Category Archives: Buying Guides

Buying Guides for new Game Collectors – Learn about the hardware variants, controllers and best top 10 games to buy

Atari 2600 Buying Guide & Best Games

A collecting guide for the new Atari 2600 owner! Learn about the hardware variations, how to connect to your TV, controller types and also some rockin’ game recommendations for day 1.

Games Shown:
Joust
Pitfall II
Millipede
River Raid
Warlords
Berzerk
Pac-Man Jr
HERO
Space Rocks
Atlantis

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Top 10 TIPS for GAME COLLECTING

I share 30+ years of game collecting SECRETS that will help YOU achieve your collecting goals. However these tips & tricks are not just for game collecting but they will be useful for other hobbies as well!

TOP 10 TIPS:
1 Network – Let People Know you are Collecting. Get on social media.
2 Be Knowledgeable – Learn to spot fakes!
3 Know how to Advance Search Online
4 Everybody going Right? Go LEFT!
5 Buy in Bulk – Sell off the Excess
6 Go to Expos – They can often be worth the flight & hotel
7 Buy in Parts – loose carts + manuals + boxes = CIB
8 Collect Imports when possible
9 Get to know store owners – They can be your allies
10 Be Patient have fun – You don’t have to be rich to build a collection

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Nintendo NES Buying Guide & Best Games

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Buying Guide and game recommendations for new console collectors!

Games shown:
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tetris
The Legend of Zelda
Contra
Super Dodge Ball
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
TMNT II: The Arcade Game
Final Fantasy
Bubble Bobble
Excitebike
Metroid

Video Transcript:
Metal Jesus: Metal Jesus here, and I’m back again with John Riggs.

John Riggs: How you feeling?

Metal: Dude, how’s it going, man?

John: Thanks for having me back. Appreciate it.

Metal: You are here for a very special episode I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

John: Special episode?

Metal: Special episode!

John: Wow. Oh my goodness.

Metal: This is going to be a buyer’s guide for the original Nintendo.

John: Oh, the old NES. It’s my favorite system of all time.

Metal: Yeah, and the reason why I want do this is because this is for people who are just starting out to collect and get into the NES. What do you look out for as far as the hardware goes, as far as the controllers, everything.

John: What are you looking for, what kind of games are you looking for? If you start out with zero games, we’re going to show you ten solid titles, not necessarily my favorite games of all time, just 10 great games that will get you going in the right direction.

Metal: This is going to be an awesome episode. Let’s take a look!

Metal: So I’m going to start off with, this is the NES that I had as a kid.
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PS2 Buying Guide & Great Games

Are you thinking of getting into PS2 collecting? This video explains the different models of Playstation 2, what to look for that tends to fail, some different controllers and 10 games we highly recommend to get you started!

What are the 10 PS2 Games a new collector should buy Day 1?

Video Transcription:

Metal Jesus: Metal Jesus here and I am back again with Kinsey.

Kinsey: Hello, great to back everybody. Today we’re going to be talking about an intro buyer’s guide to the PlayStation 2.

Metal Jesus: This is going to be a great video if you are just getting into collecting for the Playstation 2. Let’s say you’re at a retro gaming store or maybe at a garage sale and you’re wondering, like, what do you get? What do you need to know about the PS2 in order to start collecting for it. So we’re going to cover the different models, we’re going to cover the accessories, and we’re going to cover our top 10 games that you should just get day one.
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Why BUY the Sony VITA?

Is the Vita slowly dying…or is it finding its audience and gaining a passionate following? I finally buy a Sony Playstation Vita and here are the reasons why YOU may want to as well!

In this video I talk about all the highlights of the handheld, including the 900 games you can play on it, Remote Play to the PS4, physical vs digital releases, the hardware improvements over the PSP and more. And then I also talk about some of the drawbacks like the lack of 1st party support and expensive SD memory cards.
 Video Transcription:

Metal Jesus here, and I’m back again asking the question, why did I now finally just buy the PlayStation Vita and why you may want to as well? Let’s take a look.
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