The retro game market is booming right now. As you might have seen, a copy of the original Legend of Zelda game on the NES sold for $870,000 USD recently – making it the most expensive video game auction purchase of all time.
The trend of paying top dollar for classic games, unfortunately, extends to the second-hand games market as well – with older (and rarer) games now going for a lot more coin than a number of years ago. We've even seen a lot of Metroid games go up in price over the past month, due to the announcement of Metroid Dread. As a result, it's becoming increasingly expensive to collect past games that once might not have cost so much.
So, how can you get around this? Well, apart from certain other methods, there are quite a few ways to play more official versions of older games. Our American-based video producer, Zion Grassl, has shared his own insights about how to play these rare and expensive Nintendo games on a budget – if you are willing to part with your money. It means you won't have to fork out $300 USD for an original copy of EarthBound, but can still feel have that feeling of owning the game and playing it on a Nintendo system.
Check out the video above and tell us if you've resorted to any of these tactics to get your retro gaming fix.