Throwback Thursday - Old School C.J.'s Lost Cartridge Wishlist
My entire life, I've collected and cashed-out, bought-and-sold, grabbed-then-given; it's just a rhythm I've developed. I get very excited about x,y, and z product, work hard to buy it up, enjoy it for a season and kick it to the curb. Part of this is relative detachment to objects due to my faith, the other is a combination of personality and habit. I'm sure there's a term for people like me, but I don't know what it is.
(Editor’s Note – I refer to this as CJ’s purge cycle. Being his friend and being in his proximity can often yield you cheap copies of good things as he clears out his collection. It used to come with a tinge of regret like “I am selfish and have acquired too much stuff”, and now it is more like “I am done with that now, you see this new jawn?” Many of my collected toys, movies, comics, CDs, and games have come from this method. It also helps me in justifying why I build a collection in that my lending of items is a cultural service and CJ often borrows things to sample.)
Over the years, I've had my fair share of waxing and waning interest in video games, particularly SNES, as that is the only console into whose catalogue I've delved with any real depth. Carts have come, been played and purged, only for me to desire them again years later. So, given that today is my birthday, I thought I'd take a brief moment to highlight the carts that have either passed through my hands or never reached them, yet interest me a great deal now that I am writing for Gaming With Swag (of course, we all know that once my time here is done, they'd likely hit that online auction block). These are the games I'd love to not only play again for myself but share with my son at some point; as expected, all games are for the SNES:
- Contra 3: The Alien Wars (previously owned) - See Throwback Article for Why!
- Metal Marines (previously borrowed)
- Peace Keepers (rented only)
- Tetris & Dr. Mario (previously borrowed)
- Super Punch Out (Never owned, I forget how I played it)
- Disney's Aladdin (previously owned)
- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (previously owned)
- Final Fantasy III (previously borrowed)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (previously owned)
- NBA JAM (previously owned)
- Super Mario Kart (previously borrowed)
- Sim City Loved on PC, never played for SNES)
- ActRaiser (rented only)
- Captain Commando (arcade only)
--Old School C.J.