The Sega Saturn has been a distant dream of mine for several, several years. I had no trouble finding the system, in fact I’d say I’ve seen upwards of 10 or more in the wild, but for this reason or that, I never picked one up. Usually the culprit was price: either the console was too expensive or I just wasn’t in a state to buy anything at the time, let alone another game console for me to start a thriving collection.
But I would occasionally check eBay and peruse what people were selling their Saturn and games for, watching a spare auction to get a good price range. For more than five years I’d gander at prices and see Saturns go for hundreds with a few games and controllers (and a fair share of Panzer Dragoon Saga’s sell for over $200 bucks as well!).
But this past week, as luck would have it, everything necessary for me to buy a Sega Saturn fell into place: the right price range, the right games, I actually had extra cash, and some support from close friends and even my mom (of all people!) supported my decision. I was more than thrilled to get my first (yes, my FIRST) taste of the Saturn, and here are the games I was able to sink my hungry teeth into.