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Mordridakon

I got my copy of Superman 64 and my n64 won't boot it up(it will, however, boot up F-Zero X just fine). There are probably 2 reason for this: 1st the copy is not in good shape, or, and just as likely, my N64 won't let me scar myself for life by playing it.

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KingMike

Did you try cleaning the pins?
Had to laugh when this retro store wrote on the price sticker like "$5. It is as bad as they say it is."

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Mordridakon

@KingMike Tomorrow, I'm going to buy rubbing alcohol and clean it. But a part of me is not so sure I want to.
I did today receive Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, and that is terrible too, if for nothing more than you have to press a button to turn around.

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FullbringIchigo

so i was sorting through my N64 games and i found this

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i had COMPLETELY forgot i even had this game

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ReaderRagfish

@FullbringIchigo My cousin had that. It was pretty good, even if it wasn't quite as good as that one other James Bond shooter on N64

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

Ryu_Niiyama

I never got that one. I always forget it exists. I may have to hit up a retro store. My coworkers have been talking about having a N64 night.

Anybody buying repro cases for their N64 collection? How are they? The majority of my N64 collection is second hand so I don't have many boxes outside of the games I owned from childhood. However those cardboard boxes aren't the best protection. I've been thinking about investing in getting cases.

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FullbringIchigo

@ReaderRagfish yeah it was still fun even though Goldeneye was better

@Ryu_Niiyama no i haven't tried repro cases so i'm afraid so i can't comment about how good they are but your right the cardboard cases weren't very good and if you was young like i was probably didn't last long, the only N64 games i have that still have cases are this and Ocarina of Time

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ReaderRagfish

I just keep all my N64 carts in a shoebox and leave the boxes in a closet somewhere. Just like back in the day.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

Ryu_Niiyama

I still have all my original boxes in good condition. It is just the second hand purchases that I have made. Although I may replace all of them for durability’s sake.

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FullbringIchigo

all my games are on a shelf with the names written on the top in pen so i know which one is which

i was young and an idiot so don't judge me too harshly

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ThanosReXXX

@Ryu_Niiyama Depends on what you mean by repro boxes (or is that an actual brand?).
Far as I know, there's two kinds. The ones that look like these:
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Or the more basic ones, that look like these:
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Those should suffice, if your boxes are still in good or relatively good condition. The first example doesn't have any space to hold the box, so all you can do is cut it open, and remodel it into a "DVD cover" type shape, and then insert it into the surrounding sleeve, or make a photo copy of the cover (there's even websites that make custom versions that are specifically designed for these plastic boxes) and insert that into the sleeve.

The latter obviously makes it more snug, since the cardboard of the original box is much thicker.

Both are good solutions, so I guess it depends upon your own personal preference. The thicker boxes are obviously a bit more sturdy, but if you've managed to keep your cardboard boxes in good shape for all these years, than the thinner plastic covers will also be more than enough to make them a little more resistant to wear and tear.

Here are the web links to all of these cases, in the same order as the pictures I posted:

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Video-Sleeve-Insert-10-pack-...
https://www.customgamecases.com/
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Boxes-Case/32733027014.html

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FullbringIchigo

@ThanosReXXX those ones in the second picture look really good

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ThanosReXXX

@FullbringIchigo They do, don't they? They're from Custom Game Cases. The link to the website is there as well.

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FullbringIchigo

@ThanosReXXX you can also get them on eBay, i just had a look, some even do custom inserts for you too which is handy

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ThanosReXXX

@FullbringIchigo If the company itself is selling them on eBay, then I'd say go for it, but I don't trust private sellers. The best thing is always to buy straight from the source.

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Ryu_Niiyama

The bottom ones are case protectors. I have a few of those for my originals but the top pics were the ones I was asking about. I have been looking at them for a bit and now that I can I'm considering getting them. However I want to know impressions, size, weight, aesthetic, ease of close/open. I may just cave and order a few.

LOL Mine are all in my rice cooker box for now. lol. I have few organizers but since half my stuff is in storage, this allowed me to keep them with me and not take up space.

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ThanosReXXX

@Ryu_Niiyama I'd say check out some of the Amazon reviews, then. Personally, I don't have these, but a friend of mine has the universal boxes (the first web link), and he is quite happy with them. They fit right around the cartridge, so the boxes aren't much thicker than the cartridge, making them about the same size as an actual N64 box. And as you can see from the picture, it also holds any booklets/manual belonging to the game.

Don't know about the custom boxes though, but from what I've read, they also seem to be very popular. And of course, they have the benefit of being specifically geared towards N64 games, where the other offering is simply a generic box with several brackets inside, enabling it to store a broader variety of cartridges.

Just out of curiosity: what the heck does weight matter? They're probably no heavier than your standard DVD box, or to stay in gaming: a Sega Genesis box. It may differ a couple of grams or so, but it would seem to me that the main point should be them protecting/storing your cartridges.

EDIT:
Also, when you go to that first link on Amazon, there's several more pictures of the boxes, giving you a better idea of how they look and so on.

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1UP_MARIO

They are universal game cases. I used them in the past. Most cartridges fit on them. Snes,64. SMS. Mega drive. Nes games fit too but you need to cut some of the tabs.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@ThanosReXXX LOL weight matters because I'll be building my furniture in my living room around my game collection and that will decide both design (length and thickness of shelving and wood investment lol. Since my N64 collection is mostly complete (as far as games that I want anyway) I'll be customizing to fit.

Kinda want to play 1080 snowboarding right about now.

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ThanosReXXX

@Ryu_Niiyama Good choice. Still one of my favorite games. Seeing as you mentioned that title, I looked it up on Custom Game Cases, the second website I linked to. I apparently missed that they deliver boxes with artwork included, so you've got the complete packaging, all it needs is the cartridge and the manual/booklet:
https://www.customgamecases.com/online-store/1080-Snowboardin...
But at $4 a box, that's gonna cost quite a bit, if you want to buy those for all your games. They DO look good, though...

As for the weight of the game boxes: I don't know how many games you have, or wanna put in these kind of boxes, but it's not gonna affect any normal cabinet/closet type of furniture piece in any overly negative way, unless your planning on using thin strips of plywood for shelves...

But the Amazon link does mention weight, for the 10 box bundle, although it seems unlikely to me, because it says that the entire bundle weighs in at a pound, which would mean that each box weighs around 50 grams, which seems somewhat unlikely. Maybe they weighed the bundle in its packaging or something.

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