Okay, okay, I finally went off and did what I told myself never to do again - I picked up another games console. This time it's a Sega Saturn; my third, if memory prevails. Ah, well, it's not like I seriously expected to not get another system again. Who was I fooling?
So, anyway, it's good to have Saturn around again, and to be able to throw in a match of Pebble Beach Golf Links or World Series Baseball '98. I have a decent little stable of titles at the moment, good enough to keep me happy until I can grab some blank disks and start burning. Burn, baby, burn!
Let's see...this is off the top of my head, but I'll see if I can't list the games we currently have for Saturn. See if you can spot your favorites:
Panzer Dragoon Trilogy (yep, all three!)
Pebble Beach Golf Links
NHL Powerplay '96 (scored for 99 cents!)
Virtua Fighter 2
Worldwide Soccer (Victory Goal)
Worldwide Soccer '97
World Series Baseball '98
I think that's it. I didn't expect to pile up on so many sports titles, but these are the cream of the crop. You can't pass them up. I think the only other sports game worth getting is the followup to NHL Powerplay. Again, I grabbed the first one for 99 cents, so I'm fine for now.
The next crucial step, of course, is getting the console modified for CDR's and imports. Oh, and there's the matter of the 4M RAM cart, and a couple zapper guns. But let's not get carried away just yet. Once the cable is hooked up, downloading will be the first big priority. I already paid for a lot of these games before, a decade ago. I've already paid my dues, as far as I'm concerned.
I'd be curious to learn just how many others out there are turning to older game consoles for their gaming fix. With the outrageously high prices of the PS3 and XBox 360 (don't get me started on the Elite), getting an original Saturn or Playstation seems like a real bargain. Throw in a Dreamcast and you've really got a sweet deal.
Food for thought - the local games shop is selling Saturns for $40, and Dreamcasts for $30. What's with that? I nearly walked out with the DC, and would have if the internet was running. Just throw in a couple emulators, and especially the MULE emulator, and I'm fine. Good thing Saturn games were so damned cheap. The only downside - as you can gather - nothing but sports games. Whatever.
We'll end up with half a dozen consoles hooked up to the television before long. Ugh. I really oughta be playing guitar.