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Topic   Grail GET: Time Gal & Ninja Hayate (JPN PSone)

Technosphile
Double Gold Good Trader
30-Jan(#1)
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I don't usually do this, but finally acquiring a copy of this game deserves some kind of celebration.

When I first joined GameTZ over 14 years ago, there were probably only a dozen or so games I placed on my Wanted list. The one that has had the dubious honor of never leaving it was Time Gal & Ninja Hayate, a 1996 Playstation port of two of Taito's Taitronics Laserdisc games from the mid-80's. While the best-looking home port surely goes to the even rarer and even more expensive Pioneer LaserActive version, the PSone port nonetheless blows away any of the shoddy Sega versions.

This might not be Little Samson or anything, but the game has held a fairly high ($150-$250) price point for over a decade. Given that its a QTE game with many different ports, it was hard to pull the trigger on it for all these years. Last week though a seller accepted a best offer on it, and finally, after 14 years, I can move this off the Wanteds.

The biggest selling point about Time Gal in particular is that is an absolutely gorgeous example of the Golden Age of Anime: the 1980s. Anime reached its peak during the decade and Time Gal falls smack in the middle, 1985. The art form would go on a steady slide from 1990 on, until reaching rock bottom with the low-grade CGI garbage that passes for anime today. Time Gal is a relic of a bygone age; of gaming but more importantly Japanese animation. Feast your eyes:

https://youtu.be/j5nLn2LLvAY
oceanfr
Bronze Good Trader
31-Jan(#2)
Nice.
jsoncip38
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jan(#3)
So wait ... you just got it after 14 years, and it's already on your available list?
Technosphile
Double Gold Good Trader
* 31-Jan(#4)
oceanfr wrote
>Nice.


An oceanfr sighting, nice.


jsoncip38 wrote:
> So wait ... you just got it after 14 years, and it's already on your available list?

I'll listen to any offer for anything off my Wanteds. That "collection" option is for the birds.
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-Feb(#5)
trade me

Technosphile
Double Gold Good Trader
2-Feb(#6)
Lunar wrote:
> trade me
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You never have anything listed. I'm always amazed by the amount of trades you have with this strategy.
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 2-Feb(#7)
I use this incredible tool called Private Message (PM), and also visit this thread in Vintage called RTT (a bunch of system icons)

PM incoming

Topic   Grail GET: Time Gal & Ninja Hayate (JPN PSone)