Metal Gear 2:Solid Snake for 200 euro's!?!??!

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Por diabolus

Resident (54)

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02-10-2004, 22:00

Rikusu, great deal you made. 10 more years, and it's 700euros...
I bought 12 complete konami games in near perfect condition for 12 euros, if you're lucky, sometimes you can find these great bargains in fleemarket.

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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02-10-2004, 22:30

A MG2:SS went for US$380 recently... More than a GT sold by the same seller!

Por meits

Scribe (6502)

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03-10-2004, 02:15

I hate myself:

I traded my Metal Gear 2 (in a box with room for 3 disks: (SD) Snatcher case as Klaas de Wind, the Konami freak, once mentioned) for just a philips music module and a philips rgb monitor. The trader sold it for 125 guilders, which was exactly the price I payed a year before for metal gear 2. I think I should have kept it just 8 years longer. I'd be some richer then.

Really, I don't care if something is original or not. It doesn't give me anymore satisfaction or pleasure whilst playing a game. If it's a hobbyscenegame I'd be ashamed if I played a copy though...

Funny fact to Metal Gear 2 was that it played on 60Hz on an MSX2 as well...

Por dhau

Paragon (1570)

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03-10-2004, 19:50

Hopefully eventually collector's market will get saturated and prices will go down a little

Por snout

Ascended (15187)

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03-10-2004, 19:55

I don't think the collector's market for the MSX version of Metal Gear will ever get saturated. The more new Metal Gear titles Konami releases on other platforms, the more fans would want to own the real first 2 editions of the game.

Por dhau

Paragon (1570)

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03-10-2004, 19:57

With the prices like this, I am actually really surprised someone in China or any other country doesn't make fake MGS carts. It's very simple:

- order a number of bare PCBs, copied from original MG2 from a local PCB factory (let's say 10$ a piece);
- scavenge cheap SCC Konami cart-only games bought from eBay, most generic is probably Gradius 2 (another 20$);
- scan cart label, clean up and retouch in Photoshop, print out on good paper

Bare MG2 cart is sold for about 200 US$, it's about 150$ profit for the scamer!

And with more sophisticated resources one can fake manual and box, in which case item can be sold as mint complete MG2. Or if buyers get suspicious, just keep all the items under direct sun light for a week, and they will get this authentic "used, but in good condition" look...

I think there is probably about 100-200 potential buyers for high quality forged fakes

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9956)

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03-10-2004, 20:06

hm.. I think not a single SCC-Konami game is worth demolishing just for that Smile

Por DarQ

Paragon (1038)

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03-10-2004, 20:28

except for green baret, no originals should be demolished at all

Por dhau

Paragon (1570)

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03-10-2004, 22:06

I don't think Green Baret has SCC, does it? As of fake MG2, I think it's a good way to scare dumb collectors away Smile

Por Abi

Hero (600)

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03-10-2004, 22:12

The korean Solid Snake has a SCC also. The box is the same as the original Japanese version only smaler.
The game is also japanese and ther is no difference between the original Japanese and the Korean one (only another cartridge).

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