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BitBox Game Case Overview

BitBox Game Case Overview

Posted by Kris Randazzo on Oct 18th 2021

Do you have loose cartridges laying around in need of a good home? Do you want your game shelves to look more uniform? BitBox, our exclusive game case solution, might be the answer to your problems. Durable, attractive, and available with custom artwork printing, BitBox is the ultimate long-term storage solution for your game cartridges.

BitBox for NES and Famicom: https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-nes-game-case.ht...

BitBox for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance: https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-game-boy-game-ca...

BitBox for Super NES and Super Famicom (also fits Atari Jaguar): https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-snes-sfc-game-ca...

BitBox for Nintendo 64: https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-n64-game-case.ht...

BitBox for Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, Master System, and 32X: https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-sega-game-case.h...

BitBox for TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, Sega Card, and Game Gear (also fits Atari Lynx): https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-game-gear-turbog...

BitBox for Neo-Geo: https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-neo-geo-game-cas...

BitBox for Flash Carts: https://stoneagegamer.com/bitbox-deluxe-case-for-...

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Transcript of the video: 

Depending on who you talk to, Collecting retro games is just as much fun as playing them. However, the hobby can get VERY expensive, and the case of certain platforms like the TurboGrafx-16, prohibitively so, especially if you’re looking to have your games complete in box.

But original game boxes come with their own sets of problems. From flimsy cardboard making the carts difficult to get to, to the lack of uniformity and beyond, even complete sets can look rather messy on your shelf. That is, unless you keep your carts in something a little more future-proof. These are BitBoxes, and they just might be the answer to all your loose cart problems. Let’s take a look.

OK, let's talk about some BitBoxes, and let's start at the start. So this is your standard NES BitBox, and this is how it looks on the inside. Here we go. So this is how the cart fits in, just like that perfectly well. Ta-Da. Easy to get in, easy to get out. And this over here is actually optional. This is a pouch that you can insert in any of her bit boxes for instruction manuals. So I just want to show you this one real quick to see what it looks like with the manual nice and in there. And there you go. That is your standard NES BitBox and it works on all sorts of any cartridges, like your standard ones. You got some weirdos like Captain Comic, these little blue guys here. Fits like a charm. Same goes with the WisdomTree ones that are looking like that. So your Color Dreams and WisdomTree, how about your Tengen games like Rolling Thunder? Look at that, Ta da. Fits like a glove. No problem. And even your wacky reproduction cartridges like this fits. No problem at all. 

All right, next, let's talk about Game Boy. Here is a copy of Teenage Mutant Turtles Fall of the Foot clan. Game Boy boxes are some of the hardest ones to track down and keep around in your collection. Most people just have a drawer of loose carts or, you know, used a label maker to to label their the ends on their Gameboy cartridges. These BitBoxes look real nice lined up on a shelf. They got a real good design form and look at that they fit a multitude of Gameboy situations. Like Here is a standard Gameboy cart looks just fine. Then you got your Gameboy Color stuff here like Pokemon. Hey, wait a minute, bionic commando. What are you doing in there? Get get out of there. That's more like it. There we go. There's your Gameboy color and even Gameboy Advance that's all designed. See this little clip in here. These are all the same case, and this little chip in there holds that just perfectly. 

All right, sticking with Nintendo, we have Super Nintendo games. As you can see, these are a nice, good place to fit your super rare, expensive super Nintendo games. Inside this case is really cool, so they fit vertically. You've got this little cutout here, so it really just fits the cart like a glove and it is wonderful and it's a great place. If you've got something like this or other, you know, rare, expensive super Nintendo games, which you don't know, the box is a really nice, attractive way to keep them lined up on your shelf. And it works for all manner of stuff like games that never had boxes to begin with, like Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario World. Now it's got an official home to look all nice lined up on your shelf. 

I also want to show off this. The artwork that we have available we can print for Super Nintendo Vertical and horizontal. Isn't that nice? And you got other stuff like, again, crazy reproduction cartridges like you got a repro this sitting around. It fits here just like that. It's sideways, as a matter of fact. Same goes with super Famicom cartridges. They're effectively the same shape. So here's a street fighter II. I'm going to open this guy up and oh, look at that, it's got Super 3D, Noah's Ark. And now that doesn't fit extraordinarily well, but it does fit in the case so close and it's not going to really flop around anywhere while it's in there and get damaged. So that's a nice way to keep your Super 3D Noah's Ark game clear. It's also a good fit for your Super Famicom cartridges if you are into that sort of thing. 

And just as a fun little bonus, we discovered that these are a great case for Atari Jaguar games, you know, notorious for having this weird curved shape on the top and no end labels. They fit really nicely inside these cases. Now they do have a little bit of room on the side here where you can see they they snap in pretty nicely now. They don't snap in in a way that's going to damage your cart, but they fit in nice and neat. You're not going to go anywhere. And there you go. Cases for Atari Jaguar games, if you're so inclined. 

And of course, while on the topic of Nintendo, we have Nintendo 64, and these can also be printed in vertical or horizontal format for a bunch of different games. And these are pretty cool because they have this little extra spot down in the air at the bottom. You can see the cartridges fit in just fine no matter what region you got. And this little guy down here will fit your memory cards like a glove. Fantastic. Nintendo 64 So let's venture outside the realm of Nintendo and look at this beastie right here. This is the case for Neo SD. I don't actually have any neo geo cartridges myself, but this is a bit box we make for neo geo games. So if you happen to have any of these giant monstrosities that don't have a case, we sell bit boxes for neo geo games. You could also probably pack a lunch in here too, right? I mean, you could easily fit a sandwich and some snacks you could pick. 

All right, next, let's talk a little about the TurboGrafx-16. Now TurboGrafx-16 games came in larger boxes that are a little bit taller, but inside those boxes were these like CD style jewel cases and they have. This is I've found that these are what you find laying around more often than not loose TG16 games, which are on these Hu cards or Hu cards, or I don't know how you're supposed to pronounce it, but they're pretty nifty. They're a great video game delivery device, but finding them in cases that are in any sort of decent shape is not the easiest thing in the world to do, because these labels get all crunchy inside on the end there because they were just stickers slapped on the end of this jewel case. But this is our BitBox. Isn't that a nice presentation? They're about as large as the actual TurboGrafx-16 boxes, and they look really nice lined up on your shelf. And here's the inside the fit the cards just like so nice. Easy fit. And there you go. Nice. Great place to keep your TG16 games. 

But what of other card games? That's right. TurboGrafx-16 wasn't the only card game in town. There was also the Sega card. Here's a Sega master system the Sega card, and if you just happen to have a loose Sega Master System Mega Mega Card Sega card. These names are all crazy. They're the exact same size as Hu cards. They fit in here like a dream as well. Tada, there is My Hero hidden in a Bonk's Adventure box. Of course, you can get different box art for these things if you so choose. 

Sticking with the Sega department, we have Sega Master System games. Some of the ugliest cartridges ever created in the history of mankind. Second, best system games look pretty ridiculous. Line up on your shelf like that. Even in their original boxes, they don't look spectacular. That's why we have the Sega Genesis pit box, which is good for all sorts of things. Obviously, it fits a regular Sega Genesis game. Hey, not for resale. Master system games fit in and just like so nice and easy and no problem at all. And again, your Genesis cartridges are pretty much the same animal. They're just about the same size, which is wild because it looks like these are bigger, but not they. They just have a slightly different shape and they fit in here just fine. All kinds of Genesis games fit in these boxes. You can see there's a pretty wacky look cutout. So this also does. Let's say you have crazy reproduction cartridges like this deluxe edition of Technoptoimistic. Exclusively available Stone aGe Gamer.com. Fits in here just fine. Look and cartridge. 

And then you also have your your Electronic Arts games like Blades of Vengeance. Here, these guys always came in slightly different sized cases with always drove me nuts, and the cartridges themselves were also different shape. Look at that. They fit perfectly in here. And if Electronic Arts are are not the only problem in your life, you also have accolade cartridges. Look at that. They fit in here to just perfectly. 

Now this is where things get a little bit weird because we have where you go this monstrosity right here, sonic and knuckles, the bane of pretty much any Genesis collector's cartridge lineup. This thing is shaped so weird because of the lock on technology, and unfortunately, it doesn't fit in the standard second Genesis case, but it does fit in the Super Nintendo case. Check this business out. It's not the most amazing fit in the world, but it's not going anywhere. You know it closes. It doesn't really shift around in there. It kind of locks in place because it's the right with for this vertical segment here. And there you go. There's a good way to contain your sonic knuckles. Now that said, this is a slightly different size than the Genesis case. So when they line up on the shelf, you can see it sticks out just a tiny, tiny bit more, and it's ever so slightly wider. So it's it's a ever so slightly off, but it's really it's fairly easy to ignore if you really want to go that route, and it is a better solution than just having it. Sitting off to the side of the original Sonic Knuckles box is thicker than a standard Sega Genesis box anyway. Of course, as our Electronic Arts boxes, they're a little bit thicker, too. So in the general realm of having things ever so slightly off kilter for your Genesis games, this isn't a nice enough way to contain your sonic knuckles and not throw things off too badly. 

So what about other weird shaped Sega stuff you have? Let's say you have a copy of virtual racing now. This is the mega SD. This is a case that we make for the mega SD, which is the cartridge is exactly the same size and shape as your virtua racing for Sega Genesis. I don't have that, but I do have this. I want to show this off this. This case is designed to fit that, which is pretty wild. If you have your virtual racing and you just have a loose copy, you can have a nice place to keep it. 

Now, this is probably the single most important thing that you can do with the big box. And that is, you can finally solve the Doom problem if you have doom for 32X. You know that this game is pure evil now. Let's not consider this box for doom is complete insanity. Now, when I was a kid, I you can see this isn't a reproduction. I actually cut the cardboard box for doom. I sliced it up so that I could put it in a standard genesis case because I just liked the way they looked better on my shelf than the cardboard ones is the handlebar handful of cardboard games next to the neon cardboard games, and I effectively ruined my box copy of Doom in the process. So that's why this looks the way that it does. But it also doesn't really fit the cartridge either, because I really had to kind of cram this in there to make it fit in the Genesis slot, which is just not the right size for a 32 x game. 

But the biggest problem with doom on 32X is this This is upside-down and this belongs on the top. It's the only game for the 32X that has this not just upside down and it's just wrong in every way that sticks out like a sore thumb. This guy does not have that problem. Hurray for reproduction cases that actually have the logo for doom facing the right way so it can look all nice and pretty on your shelf. And as you can see, 32 X games fit nicely, so no more shoving them in your genesis boxes in hopes of making them fit and having things bow and look all silly and whatnot. 

But of course, there's more Sega in the world. We have the game gear. Here we go. Copy Sonic two for Game Gear. You probably also have a lot of these laying around. Game gear boxes are even harder to come by than Game Boy boxes, so again, having your game gear stuff lined up on a shelf isn't the easiest thing to do. But if you're a big gang fan, you'd probably want to have them lined up on your shelf, and these fantastic bit boxes are an excellent way to do so. This is rather tall, you know why? Because it's the same. One, as the turbo graphics, 16, one that actually fits in gear games inside of it. That's what these four corners are for. Isn't that special? So here's your Sonic two in a bit box to line up on your shelf, and they would look really darn nice lined up that way. But that's not all. We also discovered that if you just happen to be Atari Lynx flavored in your collecting, these fit pretty nicely in here too. And you just kind of stick them down on the bottom and knees to this little space down here for like the turbo graphics card and stuff actually connects onto it pretty nicely. So you can see it's not. It's not sliding. It's not going anywhere. It actually snaps in there pretty nicely. Now we don't actually offer Atari Lynx artwork for these, for these cases, but they do fit in there quite nicely. And that is the breakdown of what you can do with our various bit boxes. 

OK, so what we have here is two rows of any games. The top are in original boxes and box protectors, and then the bottom are our fit box cases. And I did this for a couple of reasons. One, This is the Billy bookshelf from IKEA. And as you can see, they don't. The bit boxes don't really take up much more space. You could probably fit one more box in here if you really wanted to squeeze them together. You could definitely fit at least one more box if you take them out of the box protectors, but I don't really recommend keeping your any games outside of box protectors on your shelf. And then, you know you see the bit box ones down here. They don't really have this little extra space, but they do fit here like it's very easy to get games in and out of these cases.

Now, the thing that I wanted to show was that the bit boxes provide this wonderful sense of uniformity that you don't really get when you advertise your games. Otherwise, most of the custom artwork that we have available for these things has, like the publisher down on the bottom, all lined up or facing the right direction. Whereas when you look at the original releases, when you don't arrange them by a publisher like a crazy person like me, you just put them alphabetically. You get kind of this mishmash mess of a look like it's it's not that it looks bad, but you have your, you know, two different flavors of alter games with the angles facing differently. You know, your Tecmo ones all line up here. But when you separate them like this, there's some software there. There you got the blue on the top and the three different places. It does kind of look a little bit messy, whereas the bit boxes provide this wonderful sense of uniformity, which brings just an incredible smile to my face being able to see it all lined up with the exact same thing. So you got the the unique artwork for all the different titles going across here, but you also have a sense of cohesion, even if you just want to illustrate alphabetical order instead of arranging them by a publisher, which you know you do what you have to do with your own collections. But I just wanted to show this is a really nice look when you have them all lined up on your shelf like this?

OK, so here we are at Stoneagegamer.com Forgive the pumpkin. The appearance it is October when this video is being recorded. Regardless, we're here to look at how exactly you buy your prints for your bit boxes. So we're going to look at any yes ones right now. So we'll go up here to our CES Nintendo and we're going to go to any yes, we're going to look at game cases, and that'll bring us to all the stuff that is BritBox related. You've got the box protectors and all sorts of other business, and we're just going to go right here to beat box any ass prints. So this is where you can choose all of your prints and stuff. So first you've got to you know, you want to figure out how many are going to buy as if you've bought 15 bit boxes and you're going to want 15 pieces of artwork. You just quantity this right up on to 15 today, he added. To cart, and you're pretty much good to go. 

You do have to read the printing disclaimer. That's this right here. This is talking about how things get printed out, how things are cut and all that other business. Make sure you read this before you place your order and then you hit the all. I agree to the printing disclaimer thing and you're good to go now. Right now, we're not actually going to be able to show you the specific process of actually manually adding them to the cart because you have to place an order first. Then within one business day of ordering, you'll receive an email with instructions explaining how to select your prints. But you do have the option to look through them first before you make any sort of purchases, and that's pretty much the same looking form. So we'll just show that to you in a minute or if you just want to download the art so you can print out yourself. There's a whole other little clicky clicky guy down here. You click on that. It's just going to open up basically a giant drop box file that you can click on through, find whatever artwork you want and print it out. So we're going to click up here for the stuff that we're to look at, the stuff that we have available for printing.

As you can see here, the coverage provided by the cover project, but this is not the exact same stuff you'd find if you went to cover Project Net because these things are side sized specifically for our bit boxes, it says. Here art that is surrounded by a purple border and has this bit box logo in the lower right hand corner is art specifically made for bit box game cases? This art was made to keep the original aspect ratios of the box art. All other art is upscaled from Universal Game Case Art provided by the Cover Project. So. Here we go. Basically, let's say we want to find artwork for Cobra Triangle now or to click on the letter, see here. We're going to scroll on down. I think I just went past. There it is. Cobra triangle, you can see this one is purple. It says bit box on it. That means this was specifically designed to fit in our bit box cases, whereas this one was not. And if we had placed the order, you could just click on this button here. As you can see here, when we're just looking. You can't accidentally add stuff to your cart or whatever, but once you've done this all properly, then you can change the number here for how many things you need. It's always best to go into something like this pretty organized ahead of time, like if you are ordering, say, 50 different big boxes, have it all written down first? Which bit box, which, which artwork you want printed first so you don't get a confused as to which ones you've you've hit, in which ones you have it in? That is pretty much the basics of how this works. 

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