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Retro Gamer Ireland

Retro video game nerd with a love of nostalgia and all things gaming.

A Blast From The Past With The Snes Classic Edition

When the NES Classic Edition was released last year, the rumour of a SNES Classic Edition was already doing the rounds among the gaming community. Then with the success of the notorious NES Classic Edition, it was a certainty that... Continue Reading →

Talking it Back: Pokémon Yellow

I recently delved back in to the world of Pokémon Yellow and started a brand new journey to become a Pokémon master. My first intro to Pokémon on the Game Boy was Pokémon Blue, one of the games that defined... Continue Reading →

Blog Awards Ireland Update

Recently I announced that I was lucky enough to have made the longlist for the V By Very Blog Awards Ireland in their Gaming category. I am delighted to say that I am now a finalist and will be heading... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back: Super Mario Bros 3

The third installment into the Super Mario Bros series is arguably the best of all. SMB3 (Super Mario Bros 3) was initially released in Japan during October of 1988, it didn't make it to western markets until February of 1990... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 14 or 20: Buying In Bulk.

It’s dangerous to go alone! Read this. Something that can be easily over looked when on the hunt for some new old games is buying in bulk. When buying a bundle of games it does require you to spend a... Continue Reading →

20 Years of Goldeneye 007.

Friday the 25th of August was the 20th anniversary of Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64. Goldeneye is an iconic and revolutionary first person shooter by the Notorious Rare company who created some of the N64's most beloved games. Video... Continue Reading →

Wait, Press Pause! I’ve Made The Blog Awards Ireland Longlist.

Recently I decided to put my name forward for the V By Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 and it has paid off. I got the news this week that I have made the longlist with 6 other websites in their... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 13 of 20: Branch Out And Try Something Different.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. In my early days of gaming, I was definitely a creature of habit, I would tend to play the same games over and over again without branching out to discover new genres that... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back: The Legend of Zelda.

I recently completed The Legend Of Zelda on the Nes for the first time ever, even though I have been playing this game for as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories of TLOZ is playing... Continue Reading →

Why The Nintendo 64?

The Nintendo 64 is a favorite for a lot of gamers both young and old. Its impressive library boasts some of the greatest video games of all time such as Super Mario 64, Goldeneye 007, Banjo Kazooie, The Legend of... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday, Super Mario Bros 2.

I can always remember playing Super Mario Bros 2 as a kid and being amazing by how different it was to it's predecessor. It wasn't until many years later that I would learn of the games history and hear the... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 12 of 20: Collectibles And Merchandise.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. I love all things gaming and that includes some of the amazing collectibles and merchandise that is out there. This includes pin badges, posters, toys, movies, clothes, the list goes on. Collectibles and... Continue Reading →

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