There are many different sources of cartridge games cases, let’s take a closer look at one that caught my eye: the cases designed and made by Custom Game Cases.
At 11:54 I point out what I assumed was a minor print quality problem. It has since been pointed out to me that these lines are a part of the original box’s art aesthetic ( that I had forgotten about. I apologize for my error. Thankfully that means I found no other quality control issues in these cases! Thank you.
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I really hope to be able to take a look at other brands of game cases in the future. My bottom line at the time of this video’s production is as follows. Most blank plastic cases can be sourced for a dollar or under, especially when purchased in bulk. Custom Game Cases are quite a bit more expensive than just a generic Universal Game Case. What can you expect for that extra expense? Ideally, the quality and design of each of these cases are superior to less expensive offerings. I can’t yet compare the differences between brands, but I can vouch for the build quality and the design of each case shown. Secondly, one thing that I’ve learned from my DIY videos is that some people are more comfortable buying a completed product that they don’t have to customize themselves. In that respect, Custom Game Cases would be a better choice than unlabeled UGC’s. And their finished and labeled upgrade is only a pittance more than buying an unlabeled Custom Game Case.
Buying cases for a cartridge collection is a high-end way to display your games. I can easily justify the expense of any of these cases on a singular basis, but to do a whole collection (through Custom Game Cases) would be a massive expense, and expense that I can’t personally justify at my income and savings level. But as I stated, I have every intention of picking up a small number of these for a variety of handheld games and for my Virtual Boy games. I won’t be getting any NES, SNES, or N64 cases. My Master System / Genesis collection is thankfully already CIB, other than Zero Tolerance and Virtua Racing.
I am aware of a few different brands of cases. Let me know if there is one that you’d like me to try to take a look at.
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Flower Garden – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
Bridge Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Game Gear)
Grass Land Theme – Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
Overworld – Super Mario World (SNES)
Main Theme – Super Mario 64 (N64)
Emerald Hill Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis)
Title Screen – Sonic Mania
The Elevator – Wario Land (Virtual Boy)
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