Gamers who grew up in the ’80s and’ 90s and have kept their game collection to this day often find themselves with a whole bunch of cartridges on their own. For the storage and highlighting of a collection, it is far from ideal. A young French company is well aware of this and is working to offer ways to store these games worthy of the value their owners place on them.
Last March, we spoke with you about an elegant solution for storing loose Super Nintendo cartridges imagined by the French. Book4Games, the team behind this project, is back with some new products. This time, other platforms are concerned. And some series are in the spotlight.
Indeed, the French company specializing in “high-end boxes for collectors“returns with four new products. This time the “precision enclosures “are intended for Game Boy, Game & Watch games, Zelda and Metroid.
The first two are similar in idea to the Super Nintendo sets released earlier this year. The last two allow them to store Zelda or Metroid games released on different consoles. And to make these boxes even more attractive, they are covered with an original illustration created by the Portuguese artist Luis Melo. The user is free to display his box on the cartridge side or on the illustration side.
To come back to the first two boxes, the one intended for Game Boy games can contain 24 cartridges. Twelve in their plastic case and twelve without. For its part, the Game & Watch box accommodates six electronic games and has a slot for LR44 batteries.
Book4Games would also like to point out that its Game & Watch box is compatible with the Super Mario Bros. editions. and The Legend of Zelda recently released. Images showing these four new boxes are available in our gallery below.
A Kickstarter to put an end to loose Nintendo cartridges
Note that for the distribution of these new boxes, Book4Games has decided to do things differently. To begin with, the Super Nintendo boxes were directly offered for sale on Play-Asia. These Game Boy, Game & Watch, Zelda and Metroid boxes will go through the Kickstarter box.
In this regard, Book4Games speaks of a desire to “get closer to its customers by relocating production and distribution to Europe. This in a context of Covid19 where shipping costs and raw material costs have exploded. “
The French company has not yet communicated the sales prices of these new boxes of loose cartridges. On the other hand, it invites those interested to register to be notified of the launch of the Kickstarter campaign.
What do you think a priori of these Book4Games boxes? Are there any of them that interest you? What do you think would be their fair prices? Are you going to participate in the Kickstarter campaign? Tell us all in the comments below.