A Twitter account highlights some classic carts, cards and discs that have been well loved — but maybe a little too much — and still find them a good home.
Abused Games, which has been around for about five years but returned to posting in December after about six months off, curates eBay listings of old games that are definitely not in mint condition, but according to their listings are at least perfectly playable.
Most are missing cases and instruction manuals, of course. Some have absolutely no identifying information on them left.
Animal Crossing New Leaf. (Nintendo 3DS) Game Card Only- Tested
Item condition:Acceptable pic.twitter.com/jnxbHQl9Dt
— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) January 19, 2018
NBA IN THE ZONE 2000 — NINTENDO 64 N64
Item condition:Acceptable pic.twitter.com/hkIuWy4Zxv
— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) April 23, 2017
Others are shown off more for the humor value of what happens when a label gets worn off a 21-year-old cartridge and the kids come back at it with a sharpie. This one rated the most likes for that chuckle-inducing stick figure drawing.
Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64, 1997) Lot 003
Item condition:Good pic.twitter.com/0OM5diXKWi
— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) February 8, 2018
Used GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64, 1997)
Item condition:Good pic.twitter.com/jGcU4QzkD0
— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) January 21, 2018
And some others weren’t loved so much after all, such as Pokémon Snap on the Dreamcast, which comes with some editorial commentary.
POKEMON SNAP — NINTENDO 64 N64
— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) February 9, 2018
And everybody’s horrific favoriteSuperman for the Nintendo 64 made a roundup about 2 1/2 years ago, with a rather astute observation about its condition.
@AbusedGames this one deserved the abuse.
— Lynn Miller (@Lynnitha) October 22, 2015
GoldenEye 007 shows up a lot, and Pierce Brosnan seems always to have something done to his face.
GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64, 1997)
Item condition:Acceptable pic.twitter.com/Rka8r4rVmx
— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) November 5, 2015
Abused Games is not the seller; the account is just drawing out highlights from the online marketplace. If you’re interested in them, you’ll probably have to search eBay itself with keywords to get to the listing although some have ended or been pulled back for other reasons.