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…