This page is dedicated to all the rare or personal favorite video games and items that’ve come in the store.
Little Samson – NES
We’d been open for about five months when a collector in Lansing called and said that he’d be in Grand Rapids soon, and was wondering if we’d be interested in a loose copy of Little Samson. (Phatty says, “If you own the game you’re allowed to call it, Lil’ Sammy.”) This game was my holy grail, so we absolutely had to have it and make sure it was thoroughly tested. About a month later, a customer came in for the first time and noticed the price tag on Little Samson and said to me, “Ya know, I think I have that game at home.” A few weeks later he comes back and tosses a complete copy on the counter. I sent Phatts several pictures of the game that day so that he’d have a full understanding of the awesomeness he missed out on.
May 5, 2013
Action 52 – NES
Action 52 for the NES is a terrible game. I’m happy to have played it, but I’m not anxious to try Cheetah Men, again. The best part of when we had the game was letting others play it and watching their reactions.
July 23, 2013
Fire N’ Ice
R.C. Pro Am II
March 14, 2014
Contra Force – NES
September 17, 2013
Metal Warriors – SNES
September 6, 2013
Bassmasters 2000 (grey cartridge variant) – N64
September 14, 2013
Bomberman Second Attack – N64
November 19, 2013
Toys-R-Us Special Edition Gold N64 Console
I’d wear it around my neck with a Mr. T sized gold chain.
June 10, 2014
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Interactive Demo
This was the hardest game for us to sell. We wanted to keep it as a trophy to pass back and forth to the winner of whatever video game we were currently playing. (Mostly Mario Kart tournaments.)
September 28, 2013
The first step towards a breakfast of champions!
February 2, 2014
The first Spring we were open, I met a guy while putting up our store’s new sign. After a few minutes of chatting, he mentions that he used to work for Funcoland and that he had a bunch of old games. He said that they probably aren’t worth much, but a few dollars would be better than just throwing it all away. Over the course of the next six months or so, he brought in the most amazing boxed Nintendo collection I’ve ever seen. The games’ conditions were so perfect I assumed they were fake. I’ve never been so happy to be so wrong. The next few pictures are some of the greatness brought in by this guy. (We gave him thousands of dollars, not just the few dollars he was expecting.)
(Thanks to the Funcoland manager that gave all of this to an employee after the store had been bought out.)
Nintendo Wii Prototype Puzzle Boxes
July 7, 2013
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Standee
June 6, 2013
Punch-Out!! Micro vs System
April 10, 2013
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Cardboard Box Variant
June 1, 2014
Sega Power Strip
If you’ve ever had your 32x hooked up to your Genesis, which was hooked up to your Sega CD, you’ll wonder why this is so rare because it should of been an included accessory.
June 23, 2013
Only once have we temporarily closed the store because a collection was so big. The boxes took up all the floor space. I know it’s a small store, but it was still a ton of boxes. All of these Sega Saturn games traded in were flawless. It was one of my favorite days since we’ve been open.
Crusaders of Centy – Genesis
June 22, 2013
Project Justice – Dreamcast
July 6, 2013
Easily the best Sega 32x collection ever to be traded.
October 4, 2013
Complete dot hack series
August 4, 2013
I still have no idea what this is.