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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by ninjainspandex Mon May 11, 2015 6:22 pm

I bought all my NES Mega Mans (Men?) one day in 2010 off Amazon, each one of them was under $20 including shipping except for MM5 which was $30, and I almost didn't buy it because I really didn't think any NES game should be more than $20. Man am I glad I bought it haha, though I wish I had bought Bucky Ohare when it was $20-$25 :(
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Sarge Mon May 11, 2015 6:25 pm

Mega Man 5 is how much? Oh, good grief. Man, I think I might sell my spare copy on eBay or something. I'm pretty sure that'd edge me towards that Turbo Duo I've always wanted.
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Gunstar Green Mon May 11, 2015 6:25 pm

ninjainspandex wrote:I bought all my NES Mega Mans (Men?) one day in 2010 off Amazon, each one of them was under $20 including shipping except for MM5 which was $30, and I almost didn't buy it because I really didn't think any NES game should be more than $20. Man am I glad I bought it haha, though I wish I had bought Bucky Ohare when it was $20-$25 :(


The same thing happened to me with Metal Storm, and for the same price. I thought $30 for a NES game was ridiculous. Really goddamned happy I talked myself into buying it when I did.
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Westane Mon May 11, 2015 6:31 pm

LOL fair enough on the cart cannibalization, but I have a thing for some personalized software. Additionally, there's cost saving benefits to doing it. For example, the SNES shells I used came from sports games I picked out of the dollar bin at the local pawn shop, and doing the shell swap meant I was able to pick up MMX and Super Metroid in "Beat to holy hell" condition for ~$10 each.

I'd love to pick up Mega Man 4-6 at some point, but the price of 5 is absurd and I guess I'll just be happy firing up the PS2 Anniversary Collection from time to time...
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Tanooki Mon May 11, 2015 9:44 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:I could never cannibalize a working cartridge for its shell, nor would I honestly want to alter the appearance of the Japanese cartridge just for the sake of uniformity. An already dead cartridge shell maybe, but I agree with Sarge, it'd bother me more than just having the Japanese game.


Easy solution:
http://www.infiniteneslives.com/kazzo.php <-- Cart reader/writer ($20, up to $30 for NES+FC+SNES)
http://www.infiniteneslives.com/snessupplies.php <-- New board with right chips on it to flash a game to permanently. ($20-26 for the board)

They also do sell snap together pirate style SNES game shells if you don't care it to be 100% correct.

Then (all over, just google it) buy a new shell on the off market, or if you can find a dead existing game or dollar sports title no one is going to miss. Then to keep the look fairly right, make a label that looks almost dead on accurate to a SNES game as possible and take it to Kinkos/Fedex or Office Depot and have them use glossy/matte label paper and the paper be the right kind meant for a laser printer and have it run off on that. It'll come off being damn near if not right up convincing of a match to a later 'made in mexico' cheaper non-laminate SNES label. Stick that on the cart(maybe re-inforce it with the kids wet purple, dries clear elmers glue stick) and you're done.

That's how to make a good solid cheap bootleg of a SNES cart without paying some clown a huge price for it on ebay.




Sarge: You think the $80 for the MM5 cart is kind of bad. You can sell the MM5 manual for just over $40. I did it a month ago with little effort at $45 on ebay to help fund PinBot. I wanted to keep it, but I have little attachment to the game on the whole compared to 2-4 so it was worth it. :)
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Sarge Mon May 11, 2015 10:25 pm

If I could bring myself to get rid of it, I actually have a complete copy of MM5. :D
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Tanooki Mon May 11, 2015 10:29 pm

Well there ya go, sounds like motivation to me. 2 copies of the same game, 1 complete one copy. Hmm...
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Sarge Mon May 11, 2015 10:32 pm

Oh, I'd keep the complete copy, honestly. That's the one I got when I was a kid, so I've got a touch more attachment to it. I'm pretty sure I got it at a Kay Bee Toys. That's also where I snagged MM6, but on a completely different trip.
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by girlracer Fri May 15, 2015 8:27 pm

I think if I didn't have any mega man games I would go the rockman series because of price, that being said I'm missing mega man 5 for nes & mega man 4 for game boy for my collection so I'd rather have mega man. I'd also like to have mega man x4 for Saturn (I have the case so I only need the disc) and mega man 8 for Saturn as well but I can't bring myself to pay those prices.
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Re: Mega Man vs Rockman, which to buy?

by Gamerforlife Fri May 15, 2015 9:37 pm

Are there different versions of MM 1? I have a complete copy but I remember reading somewhere that there were different print runs

I always collect NA (cause it's where I live), but some collector's will argue for the aesthetic value of Japanese games with their better box art, label art, etc. With Super Famicom games I like that they look like VHS boxes

Took me years to get a decent condition, CIB Mega Man X 3 but when I see the Japanese version I sometimes think that would have looked nicer in my collection

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