Adverts. Posters. Flyers. All preserved like technicolour, Sega-brandedfossils from way back in the primordial mists of 1997. And fresh manual smell,contained and matured for nearly a decade and a half! A gleaming shiny disc, finally released from its plastic prison after many long years in the darkness! And allof this occured completely out of the blue, when a man was randomlylent a sealed copy of Sonic R at the PAX East retro game room. It's a beautiful, gleeful moment, and you really need to watch it now.
It's like the kind of high an archeologist would get when accidentally finding the the tomb of the emperor of a previously unknown civilisation while digging his back garden. Sorry Conan. Nerding out over previously-sealed, two-generation old games. That is what is best in life.
Source:Nintendo World Report (opens in new tab)
March 11th, 2011