Post by Hope(N Forever) on Jun 27, 2018 14:54:48 GMT -5
That was a pretty interesting watch, considering I didn't grow up owning a Nintendo Entertainment System. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was my first Nintendo console, and of course I couldn't have learned about the StarTropics series back then since I was not interested in NES games that time.
Post by Michael Jones on Jul 4, 2018 2:54:09 GMT -5
Thanks for linking to this! As a collector you don't normally want to see such a thing done to a sealed game, but in this case I thought it was very cool to see what it looked like to open and brand new copy of ST!
If you look at the price stickers on the front of the game you can see something that looks almost like a date? The $4 sticker has 10/98 on it, which if the game was sitting around for 8 years without being sold I could definitely believe the insane price reduction. But the $0.90 sticker has 09/12 on it. I wonder if that means it went unsold in 1998 for $4, then resurfaced again over a decade later for only 90 cents?
Poor StarTropics. It definitely didn't deserve such a fate. I do partly believe that the cover art that is devoid of ninjas, totally radical dudes, or anything else that would have caught the eye of the average gamer back in the day did contribute to it not moving off of shelves. But to be honest I absolutely love the more atmospheric approach that ST goes for, and wouldn't want it any other way.