That’s right, we’re not just doing one Weiss Schwarz tournament this month, we’re doing TWO! The holidays make it hard for everyone to get together so we’re giving everyone more than one opportunity to join in on the fun. There will be free promos for all who show up, snacks and drinks available as well. The dates for these tourney’s are:
Wednesday, December 14th at 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 18th at 1:00 pm
Entry fees for both tournaments will be $5 which will go towards Child’s Play Charity. The store will provide In Store Credit prizes for the winners. Deck format will be Neo-Standard (all cards from one set). If you have any questions let us know. We hope to see you there!
On Saturday November 5th we’re going to be partnering up with our friend Dan Garcia to host an Extra Life fundraiser to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network & Seattle Children’s Hospital. This all day event is going to include lots of games, retro game high score challenges, prizes, snacks, and grab bags filled with goodies from the store, with all proceeds going to Extra Life.
Come join us as we spend the day playing games and raising money for Seattle Children’s Hospital!
There will be free-play stations set up to play games like Towerfall, Tetris, Bomberman, Nidhogg, Mr. Driller, Contra, and Pac-man~ just to name a few. We’ll also be hosting retro game high score challenges for those who donate a minimum of $1, with winners receiving Sunken Treasures Games gift cards.
High Score Challenges Starting Times:
Pac-Man – 2:00 pm
Contra – 3:00 pm
Mr. Driller – 4:00 pm
Sunken Treasures will be bagging up surprises for video game and anime themed grab bags at varying donation prices. (These will be limited in number so snag one early!) Snacks and soda will also be available for munching all day long, including spudnuts from The Spudnut Shop and pizzas from Atomic Ale Brewpub!!
Our fundraising goal for the day is $300, but we’d love to do more! Help us help the children and join us for a day of fun playing games!
For more information about Extra Life and how it helps children, check out their website.
Come Trick or Treat with us on Halloween!! From 3:00-5:00 pm the many of the businesses at the Uptown Shopping Center will be handing out candy for all the kids (big and small). Hope to see you there!!
It’s been a little while since we did a “This Just In!” post, so I figured on this nice, quiet Friday morning I’d share a few recent arrivals here at Sunken Treasures!
New Link to the Past/Link Between World Figmas are in stock now and look incredible. As a huge fan of this particular style of Link, we’re in love! <3
These Street Fighter II 負け顔 (Makegao – or “Losing Face”) blind boxes are amazing!
Godzilla x Evangelion keychains! These feature various Eva characters and Godzilla monsters cuddling with their plushy counterpart. Son of Godzilla being paired with Shinji is TOO GOOD.
We’re about half way through on our Dragon Ball Z Ichiban Kuji! This one is primarily a figure based prize raffle, and we’re happy to report that we’re going to have a Star Wars one coming that’s along the same lines as this one in December!
Hello everyone, Aaron (MoosiferX) here. So! It’s been a little while since I popped on here to write about video games, but as I sit here at the store ~ pining to return home and fire up Dragon Quest VII for what’s been a 2 week marathon gaming session ~ I figured I’d blurb a little blurb about the why this game has captured our hearts.
Full disclosure: Sarah and I are pretty huge Dragon Quest fans. It hasn’t always been that way, though. My first experience with the series wasn’t until ‘Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King’ found it’s way to our shores in 2005 on the Playstation 2. The game came bundled with a demo for Final Fantasy XII, which was included as a selling point since the Dragon Quest games have never really seen the incredible success that they’ve had in Japan over here in the states. WELL CONGRATS SQUARE ENIX – your marketing strategy worked on at least one person.
Since then I don’t think we’ve missed a Dragon Quest release, and have gone back and played many of the originals. Unfortunately though, no matter how many times I fired up DQ VII on Playstation 1, something would always come up. A new game would came out, or I’d be starting up a new hobby, or (FILL IN THE BLANK) and it would take my attention away from playing what the internet informed me was one of the more lackluster DQ titles. I don’t know how many times I played the first hour and a half of Dragon Quest VII, but while I enjoyed it, ultimately I couldn’t keep it going.
Fast forward a decade later, and we found ourselves at a point where there was little to no chance that the updated 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII would ever see a localization in the west. The other DS Dragon Quest games didn’t sell terribly well, despite being incredible, and it seemed like the now dubbed “Fragments of the Forgotten Past” would indeed be just that: “forgotten”.
But the Almighty worked a miracle and during the 11/12/2015 Nintendo Direct it was announced that both Dragon Quest VII, and Dragon Quest VIII would see localizations for the 3DS! DQ VII was released this month, on 9/16, and aside from being sick for a few days, we have not stopped playing it.
I’m at just about 60 hours into the game and I hear I probably have another 40 or so to go for the main story. It. Is. Amazing. Not a single minute has felt wasted. Somehow the 3DS version pulled me in in a way that the PS1 version wasn’t able to. Maybe it’s the fact that you can just close the system if you need to, or because I can play it just about anywhere. Either way the game really lends itself to start and stop play. The game’s story unfolds sort of like a TV show where as you play the game and you’re restoring the world’s long lost islands – each one of those islands is essentially an “episode”. This is a formula that’s been present in Dragon Quest for quite some time, and one of the main draws for me. Each island has it’s own little story/mystery that once resolved adds a little more flavor to your main quest.
Dragon Quest VII is expectedly, a hardcore turn based JRPG at it’s core. There’s grinding, doubling back, and a slew of side stuffs if you ever want to switch it up. It features the incredible “vocation” based job system introduced in Dragon Quest III, allowing you to change between 10 different basic classes, eventually unlocking intermediate and advanced classes, all of which have their own rank that you can level up. There’s a lot of meat on this bone. But the thing that Dragon Quest VII has more than anything, and this is something that comes up a lot with the series as a whole, is HEART.
For me, Dragon Quest remains the most charming video game series out there and has this heart warming magnetism that grows stronger and stronger with each entry I play. I’m so grateful that Nintendo decided to publish this game despite it’s chances of financial success being relatively low. That said, I’m going to try and keep copies of this game in stock at the store each month, so if you ever feel like trying something new, or just haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy for yourself yet, keep us in mind! It’s an incredibly fun experience that WON’T soon be “forgotten”.
We recently added some new Nendoroid and Fogma figures to the shelves we think you’ll love. Tsukishima Kei from “Haikyu!!” Secind Season and Link from “Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Workds” are easily the two most exciting ones we have. These along with so many more are waiting for you to take them home. Swing on by and check out the selection!
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past releases today and we just got a few copies in stock! Most of us DQ fans lost hope that this version of VII would ever see localization in the west, so if you want to see more DQ stuff localized please snag this game! Whether it’s from us, or GameStop, or whoever. PLEASE BUY IT! lol.
DQVII has well over 100 hours of content, is incredibly charming, and features some of the best visuals the 3DS has to offer. If you’re a JRPG fan and have never dabbled in this one, you’re in for a treat. <3
The latest Monogatari Ichiban Kuji Prize Raffle (phew, that’s a tongue twister!) starts this morning with Kizumonogatari.
This is a PREMIUM Ichiban Kuji raffle, and includes 7 large scale figures, several nendoroid sized figures, and some amazing kyun-chara keychains. There’s 100 prizes all together and every ticket is a winner. Participate today!
Our latest Ichiban Kuji proxe raffle is under way! This time it’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4 ~ Diamond Is Unbreakable.
This prize raffle includes a variety of character goods including: large towels, art glasses, kokeshi keychains, art glasses, and an AMAZING “Last Prize” ~ a JoJo tote bag! If JoJo is your thing be sure to snag a ticket while supplies last!