One thing I never really understood about Jaguar games is how to tell their origin. I know that there was great controvocy over the console at launch due to a lot of US machines getting converted to be sold to the unsuspecting UK public, and as the Jaguar was multi-region, many US games infected the UK market. One obvious sign of origin is the ESRB logo, which denotes a game of US origin, although not all games at the time had this. Another thing I have never been 100% sure on is how to tell a factory sealed copy from a reseal, although I believe factory sealed copies have a thick vertical seam down the back and exhibit hanging tabs
The two games I bought were Tempest 2000 and Flashback, two of the better and more popular games on the system at the time. I was actually bidding on about a dozen games from the same seller, who also had games such as Alien Vs Predator, Doom, Brutal Sports Football, and Power Drive, yet these two were the only ones I won. I really wanted AvP and Tempest 2000 the most, but I was happy with my winnings. I already had Doom, and Brutal Sports Football would've been nice to have as it's one of my favourite games of the era, but Tempest 2000 was a good compromise.
I can't remember exactly how or when I lost interest in the Jaguar, but I think it might have been the fact that sealed games for the console were both scarce and expensive. And at the time I wanted to focus more on the Dreamcast and N64 games, as they were becoming harder to get hold of and getting more expensive, as well as wanting to focus more on PlayStation games.
As you can see in the pics below, both games are prime examples of perfectly sealed Jaguar games. Both have vertical seams, sharp corners, and untorn plastic, and both have unused / unpunched hanging tabs as well! Flashback is clearly of American origin, although it's hard to tell what region Tempest 2000 is from.
Both games are for sale if anyone is interested!
Sealed Atari Jaguar games:
- Tempest 2000