What did my girlfriend want for her birthday? A Sega Genesis. I’m so happy. Unfortunately, my Generation 1 system disappeared a long time ago. It never stopped working but I think I loaned it away and never got it back. Therefore, I Ebay’d a new one (Generation 1 of course).
I knew that I saved some of my cartridges for a reason including the epic Phantasy Star series (my favorites). However, I had two problems.
1) The beloved Phantasy Star 1 was not a Genesis game. It was made from the precursor, Sega Master System (SMS).
2) Phantasy Star 1 was released in the US in 1988. I bought it immediately. Therefore, in this little plastic container was a 25 year-old battery! I just hoped it wasn’t leaking all over the printed circuit board (PCB) by this time.