Many people, even those who aren’t into the current gaming scene, have a certain strong nostalgia for the video games of their youth. You might remember feeding quarter after quarter into games like Galaga and Ms. Pac Man at that arcade next to the mall food court, or maybe your favorite part of going grocery shopping with your mom was that there was a Frogger machine at the store!
Or perhaps you and your brother had a running feud over who got to play Legend of Zelda first when you got home from school. Whether your best video game memories feature a dark arcade or your childhood living room floor, retro video games are a reminder of a simpler time, and the Internet has made it easier than ever to revisit that fun.
Because retro video games are so blissfully basic and low on graphics, they are easy to find as inexpensive or free apps for your smartphone or tablet. When you’re in a mile-long line at the DMV, it’s kind of nice to have something like Tetris right there on your phone to help you pass the time and keep your stress level down.
For other players, however, the game platform itself is an important part of the retro gaming experience: The feel of the joystick in your hand, using individual game cartridges that were actually played back in the day -- these things can enhance the experience and really take the player back much more than just seeing the same familiar graphics on a tiny smartphone screen.
The question is, how do you get those truly old school games and game consoles so long after they were in vogue? That’s why there is a market for retro video games and game consoles!
The Old School Game Vault gives you a place to cash in on America’s love affair with retro video games by providing an easy way to sell retro video games, consoles and other equipment. Atari, Nintendo, ColecoVision, PlayStation, NeoGeo, Turbografx 16, Sega Dreamcast and so many more -- just look up whatever equipment or games you have to sell, add them to the cart, and ship the items to us. We’ll pay you by PayPal or business check. It couldn’t be easier!
So if you’ve got some extra older video games and/or consoles collecting dust, sell them to us. You’ll be able to make cool classic video games available for your fellow retro game enthusiasts and make a little cash in the process.
If you name yourself ‘Zelda’ instead of ‘Link’ in ‘The Legend Of Zelda’, you will be able to skip the first quest entirely.