What an interesting week we have here. Donkey Kong Country (Super Famicom): ¥823 (¥219 cart-only, ¥471 complete on Suruga-ya) Donkey Kong Country 2 (Super Famicom): ¥823 (¥684 in box on Suruga-ya) Donkey Kong Country 3 (Super Famicom): ¥823 (¥269 cart-only, ¥1000 complete on Suruga-ya) DK is back with the whole DK Crew. It's hard not to wonder what made the whole series disappear from VC and then get dropped back down instantly. I love that the games are called Super Donkey Kong in Japan. It captures that leap to a platforming series in such a beautifully subtle way.
Detana!! TwinBee (PC Engine): ¥617 (¥700 card-only, ¥1580 complete on Suruga-ya) Detana!! TwinBee (PC Engine): ¥617 (¥700 card-only, ¥1580 complete on Suruga-ya) The fifth TwinBee and the second arcade one. (Don't you just love my ability to read Wikipedia?) Goodness, there is a colorful, playful, totally non-super sexual feeling to this shooting series that I miss. Not that I even like shooters that much to begin with, but TwinBee has that French saying level of differentness and colorfulness that I wish today did not remind me of scantily clad girls shooting at giant things.