The video game market has been growing since the Nintendo Entertainment System was introduced in 1985. Progress in the industry was admittedly slow as the systems like Atari and Colecovision were flashes in the pan. Nintendo proved they had staying power and hinged their success on the ultimately crazy popular Super Mario franchise. They were able to build on that success and accelerate the trajectory of market to a point where, at present, its origins are almost unrecognizable. With each new console, the roots of the industry spawned by NES become a more distant memory but it doesn’t have to stay that way! The upcoming website myretrogamebox.com is aiming to give us proper perspective as well as some much needed nostalgia.
Now in its beta version, myretrogamebox.com is a subscription based service that now serves a test group of 350 clients. The company sends out custom selections of classic video games directly to your front door. What more could you ask for? Whether you want, Super Mario Brothers, Sonic The Hedgehog, or Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, all these titles could be yours within a month. If you don’t care for a certain type of game, or want only a specific genre, myretrogamebox will make sure you don’t get what you don’t want.
This service is the perfect place to start for those that want to get into retro-gaming and those that want to rebuild a childhood collections of their favorites. It’s also ideal for gamers who want to experience the origins of their favorite franchise. If there’s a gamer in the family, a subscription to myretrogamebox is literally the gift that keeps on giving. So essentially, if you know someone, or like games yourself, it’s perfection.
There are a couple downsides, however. You wont be able to pick titles of your favorite games, specifically, only genre and the games are not collector quality condition. Taking that into account, the games you played as a kid are meant to be played. All in all, the fun that can be had by reliving your favorite game, or showing off your exceptional Ninja Gaiden or Double Dragon skills to your friends or children is worth every penny.
As of now the company is based in Europe but upon the re-launch out of their beta version they will also have roots in the United States. Which eliminates those pesky international shipping charges and gives the site a better grasp on what titles the this region is yearning for. Most definitely worth the wait.
If you’re one of those gamers who constantly needs to fill your gaming void with titles from yester-year go to www.myretrogamebox.com and sign up for their mailing list, to get the most up-to-date information on when this innovative new service will be ready for the American market.
What do you think of this service? Would you sign up? Tell us in the comments!