So I went to Akihabara again with Rayforce. It was a freakishly rainy day, where it'd pour down then suddenly and totally stop, then pour again. Very extreme changes.
Anyway, bought a few games: Star Soldier for GC (Fucking awesome), 12-Stag for PS2, and Shikigami Evolution for Xbox. All three were Y3,000 or less - Y2,000 for Shikigami. All brand new. Very pleased with my purchases. Haven't played Shikigami (like, ever) but for Y2k I couldn't pass it up. Can't play 12-stag 'cause I still don't have a PS2, so it'll go on the shelf with RType Final until I get one. Preferably a blue-silver one, but fuckit, the PS2 is ugly as sin in any colour.
Now Star Soldier... This shit rox0rz, baby. What a great game. It's so faithful to the original that Zumi was anticipating the baddies on the main game, and it's just enough like Super Star Soldier or Soldier Blade in the time attacks that I can't put the thing down. Crank the music, hit the zone and whoosh, what a rush.
Also played F-Zero in SegaClub. That's seriously cool, and I'm not gonna pass it up when it hits the GC.