Normally I focus the blog on the rare and obscure within the scope of the Satellaview, but I guess it didn’t dawn on me to post on the blog yet about what might be, well, not-so-rare.
Figuring out the exact rarity of Satellaview data is probably a daunting, perpetually-ongoing and perhaps not-truly-possible task, and info on such can change on the fly, but, as for right now…?
Yoshi no Panepon is currently all over the place on Yahoo Japan Auctions. Although with prices ranging from 7,000 to 10,000 yen, the quantity of Yoshi no Panepon on YJA both currently and in the past gives me the impression that it’s one of the most common Satellaview gets available.
Just take a look at some of the auctions;
Yoshi no Panepon with a 9,800 yen BIN, ending soon.
Yoshi no Panepon in a 8M Memory Pack box for an 8,000 yen BIN.
Yoshi no Panepon with a 6,300 Yen BIN
Callis himself has redumped Yoshi no Panepon various times. On top of that, the game has appeared on eBay frequently, including this auction.
Combined with the apparent lack of DRM the game has, it seems Yoshi no Panepon is one of the most common, non-rare games that has survived in the post-Satellaview era. Of course, this begs the question, why is there so much of this single title? It doesn’t seem like any other Memory Pack game has quite the level of “common” – I haven’t even seen quite as many auctions for Dr. Mario…
Is Yoshi no Panepon still worth it’s cost? Of course, I guess I can’t really say since I’m not much knowledgeable in how collector’s think…. Perhaps they even realized this before I did. Who knows?