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I love video games: I assume you do too if you are reading our site. Outside of playing games, one of my favorite parts of the video game industry is collecting. Whether it's the games themselves, player guides, memorabilia, or statues, I love building up my own collection of gaming memorabilia and displaying it.
Besides this advice from my own experiences, I wanted to point you in the direction of people, articles, and videos that have helped me along the way on building a retro game collection. I am by no means an expert or have a massive collection, but I do feel like I can offer some solid advice.
Your goal may be NES games or a snazzy Pokémon Game Boy Color you had as a kid. It could be the white whales like a boxed copy of EarthBound. Heck, it could be to just get one of everything in a series. Whatever your goal is, make sure you establish it first.
The biggest piece of pre-hunt advice I can offer you is to learn how to spot a fake copy. Especially when dealing with GBA games or other handheld titles, reproduction carts can really ruin your day. Bidding online can make this especially tough. Check out the photos and compare them to the real deal before bidding. In retro stores, ask if they authenticate games or if you yourself can open them up in the store.
Another great part of eBay is the ability to buy things in piecemeal. I was given a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest for the GameCube once as a Christmas gift, but it was just the disc. After getting complete-in-box (CIB) copies of all the other Zelda GameCube games, I decided to hunt down the box and manual. I was able to find each on their own in BIN bids. I paid a little more than if I had hunted down a separate CIB copy, but decided the extra money was worth the convenience.
Obviously, the Japanese love their pop culture and games are such a big part of it. When I spent two weeks in Japan, I loved the retro gaming vibes everywhere. It was so refreshing to see it being part of a culture, rather than just being a hobby.
Not only did they have an amazing selection of games, but they were also looked after really well. The batteries of all games were changed and renewed, making sure they work perfectly when you buy them.
Another retro video game shop to check out in Kyoto is Surugaya Specialty Store. Located a bit closer to the centre of Kyoto compared to Ojamakan, Surugaya sells vintage video games and gaming merchandise.
Another place where you could find vintage video games is Book Off. Book Off is a second-hand shop for pretty much anything. Designer handbags, watches, books and yes, video games. There are multiple Book Off shops in Kyoto.
As mentioned above, Super Potato is a retro video game retailer in Japan. The chain has many shops all across Japan. Unfortunately, there is no Super Potato shop in Kyoto. The closest Super Potato can be found in Osaka.
The best retro video game store in Osaka is by far Retro TV Game Revival. Hidden in Nipponbashi, this little store has a great selection of retro video games. Prices are much cheaper than in Super Potato, and they have quite a big selection.
Luckily, retro video games fit into the latter category. However, if you're branching out into classic gaming for the very first time, you might not know where to start. Furthermore, there are some scams, pitfalls, and other evils you should know about before skipping off to the retro game store.
If you have a modern console like a Nintendo Switch or a PS3-5, you can simply download vintage video games right onto your system. Building your classic game collection this way is both convenient and risk-free. And the selection likely includes the most popular titles from several console generations ago.
And, while you're sure to find popular titles, that's usually all you'll find. What about that obscure cartridge your retro game-collecting frenemy is always gloating about? For that, you'll have to find a hard copy (unless you bootleg it, cheater).
On the negative side, local shops have a very limited/random selection of games. And it's first-come-first-serve, so the best consoles/games sell out fast. More importantly, you may not have a retro game shop in your area.
Buying from a used video games store is the best way to build your collection. In addition to the advantages of a local game store, online stores typically have a larger selection, including popular and obscure titles. And if there's no retro game store near your location, online used video game stores are a great option.
Better yet, browse our extensive game collection right now. We check the functionality and authenticity of all our games prior to selling, and we package them with great care. Plus, we're happy to give you credit for your trade-ins.
Many of these players love to get back into these early games, and Retro Gaming of Denver gives you the opportunity to play your favorite games using the systems that made video games what they are today.
Atari, Nintendo, Coleco, Sega, and Game Boy are just a few of the systems and handhelddevices that we have available. You can purchase these systems so you can return to playing the games that you grew up enjoying.
That was a vision of our owner, who started Retro Gaming of Denver out of his love for games he enjoyed playing on his Atari 2600. He received it as a christmas present when he was 12 years old, fell in love with the system, and never stopped enjoying playing on it. As he grew older, he still longed for his ability to play on his original system and was overjoyed when he was able to finally reacquire one of these consoles.
Now he is bringing the same kind of enjoyment he felt about gaining his beloved Atari system to people across the country. By checking out Retro Gaming of Denver, you can find the system you enjoy playing, as well as games from Atari, Magnavox, Nintendo, PlayStation, Sega, Xbox, and even those meant for personal computers. This includes rarely found games, such as Zelda for Nintendo64, Super Mario 3 for NES, or Resident Evil Outbreak PlayStation 2
However, RGD is not limited to hard-to-find games. You will also find such options as Asteroids and Battlezone for Atari 600, Pitfall for Intellivision, and Sewer Shark for Sega CD. While these games were available at the time this post was written, it is also important to understand that game titles available change on a regular basis. There are millions of people looking to reacquaint themselves with the games they came to love to play as a kid, so continuously check with the website to find out if a game you enjoy is still or has become available.
Not only are the games available, but all the accessories can be purchased as well.Maybe you simply need cords or game controllers. All of these are available at RGD, helping to give you the gaming experience you long for.
Fair Game Retro carries the most extensive selection of retro, classic, and new video games, consoles, and accessories. Ranging from the Atari era to Nintendo, Sega, and even more. We're constantly adding more to our inventory daily through our Sacramento cash or store credit trade-in process.
Fair Game has the best selection of retro, classic, and new video games, consoles, and accessories in Sacramento! Whether you are a casual gamer or hardcore collector, we have the video games and systems you are looking for.
We pride ourselves on having an extensive selection of games and consoles for the following systems: Nintendo, Sega, Game Boy, Super Nintendo, N64 PlayStation, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Wii, 3DS, and more.
DKOldies is a family-run shop based in Pennsylvania that specializes in Nintendo games and consoles from the 80s and 90s. That being said, they also carry Sega, Playstation and Xbox titles. The best thing about DKOldies is the robust quality-control measures that they have put in place. 781b155fdc