Eric Gustafson (ericg)
Currently reside in Los Angeles, California.
In between, I've lived in Austin TX, Chadron NE, and Eugene OR.
Member Of #RGVC Since
My favorite arcade stand-up would
be either Joust or Robotron, though I was a pretty deft hand at Ms. Pac-Man
back when I was 10. I'd also love to own a Tron one of these days. :-)
My favorite classic home game is 2600 Berzerk... Or maybe Vectrex
Minestorm... Or 7800 Centipede... Or Vic-20 Omega Race. Or Vic
Gridrunner... or... or...
My favorite system isn't a console
- it's the Vic-20. This was what I had as a kid, and what I rode out
the crash with. If I had to pick a console system, I'd have to choose
the Vectrex. Simply because it's small, cool, and matte black. No
What Systems I Own And Collect For
I own and collect for the entire
Atari line, the INTV, the Colecovison, the entire Nintendo line, the
entire Sega line, the Playstation, the Odyssey 2, the 3DO, and the
Vectrex - and the Atari, TI, and Commodore home computers. I'm not
going to trouble you with a complete list. Suffice it to say that
I don't have an Astrocade, Channel F, or an APF machine. Everything
else is pretty much covered.
How Many Games I Own For Each System
I have 725 individual titles, split up as:
3DO : 26
APF : 1
Atari 8-bit: 22
Channel F: 1
Game Boy: 2
Game Gear: 6
Genesis/Mega Drive/Sega CD: 40
Nintendo 64: 4
Odyssey 2: 16
SNES/Super Famicom: 15
TI 99/4a: 7
Virtual Boy: 8
How Long I've Been Actively Collecting
This collection has been built up since
1991 or so, but I've only been collecting the classics since mid '95.
Possessions In My Collection I'm Most Proud Of
My proudest possesions include my small
collection of arcade boards. I've got two working Zaxxons, a working Double
Dragon, an untested Mr. Do, an untested Robotron: 2084 that needs some work,
a Gorf that's missing a board, an untested Moon Patrol, and a few boards with
no identifying markings.
Also, my boxed and complete 2600 Xonox Robin Hood. I found the cart
at one thrift and the box and manual at another thrift in the same
chain, 50 miles apart. My NES 42-in-1. Tengen Tetris. The two
Game Gear multicarts, one with a bootleg version of Super Mario
Brothers. 3 more 2600 Xonox carts and a Coleco Xonox single-ender.
My entire collection of Vic cartridges.
And... my collection of import strip Mah-jong games. :-)