Finding classic video games can be a challenge. It usually involves scouring through eBay for fair prices or traveling to your local flea market. But what if you could get a batch of retro games delivered to your doorstep every month?
It sounds too good to be true, but that is exactly what box subscription service My Retro Game Box is doing. Every month subscribers will receive a custom-curated box of classic video games for their gaming pleasure. And yes, you get to keep them. My Retro Game Box isn't a rental service, and they guarantee all of their games to be cleaned and working.
If you are like me, you might be wondering what happens when you get games you don't like. After all, nobody likes paying for something they aren't going to enjoy. While the randomness of receiving a mystery box of games every month is part of the fun, nobody wants to end up with games from a genre they hate.
My Retro Game Box [shout out to BroBible] has that covered too. When you subscribe, you'll submit some of your gaming preferences to the service so that they can better customize your mystery game box just for you.
"If you say no sports games, you'll never receive a sports game," the My Retro Game Box site reads.
Retro gamers can receive titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Nintendo 64 (N64), Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, Sega Mastersystem, Sega Megadrive and Sega Genesis.
So how much does this magical service cost? A three month subscription is around $96 but gets cheaper the longer you are a subscriber. You could always just buy the retro games you wanted online, but where's the fun in that? My Retro Game Box also says things like keychains, stickers and other goodies will also occasionally find their way into the monthly boxes.
Sweet. Now you just need to buy several hundred dollars worth of retro consoles and you are good to go. No word on if there is a subscription box service for that yet.