|As with many things 2600 related, the best variety of boxes can be found for
this system. Among the manufacturers that produced games for the 2600 there
is an abundance of unique box
styles. Atari naturally leads the way with boxes, having produced the most
games in several different styles tied closely to their cartridge labels.
Most companies created one box style and used that for all their games, simply
altering the title and artwork on the front of the box and then the description
and screenshots (if any!) on the back. But a few companies, such as Salu
created unique boxes for each title.
Since the 2600 is one of the oldest classic gaming systems, it can be rather
difficult finding boxes for this system. And when you are fortunate to run across
boxes they're not always in the best shape, especially those found in the wild.
Because of this, boxed games, especially rarer titles, can be worth considerably
more than just the cartridge alone. For instance, a boxed Swordquest:
Waterworld game is rare find indeed and could easily double the asking price,
whereas a boxed Pac-Man
might not even catch the attention of most collectors.
If you have any boxes for the 2600 that we're missing and would like to loan
them to us or scan them, please