Nintendo Cartidges Explained: Loose, Complete, & New

Posted by Steven Collier on Jan. 15th, 2016

You've been sending us a lot of questions about how we grade the quality of our merchandise. It's time to set the record straight.All of our games fall into 3 categories: Loose, Complete and New. Let's take a look at an example of each.


When you buy a Loose game, you are only buying the original cartridge. No manual, no case, just a fully-refurbished retro classic. This is your most economical option if youwant to enjoy all your favorite games.


Complete games come with the original box, cardboard inserts and game manual. Everything from the initial release. And as an added bonus, the game box always looks great displayed in any collection.


New games are just that. Factory sealed. This is as fresh as they come, titles that have not been exposed to fresh air since the day they were shipped off the assembly line. So, if you're a serious collector who wants everything mint, this is the option for you.
Naturally, the scarcity of games increases with their quality. We carry almost every title is available as a loose game. Complete sets are more uncommon and New games are rarer still.
Hopefully, this answers all of your questions about how we grade games at DKOldies. If there's anything else you'd like to know, do not hesitate to ask me in the Comments section.

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