NES QUEST pt. 46: Major haul to kick off 2016


2016 has been my busiest year yet. School, work and other ventures have left me sparse on time to collect or blog. That’s why this post, about my largest NES haul to date, is coming to you about six months late. (Sorry!)

In mid-2015, one of my best retro game collector buddies Doug announced that the time had come to part ways with almost all of the games he’d acquired over several years of collecting, shortly after he had completed his licensed NES collection. One-by-one, he began selling almost everything– from his NES cartridges to his GameBoy games and TurboGrafx catalog.

Towards the end of 2015, after he was months into selling his collection off to various online collectors, Doug and I began discussing the possibility of me purchasing a bulk order of the NES games that he had left that were on my wanted list. I could get a generous discount, and he would save time and money having to sell the rest of his NES collection to various collectors. I sent him my wanted list, and he got back to me with prices on the ones he had.

My budget was in the arena of $850, as I wanted to kick off 2016 big with the NES Quest, and I wanted to help a friend liquidate more of his collection (selling huge collections of games can be a huge hassle). The market value of this lot at the time was about $1091.00. But Doug was kind enough to ship the entire lot for $900.00 even– or about 18 percent off.

The 87-game lot includes:

Addams Family Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Heroes of the Lance
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Pool of Radiance
Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Back to the Future II and III
Blaster Master
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
Burai Fighter
Castle of Dragon
Caveman Games
Championship Pool
Conan the Mysteries of Time
Conquest of the Crystal Palace
Day Dreamin’ Davey
Destiny of an Emperor
Double Dare
Eliminator Boat Duel
F-117A Stealth Fighter
Flight of the Intruder
Fun House
Goal 2
Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Golf Grand Slam
Greg Norman’s Golf Power
Harlem Globetrotters
Heavy Shreddin’
High Speed
Home Alone
Hudson Hawk
James Bond Jr
Journey to Silius
Kid Kool
Kings of the Beach
Krusty’s Fun House
Last Action Hero
Little League Baseball
Lone Ranger
Magic of Scheherazade
Mechanized Attack
Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland
Mickey’s Safari in Letterland
Miracle Piano
Ms. Pac-Man (Namco)
Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing
Pac-Man (Namco)
Paperboy 2
POW Prisoners of War
Prince of Persia
Puss N’ Boots: Pero’s Great Adventure
Rollerblade Racer
Sesame Street Countdown
Shadow of the Ninja
Shooting Range
Short Order/Eggsplode
Sky Kid
Snoopy Silly Sports
Star Trek The Next Generation
Street Cop
Street Fighter 2010 the Final Fight
Thunder and Lightning
Times of Lore
Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop
Tombs and Treasure
Touchdown Fever
Track and Field II
Twin Cobra
Ultimate Air Combat
Urban Champion
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
Wrecking Crew
WWF King of the Ring

This lot doesn’t include any of what collectors would call “heavy-hitters,” but several are valued at over $25 and have alluded me up until this point, including: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool Of Radiance, Conan, Last Action Hero, Mickey’s Adventure In Numberland, Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt, Shadow Of The Ninja, Times Of Lore and Toki.

While work, school and various other projects still make it difficult to find the times to sit down and pen posts about my collecting, collecting is still something that I’m very much committed to. It was exciting to begin the year with a big jolt of energy in the NES Quest, and I’m excited about where to go from here. My goal for 2016 is still to finish the year with a 525 cartridge count, and I’ll continue re-strategizing my collecting approach as I go.


This purchase brings my collection from 365 to 452 NES games. For the rest of the entries of NES Quest, check them out right here on Retro Chronicle.

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