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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:54 am

Yeah agreed. They're certainly not in the same category as Sachen, Wisdom Tree, etc....

And damn I had forgotten about Stadium Events. That's a toughie.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by winds Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:34 am

I had this goal once upon a time... Only for the SNES. Always been my favourite console and for about an hour or two I was totally pumped for my new found collecting goal. Then I saw the outrageously insane prices most of the carts were going for these days. I quickly lost my appetite and my new goal became selling my SNES carts for $$.

Good on you though! Will be interesting to hear updates as you go along on this journey. At least I can live vicariously through you.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by mjmjr25 Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:35 am

Awesome - let us know where we can help.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:59 am

KalessinDB wrote:713 licensed games per Wikipedia (will update with something more accurate if I find it, but most stuff's blocked at my work). 113 unlicensed games (because I know me, I'll want those too - I already have a fair number, not just Tengen either). 826 games, not including pirates which I won't start down. With the roughly 200 I have, I'm at 1/4th of the way before I start. The good news is, the number of >$100 games on the NES is relatively low when you're looking cart only. There's still too many, but compared to SNES I'm good, it seems slightly past its peak prices.


I have been trying to collect a complete NES set (licensed and unlicensed) for years. I was acquiring a lot of games very quickly, but I have slowed down a lot recently. The games I still need are:

6-in-1 (Caltron)
6-in-1 (Myriad)
Action 52
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Dragonstrike
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Pool of Radiance
Adventure Island III
Alfred Chicken
Bandit Kings of Ancient China
Battletoads & Double Dragon
Bignose Freaks Out
Bignose Freaks Out (Aladdin)
Blackjack
Blues Brothers
Bonk's Adventure
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bubble Bath Babes
Bubble Bobble Part 2
Casino Kid 2
Castle of Deceit
Challenge of the Dragon
Cheetahmen II
Chiller
Chubby Cherub
Cowboy Kid
Death Race
Dizzy the Adventurer (Aladdin)
Dragon Warrior IV
The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy (Aladdin)
Faria
Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak
Galactic Crusader
Gemfire
G.I. Joe
Hot Slots
Impossible Mission II (SEI color label)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Ubisoft)
James Bond Jr.
Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper
Joshua: The Battle for Jericho
Kid Klown in Night Mayor World
King Neptune's Adventure
Lemmings
Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade
Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade (Aladdin)
Little Samson
Mario's Time Machine
Maxi-15
Master Chu & Drunkard Hu
Menace Beach
Mermaids of Atlantis
Micro Machines (Aladdin)
Might & Magic
Mission Cobra
Nintendo World Championships 1990
Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991
Nobunaga's Ambition II
Operation Secret Storm
Panic Restaurant
Peek-A-Boo Poker
Pesterminator
Power Blade 2
P'Radikus Conflict
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Pro Sport Hockey
Quattro Adventure (Aladdin)
Quattro Sports (Aladdin)
Rad Racket Deluxe Tennis II
Robodemons
Rockin Kats
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
Secret Scout
Snow Bros.
Solitaire
Stack Up
Stadium Events
Super Mario Bros. 3 (aligned text)
Sword Master
Tagin' Dragon
Tecmo Cup Soccer Game
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
Ultima: Warriors of Destiny
Uncharted Waters
Wacky Races
Wayne's World
Wizardy II: Knight of Diamonds
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Zombie Nation


I recognize that I will probably never be willing to pay the market price for some of these games, however. (Hopefully, I will find them "in the wild"... :lol: )

I am happy to help if you have any questions about NES collecting, and I agree that you should try to get all of the Tengen games. They are very good, and acquiring a complete set will not be terribly expensive.

Finally, you should decide early on whether you want to collect label variants. I collect "major" label variants (i.e., Gun.Smoke, Untouchables, etc.), but I have no interest in collecting games with differently shaped seals of quality.

KalessinDB wrote:My biggest regret is losing my copies of the Aladdin games at some point long ago when I was moving every year just out of college :( But hey, I can track them down again!


Based on your post, I decided to bite the bullet and buy all of these games. They are not terribly expensive, and despite the fact I collect "cart only" games, I just ordered all seven of them for $75 shipped off of eBay.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:20 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:but I have no interest in collecting games with differently shaped seals of quality.


What about 3 screw vs. 5 screw? :wink:

Or do the screws always correlate directly with a certain seal shape?

NES variants are numerous. I think Atari is even nuttier though - text labels, picture labels, blue labels, red labels, misprinted labels, and so on.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:37 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:but I have no interest in collecting games with differently shaped seals of quality.


What about 3 screw vs. 5 screw? :wink:


I don't worry about that...

BoneSnapDeez wrote:NES variants are numerous. I think Atari is even nuttier though - text labels, picture labels, blue labels, red labels, misprinted labels, and so on.


Don't forget Sears labels! (...and the Sears text labels...and the sears picture labels...)

2600 labels are nuts, and you can really go down the rabbit hole collecting variants for that system. (Thankfully, I am only going a little way down the rabbit hole...)
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by Gunstar Green Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:40 pm

Don't forget the most common Atari 2600 label variant of all, the Activision "We used crappy glue and now they're all stained and falling off" variant.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by ninjainspandex Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:41 pm

I do know a lot of people don't consider Stadium Events part of the full set due to the fact that it was a recalled game and not really on store shelves, that does make gettings a "full set" a lot more feasible.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:42 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:Don't forget the most common Atari 2600 label variant of all, the Activision "We used crappy glue and now they're all stained and falling off" variant.


Activision's got nothing on Parker Bros. in that regard...and the Activision blue labels and white labels never seem to have any problems. :lol:

ninjainspandex wrote:I do know a lot of people don't consider Stadium Events part of the full set due to the fact that it was a recalled game and not really on store shelves, that does make gettings a "full set" a lot more feasible.


I will probably just get a clearly marked repro when I get to that point. I plan on doing the same thing for the World Championship cartriges.
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Re: Actually going to try for complete licensed NES set

by Gunstar Green Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:19 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:I will probably just get a clearly marked repro when I get to that point. I plan on doing the same thing for the World Championship cartriges.


I think that's a good move. World Championship wasn't a retail game and you can debate Stadium Events due to the recall.

That still leaves some doozies like Little Samson but at least they're not tens of thousands of dollars doozies.
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