I'm selling some games on eBay this weekend. They're only up for three
days, because I'm impatient that way. If you're looking for a pretty good
deal, I think these are fair prices, and they're more than I'd get from
the thieves at EBGames. Of course, just between us friends, I'm not
selling all of these because they are too good to keep, if you know what I
mean. So here's what we've got.
Quest: Rocket Slime for DS: This one genuinely is a
game. It's got more puns than you can shake a stick at, a broad slapstick
sense of humor, and the bizarre tank battles are really a lot of fun.
Plenty of item collecting for the completist.
Island DS: It's not bad, but it's got some really cheap moments in
it, and I don't feel like it has quite the same magic as the original. I
made it through four worlds, and then just couldn't bring myself to
struggle past the fifth.
Phantom Assault for DS: Now this one, like Star Trek
Assault, has been unfairly maligned in my opinion. Also, it seems to
be hard to find. I really enjoyed it, but it doesn't have a lot of replay
value and it requires another copy for the multiplayer. The touch control
is worthless, but once you get used to the
face-buttons-as-dual-thumbsticks mechanic, it plays pretty well.
Crossing for Gamecube: If you're not going to play it every day,
it's not worth it, and we don't. I actually think that this is better than
the DS version, since the calendar is more creative and there are NES
games included, but it does lack the WiFi connection.
of Mana for DS: Yeah, this one's kind of a stinker. Imagine
Diablo with a Secret of Mana skin, then make it boring. I
think my main problem is that there's just not a lot of depth to it. Not
my cup of tea, but you might like it better.
of Zelda Collector's Edition for Gamecube: Now that
releasing these over the Virtual Console for Wii, I'm sure this will be
quickly made obsolete. On the other hand, that requires you to actually
own a Wii, which seems to be about as likely as owning a handful of
precious gold at this point. Besides, for the price of the VC games, you'd
probably pay as much as my Buy it Now price. For someone who doesn't own
the Classic Series Zelda (I do) and likes the N64 games (I don't,
clearly), this is a nice package.
All games start low and have a Buy It Now price of $20, except for
Animal Crossing at $10 and Zelda at $40, because I'm
CRAAAZY! They end Tuesday at around 12pm ET.
Speaking of the grey market, I have to say that in retrospect the
imported DS Lite is looking like a pretty good purchase. When I first got
it, and then they announced that they'd be releasing it a month later
domestically, it looked like I'd paid a big premium just for the blue
color. Now, of course, Nintendo hardware is backordered everywhere, and
the import prices have skyrocketed. Brinstar
and I don't look quite as silly now. Well, relatively speaking, I guess.