Yesterday I had two pleasant surprises.
I had been in the market for a new magazine of the video game variety. Given that most video game magazines are a bit pointless (weeks out of date) and full of ads, the relevance of magazines, particularly in the ‘tech world’ is questionable so it is important that a good games magazine fills a niche.
Retro Gamer is one such magazine I’d been thinking about buying, but I hadn’t been able to find it. One trip to Mag Nation later solved this problem, and delivered me a bonus. The copy of Retro Gamer I picked up featured my beloved Amiga 500 on the cover. It was a nice surprise and I felt like I was buying the right mag.
The article featured a list of games that are rare finds for the Amiga, one of which I own! Apparently this terrible Mega Drive conversion, Last Battle, is worth some money simply because it is rare. Who knew, eh?!
I am not sure when I bought it. I was pretty disappointed with it upon purchase. My tolerance for mediocre-to-bad games was quite high in my youth, but this wasn’t something I was going to put up with. The game is repetitive, dull looking and frustratingly difficult. I got about 2/3 of the way through its punishing hard levels, but I gave up.
Still, I knew there was a reason why I never, ever trade or sell any game. Ever.
I should be able to retire off this one!
Here is Final Fight on the Amiga. A MUCH better game!