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Power PlayersBy Power Players
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Power PlayersBy Power Players
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About

About the Guide Book

Power Players Unofficial NES Collectors Guide Book is a book meant for beginner and experienced game collectors.

This guide will help collectors like yourself track and manage an NES game collection and keep you informed when shopping at your local retail store by maximizing your trade-in values and minimizing your expenses.

The book is jam packed with information that any game collector would need to help them on their journey to completing or customizing an NES game collection and will include all 677 licensed NTSC USA game titles, 91 unlicensed games, the two Nintendo World Championships cartridges, and the 9 Nintendo Service Center test cartridges, the entire PAL Unlicensed library, Sachen games and variants, and so much more!

This book was also designed with complete-in-box collectors in mind and at 5" x 7" it will fit in nicely with your boxed NES game collection.

How To Use the Guide Book

Demonstration of the first page.
Demonstration of the first page.

As seen in the above image, at a glance it is easy to tell whether a game is common, rare, or anywhere in between. We've made it simple to find a game by including the games title, box art, cartridge art, and the following information:

  • Checklist (Cartridge, Instructions, Box)
  • Price You Paid
  • Maximum Retail "Pay" Price - Loose & Complete
  • Minimum Retail "Trade-In" Price - Loose & Complete
  • General Rarity
  • Screw Variants & Relative Rarity
  • Unique Variants & Relative Rarity
  • Game Publisher
  • Game Rating

This book is not intended to be used while shopping online on websites such as eBay. Instead, we designed this book to be taken with you when shopping at your local retro gaming store and cross referencing our prices with your stores prices.

The guide will not only maximize your trade-ins by letting you know what you have, but it will also minimize the amount of money you will spend at a retail store by letting you know the maximum price you should pay for a game to know you're getting a good value.

If you're looking to get prices for games while shopping online, please refer to our friends over at gamevaluenow.com or pricecharting.com.

1. NES Library Section, Subsection, and Alphabetical Area

2. Game Boxart & Cartridge Art

3. Checklist

From left to right you have the cartridge, then the manual, and then the games box. Check off each item you have to keep track of your collection.

4. Game Title

5. Price You Paid

6. Loose & Complete Price

On the top (Larger text) is the maximum price you should expect to pay at a retail store before it's worth it to wait for the price to go down, or to just buy it online. On the bottom (smaller text) we show you the minimum you should accept for your trade-ins, anything above those prices are fair value.

7. General Rarity

This is the general rarity of a game at a local retro game store. Our rarity scale is shown below.

Rarity Scale
Rarity Scale

8. Screw Variants & Relative Rarity

These sought after variants are typically all within range of each other, but for some games like Mega Man 1, the 5-screw version might be a holy grail level item, while the 3-screw version might be a common item. They are color coded using the same color coding from the rarity scale.

3S is short for 3-Screw

5S is short for a 5-Screw cartridge with a "No Cardboard Hangtab" box, usually denoted on the front by having no "REV-A" symbol (with exceptions)

5S HT is short for a 5-Screw cartridge with a cardboard hangtab box. These are usually the most desired collectibles.

9. Unique / Special Variants & Relative Rarity

Sometimes a publisher changes the artwork of a box (e.g. Gun.Smoke), re-releases a game (e.g. Grey Legend of Zelda cartridge), or screws up (e.g. Black Bass w/ No Top Label on Box) in a way significant enough that it's worth collecting these things as a separate item. We will list each and every one we know of and include the relative rarity using the same color coded rarity scale.

Please take a moment to look at the provided sample below. It demonstrates the first few pages of the book, as well as shows how the book lists the unlicensed game library, by publisher.

10. Game Publisher & Game Rating

Who released the game is an important factor when collecting games. How well they play is also a major component for most collectors. We've analyzed all of the NES library and included an easy to understand 5 star system to help you on your adventure.

Rating Scale
Rating Scale

 Below are some images of what the books contents look like.

Licensed Page 1 & 2
Licensed Page 1 & 2

 

Licensed Page 3 & 4
Licensed Page 3 & 4

 

Unlicensed Page 85 & 86
Unlicensed Page 85 & 86

Stretch Goals

We want to include everything we've prepared in this book, but in order to do so we need some massive funds to bring the cost of printing down. Depending on how much interest we get from this project we can include  over double the amount of content.

At $4,000 the standard goal will include the following:

  • 677 NTSC USA Licensed Games
  • 91 USA Unlicensed Games
  • 2 Nintendo World Championship Cartridges
  • 9 Nintendo Service Center Test Cartridges
  • 35 PAL Exclusive Licensed Games
  • 67 Sachen (Worldwide) Unlicensed Games
  • 19 Gluk (Spain) Unlicensed Games
  • 26 HES (Australia) Unlicensed Games
  • 8 Codemasters (UK) Unlicensed Games
  • All USA Console Box Variations
  • All USA Accessories
  • All USA Artwork & Packaging Variants
  • All Sachen Original Artwork Variants
  • Checklist of all known 5-Screw / 3-Screw Cartridges
  • Checklist of all known Hangtab / Non-Hangtab Boxes
  • Checklist of all known Unlicensed Shape & Color Cartridge Variants
  • List of PAL Game Title / Name Changes
  • List of Accessory Compatible Games
  • List of the Most Popular Games
  • List of the Most Expensive Games

For every $1,000 we receive we will introduce a new list or feature into the book, as well as unlock special add-ons like a bookmark, a controller label, and something really secret.

New Stretch Goals
New Stretch Goals

 

Retail Paks

Retail Pak Design (design is liable to change during production)
Retail Pak Design (design is liable to change during production)

Do you run a retro gaming store? Are you interested in selling our books in your store? Then please consider backing the retail bundle paks!

Did you know that by pricing your inventory at, or blow our listed prices you can boost confidence in your customers by showing that an independent third party is saying that your prices are fair and competitive.

Also, by pricing your trade-ins at, or above our listed prices you can double-down on customer confidence.

Our retail paks will come in two standard bundle sizes, and also come with a 60-Day Buy Back Guarantee. If you can't sell these books at MSRP within 60 days of deliver we will buy back every remaining copy, at cost.

  • Buy 15 Copies for $149 (9.93 ea. or $5.01 profit each)
  • Buy 50 Copies for $399 (7.98 ea. or $6.97 profit each)

Want more? Please contact us and let's talk business!

Cost Breakdown

Cost Breakdown
Cost Breakdown

Our $4,000 goal is only enough to get this book printed, and into a select few peoples hands. It'll also provide us with enough left over copies to sell them ourselves on our website nintendochecklist.com (coming soon)

Right off the bat, Kickstarter will absorb about 10% of the funds.

Printing will cost will take around 65% of the funds, and shipping from China to New Jersey will take another 20%.

The remainder is going to repay costs of production, domains names, and other minor costs.

Future Plans

Power Players doesn't just stop at this guide book. We hope that this Kickstarter meets our true expectations as we intend to create periodic updates to this collectors guide.

We envision printing updates to this book every year, and depending on how successful we might be able to print updated twice yearly, and even quarterly (at a significant price discount)

We also have a second book title in the works for 2 years now titled Power Players Magazine Volume 1: NES and will be featuring it right here on Kickstarter once we wrap up production and distribution of this kickstarter.

An unfinished cover art preview for Power Players Magazine Volume 1: NES
An unfinished cover art preview for Power Players Magazine Volume 1: NES

We hope you stay updated with us as things develop.

Music in our video graciously provided by and © 2018 Sergio Elisondo.

I am Joseph Leo from Power Players and as always, We ❤ All Games.

Risks and challenges

Barring any stretch goals, the book is already complete and ready for press. The only delays we can envision are delays at press, the unlocking of any stretch goals that are not fully prepared yet, and time to fulfill the orders.

The "Homebrews" stretch goal is being compiled by a third party and may eventually be cut from the book if the material is not received in a timely manner.

We anticipate a smooth launch but are readily prepared to provide support if you are unhappy with your order.

Power Players if fully independent and is in no way, shape, or form affiliated with the companies listed within the book or promotional material. The book is an unofficial collectors guide and is not affiliated with Nintendo in any way.

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