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February 2018 Retro Gaming Article


February 10, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

I'd never heard of “single title mega collections” - collecting a single video game title

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I kind of like the idea of an obsessive mega collection of a favorite video game - but which one to collect?
A post on NintendoAge caught my eye regarding Mega Collections -s something I'd not heard of. One of their members has a Dragon Warrior collection and has set up a commemorative web site to mark his 500th copy of Dragon Warrior for the Nintendo NES. Five hundred copies or Dragon Warrior! Think about that. Many of us would be stoked to own an NES collection of 500 games, but what about them all being the same game? His goal is to obtain 1,000 Dragon Warrior carts!

Dragon Warrior game cartridge Check out the Unorthodox Dragon Warrior Collection website for the back story and further growth of this interesting collection. I rarely boy large batches of games, so my duplicates are quite limited. If I were to start a Mega collection of a single title, it would be from scratch. That's both daunting and exciting.

Where would I start? What title would I choose? The concept is so foreign to me. would it be my favorite game or one I know is plentiful in the open market?

I think such a collection needs to be motivated by passion, so it would have to be for a favorite game, but what platform? So many questions. I could never do it. I adored Space Invaders on the 2600, but also love Bionic Commando on the NES. I'm not sure I would be able to narrow down my selection to one title. This is almost like the proverbial question of what single video game would you want to have if stranded on a deserted island.

I'd probably start collecting a game and then switch platforms and begin with another. I can see myself doing this so many times,I'd simply be laden with duplicates rather than an impressive amalgamation of a single title. I lack the discipline for this, but the more I think about it, the more I like the concept.

Dragon Warrior mega collection That's a lot of Dragon Warrior cartridges!

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