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Completing Classics – The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past.

It's dangerous to go alone, read this. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past is one of the most iconic games of the franchise and a game that somehow passed me by as a kid. I am a... Continue Reading →

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 – 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 →

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 →

Nintendo Announces The SNES Classic Mini.

The latest edition to the Nintendo Classic Mini series has finally been announced. The Snes Mini will be released in Europe on the 29th of September with a retail price of  about €89.99 which is pretty reasonable considering the amazing... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 10 of 20: Look after your collection.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. When collecting anything, it is really important to look after your collection so here are a few of the tips that I take into consideration when looking after my collection. First things first,... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 9 of 20: Keep A Catalogue.

I'm back after a little break, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild kind of consumed me for the past few weeks. I'm all finished now, well the main story line at least so thought I'd get cracking on... 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 →

An Interview with The Video Game Guy, AKA Rob Cavaliere.

As a huge retro video game fan and collector, I love to interact with other people who share my passion for retro gaming. One of my favorite mediums to use when connecting with other retro enthusiasts is Instagram. There is... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 3 of 20: Try Before You Buy

If you are looking at a new game and you are unsure whether or not you will like it then there are a few options available to you. Some of these are fairly obvious like watching some gameplay footage of... Continue Reading →

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