Retro games pickup: Biohazard remake and 0

I posted a while back the exact same topic except that both of the games did not arrive. This time, I hope they do. Once again I ordered both of the Japanese versions of Resident Evil aka Biohazard for the GameCube. And even though I have both of the games in HD I still like getting the originals. Might play them on the Wii that’s hooked up to my 4k TV or on original hardware.

One thing that stands out in most Japanese games is the packaging and those games are no exception. Getting a free authentic memory card is a great extra. It may be strange to non-retro players on why I would play an inferior version but that’s not how I see it. I see a masterpiece that needs to be experienced on its original platform and yes, I completed the English versions long ago. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase and hope both games actually make it this time.

Latest PC Pickup

Another day another eBay pickup. I just can’t get enough of Retro Nostalgia and for a good reason. Games back then while not as advanced as now had more personal depth and felt alive as developers did their best. Nowadays, it seems every game is just a clone of some other game. Exceptions, of course, must be made but I’m more drawn toward the past than the present. Some may say I’m living in the past but so be it. Anyway, I just managed to score the bellow as I was browsing for my next fix.


Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland for the PC! I love Tony Hawk’s games but the series went downhill after American Wasteland. Yes, Project 8 and Proving Ground which I liked were ok but other games are garbage. It’s a shame since I was looking forward to THPS 5 and even bought the remastered version of the first on both the Xbox 360 and PC as well as X on the original Xbox.

I’m not sure if the game will run native on Windows 10 but there is no such a thing as impossible on the PC. Plus I will be Able to run the game on max and even spice it up with graphical Mods if I can find any. The only thing I’m worried about is setting up the game to work with the Xbox 360 wired controller which I tend to use to play most of my PC games including FPS. Crazy I know.

My next target (after completing some of the games I have) is to hunt down the Tomb Raider series. I know that I can get the trilogy cheap on but I like having the big box versions even if they take allot space. There is a special feel to the physical media hence why I love to collect and play the actual disk games.


If you been following me for some time you wold know that I tend to order a lot of games which resulted in a huge backlog. To combat this, I’m on a strict diet of completing my older titles one by one and so far I managed to clear a few games like sonic Generation and Rayman Origins which I 100%. Whats the use of buying stuff if you never gonna use them?

Have great one folks.

Latest Pickups: Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus

oddword_abes_exoddusIt’s been a while since I picked up PSOne games but this was something I wanted since the PSOne era itself; Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus. Even though I own the Steam versions of the both Oddworld games, getting this gem on PSOne was necessary as I already have the first part. And even though I believe that 99% of games are superior on PC, this port was so amazing that I felt it deserved to be picked up.

No why is this game so special to me? Simply it’s that good. It is the combination of graphics design, sounds, and the overall feel that gives this game the creepy but addictive feel. Add in the fact that it controls great using the PSone controller. This is one of the great classics that you should own despite the fact that a remake of the first Oddworld game is available.


The New and Tasty remake is great and all but doesn’t compare in terms of design and feel to the originals. There is something special and nostalgic about them. The New and Tasty remake is great and all but doesn’t compare in terms of design and feel to the originals. There is something special and nostalgic about them. The classic Oddworld pack goes for $4.99 on Steam and $5.99 individually on I highly recommend you to pick it up on PC as its cheap and easy to run.

Latest pickups: Sonic Adventure 2 GameCube NTSCJ version


My latest eBay hunt, Sonic Adventure 2 new Japanese version. Sonic Adventure 2 was the last Sonic game on the legendary Sega Dreamcast system. Apart from the exploring section, the game shined and provide that a respected 3D Sonic is possible. The game lets you control the good and the bad side meaning you can try to destroy the world or save it although the ending is one, different story approach is always welcomed.

I already own the 10th anniversary Dreamcast edition so I was original looking for an american version but came across this and since I like the Japanese packaging I figured, what the hell.


I am hopping that like the original Dreamcast version; this will have an option to switch to English voices and subtitles.

Pre-order The Evil Within $59.95 & FREE Shipping.

Link includes all versions

Adam Plays Sonic 4 Episode I

Sonic_vis 2014-08-31 23-38-00-204I will not try to hide that I was and still am the biggest Sega fanboy although I slowed down by the time Xbox 360 and PS3 hit the market. Truth be told, Sega of today is no longer the Sega of Saturn/Dreamcast era. Never the less, great games do come out from time to time and Sonic 4 was a great attempt on bringing old school fans back home. I admit, I bought the game when it came out but never played it seriously until last night before going to bed. I will do my best to summarize everything in unbiased natural review.


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The graphics look beautiful although some aliasing is visible. I am running the game on mixed resolution and settings and everything looks great. The new cartoonish style is a nice addition to the series. Some of the objects in the background are done in 3D and will have nice effects. The stages look detailed and sonic alike. Apart from the little aliasing I have no complain.



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Well, what can I say.. The gameplay is good but not on the same level as sonic and knuckles. Sonic starts moving in a wired way and feels slow to start. He kinda walks faster without moving his hands which results in a strange movement. The gameplay itself is not glitched or anything but feels slower due to this problem. Everything else including enemies attack looks ok. Sonic’s homing attack feels out of place at first but you will get used to it with time, not as smoth as I hoped it would be. The 3 act per zone returns much like the first Sonic game with a fourth being a boss fight.

The game works with Xbox 360 controller right out the box.



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The game’s music is ok but not great. Personally, I’m not a fan although the game sounds are Sonic type. The music feels repetitive and uninteresting, at least to me.



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Overall, the game is good. Could have been better but its a good start for episode I. There things to do like leader boards, completing the zones faster and emeralds. Some new eliminates and puzzles were added as well as old school not so great stuff like the Night Casino zone which is full of annoying paths. There are some puzzles which are easy once figure out what to do. Basically, its  Sonic 1 remake. Most of the stages resamble the first Sonic game remade in 3D. Not necessary a good thing but cant really complain. The game is very cheap and die hard Sega/Sonic fans will definitely need to pick this up be it on PS3, Xbox 360 or Steam.

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The Evil Within Pre-order

Yes, this will be the 2nd game I have ever preordered followed by Batman Arkham Knight. The director Shinji Mikami, responsible for the original Resident Evils promises amazing horror experience and from the game play footage it looks like we will be getting a Silent Hill meets Resident Evil game which is amazing and nothing less.

I admit I did not know anything about this game until a friend showed me the gameplay, I immediately fell in love with it and will be preordering it as soon as my paycheck arrives. For $59.95 & FREE Shipping you will be getting the free DLC:

Pre-order The Evil Within and receive the Fighting Chance Pack. The pack includes a medical kit, green gel used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes, a double barrel shotgun with three shells useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies, an incendiary agony bolt capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks and a poison agony bolt which draws enemies towards it and poisons them. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

I will be getting the game on PC but the game is available on almost everything. Get it now from Amazon.

Daily Pickups: Sega Saturn Magazines acquired

It is no secret that I was and still am Sega Saturn and old school SEGA fan. It is this issue that I first picked up in the super market years ago along with it’s demo.

1I remember rushing to my Black Saturn and testing the demo using the official region free card. Boy was I amazed. I remember playing world wide soccer over a 100 times and trying to glitch my way out of the map in steep slope sliders. The days gaming was actually fun and inventing.

Fast forward to today and I managed to score some mags of my past and a couple of new ones. The reason I stopped going further is cause I don’t wanna be broke from the start as I have bills to pay and people to take care of. Never the less, these amazing gems will surly bring back the nostalgic feeling and joy to my heart.

Reading about the amazing Xmen vs Street Fighter after playing it in the mall.


Reading about Dreamcast for the first time and seeing Sonic Adventure, I got super excited and little sad cause I knew that we would not be able to afford this any time soon.
Bought it from the mall’s book store. The CD was missing though.

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I cant say the deal was cheap but its well worth it.

Selfie Stand?

Ok, I was never a selfie fan, nor am I now but the stand caught my attention at the mall which resulted in immediate buy of not so cheap $65 iPhone selfie/stand. I was looking for something like this for sometime but never bothered ordering it online. The main use of curse would be making youtube videos or even skating/other activities.

Testing the thing with my iPhone 5S front camera. Excuse the messy place as I was moving things around and did not bother cleaning up the place for the picture -_-




Latest Pickups: Resident Evil 3

Who here did not play any Resident Evil game? Apparently me? Joking. I played it back at the day but never owned the american NTSC version. As an old school Resident Evil fan this order is very late as I should have ordered this years ago. Well, guess better late than never.

The Dino Crisis Demo disk is the icing on the cake.