Toys "R" Us wants your old video games, and we're talking OLD. The company's new trade-in program promises to offload your Intellivision, Atari 2600 and Nintendo 64 game cartridges, in addition to games for a dozen other vintage and current systems. In return, you'll get a Toys "R" Us gift card that you can use to buy new stuff.
But how much cash value can you expect for your Super Mario Bros. classics? Toys "R" Us representatives wouldn't tell us. We're currently searching our closets and under our beds for vintage gems. We'll report back on whether the Toys "R" Us program makes it worth our while.
Cash-for-old-games programs aren't new; GameSpot is one national chain that both buys and sells used video games. But Toys "R" Us is unusual that it's going to take stuff that's 20 years old. You'll need to have your original case and artwork with the game. At the Guest Services desk, you'll get a quote for your stash, which you can accept or decline.