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My quest to collect every Dreamcast game in 365 days

One SEGA Nerds' journey to collect 'em all

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday, I am setting out on a journey to do what few people have done before – collect every Dreamcast game officially released in North America in one year. In this series, I will chronicle my holy quest.

Now, I already have about 47 games, so I’m giving myself a little head start, but even with that, it will still be challenging, really expensive and will require the utmost attention and dedication if I plan to succeed.

There will be a few stipulations that I will adhere to:

  • The collection must be completed in one year, beginning on March 12, 2018 and ending on March 12, 2019;
  • Games must be genuine, no reproductions or CD-Rs;
  • Games must be complete in box to count;
  • Only games officially published by SEGA count, so no indie games will be included;
  • I will do my best to buy primarily from physical stores, flea markets and yard sales; and
  • I will post a weekly journal entry to update my progress every Sunday.

I’ll be using the official Dreamcast checklist but have also created the below spreadsheet that I’ll use to track my progress, along with providing you some other interesting info, like where I purchased the game from and how much I paid for it. The spreadsheet will be included with every weekly journal entry for you to more easily follow my progress.

My current collection of Dreamcast games sits at 47.
My current collection of Dreamcast games sits at 47.

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Now, at this point, you might be asking yourself why I’m choosing to do embark on what some may consider a fool’s errand. Well, the answer is pretty simple.

You see, I’m not one of those gamers who own a lot of the games they were originally given at their birthday parties or at Christmas growing up. My younger brother and I would get new games, play them until we beat them and then trade them in to get new games – the same way with our old consoles.

It all made perfect sense at the time, and I didn’t hold the emotional attachment to my Genesis, Game Gear or Saturn back then as I do now. They were merely video games and systems, and when the next new SEGA system came out, we sacrificed our collection to the FuncoLand gods to obtain the next new thing.

But several years ago, I started to collect retro games and systems again. Before I knew it, I had every major video game system and handheld released in North America, with the exception of a few … namely a Neo Geo AES. As far as the game collecting went, I focused on getting the games I had fond memories of or ones that I always wanted to play but never got the chance.

I have tons of games on many different systems, but I’m nowhere close to having a complete collection for any of them, which leads us to where we are today. I finally want to have a complete collection, and I’m choosing my favorite SEGA system of all time.

So, I hope you come along with me on my journey and maybe give me some encouragement and some tips along the way. 🙂

Below is where you can track my current progress.

Collected?Game TitleDate CollectedPrice PaidLocation
102 Dalmations Puppies to the RescueJuly 15, 2018$9.99Classic Game Junkie
18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker
4x4 EvolutionJuly 15, 2018$7.99Classic Game Junkie
4 Wheel Thunder
Aerowings 2: Airstrike
Airforce DeltaJuly 15, 2018$8.99Classic Game Junkie
Alien Front OnlineJuly 15, 2018$10.99Classic Game Junkie
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes
Atari Anniversary Edition
Bang! Gunship EliteMarch 30, 2018$14.99Video Nutz
Blue StingerMarch 30, 2018$14.99Powered By Games
Bomberman Online
Bust-A-Move 4
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Caesars Palace 2000
Cannon Spike
Capcom vs. SNK
CarrierAlready owned
CentipedeJuly 15, 2018$8.99Classic Game Junkie
Championship SurferMarch 18, 2018$6.99Jay Street Video Games
Charge ‘N Blast
Chicken Run
ChuChu Rocket
Coaster WorksAlready owned
Confidential MissioneBay
Conflict Zone: Modern War Strategy
Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi 2
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMXMarch 24, 2018$6.99Next Level Video Games
Daytona USAAlready owned
Dead or Alive 2
Death Crimson OXAlready owned
Deep Fighter
Demolition Racer - No ExitMarch 17, 2018$8.99Jay Street Video Games
Dino Crisis
Disney’s Dinosaur
Disney’s Donald Duck Goin’ Quackers
Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm
Dragon Riders: Chronicles of PernAlready owned
Ducati World Racing Challenge
Dynamite Cop
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the FutureAlready owned
ECW Anarchy Rulz
ECW Hardcore Revolution
E.G.G. (Elemental Gimmick Gear)Already owned
ESPN International Track & Field
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Evolution 2: Far Off Promise$5Jan. 30, 2018eBay
ExpendableAlready owned
F1 World Grand Prix
F355 Challenge Passione Rossa
Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves
Fighting Force 2March 30, 2018$7.99Video Nutz
Flag to Flag (CART)
Floigan Brothers
Frogger 2 Swampy’s RevengeMarch 30, 2018$9.99Powered By Games
Fur Fighters
Gauntlet Legends
Giga WingJuly 15, 2018$104.99Classic Game Junkie
Giga Wing 2
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grandia IIAlready owned
Grinch, The
Gunbird 2
Gundam: Side Story 0079
Heavy Metal: Geomatrix
Hidden and DangerousMarch 18, 2018$9.99Jay Street Video Games
House of the Dead 2, TheMarch 30, 2018$14.99Powered By Games
Hoyle CasinoMarch 18, 2018$7.99Jay Street Video Games
Hydro Thunder
IllbleedAlready owned
Industrial Spy: Operation Espionage
Iron Aces
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
Jet Grind Radio
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
KAO the Kangaroo
King of Fighters Dream Match 99Already owned
King of Fighters Evolution, The
KISS Psycho Circus
Last Blade 2, The
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Looney Tunes Space Race
MagForce Racing
Maken X
Mars Matrix
Marvel vs. Capcom
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMXAlready owned
Maximum Pool
Max Steel
Metropolis Street RacerAlready owned
Midway’s Greatest Arcade Hits Volume 1
Midway’s Greatest Arcade Hits Volume 2
Monaco Grand PrixAlready owned
Mortal Kombat Gold
Mr. Driller
Ms. Pac-Man Maze MadnessAlready owned
MTV Sports: Skateboarding Feat. Andy MacDonald
Namco Museum
NBA 2KAlready owned
NBA 2K1March 18, 2018$1.99Jay Street Video Games
NBA Hoopz
NBA Showtime
NCAA College Football 2K2March 18, 2018Jay Street Video Games
Next Tetris: On-line Edition, The
NFL 2KMarch 18, 2018Jay Street Video Games
NFL 2K1Already owned
NFL 2K2Already owned
NFL Blitz 2000
NFL Blitz 2001
NFL Quarterback Club 2000March 18, 2018$1.99Jay Street Video Games
NFL Quarterback Club 2001Already owned
Nightmare Creatures II
Omikron: The Nomad SoulAlready owned
Ooga BoogaAlready owned
OuttriggerAlready owned
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Phantasy Star Online
Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2
Plasma Sword
POD SpeedZone
Power Stone
Power Stone 2
Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights
Project Justice
Psychic Force 2012Already owned
Q*bertAlready owned
Quake III ArenaAlready owned
Railroad Tycoon IIMarch 18, 2018$8.99Jay Street Video Games
Rainbow Six
Rainbow Six Rogue Spear
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Razor Freestyle Scooter
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
Record of Lodoss WarAlready owned
Red Dog
Reel Fishing WildMarch 18, 2018$11.99Jay Street Video Games
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Re-Volt$9.99Jay Street Video Games
Ring: Terror’s Realm, TheAlready owned
Rippin’ Riders
Samba de Amigo
San Francsico Rush 2049
SeamanAlready owned
Sega Bass FishingMarch 18, 2018$4.99Jay Street Video Games
Sega Bass Fishing 2
Sega GT
Sega Marine Fishing
Sega Rally 2
Sega Smash Pack Volume 1
Sega SwirlMarch 18, 2018$4.99Jay Street Video Games
Seventh Cross EvolutionAlready owned
Shadow ManAlready owned
ShenmueAlready owned
Silent ScopeJuly 15, 2018$5.99Classic Game Junkie
SilverAlready owned
Skies of ArcadiaAlready owned
Slave ZeroMarch 18, 2018$8.99Jay Street Video Games
Sno-Cross Championship Racing
Soldier of Fortune
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Shuffle
Soul CaliburAlready owned
Soul Fighter
South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack
South Park Rally
Space Channel 5
Spec Ops II Omega SquadMarch 30, 2018$5.99Video Nutz
Speed DevilsAlready owned
Speed Devils Online RacingMarch 30, 2018$9.99Powered By Games
Spirit of Speed 1937Already owned
Sports JamMarch 25, 2018$14.99Next Level Video Games
StarLancerAlready owned
Star Wars Demolition
Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
Star Wars: Episode I Racer
Street Fighter III Double Impact
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Striker Pro 2000March 18, 2018$8.99Jay Street Video Games
Stupid Invaders
Super Magnetic NeoAlready owned
Super Runabout: San Francisco Edition
Surf Rocket RacersMarch 18, 2018Jay Street Video Games
Suzuki Alstare Extreme RacingJuly 15, 2018$6.99Classic Game Junkie
Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ RageAlready owned
Sydney 2000March 18, 2018$3.99Jay Street Video Games
Tech Romancer
Tee OffMarch 25, 2018$4.99Next Level Video Games
Tennis 2K2March 25, 2018$7.99Jay Street Video Games
Test Drive 6March 30, 2018$5.99Video Nutz
Test Drive Le Mans
Test Drive V-Rally
Time StalkersMarch 9, 2018$14.50eBay
TNN Motorsports HardCore Heat
Tokyo Xtreme RacerAlready owned
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
Tomb Raider: ChroniclesMarch 18, 2018$9.99Jay Street Video Games
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
Toy CommanderAlready owned
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue!
TrickStyleJuly 15, 2018$5.99Classic Game Junkie
Typing of the Dead, The
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipAlready owned
Unreal Tournament
Urban ChaosMarch 30, 2018$29.99Powered By Games
Vanishing Point
Vigilante 8: 2nd OffenseJuly 15, 2018$14.99Classic Game Junkie
Virtua Athlete 2000
Virtua Fighter 3tb
Virtua Striker 2
Virtua TennisAlready owned
Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram
Wacky RacesAlready owned
Walt Disney World Quest Magical Racing TourAlready owned
Wetrix+July 15, 2018$7.99Classic Game Junkie
Who Wants To Beat Up A MillionaireJuly 15, 2018$7.99Classic Game Junkie
Wild MetalAlready owned
World Series Baseball 2K1March 18, 2018$1.99Jay Street Video Games
World Series Baseball 2K2Feb. 20, 2018$9.94eBay
Worms Armageddon
Worms World Party
WWF AttitudeMarch 30, 2018$4.99Video Nutz
WWF Royal Rumble
Xtreme SportsJuly 15, 2018$5.99Classic Game Junkie
Zombie RevengeAlready owned

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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