Show Us Yours: Too Many Streeties Are Barely Enough

Show Us Yours: Too Many Streeties Are Barely Enough

This is the post where you get to show off your gaming setup and collection to the entire world. Let’s take a look now!

The idea of Show Us Yours is you take some photos of your games collection or your gaming room or your gaming cupboard or whatever else you have in your house that is about you playing games. You then send us your photos along with a few comments about what makes yours so special. Then we publish it here on a Thursday afternoon.

Today it’s the turn of Jack M and his delightful Super Nintendo collection. (Click to enlarge each pic.)

Jack owns, uh… one, two, three, four… (time passes)… seventy-seven, SEVENTY-EIGHT Super Nintendo games. You can see them all laid out on a table above. It’s a bit blurry though, so let’s take a closer look.

Starting on the left, there’s a bunch of NTSC cartridges. Jack tells me he’s got three SNES consoles – a US NTSC one, a Japanese NTSC one and of course a PAL console. Highlights include a US Earthbound cart, the rare PAL version of Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss (known as Akumajō Dracula XX in Japan and based on the PC Engine Castlevania title Rondo of Blood), and one my personal SNES faves, the atmospheric side-scrolling shooter Alien 3.[imgclear]

Moving into rows three and four, we see some more Japanese carts, notably the three Super Famicom Final Fantasies. I hope Jack can read Japanese! There’s another copy of Chrono Trigger, this time in Japanese, another version of Street Fighter II, and – my highlight – Mask! No, not really, Mask! was, in fact, terrible. [imgclear]

Rows five and six contains a few more surprises, such as another two Street Fighter II carts. Seriously? Are they really so different you need SIX of them?! Elsewhere, there’s the Japanese Mario RPG, the impeccable Terranigma, NBA Jam of course, and two oft-neglected-but-really-quite-good licensed platformers in The Lion King and The Addams Family.[imgclear]

And onto the final two rows… oh man, is that another Street Fighter II? Yes it is! There’s also a cheeky, custom-made cart of the fan-translated Secret of Mana 2, the final in both the Donkey Kong Country and Super Star Wars trilogies, the awful T2 and Batman Forever cash-ins, and Radical Rex… a game I’ve never even heard of. Was it good?[imgclear]

If you’ve got a games collection you’re proud of, like Jack here, then send it in! It’d be interesting to find which Kotaku reader owns the most copies of Street Fighter II…


  • Radical Rex is Australian Made! It was made by Beam Software who these days are better known as Krome Studios Melbourne.

    I won a copy of it back in the day through Gamestar magazine, and it even came with a Radical Rex skateboard which I still have now!

    The game was pretty average though. But Rex was pretty radical.

    • Beam software made the best cricket game ever, and it was during their SNES days: Super International Cricket. Much <3 for Beam!

      /on topic – that's a very enviable collection of SNES stuff. /doffs hat

      • I actually worked on both Radical Rex and Super International Cricket but at the beginning of my career in video games. Ahh the memories.

        Inside note: We had to make the game a bit easier as the US publisher couldn’t get past Level 3. That’s when we added checkpoints.

  • I have just about every PAL version of street fighter from PS1 onward…. The only one I’ve lost is SF alpha 3 ZERO which had the world tour mode… Best mode evarr!!!!

  • What’s going to happen in 10 years time when everyone is going to have super fast internet and their collection (or half of it) are all digital downloads??

    How are they going to flaunt their collection then?! =(

    • lol kids these days wouldnt even know what they were

      JACK M: hey kids come into my house i got videogames

      KIDS: oh cool yes woohoo!

      KIDS: oh wait a minute where are all the games all i see are these old cassettes.

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