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Extra Life Game Day at Sunken Treasures Games (Nidhogg/Inversus)

This upcoming Saturday, August 19th, Sunken Treasures Games will be hosting an Extra Life Fundraiser Game Day. We’ll be holding tournaments for Nidhogg at 3:00, Inversus @ 5:00, and giving free demos for Weiss Schwarz and Dragoborne all day!

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Entry fee for the tournaments are $5 each/person and all proceeds from the tournaments will go to Extra Life. In store credit prizes will be awarded to the winners! In addition we’ll have our Extra Life donation jar up at the front desk, so if you’re not interested in playing the games but want to donate that’s an option as well!

As an added bonus our wonderful friend Dan who’s organizing the event has thrown together a few awesome random Anime Loot Bags — these are $5 a pop and come with a variety of fun anime trinkets. The proceeds from these also goes entirely to Extra Life.

Festivities will start as early as noon on Saturday, August 19th, so stop by if you can make it!

Dragoborne Thursdays starting this week!

Starting this Thursday at 4:00, and every Thursday going forward Sunken Treasures Games will be hosting a card night for the new Bushiroad card game Dragoborne -Rise to Supremacy-! Decks for this new card game just launched last Friday, and we’ve had quite a bit of interest in the game, so let’s get to it!

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We’ll be giving free tutorials for the game, and hosting tournaments, the first of which will be a Trial Deck tournament on Thursday, August 17th at 5:00 p.m.!

For more information about the game, check out the official Dragoborne website here: http://www.dragoborne.com/index

KuroNekoCon 2017 and weird Saturday hours!

Sunken Treasures Games will be only open from 12-6 on Saturday, July 29th, due to us running a booth at KuroNekoCon in Spokane! Sorry for the inconvenience.

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If you’re attending the convention, be sure to stop by and say YO.

Games of the Half-Way Through the Year that May/May Not Have Actually Come Out This Year Awards™ 2017!

It’s that magical time of the year folks — July! We’re just over half way through the year and that means award season has finally arrived. What were your most cherished games that you’ve played so far in 2017 that may or may not have actually come out this year? Which one(s) deserve a nonsensical award? All of them??? Should you put them into a list and share them with the world, celebrating their greatness!? Here are the games I’ve enjoyed so far this year in the order that I love them.

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∞. Fortune Street / Final Fantasy XV
These two games are games I’ve been playing for what feels like a lifetime. We still play Fortune Street regularly, and cannot wait for the new one to come out in Japan this year for PS4. Final Fantasy XV is my Stockholm syndrome game of the forever. I can’t pinpoint exactly why I keep playing this game. They keep updating it and I keep loving it. It’s resonated with me in a way I haven’t felt about a game in a long time. It’s really weird. Recently I got a sick Turntable greatsword that blast music as you bludgeon enemies with it. So that’s cool!

1. Yakuza 0
Depending on how the rest of the year goes, this might be the Game of the Year for 2015 when it originally launched in Japan. It’s absolutely incredible and probably my second favorite Yakuza game behind Yakuza 2. The game is bursting with colorful characters and locales, and nearly brought me to tears on multiple occasions due to both it’s dramatic scenes as well as it’s humorous ones. Later this summer we get the Yakuza 1 remake (Kiwami) and next year we get the 6th game in the series and the final entry in Kazuma’s story. It’s a great time to be a fan of this series. If you’ve never played it before 0 is the PERFECT PLACE TO START.

2. Phoenix Wright – Spirit of Justice
Another shockingly great addition to a long running series, Spirit of Justice is the most recent game I’ve finished, and one of the most satisfying Ace Attorney stories since the third game, “Trials and Tribulations”. Now granted, I’ve never played an Ace Attorney game that I didn’t like, but the unique setting of the Kingdom of Khura’in really sets this particular tale apart from the rest.

3. Twilight Princess HD
I’ve played what feels like 100 Zelda games this year, and don’t plan on stopping through the second half. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! The Legend of Zelda has never been a huge series for me. I loved Link to the Past, and played through Wind Waker a year or two ago, but I wouldn’t call myself a big Zelda fan. That said, I’m a much bigger fan having played this incredible game. Everything about the Twilight Realm completely makes this game for me. The wolf Link gameplay was super fun and some of the set pieces/bosses in this game were a sight to behold. It’s a video-game-ass-video-game. I loved it.

4. A Link Between Worlds
Speaking of Zelda games! This was the first that’d I’d completed this year, and being a fan of Link to the Past I thought it was fantastic. The main gimmick of the game — merging onto walls as a graffiti looking painted version of Link — made for some pretty clever puzzles, and the base LttP style combat was as solid as ever. If I had any complaint about the game I’d say it went by too quickly.

5. Katamari Damacy
This was only the second time I’d played through Katamari Damacy (the first time being around when it came out in 2004) and I had forgotten what a perfect little game it is. One thing I had not forgotten about was the game’s heavily praised soundtrack which I’ve been listening to for over a decade now! Outside of the indie games scene, few games that come out these days are this creative/interesting.

6. Little Big Planet 2
I dumped so much time into LBP1 back in the day, making levels, playing multiplayer, etc. — that when I sequel came out I thought “Why would I play a sequel to a game that in theory I could make last forever via user created content.” And to be honest, a teeny tiny part of me still feels that way. But that said, this was a blast to play through with my son via the story mode, full of great, quirky characters, and it’s amazing that all the content from the first game carries over to this one. I didn’t get that same feeling of wonderment as I did with the first game all those years ago, but it still was a fun and rewarding experience.

7. Breath of the Wild
If you’ve talked to me about Breath of the Wild before, you might think that I don’t like it very much. But the fact of the matter is I put 40+ hours of my precious free time into this game and ultimately enjoyed the experience. BotW was sandwiched between Link Between Worlds and Twilight Princess for me and maybe that was a bit unfair. I feel like the ultra-gratifying “traditional” Zelda experience might still be hidden away somewhere on that massive world map, but during my time with the game I never really came across it. But I guess that doesn’t matter, since that’s not what this game is trying to do. It’s evolved what, for a lot of people I imagine, is the stale format of the average Zelda game; and in the end that’s a good thing. I just hope for the next game the developers don’t forget what got them there. Basically, I want to see BotW but with massive dungeons and bosses. That said, the best part of this game was the journey I made to each of the towers and the little experiences I had along the way. The soundtrack’s great too!

8. Wario Land Shake It!
Where was I when this game came out!? This was a super fun little platformer with a really nice hand drawn art style. The juxtaposition between the laid back exploration of the first half of each level, and the mad dash back to the entrance at the end was really great. There were some genuinely challenging bosses sprinkled throughout, but overall the game was a pretty chill/relaxing experience. Even if I was violently shaking the controller regularly.

9. LEGO City Undercover
Now that our kiddo is 3 years old and we’re trying to find more games that we can play with him, the LEGO games have become a big thing for us. Now, let me be the first to say that the majority of the LEGO games we’ve played have all pretty much been the same thing with a different coat of paint, but this LEGO City Undercover game is quite different. It’s an ambitious, open world style game that has TONS of stuff to unlock and places to explore. My only complaint is that like most LEGO games I feel like it controls a little wonky. I also wish more of the buildings/environments looked like they were made from LEGO bricks, but I imagine that would be super difficult/time consuming from a development standpoint.

10. Virtua Tennis 2K2
Over the last year we’ve had the opportunity to play tons of multiplayer with this game, and it just doesn’t get much better/intense than 4 player Virtua Tennis. Why isn’t this game at EVO!? Maybe next year it could be tucked away in the corner with competitive Catherine.

11. Streets of Rage II
Another multiplayer gem, I actually decided to get into this series after picking up the soundtracks on vinyl. I had briefly played a Streets of Rage game before, but it wasn’t until I listened to the second game’s incredible soundtrack that I decided Sarah and I needed to sit down and destroy this game. As it turns out by the 6th stage, we were the one’s getting destroyed! Amazing game though, regardless.

12. Die Hard Arcade
The latest addition to our store’s ever growing arcade, Die Hard Arcade is a game that’s close to my heart. My friends and I played a lot of Dynamite Cop on the Dreamcast, and while we joked about how ludicrous it was, I think secretly we all enjoyed it. It’s a multiplayer beat-em-up after all, from a time when SEGA’s creative output was kind of on fire. Die Hard Arcade is actually the first game in the Dynamite Deka series, and has little to nothing to do with the Die Hard film series outside of them modeling the protagonist after Bruce Willis. The game does take place in a large building, so that too I guess? Next time you’re in the shop, drop a quarter into this wacky brawler and marvel as your character uses bazookas in-doors at point blank range. It’s super fun!

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Anywho, that’s it for games I feel like I fully experienced. Way to go you games! You beautiful beautiful games!! And congratulations on your inclusion in my epic list. Now onto a short list of games I’ve merely dabbled in. These are games that I’ve only played a bit of, but am enjoying so far:

Rhythm Heaven Fever
Splatoon (single player)
Little Big Planet 3
Tekken 7
Ryu Ga Gotoku Kurohyou

I’ll hopefully have something positive to say about these at our end of the year award show!

And lastly an even shorter list of games that I’ve given up on complete w/ a reason why.

Wonderful 101 — I went into this game REALLY wanting to love it, but after about 5-6 hours I had to call it quits. I just could not get the hang of the controls and the whole experience became very frustrating. I love how the game looks, I love the idea of the game, but I just don’t think it’s for me.

Oracle of Seasons — Hey! Another Zelda game! I managed to get through the 5th dungeon, where you get the magnet glove, but after that just completely lost interest. I enjoyed my time with it for the most part, I just don’t think it’s aged super well.

Project X Zone — I’ve always struggled at sticking with tactics style games and it would appear Project X Zone is no different. The battles just take way too long! I put about 20 hours into this game and then went to howlongtobeat.com and read that the main story of this game is 56 hours long. I bounced at that point. Really loved the crossover/silly interactions between all of the characters, but it wasn’t worth slogging through the long ass battles for me.

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Well that’s it for this half of the year folks! Thanks for joining me and we’ll see you again in December!

This Just In! ~ After the Storm Edition of Awesome Random Stuffs

Time for another “This Just In!” post! We’ve had a bunch of random stuff showing up/going on at the store lately, and I’m here to tell you all about it.


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That was quite a storm the other day! We had water washing into the store for a little while. o.O; Hope everyone is doing okay!

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NES Games are stocked up today. Lots of good ones to pick through!

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An assortment of factory sealed original Pokemon Trading Card starters.

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One of the nicest figmas we’ve stocked in a little while, the new Link Twilight Princess figmas come complete w/ a slew of accessories like the clawshot, ball and chain, hawkeye and of course — the Master Sword.

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OBJECTION! While the Link figma is nice, I ask you this: would you trust Link to defend you in court? Phoenix Wright here for his 15th anniversary in figma form, available now!

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The man, the myth the legend, Goro Majima. The mad dog of Shimano makes his figma debut!

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A variety of cute knick knacks from Yuri on Ice and Love Live!

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New Nekoatsume glass toppers! Spruce up your instagram coffee shots with these adorable kitties! xD

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Blind box faces for our Nendoroid figures!? These are the best! A limited assortment available now.

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Mewtwo, blink twice if you need help! Some awesome old school plushies showed up in the store today.

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Persona 5 sleeves are here just ahead of the upcoming Persona 5 Weiss Schwarz set. Get yours while supplies last.

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The latest addition to our arcade collection — Die Hard Arcade, a.k.a. Dynamite Deka!

Until next time, adios for now!

Closed Early on Friday May 26th!

Just a heads up — Sunken Treasures Games will be closing early Friday, May 26th at 2:30 p.m.! This will mean there’s no fighting game night on Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume our regular store hours Saturday at 10:00 a.m. where we’ll be hosting the next Smash 4 tournament.

Sunken Treasures Games is 6 years old today!

6 YEARS MAN! 6! Today is Sunken Treasures Games’ 6 year anniversary. 6 years ago and roughly 2 1/2 weeks earlier than that we randomly decided to open up our own store. We had an incredible group of people who helped us make the store a reality, whether it was physically painting the store or just providing basic friendly support. People who immediately come to mind are the TeamHoward crew, the Chandlers and Millbauers, Nicole, Chris, and of course of good friends Sean, my nephew Tony, and the rest of our amazingly supportive families. We still have Sarah’s mom’s showcases that we were originally just borrowing at the time because we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to sustain this.

We’ve had some amazing employees and helpers along the way (Sean, Joanne, Tony, Dan, Kindra, Danielle, Nicholas, Ian, David, and probably others that I’m forgetting right now) and even though it’s just Sarah and myself at the moment we cannot thank all of you enough for helping make our store a success despite us not knowing what we’re doing. lol

Here’s a picture that I’ve shared before of the store the night before we opened. It’s still one of my faves!

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In celebration of our store’s 6 year anniversary we’ll be offering a baseline 10% discount on just about everything in store, and if you have one of our old school backpacks/t-shirts, or even one of our new STG club bags, you’ll be looking at a 20% discount on all used games, anime, and manga.

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Thanks for 6 amazing years Tri-Cities!

Spring Circuit Weiss Schwarz Tourney and More!

This Saturday is the big Spring Circuit Weiss Schwarz tournament at our store (5:00 p.m. start time, 4/29) but TONIGHT we’re still having our usual Wednesday night monthly tournament. This would be a great chance to refine/playtest your deck before the big tourney this weekend.

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Tonight’s monthly tourney starts at 5:00 p.m.-ish and is a neo-standard tourney w/ a $5 entry fee. Casual play is also open for tonight if you’re not up for competitive play! :D

This Just In! ~ March Madness Edition of Not Collegiate Sportsball

After battling some awful illnesses over the last two months we’re back in healthy-ish form! We’ve stocked so much new merchandise since the last time we posted, so we’re long overdue for a ‘This Just In!’ post. For prices/questions please shoot us a message on Facebook or Twitter or give us a jingle at 509-943-4564!


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Modern Masters 2017 is in today. We have boosters and boxes available ($8.99 / booster and $189.99 / booster box!)

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New Nendoroids from Kantai Collection and Love Live! Sunshine.

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Saitama from One Punch Man in figma form.

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We pieced together a pretty nice SNES complete in box with Link to the Past recently.

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Re:Zero for Weiss Schwarz has been out for a bit but we restocked recently. Really solid set!

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Farm XP at home with your very own Metal Slime plushie!

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Pikachu and Kirby Putitto glass toppers!

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So much cute! KA-WA-I-I-DE-SU x1,000,000,000

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In addition to the previously mentioned Pikachus we also stocked some amazing Oyasumi Pokemon capsules. Get your own sleepy little Rowlett, Litten, and Popplio before they’re all bought up!

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The most recent Force of Will set, “Return of the Dragon Emperor” is in stock now!

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Other new Nendoroids this time from DOTA and Kantai Collection.

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My boy, Kiryu Kazuma — the Dragon of Dojima, part time father, former taxi driver, yon-dai-me and Pocket Racing King from the amazing Yakuza video game series in figma form!

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We rarely see cartridge only SoulSilvers let alone complete in box w/ the pedometer. Crazy to have 2 in stock at the moment!

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Restocked our Sun/Moon and Fire Emblem Fates a few weeks ago. Plus any chance I get to show off the sweet FF pearler magnets I’m happy to. ^_^

That’s all for ‘This Just In!’ — until next time, adios!

This Just In! ~ A Few Random Thingies in January

So while the majority of our shipments have been delayed due to the complete garbo weather we’re experiencing in the Pacific Northwest, ONE BOX BROKE THROUGH! So we have a few new stuff things to share.

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Stocked up on a ton of new Monster Hunter plushies today and did some general re-pricing of some of our older plushies!

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Persona 5 Weiss Schwarz is here. The artwork/cards look beautiful!

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These amazing Totoro mini figure gift sets are along the same line as the Kiki’s Delivery Service ones we had a year or so ago.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man in hilarious figma form, just like he imagined it I’m sure. Now you too can stage wonderful photos of this classic work of art exposing himself and frightening your other figures!

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Re:Zero keychains finally showed up! We’ve been waiting on these for a little while.

So yeah, if you feel like braving the snow we’ve gotten this sort of stuff plus quite a few new video games in stock over the last couple days including another copy of the Yakuza 6 import for PS4! Until next time, though — adios!