Video: How to Play Rare and Expensive Nintendo Games on a Budget

The retro gaming market is booming right now. As you may have seen, a copy of the original The Legend of Zelda The NES game recently sold for $870,000, making it the most expensive video game auction purchase ever.

Unfortunately, the trend of paying top dollar for classic games also extends to the used game market – with older (and rarer) games now costing far more coins than they did a few years ago. We even saw a lot of metroid game prices have increased over the past month, due to the announcement of Metroid Dread. As a result, it becomes increasingly expensive to collect past games that might not have cost as much.

So how can you get around this? Well, apart from some other methods, there are several ways to play more official versions of older games. Our US-based video producer, Zion Grassl, has shared his own insights on how to play these rare and expensive Nintendo games on a budget – if you’re willing to part with your cash. This means you won’t have to shell out US$300 for an original copy of Earthboundbut can still feel like owning the game and playing it on a Nintendo console.

Watch the video above and let us know if you used any of these tactics to get your retro gaming fix.

Timothy C. Mayo