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Friday, December 20, 2013

Awesome Stuffs

Yesterday, two awesome things happened. On the very low end, I bought two great games for less than the price of a Happy Meal. That's great, and is a good start. But with both of those games, there were both physically and nostalgically extra awesome aspects. Lets inspect those now.
For starters, I bought The Getaway on PS2 for $1.

One dollar for this game is absolutely fantastic just by its self, even if it is a damned Platinum edition. What really got me though, and really turned out to be the bee's knees when it revealed its self was what I found when I opened it up:

The sequel, Black Monday was also in the case! Not only did I get a fantastic game for a dollar, I also got it's sibling. What a bargain! I never say bargain, especially with an exclamation mark!
It also came with both instruction manuals and a poster for Black Monday. It's like the gift that just kept on giving, all for a dollar. That same day, I was at McDonald's and bought a small chips. That also cost me a dollar. For the price of some greasy fried bits of potato, I got all this! I just can't contain my excitement and my exclamation marks!

My second find was just as great in its own way, which is why nostalgically is the only way I could think of describing it. You see, when I was a young boy (about 8), all I had to game on was a Game Boy Colour, a console I still own and love to this day. I didn't own very many games for it, but one I did was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I played this intensely, which is not a dramatic way of explaining it. I lived and breathed that game for months. That is why I'm very pleased to have picked up this for $5:

The sequel, which is the unintentional theme for this blog post. 
I first saw it in a thrift store a couple of weeks ago, and found it amusing. Later on I regretted not buying it though, as the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to play it. Luckily, I seem to be the only one who buys games from the local thrift stores which I visit, so it was still there when I went in yesterday.
Five dollars and it was mine, plus the instruction manual, which was a nice touch. 


  1. Great find on the getaway

    1. Sadly it seems the disk isn't in as good shape as I first thought. I can't load level three =/

  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on GBC is awesome. I played the hell out of it as a kid, beat it 6 times with Harry at Level 90 or something...
    It's good. You'll like it a lot!

    1. Thanks for commenting; I'd actually forgot I'd bought this until I got the comment notification lol. I know what I'm doing when I get home :D