11: Vs Rams - W 20-3
Week 12: Vs Saints - W 41-10
Week 13: Vs Jets - W 17-0
Week 14: Vs Browns - W 49-0
Week 15: Vs Bills - W 48-0
Week 16: Vs Dolphins - W 45-0
Week 17: Bye

Regular Season Record: 16-0
Patriots Real Record in 2000: 11-5

Playoffs:
Divisional Round: Vs Ravens - W 23-6
Conference Round: Vs Colts - W 38-0
Super Bowl: Vs Rams - W 70-3

Play Off Results: Super Bowl Win
Patriots Real Play Off Result in 2000: Super Bowl Win Against Rams

Outscored Opponents(W/ Playoffs): 533-53(664-62)



Overall Record (W/ Playoffs): 32-0(38-0)
Overall Outscored Opponents (W/ Playoffs): 1,186-227(1,425-255)


2001 Game Blog:
http://www.rfgeneration.c...arathon-12-27-10-1563.php



Posted on Dec 27th 2010 at 05:21:58 PM by (Chad)
Posted under Madden football, Madden football



Well I finished up 2001 last night. I ended up winning the super bowl. The game got much easier as I got adjusted to the game play. To sum things up, I think I'm pretty damn good at Madden.

Week 1: Vs Tampa Bay - W 17-10
Week 2: Vs Jets - W 34-0
Week 3: Vs Vikings - W 28-3
Week 4: Vs Dolphins - W 49-10
Week 5: Vs Broncos - W 35-18
Week 6: Vs Colts - W 45-0
Week 7: Vs Jets - W 63-17
Week 8: Vs Colts - W 30-10
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Vs Bills - W 52-7
Week 11: Vs Browns - W 22-21
Week 12: Vs Bengals - W 45-20
Week 13: Vs Lions - W 56-14
Week 14: Vs Chiefs - W 49-7
Week 15: Vs Bears - W 27-24
Week 16: Vs Bills - W 49-0
Week 17: Vs Dolphins - W 52-13

Regular Season Record: 16-0
Patriots Real Record in 2000: 5-11

Playoffs:
Divisional Round: Vs Broncos - W 38-10
Conference Round: Vs Raiders - W 42-3
Super Bowl; Vs Rams - W 28-16

Play Off Results: Super Bowl Win
Patriots Real Play Off Result in 2000: Did Not Make Play Offs

Not much else to say about this game. If you're playing a more recent game, like 06-11ish, it's rather difficult to make the change until you get adjusted. One interesting thing, though Tom Brady was a rookie this year he is not in this game, nor in the 2002 game. I assume he will be in the 2003 game.



Overall Record (W/ Playoffs): 16-0(19-0)



Posted on Dec 22nd 2010 at 09:23:53 PM by (Chad)
Posted under Madden football, Madden football



My guilty pleasure game is probably Madden, or any football game. My favorite sport is hockey, I play it and watch it, but playing football games call for such strategy to win. I decided I would go on a Madden marathon, playing a season from each game. Starting with Madden 2001 on the PS2, the first 6th generation Madden game. I plan to play as the patriots every season, they have been my favorite team ever since I started watching football back in 1999 or 2000. After 4 weeks of madden 2001 here are my current results:

Week 1: Vs Tampa Bay - W 17-10
Week 2: Vs Jets - W 34-0
Week 3: Vs Vikings - W 28-3
Week 4: Vs Dolphins - W 49-10

This game certainly feels harder to play then what I'm used to, 2006/2008. Game play feels very weird, it's near impossible to turn on a dime. It's hard to complete a big play because you always seem to get chased down by a defender. When a defender catches you from behind they normally just dive at your legs and you drop to your knees. It's also hard to gain anything during a tackle, normally if you have momentum you will still be able to gain a yard or so during the tackle, not in this game. I'm not really here to say much about the games or review them so this will be more me just logging how my marathon goes.





Posted on Nov 18th 2010 at 09:44:36 PM by (Chad)
Posted under nintendo 64, nintendo 64

After a month from my first blog I now have an update with updated stats at the bottom. Link to first blog: http://www.rfgeneration.c...-400-64bit-Games-1516.php

Thanks to blcklblskt
Thanks to Tynstar

My first Nintendo 64 purchase was not a purchase but given to me:
All games free[plus shipping] from blcklblskt


Then I made my first Japanese N64 purchase off of ebay.
Saikyou Habu Shogi- Complete [Chess Game]
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 4- Cart [Baseball Game]
I think I paid around $15 [plus shipping] for these.


I found 3 games at the thrift store in a bundle for $5. Turned out I only needed Wayne Gretzky but I didn't realize that at the time, oh well.


And then I got these from Tynstar for $88 [plus shipping]
Everything's complete, except for super mario, and in great condition.


Updated collection pics:



Current Nintendo 64 Collection:
USA Games- 87/307 28.3%
Japan Exclusives- 2/84 2.3%
PAL Exclusives- 0/4 0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 0/3 0%
Total- 89/398 22.4%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 94


Previous Update:
USA Games- 79/307 25.7%
Japan Exclusives- 0/84 0%
PAL Exclusives- 0/4 0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 0/3 0%
Total- 79/398 19.8%
Complete Collection Plus Duplicates- 80




Posted on Oct 19th 2010 at 06:32:40 PM by (Chad)
Posted under nintendo 64 collection

       My sister and I received a great gift on the Christmas Eve night in 1998. It was a new Nintendo 64 system with a atomic purple controller and a gray controller. Along with the system we got Monopoly(sealed), Mario Cart 64(cart), and F-Zero X(sealed). F-Zero X turned out to be our favorite game and still is my favorite to this day.
       I decided, it being my favorite system, to make an attempt to collect all the games for the system. This is a great system, in my eyes, to collect for because it's an easy system to collect for. There are just under 400 games and all the US released games are rather easy to find. In fact the rarest game is probably the sculptors cut of Clay Fighter which goes for about $50, which isn't even that hard to find. Below are some stats and photos. I crossed out DK64 and Zelda MM on the gray/colored list because the gray carts of those games are near impossible to find. If you think my stats are incorrect let me know!(My totals at the very bottom) I'll update with photos as I get games, so if you care then check back for updates.

USA- 296 Games
  • 11 Games had both a gray and colored cartridge:
    007: The World Is Not Enough
    Army Men: Air Combat
    Bassmasters 2000
    Donkey Kong 64
    Hydrothunder
    Ocarina of Time
    Road Rash 64
    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
    Sarge's Heroes 2
    Scooby Doo! Classic Creep Capers
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
    Turok 2
    Zelda Majora Mask

Japan Exclusives- 84 Games

PAL Exclusives- 4 Games

Japan/PAL Exclusives- 3 Games

Total- 387 +11 Colored/Gray Carts





Nintendo 64 Collection:
USA Games- 79/307 25.7%
Japan Exclusives- 0/84 0%
PAL Exclusives- 0/4 0%
Japan/PAL Exclusives- 0/3 0%



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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