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A little history about classic video games. The Family Computer (commonly abbreviated the Famicom) became very popular in Japan during this era, crowding out the other consoles in this generation. The Famicom’s Western counterpart, the Nintendo Entertainment System, dominated the gaming market in Japan and North America, thanks in part to its restrictive licensing agreements with developers. This marked a shift in the dominance of home video games from the United States to Japan, to the point that Computer Gaming World described the “Nintendo craze” as a “non-event” for American video game designers as “virtually all the work to date has been done in Japan.” Although the NES dominated the market in Japan and North America, Sega‘s Master System made large inroads in Europe, Oceania and Brazil, where the NES was never able to break its grip. The Atari 7800 also had a fairly successful life in the United States, and the Sharp X68000 began its niche run in Japan in 1987.
Unlike the NES, the SG-1000 initially had very little to differentiate itself from earlier consoles such as the ColecoVision and contemporary computers such as the MSX. Despite the lack of hardware scrolling, Sega’s SG-1000 Mark II was able to pull off advanced scrolling effects, including parallax scrolling in Orguss and sprite-scaling in Zoom 909. In 1985, Sega’s Master System incorporated hardware scrolling, alongside an increased colour palette, greater memory, pseudo-3D effects, and stereoscopic 3-D, gaining a clear hardware advantage over the NES. However, the NES would still continue to dominate the important North American and Japanese markets, while the Master System would gain more dominance in the emerging European and South American markets.
music & game station. is an independent chain of used RETRO video game stores dedicated to the LOVE of classic video games, systems, and accessories from Atari to Xbox. At Game Over, we BUY, SELL, and TRADE all used video games, and in the process, we give gamers a top quality, one stop shop for all of their classic gaming needs, plus we host awesome store events, tournaments, and the coolest in video game themed collectibles, t-shirts, plushies, soundtracks, and more. Our retail stores are growing and expanding quickly, and we now have an amazing online store available to retro gamers nationwide.
The idea for was originated in the summer of 2005 and the first store opened in jersey city on april 15th 1996. Our mission was simple — to create a HUGE oasis in the video game retail world where classic and vintage games would not only exist, but here they would be cleaned, merchandised, presented, and sold in a way that no other video game store has ever done. Old video games are not just a forgotten little shelf in the back at our stores — they fill our ENTIRE stores! We do realize that this concept is the 100% opposite of the way most video game stores operate, but we like it that way.
In the later part of the third generation, Nintendo also introduced the Game Boy, which almost single-handedly solidified and then proceeded to dominate the previously scattered handheld market for 15 years. While the Game Boy product line has been incrementally updated every few years, until the Game Boy Micro and Nintendo DS, and partially the Game Boy Color, all Game Boy products were backwards compatible with the original released in 1989. Since the Game Boy’s release, Nintendo had dominated the handheld market. Additionally two popular 8-bit computers, the Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC, were repackaged as the as the Commodore 64 Games System and Amstrad GX4000 respectively, for entry in to the console market.
The third generation saw many of the first console role-playing video games (RPGs). Editing and censorship of video games was often used in localizing Japanese games to North America. During this era, many of the most famous video game franchises of all time were founded. Some examples are Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, Metroid, Mega Man, Metal Gear, Castlevania, Phantasy Star, Megami Tensei, Ninja Gaiden, and Bomberman.
The third generation also saw the dawn of the children’s educational console market. Although consoles such as the VideoSmarts and ComputerSmarts systems were stripped down to very primitive input systems designed for children, their use of ROM cartridges would establish this as the standard for later such consoles. Due to their reduced capacities, these systems typically were not labeled by their “bits” and were not marketed in competition with traditional video game consoles.
Prices range depending on how rare the games are, for example a copy of Final Fantasy 3 for SNES may run you about 70 bucks, sealed in the box , while a open copy may run for 40. PS1 games range from 5.99 to 79.99 depending on how rare they are. The actually had a copy of I.Q. which is a super rare and super sought after game for the PS1 for $79.99. People may ague that you would be able to get a lot of these games cheaper on eBay and to a certain stance, I agree. However, I’ve received many games from eBay recently and alot of them are in bad shape. The labels are peeling off, or they smell like B.O. Or it looks like the games were never cleaned and your shocked they even work. At this shop, you know what your getting has been cleaned and tested and if there is an issue with it, you can exchange it easily. There are some games I wish I would of paid the extra few bucks for at this shop had I known about it sooner.
Music and game station is the place to go for your classic video games . come and visit.