Super potato is so expensive

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  1. ave

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    Uhm, pretty sure you saw the Special Version HuCard...
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  2. LeHaM

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    yeah i probs did
     
  3. TriMesh

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    Maybe I'm just not a "collector", but I really can't understand why anyone would pay much more money for a crippled freebie version than the real game ...
     
  4. ave

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    It's much more rare, and it's part of PC-Engine history. It's not supposed to be the best version of the game, instead it's something... special. A special version of a much beloved game ;)
     
  5. LeHaM

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    My copy i bought is super rare, one of a kind :p
    it has scribble on it
     
  6. Trenton_net

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    Being a PC-Engine collector, I feel exactly the same way. I wouldn't spend an exponential amount of money on something that's little more than a show-piece. But that's just my opinion. I totally understand why some people would do it, but I don't necessarily agree with them. (^_^);
     
  7. ave

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    The Special Version is clearly a collector's item and with any rare collector's item, what's the point of weighing it up against its gameplay value? If you don't want to pay money to own a rare item of (game-)historic relevance, then you are clearly not the market for such a game. Thankfully, there is a much cheaper standard version so everyone can enjoy Bomberman 93 and the hardcore collectors can dump a bunch of money to own something more special than the regular bestseller. :)
     
  8. TriMesh

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    Maybe I'm just annoyed because I used to have that card and gave it away because it seemed completely worthless :)
     
  9. Trenton_net

    Trenton_net AKA SUPERCOM32

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    Wow, I guess that's kind of a kick in the head ain't it? :p
     
  10. TriMesh

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    Well, I have other versions of Bomberman - and I still wonder who ever thought that making a multi-player only version of Bomberman with no COM opponents for a console that only has one controller port was a sensible idea :confused:
     
  11. ave

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    I believe it was a giveaway version from the Hudson fan club (like Sega Partners magazine) to promote the release, it was not supposed to replace the full version in any way.
     
  12. pato

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    If any store gets popular with tourist then it's a ripoff.
     
  13. LeHaM

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    Book off isn't a rip off!
     
  14. Yakumo

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    I agree, book offoand hard off are quite reasonable.
     
  15. hyundai

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    Super Potato is a tourist attraction for the gaijin. I don't think that Japanese retro gamers buy things there.
     
  16. LeHaM

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    don't know man, there where a lot of japanese people there buying stuff
     
  17. Yakumo

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    Or maybe they were Korean, Chinese or Filipino? Seriously though, there are many Japanese with deep pockets who shop there. In the two years i lived in Tokyo I never bbough anything from super potato.
     
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  18. pato

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    but that's a big chain, Super Potato is only in two places I think, so they stigmatized as a tourist attraction, which means that they gonna be a rip off for the fooly tourists.
     
  19. xmog123x

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    super potato is more than in two places, they also have a store in nagoya and three in osaka. The one in akiba isn't a tourist attraction per se, it's just that the whole akiba as the electric city is sorta slowing down.
     
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    From what I've seen in videos the Nagoya location is the best one
     

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