National Game Depot : Nintendo NES Collection News Archive
News Archive All my old finds and info will be stored here instead of clogging up the home page.
2008 7-06-08 Stadium Events Manual baby!! I finally tracked down the rarest NES manual by far this week. HUGE thanks to Jason From TradeNGames,
he was a real pleasure to deal with. I only need 1 box and 1 manual to
have a fully CIB set. Flintstones 2 manual, and a Stadium Events box.
5-19-08 Long over due update! Been
forever since I update my site, sorry for my lazyiness. I have knocked
off lots of stuff from my needed list so far this year and I am really
closing in on a full set now. I finished up my map set and have
started on my posters now. I am down to needing like 3 boxes and 3
manuals now as well, so the end is near.....what to do now is the real
question :) 1-3-08 HaPpY nEw YeAr EvEryOne! I hope everyone had a great new year.
The 2007 entries have all been moved to the archive section to make room for 2008.
am still hammering away and boxes and manuals I need and am slowly
making progress. I encourage everyone to check out my needed lists and
help out if you can.
12-5-07 Still be hammering away at boxes and manuals.
Down to like 18 boxes and 19 manuals now. I start a new job on Dec.
8th so I should have more money to spend on finishing up my set soon.
also just picked up a unreleased NES game this week, and the original
box art to go along with it. More on that later on ;)......
11-9-07 I picked up a CIB Maxi 15 tonight, 1 less box and 1 less manual off the list :D
snagged 3 more maps today, Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1 & 2, and
Ultima Warriors of Destiny. I am dow to just needing 3 maps now, they
are listed with my manuals needed list. Speaking of manual I just
knocked off Kid Icarus and Wayne's World from my list as well. Down to
24 manuals and 20 boxes for a fully CIB set.
a few request for new collection pics I have finally updated them with
a more current one. Still missing about 75 games I haven't put into
the rotation yet but you get the idea.
also just got a HUGE chunk of items I needed. Braveheart69. I traded
my spare BB Gyro for nearly half of my needed list, BIG THANKS to E for
the help :D
10-9-07 After some long hours of
searching I am down to about 45 boxes and around 46 manuals. I have a
few pending deals in that I hope will reduce my #'s needed by half or
so. I also picked up a seald Galactic Crusader this week, and HES
9-18-07 Been really hammering away at
manuals lately. Down to 51 right now, and I hope to reduce that by a
lot in a pending trade. I am also down to less than 60 boxes.
I closed my eBay store a few days ago cause I sold most of my nicer items and eBay was feeing me to death.
also just snagged a CIB HES Jackpot, cardboard box version as well. I
just snagged another nice item as well, but I don't want to post it
8-24-07 WOW, another great freaking
day. I just knocked off a Flintstones 2 box off my needed list as
today. That is 3 of the big 10 in 3 day. I hope this luck continues.
Special thanks to dangevin, your the man Dan!!
is a great day for my collection. After 3 long years of searching I
finally found a Chubby Cherub Box. Yesterday I also picked up a CIB
Bubble Bobble 2, so I knocked 2 huge ones off my needed list in one
day. I also picked up a few others like Mission Cobra, Boulderdash,
and Kings Quest V. Finally making some good progress now.
picked up a few more boxes I needed today, nabbed a Danny Sullivan's
Indy Heat, and a Silent Assualt. On top of those I picked up a few
variant boxes and an upgrade box, all from discountgames for reasonable
prices. Hopefully I will dip below 50 boxes needed soon.....
8-11-07 DVD Review Classic Game Room The rise and fall of the Internet's greatest video game review show
COMING SOON!! 8-28-07
I got a sneak peek at this new DVD from Inecom Entertainment. This
is a documentary style DVD that chronicles the internets first video
game review show. The show was live in 1999 and 2000 and reviewed
several popular games encompassing numerous game systems from Atarti
2600, NES, Genesis all the way up to Dreamcast and Playstation. It
stars Mark Bussler and David Crosson who started the show as a business
in hopes of making it rich.
The show centers around games but also has a fair bit of wise
cracks, cursing, babes, and beer. Considering the technology of the
time the shows looks surprisingly good in DVD format, even the blue
screen back grounds aren't bad. The hosts have a good on air chemisty
even while they bust each others balls a bit, and they tend to grow on
you the more you watch. The reviews are pretty dead on, and not just
some random cursing like the Angry Video Game Nerd of today, although
the show has its fair share of foul language it fits the format pretty
well and isn't excessive except when it is meant to be for comedic
sake. I found some of the reviews to be a bit on the long side, so
unless you are a core classic gamer you might get a bit bored at
points. Some of the parody skits like "People Hunt" however are
priceless in my opinion, especially with the onslaught of Dick
Cheney's hunting experences of the last few years. I nearly busted a
gut laughing at a few of the skits.
The DVD includes the standard bonus features that almost all DVD's
have including commentary, trailers, blogs, and even a bonus review.
I had a feeling of nostalgia when watching the show because it reminded
me of the early days of the internet, plus they have a squirrel that
gives some menacing looks as well. Overall I would say the DVD is
worth picking up if your a classic gamer, especially if you enjoy
reviews. My only complaint is that it is a bit long in spots and gets a
bit repeatative. It is entertaining and will at least provide a few
good laugh for you.
I am back from Las Vegas and CGE. I had a great time and plan to
attend next year already. Was very cool to meet a lot of the fellow
forum members and pick up some nice scores along the way. I nabbed
several more boxes, some manuals and a bunch of Hong Kong stuff so it
was well worth the trip.
Also make sure to check out the site again in the coming days. I
will have some pics of my new scores and a review for an classic
website that is coming out on DVD at the end of this month. I managed
to get my hands on an early copy and will write a review up for it.
7-27-07 I am leaving for CGE in Las Vegas tonight, should
be a great trip and I will finally get to meet some of my long time
online buddies! Can't wait!! I will be away from my email as well, so
keep that in mind.
I have picked up a few more boxes here and there that I needed
including GI Joe, Wild Gunman, Godzilla 2, Sesame Street Countdown
(sealed) and a few others. At current count I need about 60 boxes and
about 170 manuals. I hope CGE will knock that down a bit more as well
:D Stayed tuned for some Expo pics when I get back.
7-10-07 Done a bit of house cleaning today around here. I
moved all the posts from Jan-Aug. into the News Archive section, so
check in there if you want to read any of my previous updates. I have
also removed several .gifs to increase the load time for some. All my
Needed Lists will be up to date by evenings end as well.
You will also notice I added a few ads at the top of each page.
They are from google ADsense, which pays you per click. So feel free
to click them a few times if your bored. I pay for the upgrade package
here on zoomshare, so I am in hopes that the ads will pay those small
fees. If they don't, then they will be gone in a month or 3.
7-8-07 Just picked up a CIB Sachen title, Master Chu for
the box and manuals off ebay from fuzzyrum. Still need about 5-6 more
Sachen boxes though :( I also just picked up 2 more CIB off ebay,
Archon, and Terminator. Ever closer...
7-6-07 I just
picked up the first unlicensed NES release for the NES in like 10
years. Al Bailey from nesworld created Sudoku a while back. He teamed
up with Bunnyboy over at retrousb.com and made the first homebrew in
cart form with all NEW components. No donor carts were harmed in the
making of the new game. Very cool project and I suggest everyone pick
one up, cause they will sale out fast.
7-1-07 For those who don't already know I recently opened a Store on eBay, here is a LINK. Feel free to browse around and buy some stuff :D Gotta pay for CGE somehow!
6-08-07 I picked up about 10 boxes I needed tonight off ebay. Far prices on most of them but a couple great deals like a CIB Solataire for 25 bucks :D Getting ever closer....
6-26-078 The game list is now mirrored over at gamesniped.com thanks Link and Nicola. Link to article Here
6-22-07 I am officially going to CGE this year for the first time ever, I hope to see some fellow forum members there.
I have been slowly chipping away and boxes and manuals that I still need and am getting there slowly but surely. I also recently picked up 2 repro NWC's, a PowerPak Lite, and a PowerPack from RetroZone. Bunnyboy done a GREAT job on all the stuff and everyone should check it out and pick them up, well worth the money.
I also got in another great lot of Classic Serie and small box PAL games from my boy Zoran (nikki). Thanks a bunch again for the great stuff.
6-6-07 I just got a CIB -CAN Stack UP today from raregamergirl, thanks Sara. I also got in another NES & SNES test station yesterday which will also be up for sale soon. I have also gotten a few more boxes and manuals as well.
6-1-07 Just picked up a few more CIB games for there boxes and manuals this week, got Street Cop, Godzilla 2, and a few others. Slowly but surely. I also have a few pending trades in with Speedy_NES and thefinaldaycomes, thanks guys. Just picked up a sealed Stunt Kids as well, for $20 bucks.
I also opened my first ever ebay store today in hopes of making some "box money." Trades were getting few and far between so I plan to sale everything and just buy what I need now. It isn't very stocked right now, but check it out in a few days to see all my goodies. My Store
5-29-07 Just picked up another test station today, so I know have 2 of them to sale. Still hammering away at boxes lately, but have slowed down a bit caues of the time of the year.
My trade list is back up on the site again, and fully update as of today. Take a look and email me if you need anything.
5-21-07 Even though I am not a sealed collector, I just got in a minty mint sealed King Neptune today. So tempted to open but I am going to try and restrain for now. I also got 4 boxed Color Dream games in today too. :D
5-19-07 I jsut got my CIB Deluxe set and 2 spare ROB's today. Got a great deal for them all for $100 BIN on ebay. I have gotten a ton of stuff in the mail in the last 2 days and I am only about half done sorting it all out. My trade list is about to receive a massive update late tonight. 5-15-07 Got in some more boxes I needed. I just picked up 1 of 3 Menace Beach boxes I need. Also got Pool of Radiance and a -CAN game I needed from justabum. I also won a lot of 4 boxed Color Dreams games for less than 30 bucks, Captain Comic, Metal Fighter, Raid 2020, and Master Chu (I needed 3 of the 4 boxes too) I am slowly gathering up some inventory and am thinking about opening an ebay store soon.....
5-12-07 Just picked up a CIB Arkanoid and W&W III today. I also got a few other boxes/manauls I needed in the mail today including the red version of Flying Dragon the Secret Scrolls.
5-10-07 I have been tracking down boxes like a madman lately (& spending a bunch of $$) I have about 15 boxes in transit to me which will put me down to about 120 boxes needed. I was over 250 a few short months ago. I also have a large manual lot on the way so I am hoping it has a bunch I need.
I have a few trades in the works for more boxes, manuals and variants I need so more good stuff to come.
I just got a Blades of Steel Classic Series CIB yesterday and I am VERY excited about it, that box is a freaking bitch to track down. Only costed me 12.99 too :D
4-25-07 I just picked up several tough boxes I still needed off ebay. Picked up a Mickey's Adventure in Numberland, Dizzy, Bram Strokers Dracula, RBI Baseball 1 & 3, Mega Man 6, Baby Boomer, Fun House, IM2, Puzzle, DW3 and a few other nice one for trade like Pugleys Scavenger Hunt, and Ultimate Air Combat.
I have a few more deals pending in also. Down to less than 150 boxes I think now, I am slowly getting there. My box needed list is now on my BOXES NEEDED page which I just added, so take a look and help out if you can. :-)
4-21-07 I just picked up 23 CIB PAL A games from BlueMadCap (Ben). Most of them are -AUS, with a few -GBR and -UKV ones in the mix as well. Shipping on them was a bitch, but well worth the trade, thanks a bunch Ben!
4-12-07 I have gotten a good pile of boxes I needed in the few days. A few from eBay, and a few from Dangevin. Here are some of the titles: North & South, Palamedes, Cliffhanger, Gun.Nac, Baseball Stars II, RotTK II, and Pac-Man 10th Anniversary CIB.
I also want to thank fuzzyrum, I just picked up a Tagin Dragon, Death Race, Opertaion Secret Storm and a few others items I need off him.
I am also officially laid off come May 1st also. 6 months of unemployment here I come :D
4-9-07 I have several pending trades for a ton of boxes and manauls that I need, and a few cart variants that I need. I have lots of random things on the way to me as we speak, the best part is that I have traded for most of it and haven't spent much cash lately. Good thing since I am about to be laid off due to a plant downsizing come this Tuesday more than likely.
4-1-07 I just wanted to let everyone know, there is now a .txt version of the NGD Game List. I have heard a few complaints that they were having trouble with Excel, so it is now in a format that everyone has for 100% certainity. Go to the Game List Page or Click Here I want to give a special thanks to Dangevin for maing the .txt version for me. Thanks a TON my friend!!
On a side note, the NGD Gamelist has now had nearly 1200 downloads to date. It is really starting to be found now.
3-31-07 I got featured on Digg.com again and Tanooki.com, so my site has had way to many hits in the last few days.
I have a pretty good heap of PAL games on the way soon. I have over 20 in a deal with BlueMadCap that should be on the way soon, mainly AUS titles. I also have around 10 games coming soon from nikki, a few small box games, and a few classic serie games as well. This will about double my PAL collection, so I am a happy man.
3-24-07 Thanks to everyone who has visited in the past few days. My poor little site keep eating up all its bandwidth. I have had over 2,500 hits in the last 2 days, which is a lot for this little site. Big thanks to everyone who has found my site from MSNBC article. Feel free to sign my guestbook.
I have picked up a few more boxes and manauls I needed still, and have more on the way soon. I also added a few more good traders to the Feedback section. Happy Spring everyone!
3-21-07 I just had an article published on MSNBC.com today. Wanted to say thanks to Adam Hunter for including me in it. Check it out here www.MSNBC.com Pretty freaking cool I think.
3-19-07 I added most of my dup items into the Trade List page on the site. I have a bit more to add, but most of it is up now. Feel free to look it over and make an offer if your interested. I also plan to add my remaining box / manual needs into the NES Needs page soon. I will update accordingly
3-17-07 Happy St. Patty's day! Green Beer tonight, Yay! I just had a trade in which I picked up like 36 boxes, and like 6 manuals I needed. There are some pretty rare ones in there, Power Blade 2, Pirates, and a few others as well. Most of them are common to mid range ones, but it is still a big chunk at one time of stuff I needed. Should be me below the 200 mark in needed boxes. I am really concentrating on finishing up CIB'ing my collection, that is my goal for the year. But I may not do so well because as ouf April 8th it looks like I am unemployed again. The place I am working is downsizing big time, from 110 to 25-30. I might be in that small range that is left, but that is still up in the air.
3-13-07 Not a whole lot of news lately. Been trying to save money a bit. I have picked up a few CIB games just for the boxes, Times of Lore, and Super Spy Hunter. I also have picked up about 10 more random boxes and manuals off a few folks. I have a few good size trades pending for several boxes and manuals I need, so fingers crossed on that. I also have hopes of a CIB Devil World in the works too. More to come . . . . .
I also added a new website called GameSniped.com to the links page. It is a pretty cool little site and will keep you clued in on some very nice auctions. Take a peak.
3-2-07 I just recently picked up a whole milk crate full of games, and a few accessories from my boy Kinger that I work with. I got a good deal on them, and he gets some Wii games for himself, so all works out well, Thanks bro! I looked over them all and even got like 10 varaints I needed, and upgraded about 10 more of my carts, so that makes the deal even sweeter for me. Score!
I also just done another deal with Adame for a pile of inserts and several boxes/manuals/varaints I needed. I am slowly whittiling away at these boxes and manuals toward a CIB collection.
I also have plans to add my trade list up on this site so It is all in one place for ease of editing. Stayed tuned for that.
2-22-07 I just wanted to let everyone know about a great new site that Roth has built. He as been making these great NES tip video for a good while now and finally made a home for them all. The vids are all on http://www.playthenes.com/ So please check out his site and rate his videos on YouTube if you like them.
I got a few more boxes and manuals in, and have a few more on the way. I also bought a CIB Ord-3D with the 3-D glasses included for $10 shipped. I was pretty happy cause I need everything but the cart.
2-19-07 I added a list of my needed HES games to the games needed page. I am looking for any of those CIB. If you have any of them, please let me know.
2-15-07 I just added a feedback page to the site. I hope to track all the people I have traded with over the years. If we have done business and I don't have you on the list, please let me know.
I am trying to cut back on my spending a bit, so I am focusing more on trades right now. I have a few trades pending for about 25 boxes and a few manauls, they should be here in a few days. I am also working on a bulk manual lot for over 200+ manuals, more to come on that.....
2-12-07 w00t w00t!!!!!!! I just got a Box and manual to go along with my Myriad. I am sooo pumped I can't even describe it. Myriad is probably the hardest title besides Stadium Events to get complete in box. A million thanks go out to Leonk for helping me out. THANKS!!
The Hompage is back up working now for the most part, thanks to Limbofunk for a bit of tech support. All the site has now been updated for now and all is well.
I just got about 17 different variants that I needed, mostly 3 vs. 5 screw games and a few seal variants also from Adame, Thanks!! I also just received 3 -CAN games to get my Canadian section off the ground a bit.
2-11-07 Lost the homepage cause I am a tardcart.
2-3-07 Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the game list, thanks for the feeback also, it is appreciated for sure. Over 135 people have viewed the list so far and it has only been live for just a few days. It has also been uploaded onto several of the hosting sites to help ease the strain of my zoomshare site.
I also just finished my Giant NES page, so check that out if you haven't seen it.
1-31-07 The Game List is live and ready to download, please download it and let me know what you think.
1-26-07 The NGD Game List is finally complete!! Release is set for Jan. 31st.
I have added a few new pages to the site, but they are currently under construction. The Game List page is password protected until Jan 31st when the list is released. I hope to add a few new features to the site and update a few of the older sections. Stay tuned........
1-25-07 Just picked up the last black color cart variant I needed. I got a black Crystal Mines from Michiganfan2, thanks Mike.
I also just picked up a HES Real Players Pak from Speedy_NES, my HES collection is really coming along nicely. Thanks Pieter.
Plus I got a CIB Stack Up and 2 reproduction games from gamereproductions, thanks Phillip.
1-19-07 Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
Had a few recent pickups. Got a few more PAL games, mainly HES titles. Also just picked up a Hands Free Controller off DreamTR that was factory sealed, really creepy. I just picked up a new Sachen title that was primarily undiscovered, Papillion Gais (gals). Paid more than I should have, but for something pretty much with no info anywhere on the net about it was worth it.
12-27-06 I just picked up one of the harder to find Brazil titles a few days ago, War in the Gulf. It is even CIB to boot. I got it for a little over 120, so not to horible I guess. This makes the 4th Brazil title I have picked up in the last month or 2.
Also have some pretty good leads to find a few repair centers to buy out, so I am pretty hopefully about that.
12-12-06 I just picked up 4th large NES counter tester today off ebay, got a good deal also. I will be selling or trading it soon.
12-11-06 As of right now I made it onto MTV!!! There is an article about NES collectors on Mtvnew.com, it is featuring me and Nick Morgan both. Here is a direct link if anyone wants to check it out. MTV I would like to thank Stephen from MTV and Nick for getting me involved in this. Pretty cool I think.
12-7-06 Just added a new pic of my whole collection, the old pic was a months outdated. Check it out at the bottom of this page. I have also changed my email address so if anyone needs to contact me it is now NationalGameDepot@gmail.com My old email address with work for a few more weeks while I get everything switched over.
Also to update from the post below, the something else that is really cool is that I am going to be featured hopefully this Monday on MTVNews.com. I think it is pretty cool that they were interested in the NES at all. Thanks to Nick Morgan to getting them in touch with me. I will post a link if/when it happens.
12-5-06 Been a great day even though I had to work 11 hours of it. I just picked up a black King Neptune which is one of the last 3 blue/black variants I needed. I also found out I am going to be published in a Swedish game magazine soon. I also received an email this evening about something else that sounds pretty cool, more info to come of that.
11-17-06 After like 2 years of searching I finally found one of the few multi carts that I wanted badly. I got my Cartridge Story 1 yesterday. I had 2 & 3 and just needed one to finish up the triology. Paid 60 for it which was more than I wanted but oh well.
I have also been picking up a few variants lately, some 5 screws and some different seals also. Nothing all that note worthy, but still pretty cool I think.
10-15-06 I just got the numbers to make my Giant NES complete. Techjet helped me out again. I will have pic of the finished product soon. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and comment about it.
I also just picked up some hella rare stuff today from my boy Hounder. I got my CIB Black Baby Boomer and CIB black Raid 2020. That was on top of the 10 CIB PAL games I got from him also. Including a Trolls in Crazyland and a Ufouria. Been a great day! Plus I got a Caltron 6 in 1 manual for FREE from my Norweigan friend Elliot, thanks bro!!
I also just picked up a spare Joystick Test cart, and a spare Caltron 6 in 1. Both will for sale, so feel free to make me an offer. On top of those I got 2 black version games as dups for sale soon too, Master Chu, and SIlent Assault.
10-6-06 I got the logos and it is amazing how much a difference they make, it looks sooo good now. I just need to get a few minor touch ups done, and I will be finished. Here are several pics, thanks again to TechJet Imaging, great working with you guys. 1234 thanks to missioncontrol for this great image!!
I want to say a very very special thanks to Jeremiah from Techjet Imaging. They have been kind enough to help me with the decals for the Giant NES. Please visit there site and consider using them if you need any work done. BIG THANKS!!!!!!
10-3-06 Sorry for the downtime yesterday, I had way to many people trying to view may page all at once. I am going to upgrade my account to handle the bandwidth shortages. I never thought this little site would get any real attention. Please sign my guestbook everyone. Feel free to post the images on other sites, just give me credit and link them back to this site.
My gaint NES has now been featured on several more sites as of today. Here are links to those:
Hopefully this will finally get me into the covers of NintendoPower magazine. Who else but me has an 8ft NES and a 7 ft Gameboy!!!
10-1-06 I have also been working a lot on my big giant Nintendo I built. I have it 97% finished after some hardcore painting the last 2 weeks. I just have to do some touch up work, and find a way to get a logo on it. Here are some pics in various stages of development:
9-30-06 Hadn't update in a while, I forgot my password. I have had a lot going on so I havne't had a ton of time to work on the site any. I have recently been working on my HES collection and am doing quite well too. I have picked up about 15 HES games in the last 2 months, so I am slowly knocking this subset out of the way. I have also had a few decent box/manauls trades with Nick Morgan and am working a good one with Michiganfan2. I have also picked up a few more HKGC inc carts, and a few Hong Kong only NES games also. The collection is still growing, but has slowly down a little since I got my new job.
9-25-06 Huge thanks goes out to my buddy Hounder!!! I just got some nice CIB PAL games from him, including a Ufouria and a Trolls in Crazyland. On top of that, he had some huge discoveries in the last week. He found a black Raid 2020, and a black Baby Boomer. Those are huge finds, because that is the first known black Raid 2020, and only the 2nd Baby Boomer. Cause he is such a good guy, he also got me a copy of each. I am sooo happy and greatful. Thanks a ton bro!!!!!
Also, Michiganfan2 found a blue Spirtual Warfare and a black Metal Fighter, both were thought to not exist. He was also nice enough to sale me a black Metal Fighter, big thanks bro!!!!
9-22-06 My buddy Harold came through for me again. I just got about 30 more boxes, most unlicensed stuff, some great titles too. Plus he also tossed in several Nintendo Powers, so I am slowly off on that collection too. Thanks again bro, your a good guy.
9-17-06 My buddy Harold has hooked up me again. He sent me a ton of boxes and manuals that I need. Over 250 of each as of right now. He also said he has a few more that he will be sending me shortly. Thanks again bro, much appreciated. I also have several dups to trade, so check out my trade thread over at nesworld.com for that.
8-9-06 I just got some sweet ass display cases. I had to drive like 4 hours to get them, but well worth the drive IMO. I got 2 NES era retail display cases, they are over 6ft tall. I also picked up a brand new, still in the orignal box N64 neon sign, and last but not least a nearly 7ft tall Gameboy case. It came with a 32" RCA TV (not shown in pics, removed for cleaning it all). Some hella cool stuff for my soon to be game room when I finally build me a house. Here are some pics below: 12345678
I also just picked up a CIB Clu Clu Land. The game itself isn't very rare, however the box is VERY rare. I got a great deal on it also, so I have picked up some great stuff lately. Finally having a job and money is nice. Also want to give a shoot out to David King, what up fiend!!!!
Also, I have been hardcore working on the game list again lately, and it is very near completion. About 2 hours of work and it should be done. All the information I gathered is in the,and I have nothing left to add. Just editing and the collection tools. Just bear with me a little longer.......
7-24-06 I just picked up 2 more test stations off egay for a nice price this week. I got a NES and SNES counter test stations. They were listed poorly, and the seller was actually located in Knoxville with me. I have a huge box and manual deal in the works with my good buddy Harold, and another repair center buy out in the works also. Stay tuned for more NES craziness. . . . . . I also noticed that I have now had over 4000 visitors to this small little site of mine, thanks to everyone who stops in from time to time. My guestbook looks lonely though, most of the old posts have been archived and there aren't many in there now ;-(. Take care everyone. ~~NGD
7-15-06 I just picked up one of the last 2 AVE varaints that I know exist. I got a square corner Tiles of fate for $10 bucks shipped. Now I just need a square corner Blackjack and I will have all of them. I think a few of the others might exist, but I haven't seen proof of them yet.
7-05-06 I got some great stuff today in the mail. I got a blue and purple Huge Insect, so all I need now is a orange box one. I got a NES proto dev board, and a SWE Shadowgate. Also, and best of all, I got the one and only Midi-NES prototype. Some truly great stuff, thanks Elliot. Here are a few pics: Huge Insect MidiNES proto SWE--Shadowgate
6-23-06 I picked up a black Castle of Deceit, and a Kickoff CIB in the mail today from Sosafan2. I have had the hardest time trying to find all the black cart versions of the Color Dream games. Only 4 to go, and I have hopes of getting one of them very soon.
6-17-06 I got a handful of boxes and manuals from Qixmaster today. He was kind enough to toss in some hella cool free stuff too. Namely a famicom version Stadium Events and Athletic World. Thanks bro.
6-6-06 Great freaking day today also. Day started off with me getting a few PAL games from KennyB in Belguim. Then I got a white end label Dr. Mario from TheFinalDayComes. Then to top it all off, me and a group of other collectors picked up an unreleased proto, Dragon Wars. Only 2-3 of them are known to exist, and I will soon have one in my hands. Freaking awesome. Here is a link to the auction: Dragon Wars
6-1-06 Since completeing my collection, I have slowly been going after boxes and manuals. I have been very lucky recently. My boy Larry aka Globug374 has hooked me up on a ton of great stuff I needed for cheap. I have gotten over 200 boxes and around 300 manuals from him total. Some of which is still in the mail. Most of the stuff was in great shape, even resealed to keep them safe. Some had sleeves and styro, while others had game inserts and maps in them. I am hoping to do more business with him soon. Thanks a ton Larry, I know you could have made more off them on egay, but they have a good home now. At this rate, I will have a CIB collection before you know it, hehe. 5-21-06 I received my first accolades today, and didn't even know it. I just happen to visit RF Generation and saw that I was the "featured collection of the week for May 21," I had no idea until I stumbled across this, pretty cool though. Here is what they had to say:
" Next, our featured collection belongs to NationalGameDepot . NationalGameDepot has quite the collection of NES games, and let's face it, I think Nintendo rules. So, yes, NationalGameDepot has the featured collection, and be sure to check it out. "
5-1-06 The HUGE deal I was working on just arrived today. I now officially have a full set of NTSC games. I finally got Myriad 6 in 1. It felt so good to place that final game onto the shelves. I want to send to thanks Dennis (pan_nes_ian, QB BIlls, Styles of Beyond) for helping me out. He decided to get out of collecting and he knew it was the last game I needed. Thanks so much bro.
Also, I have another huge deal in the works as we speak now. This one could be the biggest and best deal I have EVER but together...stay tuned.
4-14-06 Been getting some great finds lately. I just picked up a black Galactic Crusader off ebay a Bases Loaded box variant I needed, and have something huge and awesome in the works as well. I don't want to jinx it, but I am giddy about getting it. I am working on a few other games I need also, lots of great finds lately.
4-4-06 I just bought me a CIB Monster in my Pocket, including the free monster. I have been searching for a long time to find this game with the monster, special thanks to Bad Dog for selling me his.
3-31-06 I just picked up my first HKGC Inc game. I bought auction of 5 games, they all seem to be from Hong Kong. Should be interesting to see when they get here in a few days. The labels aren't great, but they were pretty cheap.
3-29-06 I just picked up a blue P' radikus Conflict. I already have the black one, and finally picked up a blue one. $20 shipped isn't to bad I suppose for a game I still need.
3-26-06 I had a pretty good flea market day today. I picked up 15 or so manuals and 2 variants I needed. I got a bright yellow end label Dragon Warrior, and a MLB Baseball with the *(star) LJN logo. All really cheap too.
3-5-06 I just picked up a Trolls on Treasure Island CIB. It was the rare square corner version that I have been looking for. Paid a little to much for it, but $25 for a game I need at this point isn't to bad.
2-19-06 Just got back from the flea market, pretty decent day for me. I picked up 7 boxes and a crap ton of inserts and manuals I needed for dirt cheap. The boxes are: 8 Eyes, Batman, Ghostbusters II, Skate or Die, The Three Stooges, A Boy and His Blob, and a Nightmare on Elm Street. I know there are several Tengen and Camerica inserts in there to, nice pickup for the collection.
2-16-06 For those of you who care. The new revision of the game list is coming along nicely. I have a few people beta testing it right now, they are looking for errors and additions. I only have a little bit more information to add, then I plan on adding pics for the variants. It is getting close to being done, I will let everyone know when it goes live.
2-8-06 I just had a great find. I just picked up 2 SNES test stations. The big and the small versions. The big on will attach onto my NES test station, thus making it fully complete now. I also got WCS training video, a SNES tester instruction manual, a super rare dual NES contoller, and a official update release sent out to the service centers sent from NOA. I would like to thank Larry (Globug374) for hooking me up with all this. He is good people, and a pleasure to do business with. Thanks bro!!!!!
11-21-05 I have decided to trade one of my NTF2 test carts for a port test cart. I was torn about getting rid of one of them, but I figure just cause it is a different version number doesn't mean I need 2 of them. Plus I would rather have a new test cart that I need that 2 of the same one. I may also be getting a joystick test cart to, if I can find some cash.
11-20-05 I took apart one of my test station to discover there is a different test cart on the inside. It is Famicom sized and has no screw to take it apart. It is called the NTF2 System Cart. Pics of it are up in the pics section. Also there are some pics up of the inside of the test station, and of the 2 different version types of the NFT2 72 pin cart. (versions 1.0, and 1.1). Let me know if anyone has any questions. New Game of the week added!!
I just received a P' Radikus Conflict, Black version. New copies CIB of Quattro Sprots, Micro Machines and Quattro Arcade. Also a non sealed Aladdin Deck Enhancer with Ditzy the Adventurer, and Micro Machines. The best part, all of this was FREE. One of my good friends, Harold, got a great deal on a huge lot of stuff, and decided to share the wealth. He is such good people. Thanks again Bro.
11-17.05 It has finally arrived....my second NES test station. It is in perfect condition and looks sexy. As an added bonus, my boy Mike through in a FREE test cart, the NTF2 version. As excited as I am, this one is going up on the auction block, and so it the NTF2 test cart as well (maybe). Hit me up in an email if your interested.
11-13-05 Not much to report, but I got a few game boxes and manuals today at the flea market. Beetlejuice, Puss N Boots, Nes Open Golf, and a Control Deck manual.
11-01-05 Just picked up another AVE variant. The square version of Krazy Kreatures.
I also just picked up a black copy of Silent Assault, and another AVE variant, Impossible Mission 2 from wizard_666. He has helped me out before with taking stuff out of his personal collection to get me some stuff I needed, THANKS BRO!!!! Check out his site www.thewizard666.zoomshare.com
10-28-05 WOW, what a GREAT DAY!!!!! I have just bought another Nintendo NES test station. This is my 2nd one that I have, so it will be up on the auction block. So if anyone is interested, hit me up. I should have it early next week.
10-19-05 I just picked up this sweet ass Metroid Prime / Metroid Fusion vinyl poster. It is double sided, and in perfect shape. I know it is not really a nes find, but I am giddy ;)
9-29-05 I just picked up two more AVE variants. Double Strike, and Dudes with Attitude. Both are the square corner versions. I am starting to narrow down the hunt for the AVE's I don't have.
9-16-05 What's up everyone? I have decided to add a Game Of the Week section to the site. I will post a new game every other Sunday, and you can post comments on my guestbook page about the game, like it, hate it, whatever floats your boat. For now, it will probably be the same G.O.T.W that is on nesworld.com in the forums. It will start this Sunday. It will be listed at the bottom of this page. Enjoy and let me know if you have any suggestions. ~~Jason
9-12-05 I just picked up another AVE varaint, the square corner version of F-15 City War. Pretty boring I know, but needed none the less.
9-08-05 YEAH!!!!!! My PowerPad Test cart has finally arrived from Norway. I traded my box of NES RAM chips for the test cart.
9-7-05 Just picked up the last Roger Clemens Baseball variation that I need. The one with the while end label. Crappy game, but I needed it.
9-04-05 I just got a couple of label and color varations from my boy Harold. Nothing to great but still very much needed. Pesterminator-black, a Zelda variant, a couple of the AVE corner versions.
8-30-05 I just picked up a copy of Mario's Time Machine off ebay. 5 games left.
8-26-05 I just got a Caltron 6 in 1, a sealed copy of Cheetahmen 2, and a Namco Ms. Pacman. I am now down to 6 games left for a full US set. Pics are now up of these, and the Captain Comic label variations that I just got. I am giddy like a school girl.
A guestbook was just added to the site, everyone sign it and tell me what you think, or just tell me to go to hell, whatever you want.
8-21-05 I just got a super rare test cart that I didn't have, the Zelda Test Cart. It was only issued to World Class Repair Centers, and there are very few floating around anymore, great find. PICS are up now.
8-19-05 I just got a copy of Drac's Night Out from Necrosaro420. Thanks man, good game & good people.
8-14-05 I just bought a Homework First Lock, by Masterlock that locks your NES system. There is a PIC up if your interestedd.
I also got the last Captain Comic label that I need, the upside down version.
8-7-05 Here are some better PICS of the Huge NES. It is nearly complete except for a few minor tweaks. What do you all think, shot me an email and let me know. Hold your mouse over each pic for a short desc.
8-6-05 I got the last version of the NES cleaning kit that I needed, the one with Mario on the front, factory sealed even.
8-4-05 Although not very impressive, I got the zoomed in version of Punchout!, none the less I needed it.
7-25-05 I have just built a HUGE, GIGANTIC, GARGANTUAN, MASSIVE Nintendo NES Storage Cabinet. I still have to paint it, but the deminsions are approx. 8'x3'x'3. I will put PICS up as soon as everything is done, this may be the coolest thing I have every seen. It may be the worlds biggest Nintendo!!!
7-23-05 I just got Snow Brother's, Tengen Tetris, and a few other game variations that I needed in the last week or so.
7-12-05 WOW, I just got the HOLY GRAIL of NES collecting. A Nintendo Test Station complete. PICS are up, and damn is it awesome. Thanks for the help Carl and Issac. Also, special thanks to my boy Jason, thanks for everything bro.
6-30-05 Sorry Folks, somehow the Homepage crashed. I will try and get it back up ASAP. All the other pages are fine. I have also added a few new variations to the games needed page so check them out.