Net Yaroze (PlayStation dev kit, 1997)
One of the things I try and maintain in my collection is quality over quantity. I have very few loose carts, and even those I've only gotten because they were thrown in with something else. I'm also not much of a completionist, I don't aim to have every NES cart or anything. I collect only the stuff that holds sentimental value, whether it be because I played it as a kid or it was something that was around and well known to me at the time.
From the top, and omitting several shelves of stuff too new:
Warlords III: Reign Of Heroes
Call Of Duty
Hexen: Deathkings Of The Dark Citadel
Last Bronx (Old school Sega fighting game, streetwise guys with weapons, released between Virtua Fighter 2 and 3. Interesting side note, I actually won a different copy of this from Hyper magazine back when Eliot Fish was the man, for Saturn. Didn't have a Saturn though, so gave it to a mate and beat him at it whenever we hung out.)
Super Street Fighter II (DOS)
X-Wing (Original, 5 1/4in floppies, still in their X-Wing sleeves and with the manual with codes in the bottom corner. All like brand new)
Revolution X (The notorious Aerosmith game, one of two copies I own, the other for SNES)
Mortal Kombat II (Because I hate myself and deserve this)
UT2004 (Collector's tin, called in sick to go pick this up on launch day)
UT3 (Collector's tin, got this the same day I won POTM)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars
CPU's are a Pentium II 233, and a Celeron 300A. You know why.
Street Fighter Collection
Xmen vs Street Fighter
Panic button gifted to me by Caelum
Hero Quest models painted by me in watercolour paints not suited to the task 20 years ago
Miscellaneous other things
The infamous Shelf Of Suck And Fail. Some piece of shit console by some company that sold out and can fuck off to Tibet for all I care. Copy of Goldeneye that can go with it. Rabbids statue courtesy of my local Game manager throwing it at me to get it out of his store. Limited edition Monty Python Spam, with Stinky French Garlic that actually doesn't belong on this shelf AT ALL. Two loose carts are Wave Race 64 and Mario Kart 64 which will burn along with the aforementioned console when I finally get around to it. GT64, same deal. Sonic 2, because what we thought we'd do was make a game about a hedgehog that can run really fast then put lots of shit in the way so you have to stop and jump really awkwardly then carry on. The infamous, notorious, legendary Shaq Fu, one of two copies I own, this one for Mega Drive the other for SNES. And lastly a Colourbond sample I scratched my feelings into at Bunnings one day.
Dr Mario (loose cart)
Nigel Mansell's Racing (Game Boy)
Donkey Kong Land 2
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 2 (Flawless condition, could be new for all I know)
Super Mario Bros 3
Double Dragon II, the NES version of which is one of the very best games ever made
Power Glove (so bad)
Mario Paint, complete with SNES mouse
Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II Turbo
Super Street Fighter II
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Batman Returns (Sits alongside Double Dragon II as one of the best games of all time)
The Chaos Engine (Because fuck yeah Bitmap Brothers)
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
Vegas Stakes & some Pinball game, gifted and of no sentimental value but I'm hardly going to chuck them, am I?
Super Nintendo, spare console that actually gets hooked up
1up in pipe gifted to me by MSGT Bilko
Plush 1up gifted to me by psyckle
Mario & Princess on top of SNES went on top of my wedding cake
Various Mario & DK figurines in front
Original Atomic sticker gifted to me by Tom, was going to put it on my car but didn't get around to it
Crown jewel baby, brand new SNES in box, unused, still in fresh smelling plastic wrap with the little twist ties intact and the manuals and warranty stuffs dead flat and slick as ever. Opened once to verify contents. Gifted to me by my missus, who knew I'd been waiting fifteen years to get a SNES for Christmas. You wonder why I collect this shit? It's because I wasn't allowed to have them as a kid. I looked at catalogues for hours just staring at pictures of consoles, imagining what it would be like to have on of my own to just use whenever, and I cherished the fleeting times I'd get to play them at friends' houses. Without wanting to sound like I'm having a cry about it I know now my parents couldn't afford to buy them for me. Got them now though, and I play them all the time.
Yes, those large books are HR Giger's 'Biomechanics' and 'Necronomicon'. No, you may not touch them.
Also, coming soon:
Edited by Takoma, 22 February 2012 - 01:00 AM.