YOU REMEMBER THE REPLACEMENT N64 CONTROLLER MY MOM GOT ME AS PART OF THE DEAL WHERE MY SISTER HAD TO COMPENSATE ME FOR STEALING AND SELLING MY SHIT????
well okay the one i ended up getting was that shitty atomic purple color that was a terrible design choice for nintendo in the 90’s and i hope it never comes back again but
i went in there on monday and??? i talked about the incident with dan and he showed me this thing of beauty and i was like hOLY FRICK IT’S BEAUTIFUL I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND TRADE THE ONE I GOT FOR THAT ONE
and dan being the cool guy he is was like “you can still bring it in and exchange it”
i was like “you sure dan” he’s like yeah but like this one was $10 more than the other one because it’s the extreme green TRU exclusive so it’s kind of rarer than most N64 controllers but he was like “nah it’s alright”
i was like WOAH RAD and i couldn’t make it back there myself but my mom stopped by and made the exchange
and that’s how i got my hands on this thing of beauty right here. mmhmm. ain’t nobody layin a hand on my baby but me
and finally i saved the best for last, this little import super famicom cart here
for those of you who have no idea what this is and why i’m so excited about it (that would be most of you), this is the second Parodius game for super famicom. they also had the first one but at $25 a pop these things ain’t cheap
Parodius is essentially a cute-‘em-up parody of Gradius and it’s supposed to be really fun. i’m really glad lost ark had this and that i recognized it for what it was.
and while i was out with my friends we took a short impromptu trip to lost ark and i got to talk about retro game collecting with dan the man again (that’s like. 90% of the time i spend there seriously) and holy shit fuck he actually set aside a copy of mischief makers for me so i can finally get to play it
and sega genesis collection because we were talking about phantasy star and PS IV is on this disc
holy fucking shit on toast if you live in greensboro and you like games and haven’t been to lost ark yet fucking get on that shit because you’ll never walk away disappointed
also i love dan he’s literally the only person i know with whom i can go full blown retro game collecting shmup giganerd and he knows his shit