One game that is included in article is 'Galaxy Wars' a Super Famicom conversion of a 1979 Taito arcade game. This Super Famicom conversion was greeted by a Japanese only audience some sixteen years after the game was in the arcades and I can only imagine they were less than impressed with the primitive game. As Tony Mott says “ten minutes with this is enough to make even the hardest of hardcore nostalgia freak struggle to stave off disillusionment”.
In this ever increasing pool of games there's more to compare and as such games like 'Galaxy Wars' get exposed for what they are; dated products of an industry finding its feet. Just because an old game is defined as “a retro game” doesn't mean all retro game players will enjoy it. Even a niche part of an industry has sub-sections, reminding us that the phrase "retro" doesn't always mean a game comes from the specific era we favour.
To import games from Japan, eBay isn't your only option though. I always check on sites like Solaris Japan as often they have a game in stock cheaper than the final price it goes for on eBay. The also have a few gadget that removes any worry of getting charged extra at customs, so they're worth a look.