I’ve recached the end of my five year GameCube collection adventure – but I’ve come up short of the line.
It’s been loads of fun, a great adventure. I’ve met plenty of cool people and it’s been exciting finding games you need and learning about the systems library.
I’m under 50 short of a full PAL set (449) but I’ve just ran out of desire for it.
A number of factors has led to this.
This is a serious factor in any collection. A full set is roughly 450 games, if you’re going for full PAL-UK, this excludes reginal games that were only released in France, in French etc…. That’s effectively two IKEA Billy bookcases stacked top to bottom. I have rather a lot of other games on other systems too (over 1000) so shelf space is a premium and its pushing collection like Saturn and Dreamcast into areas of the office I don’t like.
This will give me much more space to organise things nicely and room for future pickups and expansion.
The missing games.
These suck, they are mostly now terrible third party games that were late release and sold badly. Because of this, they can reach upwards of £200 for something I don’t even want to look at.
To finish the collection, cost wise, you’ll be looking at about £1000. The whole PAL set, would likely be around £6000.
Forking out serious money for games like Chibbi Robo, Mario Party 7 (Big Box), or Kirby’s Air Ride is easier, than for games like Disney Sport Basketball, Gadget Racers (£200) or the Powerpuff Girls.
Trim down my displayed collection to just the game I want, want to play or are interesting.
I’ve taken out all the first Nintendo titles, the big box games, games I love and then other cool curios on the system and kept them out on the shelves – about 100 in all.
I’ve also left a few of the big price games in there as they make good conversational pieces as to why they are expensive, Frogger etc..
Then the rest (300+ below) are the shovel wear, or other naff entries I have no real desire for outside of the full PAL set.
I will likely wrap these up, box them up and store them somewhere secure (the loft I’d expect)
I’m not ruling out picking up any further GameCube games in the future should I come across titles I need if they are deals but for now - I’m done.
To the loft with these......