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.
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.