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

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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 →

Talking It Back – 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 11 of 20: Retro Games of The Future.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. I often hear stories of people buying Nintendo 64 games during the time when the console was going out of fashion and games were being sold complete in box for around €5. I... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back: Super Mario Bros.

The first video game I ever played was Super Mario Bros on the Nintendo Nes. I can remember sitting in front of the TV for hours upon hours with my older brother Aodhan, making our way through the mushroom kingdom... Continue Reading →

Why Retro?

Why Retro? This is a question that I get asked all too often. People are fascinated that I prefer to play games that were released over 30 years ago when I could be playing the latest game that was released... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 5 of 20: Loose Carts to Start.

There is a big difference in price between loose cartridge games and boxed or complete in box(CIB) games and sometimes it is better to keep it loose, especially when you start out collecting.   I have bought quite a few... Continue Reading →

Retro Gaming, The Beauty of Box Art.

One of the many reasons I love retro video games is the box art. There are so many titles with art work almost as good as the game itself and in some cases, better. Don't get me wrong, current generation... Continue Reading →

My Intro to Retro.

The main reason I love to play the games of my childhood is nostalgia. Placing that Super Mario World cartridge in to the Super Nintendo, flipping that power switch on and seeing the red light appear makes me smile every... Continue Reading →

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