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Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by Paul.str » Tue May 22, 2012 7:52 pm

So, I have currently been attempting to complete my GC collection (NTSC-U). Gamestop has reduced the prices of most games to almost nothing and has a buy 2 get 1 free sale going.
I am in the neighborhood of 15% done (80 games), but I think I have found a game that was never released or is the rarest GC game ever.

The game?
Room Zoom.

A simple racing game, but I can't locate a copy.
Here is a UPC for it: 032264324011
and an image: Image
and a listing with an alternate title:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000092W8Z

Any help locating a copy or confirming the lack thereof would be greatly appreciated.

On a side note, the game Radio Allergy, which was never released in the US, was translated and ready for release.
A complete English version on an NR disc sold for ~275USD on another forum. The buyer is refusing to release it, instead choosing to be a fat, dirty hoarder. (I am not the buyer). What a loss.
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by AC_Orange » Tue May 22, 2012 9:47 pm

I've never heard of that game. There are so many games that didn't get a PAL release. Real shame :/

Good luck!
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by emu_kidid » Tue May 22, 2012 10:22 pm

pretty sure that came out :( All 3 of us are trying to collect complete sets but if I can't find a NA/JPN game, I'm going PAL only :P
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by Paul.str » Wed May 23, 2012 12:22 am

I'll keep looking. Maybe it is just really rare.

If there are any US games you are looking for, I can look for spares at the Gamestops in my area. (Complete with manual, of course)
Some of these prices really are the best I have ever seen.
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Post by emu_kidid » Wed May 23, 2012 12:54 am

I need a lot of the North American only releases - All the Army men games, all the All Star Baseball, all the Backyard Baseball/football would be nice if you see those floating around
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by Paul.str » Wed May 23, 2012 1:45 am

All right. Some progress:
http://www.lukiegames.com/Room-Zoom-Gamecube-Game.html
This sounds like somebody had a copy.

Nevermind. That is just a bot:
http://www.lukiegames.com/Zelda-Wind-Wa ... -Game.html

http://www.blockbuster.com/games/catalo ... tails/2199
This sounds like it was cancelled.

I guess I'll try to contact the publisher and developer and see if they can shed some light on this.
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by Paul.str » Wed May 23, 2012 2:07 am

Well, it looks like both developer and publisher have gone out of business.

Honestly, I don't think it was ever released.

The release dates from various sources vary greatly. Everything from 2 months after the Xbox to almost a year. It doesn't make sense that a game that saw any sort of release would have a variance of more a few weeks, tops.

It is possible that some were produced and then destroyed.
What's the lead time on producing a game for stores?

Also, it looks like the description from the lukiegames pages was just a canned message:
http://www.lukiegames.com/Zelda-Wind-Wa ... -Game.html
exact same text.

I will now devote some time to cleansing this mistake from wikipedia.
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by emu_kidid » Wed May 23, 2012 2:47 am

nice researching ;) that's one down for me :)
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by AC_Orange » Wed May 23, 2012 9:42 am

I will attempt PAL only, even that will take a lot of time and money. It doesn't help that they all need to be complete and in decent condition. My biggest regret is not buying a few PAL demo disks that were offered to me once, they are impossible to find now :/
I would love to collect NTSC as well but simply can't afford it. Having said that I do have a small NTSC collection, will try to get some of the better exclusives. See how it goes...

emu_kidid one of us needs to move to the US for a year or so, I don't see any other way of completing NTSC :P

Paul.str you said you have 80 games in your collection so far? Will you try to get some of the PAL exclusives, there aren't that many.

It's time to print out a list of released games and see exactly what I'm missing. Will give me something to do during quiet periods at work
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by liquitt » Wed May 23, 2012 6:49 pm

never heard of room zoom either. i'll contact some fat dirty hoarders to see if they have any NR alphas or something
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by Paul.str » Wed May 23, 2012 8:28 pm

Thanks, Liquitt.
Fair warning- they're going to want 10x what they paid for it to ever see a release.

I hate that whole gouge economy they have over there.


Anyway, anybody have a PAL Doshin the giant they want to sell?
Also, now is a bad time to buy Cubivore. It was featured in a cracked.com article, thus temporarily inflating prices.
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by liquitt » Thu May 24, 2012 5:58 pm

Paul.str wrote:Thanks, Liquitt.
Fair warning- they're going to want 10x what they paid for it to ever see a release.

I hate that whole gouge economy they have over there.
warning accepted, although this is nothing new ;)
and you can argue as long as you want about it, you won't change people's personal collecting behaviour
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by HomelandReloaded » Thu May 24, 2012 6:24 pm

Paul.str wrote:Anyway, anybody have a PAL Doshin the giant they want to sell?
There are some on Amazon UK. I recommend Chillout Games and We Aint Got No Money Honey as suppliers for quality and service.
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Re: Room Zoom Gamecube

Post by Paul.str » Thu May 24, 2012 8:29 pm

liquitt wrote:
Paul.str wrote:Thanks, Liquitt.
Fair warning- they're going to want 10x what they paid for it to ever see a release.

I hate that whole gouge economy they have over there.
warning accepted, although this is nothing new ;)
and you can argue as long as you want about it, you won't change people's personal collecting behaviour

I know, buy how can I pass up the chance to rant on the internet? :lol:
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