Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Also Taken

Yesterday, I discovered that the thief took something else in addition to the Wii and GameCube things: he took my Game Boy and games as well. This one actually bothers me. In order to understand what I mean, you have to understand that this wasn't just money; this was a part of my childhood. These games, and the contents saved on their cartridges, represented countless hours invested, of fun and hard work. Also, I kept my games in immaculate physical condition, and kept most of the original boxes and manuals, which I still have, but sans games. Here's the list (or at least, the list that I remember/have records of): Game Boy games:
  • Super Mario Land
  • Super Mario Land 2
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Yoshi's Cookie
  • Tetris
  • Radar Mission
  • Prince of Persia
  • Super RC Pro-AM
  • King James Bible (put out by WisdomTree; not licensed by Nintendo)
Game Boy Color games:
  • Tetris 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
  • Wario Land 2
  • Wario Land 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  • Donkey Kong Land
  • Donkey Kong Land 2
  • Donkey Kong Land 3
  • Donkey Kong
Game Boy Advance games:
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • Classic NES Series: The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Advance
  • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
  • Sonic Advance
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
All these were taken, along with my translucent purple Game Boy Advance that I bought on the day it came out. Everything, including a few accessories, was kept in a large case that looks like an original Game Boy with a handle. As you can see, I'm somewhat of a collector, in particular of Zelda, Mario, and Donkey Kong games, or at least, I was. It makes me sad to lose these games. I faxed in the list to the insurance company and added it to the police report. I don't know how much I'll get back for them, since many of them are older, and have theoretically depreciated. Most of the games that I bought, though, are not the sort that actually depreciate beyond a certain point, but become classics. Maybe now I'll be getting that DS I was considering. Phantom Hourglass looks fun.

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