Jump in your Mario Kart, keep your Goldeneye on the ball, and Pokemon Snap up a free game or Tooie.
I always loved the Nintendo 64 but when I first moved out of home I couldn’t afford one. If I wanted to play my favourite games, I had to Battle for Naboo. I started with the purchase of a bundle from a fella who seemed very Earthbound, he seemed like a Snowboard Kid – I scored a console, controllers and 3 games. I’m not gonna lie, I got a lot of Hang Time out of those games while I had them. But these games weren’t meant for playing, not yet.
I sold each game separately, and then a controller was sold by itself, and then the rest, all before my rent was due. I turned a small profit, I couldn’t Bayleef it! I was Cruisin’ USA, so I did it again. I decided to Bust-A-Move and bought a bundle of 10 games. This time I sold 9 of them individually to break even with a net profit of F-Zero. I kept one for myself which I could still sell if I had a Bad Fur Day.
Slowly but surely I accumulated a collection of games this way. I know it sounds Farfetch’d, but I didn’t even have to Tri and Force the sales. I was In The Zone. People love Nintendo, evidenced by the fact that you’re still reading this.
I now have an entire collection that didn’t cost me anything. Best games ever – no loading screens and no DLC. And all free. Top that.
What’s your favourite video game?