First off, I have to apologise for not getting more content up recently. Life has been absolutely crazy, and that’s putting it mildly… Anyway, I am back now – if only for this small post.
You guys may remember the ‘Epoch Bubble Bobble’ post I made a while back? Well if not, it was pretty much the Bubble Bobble version of what you see here – a small LCD handheld that someone would buy if they were spending too much cash on the arcade equivalent (‘equivalent’ used lightly), only to get home, rip off the wrapper and realise that it was nothing like the arcade machine.
Well, here we have the Hang-on handheld! Another handheld that is sure to disappoint those who expected the arcade in the palm of your hand. 😀
As I mentioned in the Bubble Bobble post, these particular LCDs aren’t exactly retro by any stretch of the imagination. The release dates for these don’t go that far back at all (2005 being the year of release), but that doesn’t make them any less sort after. Over here in Japan they come up reasonably often, but the prices vary wildly. I got this one sealed/unused for about the 1,000yen mark if I remember rightly, which I believe is a great deal.
I haven’t cracked this one open to try it out, so again I will turn to the great ‘Showagamer’ on youtube to demo this little LCD beast. 🙂
Well, Japan does it again! Recently it seems that every trek is yielding gear that I rarely see, and to top it off the prices have been great. 😀
So what have I come back with this time? Well before getting into that, I should tell you that what you see bellow is only a small part. I did end up buying more games as well, but as I put them with the other 500 or so I bought recently, I can’t tell which were from the last lot, and which were from this lot.
Anyway, some gear:
A V-Saturn (can’t believe I got another Narf!), Virtual-On Twin Stick, and Saturn Virtua Cop set.
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The Saturn would have to be the pick out of the above gear. It was a really lucky find.
Now onto the rest…. Managed to get a Gameboy Light, and for those of you that don’t know what this is, it’s basically a regular Gameboy, but it has a backlight built into it. I believe these are a Japan exclusive? Got a few Famicom Keyboards too – these allow the user to create software to run on their Famicoms. I am on the lookout for a Tapedeck for the Famicom if anyone reading this has one they’d like to sell/give away. 😉
So like I said, there are actually more games included with this run which aren’t shown, but even without those pictured above I seem to have cleaned up. To Sean @ Retro Otaku, you have to hurry over my friend – at this rate I will have emptied these places out!! 😀