A while back I featured a post concerning retro collecting, and what systems people thought were the hardest to collect for, the results were interesting.
Carrying on from that (sort of) I thought I’d catch up with an old friend to see how his Sega Saturn collection was doing, I was pretty surprised how much it had grown.
Whilst we snapped away with the camera I threw in a few random questions (to be honest I’m not so good at this journalism/interview malarkey) about his collection. Here they are below, compared to my few games for the Saturn this one is immense (more than a few in there I’d like to get my hands on). Anyway, hope you find it informative, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Q: How many games do you have?
A: I have around 130, mostly PAL but with some Japanese games thrown in for good measure, notably X-Men V’s Street Fighter and Street Fighter Zero 3. I have some duplicates of the PAL games, and around 20 demo discs.
Q: Where do you acquire the majority of your games?
A: eBay mostly, some I’ve owned since getting a Saturn back in the day.
Q: How long have you been collecting?
A: I’d say since the actual release of the Saturn, I’ve been collecting more seriously in recent years but a lot of the games I bought back in the day are still in my collection, it has just kept on growing since then.
Q: What’s your rarest game?
A: It’s sometimes hard to define rare, games that sell for a lot of money can appear on eBay quite regularly, so I wouldn’t class them as rare, just sort after or popular. The rarest game in my collection (to me) is probably Deep Fear, as it was the last Sega Saturn game to be released in Europe for the PAL Saturn.
Q: What is your Top 5 in your collection? (Ed – hack journalism at its best)
A: Tough question – these could easily change but at the moment I’d say:
Three Dirty Dwarves
Street Fighter Collection
Q: Are there any more games/hardware you’re currently looking for?
A: I have a check list, there’s a lot more gaps to fill, time and money should hopefully take care of it though. A couple of games I’m still looking to get are Bust a Move 3 and Mr. Bones.
Thanks to Andy for letting me take the pictures, for answering my random/vague questions, and for the awesome game of Street Fighter Zero 3.
Link to previous retro collecting blog post > A Quick Question Retro Gaming Collectors