Saturday, 22 January 2011

Puyo Puyo Sun - It's Always Sunny on the SEGA Saturn!

I hit the local retro video game store today, and boy did I get some good stuff! I picked up the Limited Edition Shenmue (complete with the Jukebox CD) for $17, Alien Front Online in box with mic for $15 and a Shenmue strategy guide. But I'm not going to focus on those goodies, this is the Saturn Junkyard! While I only picked up one Saturn game, I cannot wait to play it. It's Puyo Puyo Sun!

The Saturn import selection was surprisingly large, despite many of the games not being priced and sitting in boxes on the floor. Still, I dug about, chose a few games and requested their prices. Puyo Puyo Sun was a very reasonable $8, so into my invisible cart it went!

Japanese manuals, particularly for Saturn and Dreamcast games, are stunning. Full color, tons of artwork, mini comics, developer profiles! It's a shame western releases are so bland by comparison.

The booklet was crammed with tons of little bits of paper. Registration cards, some flyer promoting... something and best of all: glow in the dark stickers!

I couldn't capture them in a photo, but trust me, they glow a brilliant green hue. So far the game has been great, and I haven't even played it yet! I've just been paging through the manual and holding the stickers under the lamp. Good times.


St. McDuck said...

Bought this off ebay because of your post (just got it in the mail today), and I happened to get lucky with all the same inserts too! Although I paid $11 (w/shipping from Japan), so you beat me by a few bucks. It also kinda smelled like the former owner was a heavy smoker, but the disc was in fine shape.
Didn't even know this version of Puyo Puyo existed, so thanks for that!

Barry the Nomad said...

Glad I could help! It's a fun version of the game, best one on the Saturn in my opinion. Good price you found it for too! Now I just need to get the Dreamcast releases.

The Plushiest said...

I've been playing a lot of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, which is pretty similar. I want to get this now!