How to Find Gaming Gold pt. 1 A Simple Beginning

I have had several people ask me, “How do you get all of this stuff?” and, “How can you afford some of this?” Well, to be honest, its not easy. There are lots of factors that can have an effect on your journey to find gaming gold. This will be a series based on my adventures to find some gold of my own.

Gaming Gold

To start with, every story has a beginning. Mine is simple but has made some of my fondest memories of my days in High School. Growing up, i always loved video gaming. I would play for hours everyday and it occupied a lot of my time. The console i played the most was the phenomenal Nintendo 64. I would play Goldeneye, Zelda and Banjo Kazooie for hours and hours. Anyway, I eventually moved on to newer systems such as the PS2, Gamecube and eventually the PS3. But in my senior year of high school, I decided that it was a time to invest in some classic games.

My NES. Its a little beat up but works very well!

I had a friend who happened to have 2 NES consoles, one of which he never used. I asked if he would sell it and he agreed. I bought the system and Mario 3 for 35 dollars. A fair price considering the NES was in rough shape cosmetically. The game on the other hand was mint. When i got home, i plugged it in and played as much Mario as i possibly could. The gameplay blew my mind and i fell in love instantly. From here, i decided to start collecting NES games.

However, the trick now is finding a good way to purchase some other games……

Game Collection

This is everything that I own. I figured it would make it easier for you to find your favorites and give me recommendations on what i should purchase or review.

NES
Astyanax, Batman, Duck Tales, Gauntlet, Golf, Gradius, Gyromite, Kung Fu, Life Force, Milon’s Secret Castle, Ninja Gaiden, Rygar, Tecmo Baseball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1,2,3, The Guardian Legend, Top Player’s Tennis, Super Mario Bros. 3, Wizards & Warriors, Xexyz

SNES
Final Fight, F-Zero, Mortal Kombat 2,  Samurai Shodown, Sim City, Super Bases Loaded, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Super Tennis.

N64
Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, Blast Corps., Donkey Kong 64, Fifa 99, Goldeneye, Jet Force Gemini, Mario Kart 64, Mario Party 2, Mario Tennis, NFL Blitz, NBA Live 2000, Paper Mario,Perfect Dark, Pokemon Stadium, Snowboard Kids, Starfox 64, Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1,2. Turok 1 and 2.

Gamecube:Battalion Wars, F-Zero GX, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Party 4-6, Mario Power Tennis, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door, Soul Caliber II, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros. Melee, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker,

PS1:
Crash Bandicoot Warped, Final Fantasy Anthology (FF5 and 6), Final Fantasy Chronicles (FF4 and Chrono Trigger), Final Fantasy 7, Gran Turismo 2, Metal Gear Solid, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, Star Wars Dark Forces, Twisted Metal 2

PS2: Dance Dance Revolution: Max 2 and Extreme 2, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts 1-2, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance, Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks, Deception and Armageddon, Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2,  Starwars Battlefront 1 and 2, Twisted Metal Black and Head On.

PC (These are just the ones considered classics)
Age of Empires 1,2,3, Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2, Deus Ex, Diablo 1 and 2,Empire Earth, Fallout 1,2,tactics, Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete, Neverwinter Nights,Roller Coaster Tycoon, Simcity 3000, Simcity 4, Starcraft, Warcraft 2 and 3

These aren’t all the games i have but they are the ones that could be considered classics. I hope that this list will grow even larger in the future!! If anyone has any ideas of where to get games or wants to make a donation, lemme know 🙂