b'Game collecting terms to knowBasic game collecting termsFactory-sealed:This is the cream of the crop in thePlayers Choice and Greatest Hits:Players Choice world of game collecting. Factory-sealed gameswas a promotional marketing label used by are unopened and in the same state in which youdNintendo to promote games that sold over a have found them on the store shelves back in themillion copies. Greatest Hits was a similar 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and beyond. program that Sony used to promote reprints of popular PlayStation games. Because these games Variant:Many games were produced over severalare always later prints, they are typically much less years. Minor (and major) changes were made tovaluable than the original prints or variants.game components over time. Each one of these game versions is a variant. Some games have noREV-A vs. no REV-A:In January 1988, Nintendo variants and others can have 10 or more knownstarted producing NES game cartridges with a 3-variants. Here are some major variant types thatscrew design, instead of their previous 5-screw you may encounter: design. NES games from Jan 1988 and later have Rev-A on the box to indicate this change Seal of Quality (SOQ):NES games produced beforein design.March 1989 have a round SOQ printed directly on the game box. For games produced after MarchHangtab:These specifically refer to the cardboard 1989, Nintendo started using an oval SOQ. This ovalperforation on vintage game boxes that was SOQ is present on all licensed Nintendo products,intended to be used for hanging games on a store even through today (just check the back of yourdisplay. (For example, you can find these on the Switch games!). boxes of certain classic NES games). Dont confuse hangtabs with the thick plastic stickers Made in Japan vs. Made in Mexico:This is a Nintendothat youll find on the outside of sealed games.game variant that refers to where the game was produced. Sometimes games were only produced in either Japan or Mexico, while other games were first produced in Japan and later reprinted in Mexico. For SNES games that were made in both places, Made in Japan is always considered the more desirable and valuable game variant.'