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The Cover Project + Universal Game Cases = OCD Geek Heaven!

I just found my new compulsive hobby!
I’m a bit of a freak and I hate to have games without boxes, manuals or covers. In fact I won’t buy an old game without these. That said even with the complete package you have to admit that the NES sleeves kinda suck, the SNES and GBA cardboard is a bit bland and so on and so forth…

In comes the Universal Game Case which, as the name applies, is a universal case for Genesis, NES, SNES… about the size of an old VHS… ($42 for 100 on this site).

But it gets even better is when you add The Cover Project to the mix which basically makes custom covers based on original NES, SNES and everything in between games made to fit Universal Game Cases.

And the result of that is this greatness:


Also you can do the same thing for you GBA collection by grabbing DS cases off of the Nintendo website ($7 for 10) which ends up looking like this:


The collection pics do not belong to me.

April 8, 2009 - Posted by | Random Musings, Video Game Merchandise | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. you are my hero…i have been looking for something like this to really give justice to all the great games i want to display…the game cases can be a little expensive but are worth it…this is impressive!!

    Comment by dane | November 13, 2009 | Reply

    • Glad I could help!
      I haven’t tackle this yet but I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comment by nostalgeek | November 13, 2009 | Reply

    • You can get them at this URL for only $1.59 a case.

      Comment by Theretrogamer | February 9, 2011 | Reply

      • yeah there are a few sites that sell them. I wish you could still buy them in black though.

        Comment by nostalgeek | February 10, 2011

  2. Anyone know of a place I can buy DS cases without the need of a credit card? Paypal preferred.

    Comment by Devin | February 10, 2010 | Reply

    • I know the official Nintendo website sells them but I’m no sure if they take Paypal. Otherwise I would check eBay.

      Comment by nostalgeek | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. Hey, what paper do you print your covers on?

    Comment by Turbo Baby Puncher | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • For now I use the paper that’s in the laser printer at work ๐Ÿ™‚
      I think I remember some people recommending glossy presentation paper. But your best bet is to check the site’s forums, they are filled with info.

      Comment by nostalgeek | June 29, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hey those pics look familiar on the counter…wait those are mine! lol

    Comment by Duo-r | October 9, 2010 | Reply

    • I have to represent the greatness ๐Ÿ™‚
      I can’t remember who made those… Are yo Shenske? Grumble? 7k?…

      Comment by nostalgeek | November 1, 2010 | Reply

    • nostalgeek – this is Duo-R from the forums. I also have the same username on other gaming forums. I have a very nice collection of GBA games too that I should post up.

      Comment by Duo-r | December 11, 2010 | Reply

      • also – I did the top two photos (SNES, Genesis and Sega CD). Not sure who did the bottom two but like I said I did a nice GBA collection, including a custom box for Wario Ware Twisted (got the idea from someone else).

        Comment by Duo-r | December 11, 2010

      • Well thank you for letting me use your pics ๐Ÿ™‚

        Comment by nostalgeek | December 13, 2010

  5. video games can be very addicting that is why sometimes i limit myself from playing too much of it :

    Comment by Disco Lights ยท | November 4, 2010 | Reply

  6. I greatly enjoyed looking through your blog and found an informative one for games related topics.

    Comment by Pizza Games | January 31, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you!
      It’s comments like these that will motivate me to get back into it when I have time.

      Comment by nostalgeek | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  7. Thank you so much I have been looking for a way to put all my SNES games into cases without spending time buying the actual boxes.

    Comment by Theretrogamer | February 9, 2011 | Reply

    • You’re most welcome!

      Comment by nostalgeek | February 10, 2011 | Reply

  8. This is so cool. ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a Retron3 and a bunch of games. Now I can get covers and cases. Thanks TheRetroGamer 4 the link.

    Comment by VegetaMike | April 10, 2011 | Reply

  9. Does this also fit for SNES PAL Versions?

    Comment by BigBen | October 27, 2011 | Reply

    • That’s a good question. i’m not sure but you could ask on the forums and I’m sure you’ll get an answer quickly.

      Comment by nostalgeek | October 27, 2011 | Reply

      • okay I’ll do that ๐Ÿ˜‰ thank you

        Comment by BigBen | November 7, 2011

  10. I Love it man, looks amazing, My Only Problem for me is I would Never put A Genesis cartridge in Anything besides a black case, Can U get the black version still?

    I have seen links that are a few years old 4 the black version case, but no dice, were they disscontinued?

    And Iam not they type of guy to go and use hashed up double DVD case, looks like crap In My Opinion.

    Comment by Dave | January 23, 2012 | Reply

    • I agree with you. I’m pretty anal as well and I’d much prefer them in black but they don’t make them like this anymore (as far as I know).
      And one big gripe I have also is that there are no brackets to hold the manuals in those cases.
      In any case it’s the best option for now.

      Comment by nostalgeek | January 23, 2012 | Reply

  11. I have searched high & low for the correct measurements for the UGCs for covers to print at the correct size. Could you help? Do I need to resize the pic as well? I keep getting the edge of the cover cut off when it prints!

    Comment by Dawg338 | March 5, 2012 | Reply

  12. Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Appreciate it

    Comment by garcinia cambogia | July 22, 2013 | Reply

  13. Neaat blog! Is yiur ttheme custom made or did you download it from
    somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.

    Please let me know where you got your theme. Thanks

    Comment by garcinia cyto lean side effects | March 24, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks! The theme is premade, it used to be called Andreas04 but it seems to have been updated to Able.

      Comment by nostalgeek | March 24, 2014 | Reply

  14. Do NES games really fit? Everything I read just says SNES, N64, Genesis and CDs.

    Comment by GroovyBear | April 2, 2014 | Reply

    • From what I recall they fit but not by default. You have to cut a bit of plastic.

      Comment by nostalgeek | April 3, 2014 | Reply

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