The first major part of my collection is the Nintendo Game and Watch Series Games. Below is the list of the entire series in my collection (61/61) in addition to a few Russian knockoffs and the Miniature Keychain Games of the late 1990's. If you want more information about any of these games, other than the pictures which are here, please visit some of the fine G&W sites listed on my link page.
This section has been bringing up a lot for debate. I've been asked, "How come only a few Nintendo G&W games are on this list?" and "Games like Bandai's Burgertime LSI tabletop game sure are a lot more fun to play then some of these, aren't they?" and "How exactly did you come up with this list?" Well for one thing, it was a very difficult list to come up with. I tried to balance things as best I could (playability, rarity and desirability) maybe with a very slight leaning towards the rarer games. Sure Burgertime is a super game to play but is it as rare as say Bandai's Machineman handheld or Gakken's Moon Patrol handheld game? I don't think so. Keep in mind that all games can't be rare/fun to play/highly desired. So, hopefully this clears things up a bit. This list is strictly MY OPINION. I would think that there are other games that I do not have that would probably appear on this list if I had them. Only games in my collection appear on this list. This would make for a very good topic of discussion, so the forum is open. Maybe I will put together another list of what I feel the top 101 Rated Games are including all games that I know of whether or not I have them or not. Or this would be a great project for one of you fine collectors (o:
This section represents about 90% of the retro handheld and tabletop games in my collection not including the Nintendo G&W's and my top 101 Rated Games listed above. I have somewhere around 50-75 duplicates of some of these games which I soon plan to add to my sales/trade list. Feel free to email me if you are looking for a certain game. I just may have it. And as I mentioned earlier, for additional technical information about any of these games please vist some of the great collector sites listed on my link page.
Well, I'll bet that most of you looking at this page are very familiar with the first two photos above depicting a screen shot from the original Crazy Climber arcade game that made it to this US. But how many of you are familiar with the last two pictures? These are from Crazy Climber 2, the sequel to the original Crazy Climber arcade game that was never released in the US. Very rare indeed.
Crazy Climber Facts:
The game was originally manufactured by Nihon Bussan Co. Ltd in 1980 and released by Nichibutsu originally and then in the United States by Taito.
It as released in a few different cabinet styles including the full upright, the mini upright, the Cocktail Table (which is in my collection) among others.
The object of the game was to control your Climber, whom you observed from a backview perspective, and have him climb tall buildings, reach the top, get rescued by a helicopter, and then on to another taller and more difficult building to scale again. Not so easy since while climbing the buildings, your climber had to avoid bird droppings, flower pots, cans, bottles, flying birds, closing windows and King Kong himself, all of which were desperately trying to knock him off the building (when you heard the infamous, "oh no!") A blast to play but difficult to master in its day and still my all time favorite arcade game even today some 20+ years later.
Overall cool gameplay, satisfying graphics, neat sounds and super addictive (Move over Pacman!).
Crazy Climber 2 Facts:
This game was manufactured by in 1988 by Nichibutsu for non-US countries. I believe it was only released in Japan and in very limited quantities.
Similar to the original version but with enhanced graphics and more buildings for your Climber to Climb and conquer.
Once again you would guide your climber up the sides of tall buildings while now avoiding closing windows, more falling objects, cranes, flying birds, flying laundry, King Kong again but now stronger! Reach the top of the building once again and then catch a ride on a helicopter which would bring you over to the next more difficult building to climb, reach the top and so forth. One super cool game feature was that your climber was able to kiss the girls as they leaned out of their windows for bonus points. Talk about a double treat (o:
OK, now to my Crazy Climber Collection featuring all sorts of Cool, Crazy Climber Retro Stuff.
CLICK on the CrAzY cLiMbEr Item to see a Picture of it