The Best NES Games for your kids to Experience & Play

Long before Will Smith was slapping grown men on live television, he and Jazzy Jeff taught us that “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” And it’s true. There's always an unavoidable gap between one generation and the next. Those who grew up in the 80s played Nintendo and wondered why their dads were so fascinated by baseball. Kids today watch TikTok videos and wonder why parents do anything that requires more than 34 seconds of their attention. But, once in a while, we find those rare activities that both generations can enjoy together. Case in point, the following guide lists the best NES games to share with your kids. These games nourish your child’s mental development (seriously) while bridging the generation gap. Plus, they’re addictively fun for all ages. Enjoy these games together for some glorious, 8-bit family bonding. 1. Super Mario Bros 1-3 You can’t go wrong with a classic. And few...

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The Rejection Policy - The Old School Game Vault

(it's expressly understood by using our service, that we reserve the right to reject any item that does not meet our quality guidelines) Updated: 06-16-2022 It's Important that the items you are selling work! We reserve the right to reject an entire order and return the order to the customer.All item(s) must abide by our Terms & Conditions to be accepted.  My Video Games did not meet Quality Standards or Didn't work: If multiple items get rejected, the customer will be notified via email. The customer will be given a brief description of why the item(s) was rejected.  The customer will be given the opportunity to have the items returned to them. The cost associated with returning the items back to the customer will be deducted from the item total.The customer will have (5) days to respond to the rejected item(s) email, after (5) days the items will be recycled and payment will be issued.The customer...

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Games That Are Hilariously Different From the Movies They're Based On

When modern gamers think of video game based movies, they might recall awesome titles like Jurassic World Evolution. Old-school gamers have a different association—namely, a horrible one.

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Games That Different From the Movies They're Based On, Pt 2

In the golden age of retro gaming, merchandisers thought of game consoles as marketing platforms rather than entertainment systems. Their devious plot was to create games that were basically commercials for some beloved franchise.

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Price Match Guarantee - The Old School Game Vault

updated 06-12-2022 Price Match That's right, we'll match any quote on Nintendo Games Only + You’ll get a free Amazon Gift Card or Store Credit on Us!. Provide us with either an email or a quote from a competitor on their business letterhead.Price Match on orders over of $100 in Value – we will match the quote + you'll get a Free $10 Amazon gift card or Store CreditPrice Match on orders over of $200 in Value – we will match the quote + you'll get a Free $15 Amazon gift card or Store CreditPrice Match on orders over of $300 in Value – we will match the quote + you'll get a Free $20 Amazon gift card or Store CreditAny order over $400 will get matched + You have the choice of $25 Amazon gift card or Store Credit The Details The Price Match Quote must be sent over to...

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Explore the History of the Legend of Zelda NES Video Games

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link The Legend of Zelda games are seriously one of the best video series ever made. Still, the larger this series gets, the more questions it raises. Are the Zelda games connected and if so, how? And why does Link always start the game empty-handed? Where are the items he won in the previous games? Perhaps the most common question is, “What’s the correct order in which to play the Zelda games?” That’s easy: play them oldest to newest. Honestly, we may never understand the overly complex in-game chronology. But we’ll gladly give you a guided tour through the History of the Zelda Games.  Besides, it’s more fun to see the series progress as you play through in the originally-intended order. Together, let’s explore how it all started with the first 2 classic games in the series. 1. The Legend of Zelda - Nintendo NES The Legend of Zelda original game release...

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7 of the top Nintendo Gamecube games to play with friends

We know what you’re thinking. With all the retro systems out there, why are we talking about the GameCube? What do GameCube party games have that you can’t get from other systems? Actually, a lot of the best party games ever made are found exclusively on the GameCube, like Super Smash Bros Melee. And yes, we know that most of the franchises on this list have moved on to newer, “better” systems. Ok, fine. So tell us, where else you can find another Mario Kart: Double Dash title besides the GameCube? The answer: nowhere. Double Dash is a super-unique Mario Kart game that was only released on GameCube. And this is just one of many GameCube exclusives we’re going to review for you today. Get your multiplayer retro gaming party on with these hit GameCube titles. Oh, and don’t forget: GameCube games are playable on Wii consoles, too. 1. Mario Kart:...

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After two Decades, we are The Best Place to Sell Video Games

Are you wondering where to sell games for cash?  Let me image you have been playing video games since the '80s, and now in 2022, you possess a large collection. Or say your kids moved out of the house and left a huge mess of unwanted games & gaming accessories. So, what are you supposed to do with them all? Now it's time to find out where you can sell them or to whom. You're bound to be lucky in your pursuit, as there are plenty of selling options. It's except that the video game industry as a whole is expected to reach 314.4 billion in revenue by 2026. That figure seems to think by 2026 there will be over 300 millions gamers worldwide.  The point I'm trying to make here is that you should have no problem selling games online.    So what are your options for Selling Video Games?...

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The Best Super Nintendo Games To Play, Hidden SNES Gems

What kinds of Super Nintendo games do you like most? Undoubtedly, you already have a few 16-bit game genres in mind.

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The Best Multiplayer N64 Games You’ll Ever Play, Even Today

It wasn’t easy for the N64 to earn its prestigious position in video gaming history. Despite a shocking lack of third-party support, the system made a name for itself with some of the best first-party titles ever made. Most often, the system is remembered for one-player cult classics like Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But it also offers tons of excellent multiplayer titles that get far less credit than they deserve. Today, we’re going to remedy this injustice. The guide below lists the best N64 coop games you’ll ever play, period. If you’ve played all your other multiplayer games to death, try these additively competitive treats. 1. Super Smash Bros Yes, we know you’ve played several other games in this series. And that means that you know  how unique each version is. Specifically, most versions have exclusive playable characters, stages,...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Payment & Shipping Guidelines using our Selling Service

Updated: 06-16-2022 Customers Responsibility --- The customer is responsible for any damage to the package during transit.--- Make sure to package your items safely using some cushion inside your package(s).--- If the item breaks in transit, you will not be compensated for this item.--- We do not work for USPS or FedEx, as The Old School Game Vault is not responsible for any lost packages. If Your order is below $75.00: We do not reimburse for shipping cost on orders below $75.00--- USPS Media Mail is the cheapest way to go, just tell whomever when you buy your label, you're sending books. --- Media mail is subject to inspection, so there is a chance the package gets returned to you.--- Otherwise, I'd recommend USPS First Class mail for packages 16 ounces and under.  If Your order is between $75 & $100: Keep in mind, orders below $100 in value are deducted (-$10)...

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Quality Requirements -The Old School Game Vault

(it's expressly understood by using our service, that we reserve the right to reject any item that does not meet our quality guidelines) Updated: 06-12-2022 Once we receive your video games, they are subject to approval. All video games will be tested for functionality and overall condition. Broken and or non-working items will be rejected upon receipt, and their value deducted from the total paid to you. Items may also be rejected for being in poor condition. Games, Consoles, and Accessories received with excess soiling, excessive dirt or just plain filthy. Will be subject to a (30%) decrease from the quoted price. The cleaning charge! All prices quoted are for fully functional items. All accessories sold with the particular unit if sold that way must be in working condition. Video games and consoles not adhering to this policy can and will be subject to deductions. The Shipping Policy (Here) is considered...

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Your 1990s Guide to The Legend of Zelda games

The Legend of Zelda series epic is one of the most epic game series of all time. With more than 51 million games sold worldwide, it's won a place in the hearts of many gamers. The '90s were an exciting time for Zelda fans, with numerous titles released in this decade. You can find these games, figures, and more on Poggers. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past  (1991-1992) The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo entertainment system. It is the third installment in the Legend of Zelda series and was released in 1991 in Japan and 1992 in North America and Europe. The plot of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past centers around Link's quest to rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon's clutches. The gameplay builds upon the exploration elements of its...

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Frequently Asked Questions For Selling Game Cartridges

Updated 05-09-2022 Question #1: Do my games need to include the box? Answer: No, the consoles listed below we do not require the box, or manual.  The prices on the site are for the game cartridges only. Game cartridges below, the prices on the site are for the cartridge only: Nintendo NESSuper NintendoSega Genesis | Sega Master System | Sega 32xNintendo 64Nintendo Virtual BoyOriginal GameBoy | Game Boy Color | Gameboy AdvanceAtari 7800 | Atari Jaguar | Atari LynxNeoGeo Pocket Second Part of the Question: Answer: Cartridge Games Listed below, we do require the box and instructions.  Below show the deductions for games not including their respected case & game manual. Nintendo DSDS Games Received in Loose Condition (meaning game cartridge only) will lose 50% of the Quoted Value.DS Games received with the case, but no manual, would lose (-30%) of the quote price for not having a manual.Nintendo 3DS3DS Games...

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Why should you sell a bunch of video games online?

So, how do you get started? We'll show you. Below, we've written you a complete guide that explains everything you need to know. For instance, we'll teach you the best places to sell your video games and how to maximize your selling price. We'll also explain whether it's better to sell your games for cash or to trade them in. Lastly, we'll help you avoid some common mistakes people make when selling games online. Learn the ins and outs by reading this helpful guide. Why You Should Sell Video Games Online For many gamers, the main reason you are reading this article is to learn the best way to sell your games, to buy more games. That is, building a retro game collection to indulge your retro gaming hobby is expensive. If you sell some of your favorite video games, you can use your profits to buy games for your own collection.  Cash For...

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The 10 Best Super Nintendo Shmups - 16 Bit Era Shoot Em Ups

We were going to start this article with a question. But we already know the answer. No, you’re not interested in getting into the retro shoot ’em up games. We get it. It’s a difficult genre for the uninitiated to break into. For one thing, we mean that literally. Shoot ‘em up games, or “shmups” tend to be very challenging. Also, the 80s and 90s spawned thousands of these games every year. If you’re trying to get into these games now, where do you start? So glad you asked. You start right here, of course. Below are the best SNES shmups that money can buy—or at least some of them. There are several notable mentions that we’ll save for a follow-up article. In any case, you must try these 10 SNES shoot ‘em ups for yourself. 10. Super R-Type Obviously, we couldn’t list the best SNES shmups without mentioning at least...

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Nintendo GameCube Overview of the Console & its Best Games

The Nintendo GameCube debuted in 2001 and sold nearly 22 million units during the lifespan of the console. The GameCube is a great gaming console that is perfect for beginners. It is affordable and has a variety of games to choose from. The GameCube is a great gaming console that is perfect for beginners. It is affordable and has a variety of games to choose from. If you are looking for an amazing gaming experience, a GameCube is a perfect choice for you. With its many features and options, you will be able to find the perfect game to fit your needs. Continue reading our guide to buying the best GameCube for sale for beginners What's the Nintendo GameCube Best Known For? The GameCube has a library of exclusive first-party titles, as well as a number of popular third-party games. It is also recognized for its unique design and controller. The GameCube hit shelves in 2001...

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The 10 Most Popular Retro Game Consoles & Where to Find Them

Retro gaming has become a popular hobby for all kinds of gamers. Some want to revisit classic video games from their youth to relive the nostalgic magic. Others want to play these video games they've never had the chance to play before. Whichever way, it's now easier than ever to buy these games & retro gaming consoles online and enjoy some of the most amazing games from the past.  From decades past and present from Atari to Nintendo, these consoles and games make for great buys for a gaming enthusiast, but they can also make for unique Christmas gifts for anyone in your life that loves gaming. If you want to enjoy some retro goodness, here are 10 of the best retro game systems you can buy & enjoy right now. Before We Start, Let's Define: Retro Gaming & What defines it Retro gaming has been around for a long time,...

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The 10 best Turbografx 16 Shmups Ranked - Great Shoot'em Ups

When most people think of the TurboGrafx-16 system—wait, let’s rephrase that. Pretty much no one thinks about the TurboGrafx-16 system, ever. After all, it’s just another console that lost the console wars because it wasn’t good enough, right? Wrong! Sadly, this wonderful console had a lot to offer before it bit the dust. And much of this content was exclusive to the system. Particularly, there are a lot of amazing TurboGrafx shmups that retro game enthusiasts are missing out on. Besides exclusive games, the system offers several arcade ports that are often better than the original. Read on to learn more about the best TurboGrafx shmups ever made. 1. R-Type R-Type is one of the most famous arcade shmups, and one of the earliest to be ported onto home game consoles. Notably, the NES port was an enormous success and is still popular among retro gamers today. Technically speaking, though, the...

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Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.2: All 10 Games Reviewed

4 days ago, SNK tweeted an announcement that had retro-gaming nerds like us drooling in anticipation. Today, November 9, 2022, we see that promise fulfilled. SNK has just released its second volume of 10 long-lost Neo Geo Pocket Color games on Steam and Nintendo Switch. If you’ve read our recent account of the original console’s tragic failure, this is very uplifting news indeed. Even better, the 10 titles included in Neo Geo Pocket Color Vol.2 make up an awesome collection. This selection exhumes many exclusive spin-offs of familiar franchises, like SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters’ Clash. There are also sports games, a puzzle game, and one rare oddity that finally gets a worldwide release. Using our extensive nerd knowledge, we’ve reviewed each of these titles in detail. Read on to see why we’re super excited about Neo Geo Pocket Color Vol.2. 1. Rockman Battle & Fighters Rockman Battle & Fighters is...

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