And So It Begins!

Last weekend I finally started my UK game console collection.  We all knew it would happen at some point.  I was at a market in Birmingham and spotted a vintage game stall.  Sweet!  GameBoy stuff a-plenty was to be along with a Super Nintendo, a Mega Drive (Genesis to you colonials), and a couple of PlayStations.  

Nothing had a price on it so I asked the old chap at the stall what he wanted for the SNES.  £25 was the answer after he pondered over it for a few seconds.  Hmm ok.  It’s a bit more yellowed than I would like but this is the first SNES I’ve seen for sale since I moved.  It’s the first one he’s had since November he tells me.  Next step, I asked him how much the games where.  “Oh depends what one” he says.  I hold up Starwing (aka StarFox) and say how about this one?  He scrunched his face and says “ooh that one… £3”.

I gave it a moment and made my proposition.  How about £20 for the system and the game?  Can he do it?  He thinks it over and caves in.  Woot!  

I get it home but run into a problem.  The RF cable doesn’t want to play nice with my TV.  The next day was spent roaming about Cambridge in the rain looking for a suitable AV cable.  I found one that had a SCART end on it.  Not exactly the cable I was looking for, but was all I found and should do the trick.  At the same shop I also picked up Street Fighter II, Cool Spot and a Super GameBoy for 99p each.  

Got home and got everything all hooked up and was on my way to playing StarFox all the way through for the first time in over a year, joy!

Here’s the beast in all it’s Super-Famicom-body, multi-coloured-controller-buttons glory…

Author: andrea

A Londoner from eastern Canada. City of London Guide, fixer of Macs, collector of old video games, appreciative of synths.

One thought on “And So It Begins!”

  1. I always preferred the Super Famicom design to the boxy Super Nintendo that we got. Nice to see it’s still around. 🙂

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