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Finding Ancient Nintendo Treasures – Final Fantasy & Super Mario RPG!

So, I’m currently in the process of getting a shed built so that I can do some organization of my closets and get some junk out of my house. Fun times!

Yesterday, I pulled out a bunch of storage bins in my back bedroom which contained lots of old stuff – childhood toys, VHS anime tapes and some old gaming controllers. Admist the box of controllers, I found a few treasures of old!

I kept most of my original SNES boxes whenever I bought the games brand new. I folded them flat for safekeeping. I knew I had a bunch of them in a bin in the other closet, but I didn’t expect to find what I did in this particular bin! Talk about a flash from the past.

Note: I still have the original carts and the manuals for all of these, though they’re in another bin somewhere else.

Click images to see bigger pictures!

Final Fantasy II SNES Box


I even have the sales slip from when we bought this game. I remember that we found the best price at Lowes of all places. They had one little glass case with just a few SNES games, and FFII was one of them!

November 7, 1992 was a good day for my teen self. 🙂

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest SNES Box


Final Fantasy III SNES Box


Final Fantasy I NES Box


I also found some complete Famicom versions, gifted by a friend a long, long time ago.

Final Fantasy VI Famicom Box & Game

Front – the box was damaged on the bottom but otherwise okay
Back – You can see more of the damage here at the bottom

Super Mario RPG Famicom Box & Game


Sometimes being a pack rat pays off. 🙂


I'm a technical writer by day, gaming gal by night. I have a wide array of gaming interests, though I most often blog about MMOs, RPGs, and Nintendo fanstuffs. Like what you just read? Check out my Webcomic and Fantasy Fiction projects!

2 thoughts on “Finding Ancient Nintendo Treasures – Final Fantasy & Super Mario RPG!

  1. Thank you for sharing, indeed it pays off sometimes to keep stuff, which i never did, and i’ll admit regretting that few times.

    The box art is fascinating, Final Fantasy VI have that Garlean walker mount, it’s amazing how Final Fantasy XIV take ideas from old games in the series, every time i read about a character or a place i find that they appeared first time in the 80s or 90s.

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