The world is crazy and the game collector's market is skyrocketing (For better or for worse? Discuss.), and we've got over a HUNDRED new, unique games in this month, including 40 new PSP titles. We have restocks of old classics like Goldeneye and new stuff new titles like Robocop vs. Terminator for Genesis. Check 'em out using the search feature, or shop by console. Have fun, and stay safe.
Hey, gang! We're still processing dozens of new titles every day and working hard to get them sent out to you via USPS on the same/next business day. We ship fast!
Look for a bunch of new N64, PSP, and Silent Hill titles that have recently been added to our inventory, with more coming every day.
We know this is a crazy, emotionally-draining year, and we appreciate you sticking with us through it all. Gaming is our "great escape" from the insanity around us, and we are humbly grateful that you trust us to serve your needs.
Take care, be safe, and game on -
It's a new month and we've got tons of new games in, mostly in our PSP and 3DS categories. Go check 'em out! We'll wait.
While we're out in the world picking up new games for our shop, well...even we get fooled sometimes. For instance, we were stoked to get this game in stock and it sure looked legit from the outside:
But once we started testing it:
Ouch. That's a hacked intro screen, obviously, and once we opened it up and looked inside, we could see it was dramatically different than a Nintendo-manufactured cart. It still plays fine, but from a consumer standpoint, you want the real thing, especially when you've paid a premium for a hard-to-find game.
If you want to learn to spot fakes more effectively, check out this excellent video from MetalJesusRocks:
Soooo how was YOUR March? Yeah, we thought so. Let us take your mind off all the insanity and put some new games in your paws...cheap! Seriously, gang...we have high quality games at great prices, and you can have them delivered straight to your door so you don't have to go out amongst the unwashed masses. What are ya waitin' for?
Oh, yeah...here's a complete breakdown of every new title we added to the site in March:
Quake 3 Arena
KISS Psycho Circus
Monster Rancher DS
Lifesigns Surgical Unit
Harvest Moon DS Grand Bazaar
Touch the Dead
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Rumble Roses XX
Grand Theft Auto 4
Watchmen - The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2
No One Lives Forever
Skate or Die 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - The Arcade Game
The Simpsons - Bart vs. The Space Mutants
Pac-Man (Tengen, gray cartridge)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Mega Man 5
T2 Terminator 2 The Arcade Game
Super Scope Six
Spider-Man & Xmen: Arcade's Revenge
Ken Griffey Jr. Major League Baseball
Super Star Wars
Super Empire Strikes Back
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
Mega Man X
Double Dragon 5 - The Shadow Falls
Kirby 64 - The Crystal Shards
Peter Jackson's King Kong
Xenoblade Chronicles - copy
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Super Mario 3D World
Phase Zero Demo - RARE, UNRELEASED
Hey, gang! Short month, but tons of new titles to talk about. Over the past few months, we've been working mainly on hustling up a lot of hard-to-find Atari and Colecovision stuff, but we've also got some really good games for other systems, too...like Chibi Robo for the GameCube!
Check out the full list below and buy our stuff!
Ram It (rare color label variant)
Combat (a super nice copy!)
Commando Raid (x2)
Star Wars The Arcade Game
Q*bert / Qbert
Mega Man Legends 2
Pokemon Silver Version
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Mortal Kombat Armageddon
Poker Face Paul's Solitaire
World Series Baseball '95
Hey, pal! Long time, no blog! We've had a super-busy summer here at Retro Rocket Video Games. After one final convention (a trip to the always-amazing Portland Retro Gaming Expo), we've hauled all our stuff back to Seattle, cleaned it, tested it, and put it up on the site for you to get your hands on. You can check the main page for featured items, of course, or you could check out the full list of new items available today:
Some great finds over the past few weeks to bring to you. A massive yard/garage/estate sale scavenger hunt has brought us a wealth of new stuff, including some rare Atari 400/800 games. We don't normally keep retro computer games in our inventory, but Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Arcade? Yeah, we'll do that! We'll get 'em tested and up on the site as soon as possible. Stay tuned, and thank you for reading, and as always, a huge thanks for trusting us with your business.
If you follow us on social media (and you totally should), you've noticed we spent the better part of the last two weeks "counting down" to the Mortal Kombat 11 release. Every day we'd post pics and links to Mortal Kombat games for sale on our site, starting at 1 and ending at 10. Unfortunately, I had to travel out of state unexpectedly and I haven't even played it yet! The buzz is that fixes were necessary right from the get-go, so like most retro enthusiasts, I'm happy to be playing the old stuff for a while until modern gaming gets it's sh...er, stuff together. See you on the towers soon, hopefully.
You read that right. Twenty three thousand dollars for an NES cartridge. Now, if you're a customer of Retro Rocket, chances are you're a collector and you know what this thing is and why it's so expensive. For the uninitiated, read on!
The Nintendo World Championship was an event held in 1990 in 30 American cities. Cartridges were designed by Nintendo for competition use only, and as such, were produced in an extremely limited number and never released to the public. Over the years, 90 or so have made their way into the hands of collectors. And in March of 2019, a new copy surfaced in the Seattle area! If you haven't heard, check out this video, courtesy of the MetalJesusRocks YouTube channel. In the video, Kelsey Lewin (curator of her own outstanding Youtube channel) verifies the cartridge as legitimate.
Pretty neat, right?
Fast forward a week or so and the news hits that the cart has sold to an anonymous collector for $23,000 thanks to input and support from collectors like YOU. For the full story in the seller's own words, check out this Reddit thread.
Long story short: Neat story about a super-rare, holy-grail cart that showed up out of the blue and made the owner some much needed cash.
Oh, and if we at Retro Rocket manage to unearth another one someday, we're gonna put it up for sale right here. And we'll let it go cheap, too! Maybe $21,000? Hey, that's a thousand bucks off the asking price, pal! ;)
This month has seen a whole mess of new titles added to our store, and some really good ones at that. Stuff like Tempest 4000, Breath of Fire III, and Melody of Elemia Limited Edition.
Our inventory strategy here is simple:
1. Specialize in good collector-quality stuff and sell it at a great price.
2. Keep other popular stuff on hand and make sure it's of the highest quality at the lowest possible price.
3. Don't overdo it! We have a limited inventory because we want to concentrate on quality over quantity. Sure, we have lots of inexpensive sports titles and whatnot, but our games aren't bargain bin leftovers by any stretch of the imagination.
We'll keep growing...you guys keep letting us know what you wanna see. Thanks, pal!