Hey /vr/ I have a question about an SNES bundle and didn't know who else to ask besides you.
On my local craigslist a fellow is offering his SNES, 2 Controllers and the following games for $300, although I got him down to $260:
Mega Man X
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario All Stars
Donkey Kong Country
DK Country 2
DK Country 3
Earthworm Jim 2
Super Ghouls N' Ghosts
Kirby All Stars
Battletoads / Double Dragon
Super Star Wars
Super Empire Strikes Back
Super Return of the Jedi
Spider-Man / Venom: Separation Anxiety
Super Street Fighter 2
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
Is this a deal that you guys would take? I'm leaning towards a yes but a little bit of reinforcement never hurt because I'm a pussy and not sure if I'm getting a shit deal.
Probably not worth it. None of those games are particularly rare (especially considering virtual console or ports exist for the good ones on that list) and the physical copies are only really worth something if you're looking to complete a collection of some kind. Guessing from what you're looking to buy I assume you're only interested in playing the games rather than building a collection. Also, emulation is a thing.
tl;dr don't buy it.
Yeah you're right about me just wanting to play the games. I have done plenty of emulation stuff in the past but I'm a big nostalgia fag and have kinda romanticized the idea of having the physical console and cartridges again and such.
Why are you looking to buy an snes and games? Are there specific games you want?
Are you looking to collect?
Do you mind emulation?
Would you consider a clone?
Would you consider an everdrive?
Looking At the game list it isn't a bad deal. All those games are at least ~$10 in value, some being upwards of $30+
The games alone make up $200 of the 260 you'd be spending
$60 for the system itself is about the current going rate.
It is a pretty fair deal.
A lot of them are games I used to own and play. There are also plenty of games I'd also like to reacquire someday (Secret of Mana, Megaman Soccer, Super Mario RPG, Sunset Riders, TMNT: Turtles in Time.) I owned a copy of Earthbound a loooong time ago and absolutely love the game, and would like to get another copy but I know how expensive it is and will likely not even consider it for a while.
I've played all kinds of emulators on my laptop, although admittedly I'm unfamiliar with what clone or everdrives are in this context.
Clones systems are snes (and other systems) made in the more recent years that are not official Nintendo products but play snes games.
Everdrives are cartridges where you can put an SD card full of roms into the cartridge and then play almost every snes game ever made.
There are various pluses and minuses to each road you want to go down.
The different answers to this are all regional so to speak... Eurofags will all tell you to buy it while USA fags will brag about cheaper bargains. In a nutshell, it's not a bad deal, but quite a bit to spend up front. A few of those games go for around 40 bucks though, so it may save you the hassle of having to track them down for a decent price. It all depends on how much you want it, but it's not a bad deal.
I wouldn't buy it. You're better off buying just a console and controllers and spending $200 on a SD2SNES cart. At least that is what I would do if I didn't still have my SNES collection so it's harder for me to justify buying a flash cart but if you are starting fresh just do it right from the start and you will save yourself a lot of money in the long run.
I'd say thats not bad for all that as long as it worked, depending on the condition of everything.
Also before any money changed hands, i'd have him turn it on and show you that it works.
Give him some bullshit story that its for your kid or something, and he'll just get the impression that you're being a protective parent instead of a paranoid manchild.
You always, always want to be careful about buying old consoles online, no matter how much 'rep' the reseller has.
>Give him some bullshit story that its for your kid or something, and he'll just get the impression that you're being a protective parent instead of a paranoid manchild.
Who would think twice about proving something works before accepting $260 for it?