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Retro gaming is a culture and that's something you can't deny. The lifestyle is much more than just the games themselves, so understandably we've got a lot to say about them. Get our top lists on the best and worst games around, view our guided tours of retro gaming shops or even take a seat as we delve into gaming lore. Interviews are also up for grabs with game industry veterans, or should you fancy socialising...join the RetroCollect Retro Game Club.

Retro Gaming Shops - Bitz (101 Promenade, Bridlington)


When you stumble upon a second hand shop that describes itself as a retro graveyard, you know you're in for a treat. Bitz, located on the Promenade in the sunny town of Bridlington, is potentially the best stocked retro gaming shop in the country, holding plenty of reasons for any retro gamer to make a day trip out to the coast.

Last Updated ( 21 May 2012 )

Hot Button Topics: Castlevania, Lost in Translation.


With over 25 years worth of titles spread across a vast array of systems, and the next generation of consoles revving their engines, where will Dracula and the Belmont gang be headed to next?

Last Updated ( 18 May 2012 )

Retro Gaming Shops - Insane Games (15 Old Street, Clevedon)


For the final stop of our retro gaming tour of the south, we stop by Insane Games in Clevedon, North Somerset. With the RetroCollect Squad hoping even more classic games at bargain prices, our focus ended up elsewhere thanks to a certain in store distraction...

Last Updated ( 12 May 2012 )

Retro Gaming Shops - MT Games (Meadow Street, Weston-Super-Mare)


As the RetroCollect Squad continue their tour of the south, they stumbled upon yet another decent stockist of classic games. MT Games situated in Weston-Super-Mare was another member of the 'proud to be stocking retro' retailers. With cabinets and shelves holding many desirables, we decided to get the word out to the retro gaming community.

Last Updated ( 08 May 2012 )

Retro Gaming Shops - Pink Planet Exchange (Gloucester Road, Bristol)


With several of the RetroCollect Squad on tour down south after RetroVision 2012, a tour of the local gaming shops was in order. After viewing the lackluster stock found in the high street chains, we stumbled across the much more promising branch of Pink Planet Exchange, situated on Bristol's Gloucester Road.

Last Updated ( 07 May 2012 )

Every Nintendo 64 Game Released In One 25 Minute Video


Do you ever find yourself staring at your retro games collection wondering what to play, with the passing thought that a small visual hint might make the decision easier? Well how about a video containing every single Nintendo 64 game released?

Last Updated ( 18 April 2012 )

Video Power & The Power Team - The US Equivalent To The Hit UK TV Show Gamesmaster


Although arriving two years before the hit UK TV show Gamesmaster, gamers in the US had their very own video game broadcast known as Video Power featuring news, hints and reviews. The show was also accompanied by The Power Team, a cartoon tailored around characters from various Acclaim games.

Last Updated ( 16 April 2012 )

Hidden Gems: Top 10 Nintendo Game Boy Undiscovered Classics


With over 450 Nintendo Game Boy games released in PAL territories, there’s more than enough to be enjoying on the classic chunky handheld. But what are the greatest titles hidden amongst the wealth of grey cartridges? Get your batteries at the ready and power up to find out!

Last Updated ( 12 April 2012 )

Hot Button Topics: You're Too Old To Play Video Games, Grandma!

wii_elderly_0630There’s a huge unspoken monster that’s slowly revealing its face to the video game public, and it’s going to have an effect on every single person who reads this, guaranteed. It’s video games and ageism, and how we’re not dealing with it the proper way. 
Last Updated ( 23 March 2012 )

Interview: VideoGameImports & Their Colourful Past Running A Mail-Order Business In The 16-Bit Era


Remember those adverts placed amongst the back pages of Computer & Video Games magazine which offered a gateway into the wonderful world of import gaming? RetroCollect catches up with one of the veterans of the import gaming scene now known as VideoGameImports, offering an insight into the rollercoaster ride of being a mail-order business.

Last Updated ( 13 March 2012 )

Retro Game Club: Crazy Taxi (Multi-platform)


It’s party time, let’s have some fun! The RetroCollect’s Retro Game Club is back and ready to find our community’s very own speed demon capable of insane high scores. Buckle up tight as we tackle Sega’s one and only Crazy Taxi.

Last Updated ( 09 March 2012 )

Top Five Justice League Characters That Haven’t (And Should’ve) Had Their Own Video Game.


Living in the shadow of Batman and Superman is tough, and most Justice League characters have always remained mere assistants. During the comic boom of the 1990s, there was another big trend in creative entertainment culture: video games. It’s only natural to look at the five heroes who should’ve received their own video game.

Last Updated ( 14 February 2012 )
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