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Dreamcast Collection Challenge: Journal Entry #1

One SEGA Nerds' journey to collect 'em all!

March 18, 2018

Dear Dreamcast Journal,

 

This past week was my start to the Dreamcast Collection Challenge where I will attempt to collect all official North American released Dreamcast games. Now, looking back at my first week, I really don’t think it could have gone any better.

Early in the week, I received a few games that I bought earlier in the week off eBay – Time Stalkers, World Series Baseball 2K2 and Evolution 2. I could have sworn that I already had Time Stalkers in my collection, but who knows where it wandered off to. That game was one of my favorite Dreamcast RPGs, and it’s a real shame that it never got the attention it deserved because it was really overshadowed by Skies of Arcadia and Grandia II at the time.

I bought World Series Baseball 2K2 because it recently became playable online again. Ever since I bought a DreamPi, I’ve been trying to get all the Dreamcast games that are now online. It’s really fantastic that the Dreamcast community is so dedicated that we can actually play the Dreamcast online nearly 20 years after it was originally released. That really boggles my mind.

I got a little lucky on Friday because my kids were out of school, so I decided to take the day off to spend with them. I had to run into work in the morning, but after that, I took them to Chic-Fil-A for lunch, and they ran around the playground while I searched for some video game stores where I could go Dreamcast hunting.

I didn’t have as much time in the day for hunting because later in the afternoon, I had to go pick up a new truck that my wife and I had recently bought. So I decided I’d stay relatively close and figured I’d go to a local retro game store called Jay Street Video Games in the Cherry Hill Mall in New Jersey. I didn’t have a strict budget for the day but wanted to stay under $100 if I could help it.

The sweet sight of SEGA games in a retro video game store.

Now, I’ve been to this store several times over the past couple years, and they have a decent selection of retro games and their prices usually aren’t too absurd for most games, but can get a little up there for more rarer titles.

Walking into the store, they had an entire SEGA section in the back corner of the store, including Master System, Genesis, Saturn, 32X and Dreamcast games. They also had a SEGA Pico sitting on a shelf behind the counter! You don’t see those very often these days. To my surprise, they actually had a pretty decent selection of Dreamcast games that spanned two rows on the shelves.

My eyes were immediately focused on The House of the Dead 2 and Alien Front Online — two games I always wanted in my Dreamcast library — but my strategy going in was to buy all the cheap games that I needed first, which meant lots and lots of sports games.

Thankfully, they had most of the 2K titles there for only a few bucks, but there were several other non-2K sports titles that weren’t as cheap but still in the sub-$10 range. All in all, I picked up 17 Dreamcast games and a Web Browser 2.0 disc because I wanted SEGA Swirl.

After quite a bit of time hemming and hawing, I finally decided on the following games:

  • Demolition Racer: No Exit – $8.99
  • Re-Volt – $9.99
  • Tomb Raider: Chronicles – $7.99
  •  Reel Fishing – Wild – $11.99
  • Championship Surfer – $6.99
  • Hoyle Casino – $7.99
  • Speed Devils – $7.99 (This was a double. Doh!)
  • Hidden & Dangerous – $9.99
  • Striker Pro 2000 – $8.99
  • NFL Quarterback Club 2000 – $1.99
  • SEGA Bass Fishing – $4.99
  • NBA 2K1 – $1.99
  • Railroad Tycoon II – $8.99
  • Slave Zero – $8.99
  • Sydney 2000  – $3.99
  • NCAA College Football 2K2 – $1.99
  • World Series Baseball 2K1 – $1.99
  • Web Browser 2.0 – $4.99

Total: $125 (without tax)

So I ended up going over budget by about $25, but that was mainly because I really wanted Tomb Raider Chronicles, Reel Fishing – Wild and Slave Zero.

Needless to say, I was incredibly excited about adding 18 new games to my Dreamcast collection. In total this week, I collected 21 games for my collection to increase my overall total to 66 games.

I’m sure most weeks won’t be this successful, and I definitely won’t be spending over $100 a week on Dreamcast games … especially if I want to stay married! 🙂

I’ll definitely hit up Jay Street Video Games again, though, and will certainly grab The House of the Dead 2 and Alien Front Online when I visit next.

See you next week!

Collected?Game TitleDate CollectedPrice PaidLocation
102 Dalmations Puppies to the Rescue
18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker
4x4 Evolution
4 Wheel Thunder
Aerowings
Aerowings 2: Airstrike
Airforce Delta
Alien Front Online
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Armada
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes
Atari Anniversary Edition
Bang! Gunship EliteMarch 30, 2018$14.99Video Nutz
Bangai-O
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
Centipede
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
D2
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
ESPN NBA 2Night
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Evolution
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 Wing
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
Incoming
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
MDK 2
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 2K2
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
NHL 2K
NHL 2K2
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
Roadsters
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 Scope
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
Spawn
Spec Ops II Omega SquadMarch 30, 2018$5.99Video Nutz
Speed DevilsAlready owned
Speed Devils Online RacingMarch 30, 2018$9.99Powered By Games
Spider-Man
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 Racing
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!
TrickStyle
Typing of the Dead, The
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipAlready owned
Unreal Tournament
Urban ChaosMarch 30, 2018$29.99Powered By Games
Vanishing Point
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
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+
Who Wants To Beat Up A Millionaire
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 Sports
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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