Your Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - April 2011
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This is the traditional monthly thrift and bargain finds list for video games.

These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.

Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted video games bought new.
Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.

Last Months List:
Check out the quality and quantity of last month's loot.
Your Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - March 2011

The Monthly Video Game Thrift List Wayback Machine:
Check out the old lists and stats from each month!
Your Video Game Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time

Our GeekGuild:
Welcome to The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our King Belial I.


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1. Platform: SNES
Franz Kafka
United States
St. Charles
Missouri
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$5, garage sale
I still need to give this a test
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2. Video Game: Mario Paint [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4234]
Franz Kafka
United States
St. Charles
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$1, garage sale
Still in the box
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3. Video Game: Super Mario All-Stars [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked]
Franz Kafka
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St. Charles
Missouri
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$0.50, garage sale
Still in the box
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4. Video Game: Super Mario World [Average Rating:8.41 Overall Rank:21]
 
Franz Kafka
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$0.50, garage sale
Cartridge only
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5. Video Game: Super Mario Kart [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:81]
Franz Kafka
United States
St. Charles
Missouri
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$0.50, garage sale
Still in the box

Another person at the garage sale politely stopped me, to briefly show his kid the roots of the Mario Kart game he plays on his DS. (PS: I feel old now.)
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6. Video Game Hardware: PlayStation
Franz Kafka
United States
St. Charles
Missouri
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$2, garage sale

I would have passed if it weren't an SCPH-1001.
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7. Video Game: WarioWare: Twisted [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:1670]
Matt Mallas
United States
Bartlett
Illinois
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$6 at a flea market. I already own this, but my sister used to always love playing this one on our long family trips. Since I picked up a used GBA SP for her for Christmas, I figure she'll enjoy playing it again. In particular, she liked playing one of the mini-games where you spin around and kick a bunch of swarming ninjas. When I go visit her down in Florida in June, I'll give it to her.
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8. Video Game: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1395]
Tyler Martin
United Kingdom
London
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PSP lovliness all complete and in good nick. £2.49 from Age UK.
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9. Video Game: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3398]
Tyler Martin
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London
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More PSPness. Complete with instructions, and box. £2.49 from Age UK
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10. Video Game: Streets of Rage [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1700]
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Fargo
North Dakota
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I owned this as part of the 6 in 1 cartridge, and I own 2 and 3, but now I can add the original standalone cart to the collection. 2 is my favorite of the series but this is still a fun one to pull out from time to time.
$2.99 Savers, cartridge only
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11. Video Game: Hey You, Pikachu! [Average Rating:4.43 Overall Rank:6002]
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North Dakota
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One of three N64 games in a hanging bag at Savers. One game not in the database yet, Supercross 2000. This is the second. Cartridge only. $1.16 Savers
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12. Video Game: Road Rash (1991/8 bit systems) [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1876]
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Fargo
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And I'll have to get this one added too, Road Rash 64, cartridge only, $1.16 Savers.

There was an Intellivision cartridge dump too, but nothing too noteworthy among them. Haven't seen those in the wild for some time though.
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13. Video Game: F-1 Race [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:4581]
Mark Webb
United States
Verona
Pennsylvania
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F-1 Race, 4 way link cable, Tetris and Original Gameboy - $1 for all.

At my church I attend, they were having a flea market. I picked up a
card game that I had found there. While checking out the electronics items, I see the box for F-1 Race, with the 4 way link cable taped to the top of the box. No price, so I ask on the people working the electronics table how much on that and how much for a mini receipt shredder. My budget was down to $5 left after my kids convince me to buy them a nice bean bag chair. The guy quotes me a buck each for the game and the shredder. I get the kids, and the bean bag chair home in my car, then examine my goodies... Inside the game box was not only the game, but an original gameboy, and the pack in game tetris.
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14. Video Game: Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) [Average Rating:2.57 Overall Rank:6159]
Franz Kafka
United States
St. Charles
Missouri
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$3, garage sale

They also had "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story" for the DS, but $25 seemed a little steep for a garage sale. More power to them if someone eventually paid that, though.
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15. Video Game: Micro Machines V3 [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:2130]
Chad V
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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I found the N64 port titled Micro Machines 64 Turbo. I just submitted the edition to the database.

$3 @ Garage Sale
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16. Video Game: Sonic & Knuckles [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:657] [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked]
Chad V
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Cartridge only @ Goodwill for $1.91.
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17. Video Game: Pokémon Red and Blue [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:146]
Tyler Martin
United Kingdom
London
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Actually Pokemon: Green. Japanese version of the original Gameboy game. Box, instructions and cartridge all in great condition. £2.50.
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18. Video Game: Star Fox 64 [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:286]
Tyler Martin
United Kingdom
London
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Japanese rumble pack bundle edition. Rumble pack missing but box in nice condition and rules and everythign else present and correct. £2.50 carboot
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19. Video Game: Life Force [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1913]
Kevin Gordon
United States
Meridian
Idaho
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Found Life Force for the NES (cartridge only) for 5 bucks at a local retro store. Hadn't ever seen it anywhere else and it's been on my want list for quite a while so I picked it up!
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20. Video Game: Jak II [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:1185]
Matt Mallas
United States
Bartlett
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I visited a rummage sale at a church near my office today, where all DVD's and CD's were $1.00. Since it didn't say anything different about videogames, I figured they'd fit under this category.

First up, Jak II for PlayStation 2.

I have Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, but have yet to play it, partially because I'm spoiled by all the wireless controllers of modern videogame consoles. Anyone have a recommendation of a good wireless PS2 controller?
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21. Video Game: Jak 3 [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:1058]
Matt Mallas
United States
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Same rummage sale, Jak 3 for $1.00.
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22. Video Game: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:669]
Matt Mallas
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Also at the rummage sale, Crash Bandicoot 2 for $1.00.

I remember playing the demo for this game that came with my PlayStation, but I never ended up picking up any of the games in the series.
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23. Video Game: Ms. Pac-Man [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:898] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
Matt Mallas
United States
Bartlett
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Not really Ms. Pac-Man, but Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness for PlayStation.

$1.00 at a rummage sale.

It includes the original Ms. Pac-Man in addition to a 3D, puzzle-based maze game.
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24. Video Game Hardware: Nintendo Entertainment System
Mark Webb
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At a local church rummage sale, I found one of those "Nintendo on a Chip" TV games. Normally I don't care about those kind of things, but it had some unknown Famicom cart in the slot on it. For a buck, I thought it might be worth running past my friend who reads Japanese to see if it is anything interesting.
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25. Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:95]
Josh Brinkman
United States
Minnesota
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Found a copy of Links awakening DX with a working save battery but no box at a thrift store.
$2.50
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