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Locating Copies Of The Tiny Toon Adventure Games


Disclaimer:
The purpose of this page is to help those seeking their own phsyical copies of the TTA Video Games actually find those copies. Simply put, the tips found on this page are simply that: Tips. They may or may not help you find copies of the games, but they can be a starting point for a search for them. They may have worked for myself or for someone else before, but I can not guarantee that they will work for you.

Also, this website doesn't support the emulation of the TTA video games. Simply put, Emulation of video games is illegal. Thus, don't bother asking me for ROMs of the games or where you can go to find them, I'll simply ignore the email. Personally, I have video game connections now and I don't want to lose thier support because I push emulation, which I don't in the first place.

The Tiny Toon Adventures video games have been produced since the show initially aired in 1990 and today, in the year 2002, it can be quite hard trying to find some of the older games that's been released. So, how would you go about finding those games?

That's what this page is about, helping you find games for the NES, SNES, Genesis, and other platforms that's not available in stores today. And there are quite a few ways to go about getting them as well, thanks to the whole "retro gaming" deal and the Internet. So, anyway, where should you start looking?

 Chapter One: Searching Locally

The first thing you should do in the search for the games is to search your local yellow pages (or whatever counts as the phone book in your area) and look for a video games store. Most major cities across the world, let alone the United States, has at least one video game store that deals in games for older systems, like the NES, SNES, and Genesis.

Also look for some of the retail chains game stores like Funcoland (though, I really have no idea if Funcoland even still exists). They are really specialized in video games of the past, as well as the newer games, so they can be a great source to look for. However, places like this often have higher prizes than the normal retro gaming shops.

Also, for more recent games on system like the Playstation, you can look in normal retail stores and check there "cheap bins", where all of their older games go when they either have too many or games just never sold. The prices are cheap, however, and can sell pretty quick at the prices, so you have to check often.

Also, as a final resort, you can check the local flea markets for those who sell video games. Around where I live, I've found games that date back to the 1970s! It's not often a solid bet, but it can always be fun searching around flea markets for games.

 Chapter Two: Searching Online Stores and Auction Sites

Now, if you local searches proved useless so far, the next step is to search online. Somehow, I'm going to guess that you have Internet access already, or else you wouldn't be reading this right now. So, where do you start first on your online search? First, start with several of the big name retail chains online to get an idea for how much the games are going for, if they even have the older game. Some will have it in their pre-owned section or simular ares.

Retails sites like GameStop and EBWorld are some of the better places you can start with. But if places like that don't have the games that you are looking for in particlar, you should then use search engines, like Google and Yahoo to find others. That's still no definite possiblity that you'll find any of the games you are looking for.

So, where do you look now? Try the popular auction sites, like EBay, or Yahoo! Auction and do a search on simply "Tiny Toon" and you'll get the best results back in the search. Just make sure you remember that most of the time, the people selling the games on EBay are not companies, but just people. They may be selling a good product that's barely been touched or played, or they could be selling a product that's seen better days. Always pay attention to the ammount of information they offer on the actual auction page and use that to decide if paying $1.00 for a game with very little information listed is better than paying $3.00 for a game that has very detailed info listed.

If all of that doesn't work, consider using a search engine to find places that might have what you need.

Google
 Chapter Three: Trading, online and off

And this brings me to the final option that's available to you. If you are desprerate enough, you can trade for copies of the games. But this requires one major thing: giving up copies of games you already own. And that might not be an option you want to explore, but if you have any games that you are tired of, this may be an option for you.

There are several websites out there that hooks you up with others that are willing to trade and there are several people out there with their own page detailing the games they want and the ones they have that they are willing to trade. I personally don't know any of these sites, but a simple search using the afore-mentioned search engines should easily uncover several pages of this type.

Using a search engine can help finding such people and websites a lot easier.

Google
 And Therefore...

Well, that's all the tips that I know to give. Like I said in the disclaimer that started this page off, I can not guarantee that anything suggested on this page will work, or even work for the good, for you.



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