Last Update: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2003
Locating Copies Of The Tiny Toon Adventure Games
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
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
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
If all of that doesn't work, consider using a search engine to find places
that might have what you need.
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
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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