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Restore & Protect Retro Games
January 17, 2019
When you begin to collect retro games you realize along with the good old memories of playing, comes the same issues from back then, the games are going to collect dust or dirt or other stuff unless you safely store them. One of the most useful solutions I have come across is UNIVERSAL GAME CASES. Yup, the good old plastic rental cases you used to bring home from blockbuster are still made specifically for most of the consoles except Nintendo NES Cartridges because they are so large. Here are more cool items to help you protect your retro video games.
UNIVERSAL GAME CASES
Nintendo 64 Cardboard game Insert Trays
Clean Cartridges Safely with Clorox Wipes
After going through sooooo many cartridges from Atari all the way to Nintendo 64. Some of them (probably most) are going to be really dirty. I would visit flea markets and swap meets and some of these vendors would literally have them laying on the floor, in the elements, sun, even rain!
I would have to bring them home and clean them using water, but you can't get Sharpie permanent markers out with water, no matter how hard you scrub. That's where the wipes come in. They are gentle where it won't fade the plastic, but will get all that stuff out.
When you start coming across rare or expensive titles such as Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64. You will need to make sure to protect it, or if you are lucky to get it complete in the box, use the inserts, they will allow you to have them nice and snug in the original box.
All in all, I wish I had known much sooner of these items sooner. There were so many titles that I wish I had kept instead of selling them off because since 2013, I can assure you they have gone up in value as they have gotten rarer and older and more to come by.