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posted by MusicallyInspired on - last edited - Viewed by 1.9K users

Inspired by something said in the E3 thread. Still hanging onto your consoles? What kind of a collection do you have? Post pics!

My old consoles:
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(PSX, NES, Genesis, SNES, N64, Saturn, GameCube (w/GBPlayer), and Color Computer 3)

My newer consoles, hooked up to my LCD TV:
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Where I keep my games:
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I'm missing Metroid Prime 3, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Twilight Princess from this pic because my brother borrowed them.

I also can't go without showing off my Zelda collection. Only game missing is Spirit Tracks. I hope soon to add it and Skyward Sword to the collection in the near future:
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Minish Cap is also missing from this picture because I had lost it but I've since reacquired it. Oh yeah, and Link's Crossbow Training...but....meh.

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  • @Chyron8472 said: Looks to me like that right there is a perfectly reasonable place for shelving.


    Wardrobe isn't the ideal place to do DIY especially when I suck at it, and even if I did do it, I don't think there would be enough space for all those games on the selving I could fit in there. There's clothes above what you can see, so the shelving wouldn't be able to go all the way up.

    Really, the wardrobe needs removing, but it's fixed and sealed to the wall meaning I'd have to effectively destroy it to remove it. Plus the clothes would need to go somewhere.

  • My Zelda collection.

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    Click for larger.

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    It's hard to see, but I have the quill-shaped stylus sitting on the Phantom Hourglass guide.

    Fun fact: There's only three of those guides that I got before finishing the game.
    -The Majora's Mask guide was included in the eBay auction, along with the soundtrack, which I forgot to put in the photo.
    -I got Four Swords Adventures with the guide, a t-shirt, and a GBA-GCN cable as a bundle along with a Nintendo Power renewal
    -I picked up the Twilight Princess guide when I got stuck in the Snowpeak Ruins because of the only key in the entire series that isn't obtainable until you have the compass. I had already combed the area with wolf sense and found nothing, and when I was searching for the missing key later on, it never occurred to me to try it again after getting the compass.

    Wait, four guides. I picked up that Official Nintendo Player's Guide at an estate sale when I was little, years before I got into Zelda. Not that it's much help with anything anyway.

  • With that kind of collection, I'm surprised you didn't get the nice hardback version of the TP guide.

  • The thing is that I don't like Prima guides. I was a huge believer in the Official Nintendo Player's Guide. With the exception of the Phantom Hourglass guide (which is the only Nintendo Power subscription bonus I was ever offered after Future US took over the magazine), I haven't gotten a single player's guide since Nintendo sold off Nintendo Power and stopped making their own guides.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: The thing is that I don't like Prima guides. I was a huge believer in the Official Nintendo Player's Guide. With the exception of the Phantom Hourglass guide (which is the only Nintendo Power subscription bonus I was ever offered after Future US took over the magazine), I haven't gotten a single player's guide since Nintendo sold off Nintendo Power and stopped making their own guides.

    I would normally have agreed with you, until I purchased the Official Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Ocarina of Time.

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    The Gold Skulltula and Heart Piece Location sections at the back of the book are inaccurate. The guide overall looks nice, but when I played OOT using this guide, I would have to use another source to find all the Gold Skulltulas and Heart Pieces.

    When I later bought OOT for N64 for my nephews, I also purchased a strategy guide to go with it. After doing research on the different versions, I bought the Versus Books OOT guide for them. The Heart Piece/Skulltula sections for it have screenshots and detailed info for each one, whereas the Prima Guide only has a checklist with a one-line descriptions for their locations.

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  • I can see your point there, especially seeing as the Collector's Edition guide is so shit. I've only done the Skulltulas once and never done the heart pieces, so I can't tell you if they fixed that for the Ocarina section of the CE guide. What I can tell you is that they essentially took the Majora's Mask guide, condensed it, and apparently traced over the maps from the original to make new ones, and that the guides for the NES games are total crap, particularly in Zelda II. Item locations on the map are very often missing or have the wrong item listed, and there's no actual guide telling you how to get through the game. It's less of a guide and more of a map with shitty annotations.

    But I give that guide a pass because the Collector's Edition disc was a promotional item that wasn't very widely distributed and the guide for it seems to have been recycled from other sources as much as possible at minimal effort. That particular guide aside, I feel like Nintendo Power really hit their stride towards the end of the N64 era, and I'm very happy with the other Official Nintendo guides I own.

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    Man, I forgot I had some of those. By the way, I don't own Pokémon Battle Revolution. That was just my last opportunity to get an Official Nintendo Player's Guide.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: (Player's guides!)

    how can there be a game guide for a camera

  • @ryannumber1gamer said: how can there be a game guide for a camera

    Why do you quote the entirety of a long post with multiple large pictures in it just to refer to one tiny bit of it?

    @ryannumber1gamer said: I feel like Nintendo Power really hit their stride towards the end of the N64 era, and I'm very happy with the other Official Nintendo guides I own.


    The strategy guides I own are generally for RPGs (like Final Fantasy VII). I do have guides for OOT and Twilight Princess, but only because I love Zelda so much. I did have a subscription to Nintendo Power for close to its first 100 issues (I think) but I'm not sure where they are. Perhaps stored in my parents' attic.


    With regard to the difference in Ocarina of Time guides, here's a comparison between Versus Books and Prima (again, I don't recommend the Nintendo Power guide as it is inaccurate in places) :

    First page of Gold Skulltula Appendix and first page of Dodongo's Cavern

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    As you can see, Versus Books does a far better job.

  • I only own the strategy guide for about 4 games.

    Pokemon Gold/Silver
    Pokemon Crystal (I used to use it for raising teams and breeding mostly)
    Pokemon Colosseum (Can be pretty difficult in some areas so a guide doesn't hurt)

    Onimusha 2 (OH MY GOD! This game right here needs a guide! It has some very complicated mechanics and annoying little puzzles. Amazing game though, and definately the best in the series, but it is freaking hard)

  • The only two guides I have are Twilight Princess CE guide and Final Fantasy XIII CE guide. I was tempted to get the Dark Souls guide, but I refrained since so many games are coming out at the moment.

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