After receiving a free aftermarket replacement Sega Genesis game case from PIKO Interactive with my purchase of Water Margin I went ahead and ordered 10 more of these cases directly from the creators CustomGameCases.com.
Below are 10 of my Sega Genesis games with cases that are in good shape but still showing some wear. The subtleties of aging for these particular cases is mostly lost in the image below. They photograph very well! But in person it is noticeable.
What is easier to see is that they are all missing their hanging tabs. Over the years I’ve been very diligent about swapping cases whenever a chance comes up to slowly upgrade each case to the best ones I’ve found. I started doing this early enough for my Sega Master System games and I believe everyone of them has a good case with a hanging tab. But for my Genesis collection I still have about 35 cases that I wish were in better shape.
Which is why in my previous post I was so excited about the high quality of these CustomGameCases.com replacement cases. Below are my 10 new CustomGameCases.com replacement cases. They really do look very shinny and new. But if you look close you might notice a fault that I overlooked when I had only 1 on hand. The plastic cover sleeves are inconsistent. Some fully span the case completely from top to bottom. While others are about 1-2 millimeters short. Yes, I understand that I’m fussing over a few millimeters but it makes the different of entirely covering the Artwork Insert or leaving some of it exposed.
Look at all those pristine hanging tabs!.. hmm, the glory is somewhat tainted now by those inconsistent cover sleeves. It’s all I see now!
I am exaggerating a bit. After putting the games into their new cases I found that they still look very good. Really good in fact. For the most part the cover art from each game is in good shape and that combined with cases that are actually new the total combined effort left me with something that I haven’t seen since the 90’s… Genesis games that look brand new.
YEAH! Check out those brand new hanging tabs!!! I love an intact hanging tab.
While writing this post I realized that CustomGameCases.com cases are not the only good quality aftermarket cases that I own. I had almost forgotten that I have the reprint edition of Pier Solar by Watermelon Team and it’s truly perfect. Unfortunately they don’t sell empty cases. Hopefully someday this will change.
And below are my new CustomGameCases.com cases feeling right at home on a shelf with the rest of the collection.
Yeah, I’ve got a complete in the box Wonder Boy in Monster World… no big deal.
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Heh. I can recall one friend *carefulllllly* cutting his Genesis tabs off his cases with an X-Acto knife because he hated the tabs. I think my eyes popped out of my head seeing that, so I’m glad you’re here to respect the tab!
Can I buy your old cases? I prefer the originals over aftermarket
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet. A few will be gone to a friend to upgrade some of his cases. How many cases do you need?
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Hi! Im Franck from paris (France),
I’ve a question withe the website http://www.customgamecases.com
I search to buy only blank and BLACK cases for Megadrive (genesis), as your post here.
But I don’t understand, They are pictures of black games cases Black, but I dont find the page or the link tio buy this. Only buy read or blue (not original color unfortunately)
I search since longtime this qualité, but nobody answered me on this site, after several emails and messages. Maybe because I’m French, and I’m too far away … Anyway … if someone can help me where to tell me where to find REAL black box very close to the original! Thanks a lot and see you soon.
I just had a look myself and you’re right.
At the moment I do not see the black Mega Drive cases in their store.
I emailed http://www.customgamecases.com and asked about the cases.
Pikointeractive.com also use to re-sell these same cases but they also don’t have them on their site; so I sent them an email as well.
Hopefully they’re just out of stock at the moment. I’ll reply again when I hear back from them. Hopefully we’ll get some details soon.