US game dealer finds hundreds of rare, sealed games in old storage facility

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Hundreds of old factory-sealed Nintendo and SEGA games have been discovered in a warehouse in Nebraska, America.

Covering console releases from the 80s and 90s on Nintendo’s SNES and Sega CD of Sega, Genesis, Saturn and the 3D0, the extensive collection was put into storage after a local game store closed in 1994. In some thing of a game dealer’s dream, Based in Nebraska Game room discovered the collection, documenting the impressive transport in this video. As you can see, the duo’s newly acquired library includes everything from immaculate copies of extremely rare games like Final Fantasy III and Chrono Trigger to the slightly less desirable deluge of annual sports games.

Naturally, Gameroom said they wouldn’t release any guesses hinting at the value of the collection, sensibly choosing to wait until their newly acquired stock had been professionally appraised and preserved. Still, if you take a look on Ebay or use the American retro game review site price chartit is not difficult to imagine the value of this vast library reaching tens of thousands of dollars.

Other notable games hidden in these cozy crates were the ridiculously rare SSunset Riders (worth around £500/$750) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time (worth around £1,000 £ / $1,400)

27 years after their initial storage, it’s remarkable how well preserved many of these 16-bit classics are. Turns out, Storage Wars might not be entirely faked reality TV after all. Who knew?

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