Video Game Hunting In Europe Is Surprisingly Different

This next video from Nintendo Life was a fun one for me. I was born and raised in the United States on the West Coast but moved to Europe as an adult. I started my video game collection in the States (and lost part of it when I moved), but now I have been building my new European collection of games for the past decade-plus.

Looking for used games here in Italy is a bit different. Games are also more expensive and rarer than when I left. I used to go to a couple of shops in my hometown that sold used media, and I used to love to go and search for cheap treasures whenever I got paid. I am not sure it is the same nowadays, but I still have great memories of doing that.

For many years the only place I knew to get used games was GameStop, which is not the best place to find used stuff. I did find some deals on a couple of older games at GameStop, but that was a rare occasion. If I am looking for something specific, I usually look on eBay or other online sites. Thanks to social media, I have found a couple of stores that specialize in used video games that aren't too far from where I live. I still love going to used stores and spending loads of time searching through the games.

I like the part where Zion talks about the difference in the names of certain games. In the UK, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles when they came out. It had something to do with the word ninja not being suitable for young people. I have a copy of the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles on the NES. It is one of my favorite collectibles for that reason.

Do you like to collect physical media? What are some of your favorite games in your collection?


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