I’ve been collecting up GameBoy games for the past few months. It gives me the sense of satisfaction of tracking down some old games and are small enough that they don’t take up a lot of room to store. This was triggered by picking up a blue Gameboy Pocket at a flea market this past summer with m’colleague for $5. Sure I can play them on my GameBoy Advance as well, but it’s just not the same. I’m a purist (ie: nerd) like that with retro games and consoles.
I’ve been doing fairly well between picking up stuff in Canada while on holiday and scoring some deals on eBay back in England. GameBoy games don’t seem to have the big demand and therefore higher prices of other old cartridges.
I had a few copies of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on my eBay watch-list and thought this is silly. I already own the game and GameBoy stuff isn’t region locked. So I asked my dad to round up what GB cartridges he could find around the house and ship them over. High on my priority list was Zelda, Marioland 1 and 2, Kirby’s Dreamland and Mega Man 3. He found what he could and off they went.
The package arrived today with these contents:
Blimey, I don’t even remember owning a few of these; namely F1-Race, Monster Rancher BattleCard GB (I have a strong feeling this may actually be my nephew’s, oops) and a GB Colour game called Cubix. Nevertheless! The ones I really wanted are all accounted for. I’ve just nearly doubled my collection in one fell swoop.