The other day I posted a number of pictures of the aforementioned strategy guide I'm coveting. Now it's time for the actual game itself! A Twitter friend from Japan was gracious enough to find me a full in-box copy in amazing condition at an extremely reasonable price (under $20).
|There's something really satisfying about having a complete set!|
I honestly couldn't believe how pristine the box was when I received it in the mail... Gotta love the Japanese for taking good care of their things! But then I wondered... Perhaps the person never even played the game? Maybe it'd been sitting in a box for years before they finally decided to get rid of it? So I popped the game cartridge in my DS (I seriously need a GBA of some sort, but that's another post) and, lo and behold... The two save files in the game indicate that they only spent a mere couple of hours playing it. My theory was correct!
Have I ever mentioned how awesome Japanese GBA boxes are? The most awesome. I love that every side of the box is completely customized to fit whatever game is inside... There's even some art on the spine! And it comes complete with a manual, too... Can't help but feel game packaging has really gone downhill these days, albeit more practical. It's such a shame!