Unboxing #1

So, I received this package the other day and I thought it would be a good idea to take a few photos of me opening it.  I was really excited to find out what it was as I am actually waiting on another package, so I wasn’t sure which one this was.

I blacked out addresses not only to protect the seller but to make sure nobody finds me.  (Fun Fact:  Only a handful of trusted people actually know where I live.)  Anywho, I ripped that beast open and what did I find?

An actual box!  I was afraid the title of this might be misleading, but it is in fact an unboxing!  Let’s cut into this sucker and find out how big of a sucker I am.

At this point, I am aware of what I am in for, however I wanted to show just how well this thing was packaged.  Just look at that fancy wrapjob.  Now, enough gawking, time to get that garbage out of the way.

 

Oh yeah man.  What a neat game, or at least I’m told.  At this point, I had only played a little bit of the arcade version.  Looks like the box is a little worn.  How’s the back…what’s this?

Well, I knew about this.  The description on the auction said that one of the tabs was missing, but I don’t remember it mentioning how bad it was ripped.  Oh well, it still looks good from the front…

…and the back.  “Snowing the Enemy is a Real Ball!”  Err…I guess that’s true, although that sounds pretty bad.  Shivering-hot action?  That doesn’t even make sense.

And here it is.  Thank goodness that little styrofoam bit is in there, I wouldn’t want the cartridge moving about in the box.  Speaking of the cart, it looks fantastic!  Seriously, it’s in near mint condition, with the exception of the label starting to curl at the bottom and some wear around the top from being played.  I guess that means that it should get played more, which is exactly what I did next.

I need a top-loader so bad.  This is usually the part where I fiddle around with the cartridge until the light stops flashing and all the visual glitches are gone, which can sometimes take a really long time.

That really wasn’t the case with this game.  I put it in, shuffled it about in the NES just a little bit, and voilà!  Sonamagun, this game is great.  My first playthrough got me to level 41 before a game over.  I would have taken a picture of that, but I was too engrossed in the game that I forgot I was taking pictures.

 

All in all, I am pleased with this purchase.  A great game, and a great addition to my collection.