一年ぐらいヤフオクでこのカセットを見ました。ウィザード・オブ・ウォーの新品ですが、なんと9800円になります。良品だろうが高すぎじゃないかって思って値下げするかどうか見てみました。でもこの間eBayでコモドール64の中古のものはカセットのみなのに、100ドルだった!やっぱりこのレアなMAXマシーンの新品はそこまで高くないかもしれないかなと自分を説得して買っちゃった。

しかも今日探したら同じ出品者がキックマンの新品をなんと148000円で出品しました!困るね。

Did I say that I wasn’t going to buy the MAX Machine games? Just be happy with the MultiMAX and skip the hunt. But, well the box art is so unique, and I guess I love the hunt. So this makes my fifth MAX Machine boxed game. I had been monitoring this auction on Yahoo Auctions for about a year – a new old stock Wizard of Wor for 9800 yen (about $98USD). Too much, too much, I thought.

And it really is. But one day someone shared a link about the far more common Commodore 64 version being listed on eBay, used and without box or manual, for $100. So suddenly the MAX Machine auction in question seemed like a much better deal. And even if I find another comparable version that starts at a lower price someday, it could take years and only end up slightly cheaper than this one. So I took the plunge.

The real kicker*? The same seller has listed a new old stock Kickman for MAX Machine for 14,800 yen!
(*see what I did there?)