Category Archives: Buying Guides

Buying Guides for new Game Collectors – Learn about the hardware variants, controllers and best top 10 games to buy

Sony VITA Buying Guide + Best Games & Honorable Mentions!

Why buy the Sony Vita? Because it’s an AWESOME handheld game system and this guide will help you figure out which Vita model is right for you! Also we give some PS Vita game recommendations, some honorable mentions and places you can find out about new releases, meet fellow collectors and more.

BUY VITA GAMES HERE: http://goo.gl/DVJzeK (Affiliate Link)

Games Shown:
Tales of Hearts R
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
Killzone Mercenary
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ’n’ Tasty!
Futuridium: Extended Play Deluxe
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Child of Light
Tearaway
Persona 4 Golden
PS1 Games: Metal Slug X & Shienryu
Super Stardust Delta
Virtue’s Last Reward

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Sonic All-Star Racing Transformed
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Wipeout 2048
Ridge Racer
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd
Persona 4 Dancing All Night
SUPERBEAT: XONiC
Michael Jackson The Experience HD
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Sly Cooper Collection
God of War Collection
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
Muramasa Rebirth
Dragon’s Crown

XBOX 360 BUYING GUIDE & Great Games w/ Barnacules

A brand new 2016 BUYING GUIDE for the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console with accessories and best games to get day 1! Metal Jesus & Jerry Barnacules talk about the 3 different Xbox 360 models, the controllers and much more!

BUY XBOX 360 Games here: http://goo.gl/eMKhcp (Affiliate Link)

Games mentioned:
Gears of Wars 1,2
Halo 3, 4
Forza 2,3 & Horizon
Deathsmiles, Akai Katana, Raiden IV, Otomedius Excellent
Fable II
Lost Odyssey
Alan Wake

Xbox 360 Hidden Gems Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLu2hNCAp3M

Hidden Gems Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pPASfYFYEY

Hidden Gems Part 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAXWsbG3fGE

Cool Fact: Anybody remember that Microsoft had THREE major versions of the Xbox 360 Dashboard? Originally it was the BLADES style (which I loved)…then they switched to the NXE look that introduced Avatars and stacked moving boxes…and then finally Metro which is the flat look they use today.

Japanese WONDERSWAN BUYING GUIDE + Great Games!

Kelsey is a Bandai Wonderswan collector and she shares her buying tips, covering the three different handhelds, crazy accessories (a robot and programming kit!?) and some of her favorite Non-Japanese games.

Games shown:
GunPey Ex
Clock Tower
Final Fantasy 1 & 2
Puzzle Bobble
Puyo Puyo Tsu
Ganso JaJaMaru-kun (remake of Ninja JaJaMaru-kun)
Tane-o-Maku Tori (Birds Sow the Seeds)
Buffers Evolution
Rhyme Rider Kerorikan
Rockman EXE WS
Beat Mania
Kaze no Klonoa – Moonlight Museum
One Piece – Grand Battle Swan Colloseum

Buy Wonderswan here: http://goo.gl/m11ZoE (Affiliate Link)

NEO GEO AES vs MVS Collecting Guide – EXPENSIVE as HELL!

The Immortal John Hancock walks Metal Jesus through his amazing NEO GEO console and game collection. He covers the AES (Advanced Entertainment System) and arcade MVS (Multi Video System), plus the differences between the two cartridges, controllers, accessories and even the NEO GEO X GOLD and rare NEO GEO CD…

Watch the Game Sack review of the NEO GEO X GOLD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbR_Rbg3fdc

NEO GEO AES cartridges

NEO GEO MVS cartridges

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PINBALL MACHINE Collecting – What you need to know to get started

Chuck Van Pelt of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo shows us what a new Pinball machine collector needs to know to get started collecting! Plus he talks about some of the more fun or collectable games, where to look for problems with machines and websites and books for reference.

Web Resources:
www.Pinside.com – online pinball-specific community
www.arcade-museum.com – arcade & pinball games
www.ipdb.org – Catalog and ratings of all pinball machines

BOOKS:
Pinball Machine Care and Maintenance – Bernard Kamoroff
The Pinball Compendium – Michael Shalhoub

Nintendo GAME BOY / GBC BUYING GUIDE + Great Games!

Metal Jesus Rocks & John Riggs bring you a Nintendo Game Boy & Game Boy Color (GBC) BUYING GUIDE for new collectors! We talk about the hardware, colors, variants, accessories and then give you some Day 1 Purchase game recommendations in every genre. This is a fun guide that every new Game Boy owner should watch!

Games Shown:
Pokemon Yellow
MegaMan II
Gargoyle’s Quest
Donkey Kong
Mole Mania
Kwirk
Faceball 2000
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Final Fantasy Adventure
Final Fantasy Legend II

Nintendo Game Boy 101: A Beginners Guide

Nintendo Wii BUYING GUIDE & Best Games

KacyDaGameNerd & Metal Jesus show you everything a new Nintendo Wii console buyer needs to know: hardware variations, accessories, 3rd party add-ons, rare or unusual games and some fun game recommendations for Day 1 Purchase!

GAMES SHOWN:
Cyberbike
My Horse & Me: Riding for Gold
Wii Fit
Wii Sports
Punch-Out!!
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
Xenoblade Chronicles
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

RECOMMENDED GAMES:
Spyborgs
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
Mario Ware: Smooth Moves
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Boom Blox Bash Party
Mario Kart Wii
ExciteBots: Trick Racing
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Nokia N-GAGE Buying Guide – Do You Remember this thing!?

The Nokia N-Gage was a failed cell phone / gaming handheld that crashed and burned with only 58 physical games released for it. However, there is a small but dedicated collecting community for it and The Immortal John Hancock happens to have a 100% complete N-Gage collection. Plus he also shows us some of the handheld variations, different packaging, game highlights, preview and press editions and even a very rare N-Gage demo kiosk used at Gamestop!

Games Shown:
Ashen
Asphalt Urban GT
Civilization
Elder Scrolls Travels – Shadowkey
Pathway to Glory
Pocket Kingdom
Red Faction
Sega Rally Championship
Tony Hawk Pro Skater
Worms Wold Party
X-Men Legends II

The Immortal John Hancock: https://www.youtube.com/user/swlovinist

n-gage games complete set

Nintendo GBA BUYING GUIDE & Recommended Games

Metal Jesus & Reggie tell you what model of Nintendo Game Boy Advance you should buy, what accessories to look out for and what GBA games you should pick up Day 1. The GBA is a great handheld and this buying guide will get you started right!

Games Shown:
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 & 3
Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
Golden Sun 1 & 2
Zelda Minish Cap
Gunstar Super Heroes
Double Dragon Advance
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
Advance Wars 1 & 2
Metal Slug Advance
Metroid Zero Mission & Fusion

What other games would you recommend new GBA collectors get Day 1?

PS3 Buying Guide & Favorite Games

Looking to buy a Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)? This is the Buying Guide for you! We cover the three different PS3 models, accessories and we list some of our favorite games to get you started! Oh yeah…and we even talk about the PS3 Move controller… 😉

BEHIND THE SCENES: For this video it was important to cover all three models of PS3 and thankfully Kelsey and PinkGorillaGames had two of them that they let us borrow. Those backwards compatible ones easily go for $140+ now. Plus we had a ton of fun just picking out the games we would recommend! Although…when Kelsey showed up with some HD Remasters… I don’t think she fully understood just how many of them I had! So we had some fun with that…

Also…Kelsey was stoked to have purchased a Playstation shirt just the week before and we made sure to get that in the thumbnail. Enjoy!