Re: Reproductions that look like original games
Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 am
Funny thing: My own OCD would be the exact opposite:Oziphantom wrote:I think another aspect is the power of OCD. They want a collection and the boxes all need to be the right size and the same shape and the text all lined up. Oh wait there is this silly yellow disk stuck on the end... hazah somebody has made a Box for said game and now its just like the others and its all neat and ordered and lines up and their OCD is satisfied. If you put some text on it that says "This is fake" that then ticks the OCD again..
All licensed releases need to be the right shape and size, sure.
But a specific unlicensed release has to look differently. I would want the out-of-shape box because that's what's historically correct. That's the box that was actually sold, so it's the only one that fits into my collection.
And when I have a "Battle Kid" in my collection, it has to be transparent green instead of opaque gray, without any kind of box because that's how the manufacturer made it in reality. A gray "Battle Kid" would trigger my OCD, just like a gray PRG0 revision of "The Legend of Zelda".
And then there is an official looking "F-1 Race"...Wait. That's not right.
My OCD tells me that this shouldn't go into my list because that's not what "F-1 Race" looked like. It contradicts every NES game list.
My OCD tells me that I either have to get a Famicom cartridge or a reproduction that's labeled "Reproduction" to satisfy the OCD of historical correctness.
An unlicensed game (or a non-US game in a US shell) with a Seal of Quality on it: To me, that's what triggers my OCD because it doesn't "fit" in the sense that it contradicts my knowledge of history.