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— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) January 19, 2018
Item condition:Acceptable pic.twitter.com/jnxbHQl9Dt
NBA IN THE ZONE 2000 --- NINTENDO 64 N64— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) April 23, 2017
Item condition:Acceptable pic.twitter.com/hkIuWy4Zxv
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— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) February 8, 2018
Item condition:Good pic.twitter.com/0OM5diXKWi
Used GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64, 1997)— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) January 21, 2018
Item condition:Good pic.twitter.com/jGcU4QzkD0
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 favorite Superman for the Nintendo 64 made a roundup about 2 1/2 years ago, with a rather astute observation about its condition.
GoldenEye 007 shows up a lot, and Pierce Brosnan seems always to have something done to his face.
GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64, 1997)— Abused Games (@AbusedGames) November 5, 2015
Item condition:Acceptable pic.twitter.com/Rka8r4rVmx
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.