Games you've been looking to buy for decades?

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Games you've been looking to buy for decades?

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At first I was going to post a message asking if Charge'N'Blast really does exist for Naomi, but looks like someone in the forums actually owns one. Well, good to know- I've wanted to get one, but have really started to suspect that the Naomi version doesn't even exist!

Borench - the arcade version does exist as I played it in an arcade 25 years ago and there is even a MAME dump of it. Never seen one for sale anywhere, tho.

Mega-Play cartridges seem to be somewhat rare as well (I only have Gunstar Heroes, Sonic and Bio Hazard Battle ... very good games all of them). The problem is that it's a good possibility that some of the Mega-Play carts I'm after might only exist as home carts and not as Mega-Play carts (Shinobi 3, Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 1&2).

Any games you guys have been looking for years (or even decades) and haven't seen for sale anywhere, ever?
...or even worse, you have started to suspect that the game you want might not actually exist at all?

I guess this could go to the "wanted"-section, but instead of people just listing games it'd be nicer to hear a bit more "expanded stories" about what someone considers super rare and so on. Perhaps we even get a fortunate "match" by someone stating that someone else's "super rare" game isn't a rare game at all.
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Psychic 5 and Argus. Both are on same hardware, ironically.
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emphatic wrote:Psychic 5 and Argus. Both are on same hardware, ironically.
And also ironically Valtric from the same era is not super rare.
I own a Valtric PCB and am not interested in Psychic 5 and Argus at all, so I guess I can consider myself lucky! :)
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Hotdog Storm :(

never seen it for sale. Lot's of MVS titles, too. Also Nebulasray - seen it once but didn't have had the funds then. Just thinking about the list in my head gets longer and longer :oops:
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CTN wrote:Also Nebulasray - seen it once but didn't have had the funds then.
There's currently two of those in ebay.com ...
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Everybody stay away from that auction :evil:


again... :problem:
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Metamorphic force (Japanese version)...not too great at finding stuff to be honest.
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guys, your are building it right now..... soon he will come....
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I've been looking for a Donpachi kit for about 10 years
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I'd go with Hotdog Storm too. Never ever seen one for sale :(
Hell, that game is average at best, I don't even know why I want it. But I want it.
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I've seen Hotdog Storm for sale before. Maybe 6 or 7 years ago on either NG forums if I remember right.. Passed on it because it was too pricey for a meh game. Kinda wish I hadn't though, just for the sake of saying I had it.

I've had no luck looking for Air Duel for a long time.
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Decades? I've wanted a Midway Galaxian cocktail since as far back as I can remember.
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Mortal Kombat II / Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 cab. But they're way too big for what they are worth. I've had plans to build a custom MK cab for almost ten years or so but I've always found a pretty good reason not to do it. Never going to happen, I guess.

There are other arcade games I've been dreaming of for years, but I've decided to settle on console ports.

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Oh Toni :(
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CTN wrote:Hotdog Storm :(

never seen it for sale. Lot's of MVS titles, too. Also Nebulasray - seen it once but didn't have had the funds then. Just thinking about the list in my head gets longer and longer :oops:
Hotdog Storm went on YJ some weeks ago:
http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... n159793719


Not a game but Ive been after a Egret 2 1J6B panel for ages, Kern snatched one right in front of me on this forum. :crazy:
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AteThePrincess wrote:I've had no luck looking for Air Duel for a long time.
I can well understand someone wanting to buy many IREM shooters, but I think Air Duel is really "meh".
Air Assault / Fire Barrel is great tho ... a game that I have been looking ever since I played it in London some 15 years ago...
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monouchi wrote:
CTN wrote:Hotdog Storm :(

never seen it for sale. Lot's of MVS titles, too. Also Nebulasray - seen it once but didn't have had the funds then. Just thinking about the list in my head gets longer and longer :oops:
Hotdog Storm went on YJ some weeks ago:
http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... n159793719
70.000 :wtf: This makes it unobtainium for me I guess.
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Great thread :)

Let's see

Looking forever to get them at a halfway decent price:

Mad Shark
Fire Barrel
Thunder Dragon 2 / Big Bang
Macross Plus
Pilot Kids
Zero Gunner
Zunzunkyou No Yabou
Nitroball / Gunball

Had them once, sold them stupidly and now I want them back:

Rainbow Islands
Gamshara
Gundhara

Never ever saw them for sale :( :

Desert Breaker
Biomechanical Toy
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dingsbums wrote:Had them once, sold them stupidly and now I want them back:
Psychic5
Wonderboy

Can't remember the last time I saw an original Psychic5 for sale anywhere... And they were EVERYWHERE in my local arcades back in the 90's.
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