Not a bad month this month, managed to cross a few off my top 10 list as well as adding a few extras to the collection.

Perfect Dark – Nintendo 64

Perfect Dark is a first-person shooter made by Rare (of Goldeneye fame). You play as Joanna Dark, an agent of the Carrington Institute research centre, and it’s up to you stop an extraterrestrial conspiracy. I’m looking forward to playing this game and when I do, a review will surely follow.
This game is fully complete and includes a Nintendo 64 booklet.

Price Paid – £8.00 (Cash Converters)

1080° Snowboarding – Nintendo 64

1080° Snowboarding is a snowboard racing game. You play as any one of five snowboarders as you race down a course to arrive quickly at a level’s finish line or to receive maximum points for trick combinations.

Price paid – £4.00

The Legend Of Zelda – The Ocarina Of Time

Ocarina of Time is the fifth game in The Legend of Zelda series although the game takes place before all previous games in the series. You play as Link in the fantasy land of Hyrule on a quest to stop the evil king Ganondorf. You spend the game travelling through time and navigating dungeons and an overworld. Music plays an important role, as the player must learn to play numerous songs on an ocarina to progress.
I have never played a Zelda game before (yeah, yeah I know) but I’ve always been interested in playing one, but for whatever reason, I just haven’t played one. I got this game as part of my top 10 quest.

Price paid – £28 (CEX Online)

California Games – Sega Mega Drive

California Games was released in 1987 for the Apple II and Commodore 64 and ported to other home computers and video game consoles such as this version in 1991. This game features various different events where your main aim is to score the most points in any event. Some of the events include Half-pipe, Roller skating, Surfing, BMX, Footbag (Hackey Sack) and Flying disc (Frisbee).
I’m surprised that I didn’t own this game already because as a kid, this was my jam. I loved it, especially the BMX level. I’ll have to track down a manual for it at some point.

Price paid – £8.00 (Cash Converters)

Tomb Raider – Sega Saturn

Tomb Raider follows the exploits of Lara Croft, an English archaeologist in search of ancient treasures. Surely everyone knows about Tomb Raider by now, this game is frequently cited as one of the greatest video games ever made and was very influential, serving as a template for many 3D action-adventure games that would follow.
I’ve never given the old Tomb Raiders a good go in the past, I only remember playing a short demo of one of the games. I got this as part of my top 10 quest.

Price paid – £8.00 (CEX Online)

Monster Hunter: Generations – Nintendo 3DS

Like other titles in the Monster Hunter series, players undertake quests that involve hunting dangerous creatures. Major additions in this instalment include special attacks and new combat styles. Never played a Monster Hunter game before, although I have a few as part of my top 10 quest. The games are very popular in Japan.

Price paid – £4.80 (Cash Converters)

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies – Nintendo DS

Dragon Quest IX is the first one in the series to be initially released for a handheld game console, and the first to feature spawning of enemies, rather than random encounters. The game retains many of the series’ traditional role-playing elements, such as turn-based combat and a level system based on gaining experience points. I got this as part of my top 10 quest.

Price paid – £6.00 (Cash Converters Online)

Jr Pac-Man – Atari 2600

Jr Pac-Man was originally released in the arcades and was later ported to the Atari 2600 in 1986. Jr. Pac-Man is very similar, in gameplay, to that of its predecessors. You control Jr. Pac-Man (who wears an animated propeller beanie) gobbling up all the dots in the maze all the while avoiding the ghosts that chase him down.

Price Paid – £6.40 (Cash Converters)

Mario Bros. – Atari 2600

the Atari 2600 version of Mario Bros sold 1.59 million cartridges, becoming the best-selling game of 1983. As arcade conversions go this is up there with best of them. The gameplay is true to its arcade counter part. While it doesn’t look as good as the arcade version, this looks as good as it can given the hardware it was made for. A very fun game.

Price Paid – £20.00 (Cash Converters)

Millipede – Atari 2600

Millipede is the sequel to Centipede, and features more gameplay variety and a wider array of insects than the original. The goal is to destroy the multi-segmented millipede as it traverses its way through the mushroom forest towards the bottom of the screen.

Price Paid – £8.00 (Cash Converters)

Sprint Master – Atari 2600

Sprint Master is an action racing game and is played with an overhead view of the racetrack, and the first of two players to race around the track for the required number of laps wins. There’s a large selection of tracks that can be played on blacktop, dirt or ice; you can even decide between bouncing or crashing.

Price Paid – £4.00 (Cash Converters)

Robot Tank – Atari 2600

The player remotely controls a robot tank in 2095. The mission is to locate enemy robot tanks rampaging across the countryside with radar, then destroy them with a cannon to stop them from reaching downtown Santa Clara, United States. The game was innovative in that, instead of the player’s tank being destroyed with a hit from an enemy, it was merely damaged, losing some capabilities such as radar or speed (enough damage would eventually destroy the tank). The game also features 24-hour gameplay (that is, combat could take place at any time of the day or night) and varying weather (rain, snow, fog), which added additional challenge in tracking enemy combatants.

Price Paid – £9.40 (Cash Converters)

Gangster Town – Sega Master System

Gangster Town is a light gun shooting game and makes use of the Light Phaser peripheral. Two lightguns can be used simultaneously to provide co-operative two player mode. The game is set in 1920s America, with the player assuming the role of an FBI agent tasked with eliminating criminals. The levels include a car chase, a walk through downtown, shootouts in a bar and nightclub and more. Bonus games, such as finding a key in a brick wall, are included as you complete the game.

Price Paid – £0.80 (Cash Converters)

Putt & Putter – Sega Master System

Putt & Putter for the Sega Master System, is an isometric minigolf game that features 18 holes (spread across three stages) and the objective is to continually finish under par to receive additional balls that act as lives; fail to reach par and you lose balls. The game should not be confused with the Game Gear version, which contains completely different maps. The only gameplay difference is that the ball can go out of bounds, in which case the ball will return to the previous legal position.

Price Paid – £0.80 (Cash Converters)

Carmageddon – Nintendo 64

Carmageddon 64 is a racing game and is a port of Carmageddon II for PC’s and is essentially more of the same. Players are placed in sport cars, monster trucks, and other motorized abominations. Levels can be won by running through all the laps and checkpoints, wasting all the opponents, or killing all the zombies on a map.

Price Paid – £4.00 (Cash Converters)