Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Retro Gaming Part V -- Holy Crap Edition!

I just bought what looks to be a mint condition Nintendo Entertainment System: Action Set for 32 dollars (12 dollars if you don't count my $20 gift certificate) at Good Will.

These things sell for as little as $75 and more often in the $100 range. I stand to make a nice profit.

Of course, the only problem is defeating my Packrat Syndrome. I'm not sure I want to give this thing up. It's so beautiful and pristine. And I have to imagine it will only increase in value. Who knows, if I keep it safe and dry, I may have quite the collector's item in 40 years time.


SuiginChou said...

I would keep it. But I would probably keep it to play on it if my own NES broke and I felt the desire to play on the original NES and not on a facsimile.

Yes, there's something to be said for the nostalgia of opening that hatch, inserting a cartridge, hearing the squeak of the springs as you pressed it down into the console, and hitting that fat Power button and watching the red light come to life. You'd look up at the TV and (even in 1992) you'd be praying that you saw a game and not glitchy pixels. Then you picked up those comfortable controllers (back then; today, they're so small and pointy! Hurts my hands to hold one of 'em for too long!) and you had a fun time with Mario, Mega Man 3, Tetris, or Konami's masterpiece Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (that's right, I was a hardcore child -- quite by accident, I assure you).

fulleju said...

holy. fucking. shit.

I am really jealous.

Hey, whatever happened to that power pad I gave you guys way back then?