I’m new to collecting. Where do I start?

A great start is the article “Trials and Tribulations of a Reseller & Collector” and it is a great read! That article gives some great insight into what goes on as a collector and how to profit from it as well.

How do I tell what my games are valued at?

Take a look at Video Game Price Guide for your iPhone and also available for your iPad. To look up your video game prices on your PC or MAC you can always use Video Game Price Charting which is my favorite site. They show you the current value of the game on not only Amazon and eBay but also show an average price over the last three years!

Where do I find classic games?

Start with going to your local Flea Markets and you can find a directory of them HERE. You can always stop by our store in Jacksonville Fl.

How do I know this NES / SNES game is the original seal?

IF you look at this photo HERE you can see a vertical seal line that runs down the back of the game itself. That indicates a factory seal and is extremely hard to duplicate.

How should I clean my video games?

First you really need to learn the power of the Magic Eraser! Using it makes a huge difference when removing marker and grime from your games and consoles. Be warned that if you scrub with it too much you can damage the plastic and remove some of it. If you want a basic “How to clean your games” you can start with my video of how to clean and repair your original Nintendo.

Some of the essentials to have in your cleaning arsenal are:

What does CiB mean?

CiB means Complete in Box. A CiB game includes everything that would have been in it at retail sales. Example: Original Nintendo Game: Game Cart, Manual, Promotional literature and cardboard insert.

What does NiB mean?

“New in Box”. This is similar to the term CiB but don’t confuse the two because they are close but definitely not the same.

What does GOTY mean?

This means Game of the Year. It is a second release of a game which sometimes includes bonus content or fixes in the game. In most instances these re-releases are worth less than the original.

What does DLC mean?

Downloadable Content

What does RTS mean?

Real-time strategy (RTS) is a sub-genre of strategy video game which does not progress incrementally in turns.

In a RTS, as in other wargames, the participants position and maneuver units and structures under their control to secure areas of the map and/or destroy their opponents’ assets. In a typical RTS, it is possible to create additional units and structures during the course of a game. This is generally limited by a requirement to expend accumulated resources. These resources are in turn garnered by controlling special points on the map and/or possessing certain types of units and structures devoted to this purpose. More specifically, the typical game of the RTS genre features resource gathering, base building, in-game technological development and indirect control of units.

What does FPS mean?

“First-person shooters are a type of three-dimensional shooter game, featuring a first-person point of view with which the player sees the action through the eyes of the player character. They are unlike third-person shooters which are seen from the back, allowing the gamer to see the character they are controlling.

The primary design element is combat, mainly involving firearms. They are also often categorized as being distinct from light gun shooters, a similar genre with a first-person perspective which use light gun peripherals, in contrast to first-person shooters which use conventional input devices for movement. Another key difference is that first-person light-gun shooters like Virtua Cop are often on-rail shooters, whereas first-person shooters like Doom are off-rails and free-roaming. The first-person shooter may be considered a distinct genre in itself, or a type of shooter game, in turn a subgenre of the wider action game genre.”

What games do not work for the Retron 2?

See a full list of non functioning games and accessories for the Retron 2 here.

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