It’s not often that I write about the exact same thing twice in one day, but that’s what we have here. Following my article on Retro Dodo – in which I cover the rather fancy Book4Games retro gaming cases – I wanted to also cover them here, because quite frankly they’re gorgeous, they’re practical and they’re the kind of thing that should be making their way into the homes of collectors everywhere.

Though these are the second wave of cases, the first were created in partnership with Play-Asia.com and were fairly basic in terms of their visual design. That said, there was definitely care taken in their creation – with attention paid to the minimalist colour schemes and wireframe-esque console designs on the front of the cases.

This time, however, Book4Games have gone all out to produce genuine objets d’art which can happily nestle beside even the fanciest of video game related coffee table books. The first wave of cases stored NTSC SNES and Super Famicom/PAL SNES games, but now that selection has widened to include Mega Drive/Genesis, N64, Famicom and Game Boy cartridges – as well as cases specifically to hold collections of Metroid and Zelda titles, with jaw-droppingly fancy cover art on these particular cases too. Lastly, they even have a case to hold Game & Watch games – it seems that this group of video game enthusiasts are determined to leave no at-risk game behind, whether it be on cartridge or a self-contained LCD video game!

If that’s not enough to convince you, perhaps you’d like to check out a video that showcases a prototype of the Game Boy version, to give you a real feel for how the final cases will look and function:

Importantly, rather than being made and shipped from Asia, the second wave of cases are now being manufactured, assembled and even shipped from the EU – with UK-friendly shipping too. The Kickstarter campaign offers a great deal of options in terms of mixing and matching the cases you want for your collection – it’s well worth checking out and you can do so below:

If this is of interest, do be warned that there are only 9 days left to back the campaign as of now. So you’d better get your Air Max 90s on and scoot on over to the Kickstarter page before you miss out entirely!

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