I stumbled across an email I wrote to a customer ages ago while selling Playstation games on ebay.
I am selling the Greatest Hits version. But perhaps you should ask yourself; why does it matter? The only differences between the two versions are additional graphics on the cover. What sense does it make to spend an exorbitant amount of money on something that will sit on your shelf – when for much less you could have the same exact product minus the geek factor.
Don't get me wrong, I am not against collecting – but I am not talking about a Van Gogh original painting versus a copy. I am talking about a god-damn video game!
Unless you have a disposable income, your pursuit of the "Original" Castlevania is mindless. You have become a consumer whore, convinced that the "Original" Castlevania will bring some sort of status or praise. However, in truth, no one really cares. Nor should you.
I hope I have either offended or brought you to your senses regarding this matter.