Retro Collecting

Stories about, and tips and tricks for, collecting retro games and gaming collectibles!  Plus, a few fun finds from my own collection.

Ask Iwata Book Review

Ask Iwata Book with Wii remote, Nintendo DS, Super Smash Bros. N64, Pokemon Snap, Smash Melee, Earthbound, and Kirby's Adventure

If you’re a gamer who wants to read more books, stick with me for this Ask Iwata book review! One of my wife and I’s recent goals is to read more books, as we got out of the habit a bit with the craziness of the past few years (our kids are still toddlers and …

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NES games worth playing today

Original NES console with controller and several of my favorite games

I bought an original NES! Since I recently re-purchased a Model 2 Genesis and built up a small collection, I was inspired to do the same for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the first console I ever owned (but traded in long, long ago). After grabbing Turtles II and III for my cartridge cleaning post, it …

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Sega Genesis Nomad Review

Sega Genesis Nomad and Nintendo Switch both playing Sonic 2

So I’m a little late in writing a Sega Genesis Nomad Review, since it released more than 25 years ago. But it’s still worth talking about today! I’ve recently been going through a surge of Sega Genesis nostalgia, and it all started with finding a great deal on the mythical Nomad. I really can’t believe …

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Top 10 Best Game Boy Games

My favorite Game Boy games box art-Zelda Link's Awakening, Dr. Mario, Final Fantasy Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Mole Mania, Metroid II and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

It’s almost impossible to separate nostalgia from my personal best Game Boy games. Like many gamers my age, the Game Boy was the first handheld system I owned, and I still remember it fondly. I got it for Christmas in 4th grade with both Link’s Awakening (as a pack-in) and Wario Land. And boy, I …

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