Game-Trading Service Adds Eight Old-School Consoles

Goozex is a swap-meet alternative to reselling that's gotten pretty popular with cash-conscious gamers. The service just added 6,000 titles on several retro platforms, from the Nintendo 64 all the way back to the Atari 2600.

Goozex traders can now trade titles from their NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Genesis, Sega CD and Atari 2600 collections. In a statement, Goozex said the retro game trading will be under a beta program while the company receives user feedback.

If you don't know how it works, this is it, paraphrased: You the list games you want to get rid of. Goozex pairs them with other users who want those games. You get a points value relative to the game's trade-in value, and use those (plus a dollar) to make your own buys.

It's not the same as getting hard cash for your games, of course, but it can turn up some values if you're looking for titles you missed the first time around. Goozex, in its news release, estimates its users have saved a collective $6.4 million over trading in games and using the funds to buy used ones at retail operations.

Goozex originally went back as far as the Dreamcast. People still have plenty of games that predate that console generation (the sixth), so this is a pretty shrewd move. But the Sega Saturn is conspicuously absent, which is disappointing for anyone with or looking for games from its library.

Goozex Adding Retro Game Service
[Gay Gamer]