Cool site I found for retro/old-school gamers
I was randomly looking around the internet, and found this website that was selling old games for cheap. Some might prefer buying some of those games on the Wii’s Virtual Console,
but some people just like playing old games on the actual consoles. OR like the collector’s value of actually having the old games.
I don’t know if it’s an old site, or if it’s well known, or whatever, but I still wanted to talk about it a bit.
Check it out!
The website is:
They have games from the NES to the Xbox. Though I don’t consider anything beyond the N64 to be retro (and the N64 is pushing the definition of “retro”). NES, Genesis, SNES, N64, Playstation, Dreamcast, GameBoy, GameBoy color, and a few recent things like PS2, Xbox, GBA and a while ago they started getting Wiis at low prices.
Prices are seemingly pretty good. Some rarer games are more expensive, but there’s some good titles for low prices. For example, Batman for NES was 2$ on it. There’s also a few really high-priced games, like Castlevania Dracula X for 60$… But overall the prices range from reasonable to crazy inexpensive. And if you’re in the US, free shipping for orders over 25$ is awesome. And the shipping prices to Canada are actually reasonable.
As for the site itself, it’s well made enough. You can choose systems and genres and it will display all the games in alphabetical order. Also, for all of the games they mention in what condition it’s in, and if it comes in the box or with instructions or not. You can also run searches for games/accessories you might be looking for, and if it’s out of stock you can enter your email to get notified when/if they ever get it.
Speaking of stock, this site gets new stock just about every day. Except maybe the weekends, where it seemed to be a lot slower for new stock. But they get a lot of new stuff every day. And if you’re looking to get rid of your games, you can contact the owner to trade the games in. Not sure how that works, but the option is there.
Well I received my first order from there, a good bunch of games (13 to be exact) and all the items are pretty much as described. The ones that said were in “Good” condition, looked really nice. There are some minor flaws here and there, tiny scratches, but overall they look great. 2 of the games had a “Scratched art” condition. One of them looks fine, but the other’s (Jet Force Gemini) is in really bad condition. Also, 2 or 3 of them said there were stickers on them, but it’s easily removable stickers that you can remove with all-pupose cleaner and a razor blade, and they were on the back of the cartridge anyways. As for how they worked… Well, the NES games required some cleaning (despite me thinking they’d already be clean), but after some screwing around they all worked perfectly. The rest were fine. Sure, it sucks that Jet Force Gemini’s art on the cartridge is all screwed up, but it plays fine and that’s all that really matters. Also, I was surprised that I had no customs fees, despite the box being kinda large and the 100$ value.
Also, most games on the site do NOT come with boxes and instructions. Actually, I haven’t seen one NES game on there that had a box. So collectors who want COMPLETE copies of games, with box and inserts, are gonna have to look elsewhere. Otherwise, if you’re like me and just want to play the games on the original system, then it’s all fine.
Overall my shopping experience there was pretty good, and I’ll definitely use the site again. It’s well worth checking out.
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