Collector's Guides to Retro Gaming

Collector's Guide: Classic Disney Video Games Vol. 1


Not too long ago, released the Genesis versions of Disney’s Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King (more info about the releases can be found here). This was a very welcome surprise, and I encourage anyone to check these games out (especially Aladdin). These releases had me thinking about some of the other great Disney video game relea [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 September 2016 )

Ultimate Collector's Guide To Sony's Playstation Portable (PSP)


The PSP (Playstation Portable) was Sony’s first attempt to enter the handheld gaming market back in September 1st 2005 (European market), it was competing back then with the Nintendo DS handheld. It had several re-designed models on later years usually aiming to have a sleeker design than the previous version while trying to retain as much featur [ … ]

Last Updated ( 23 July 2016 )

The Beginners Guide To Buying Retro Games In Japan (Without Knowing The Language)


Shopping for video games in Japan can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but the language barrier and incredibly wide selection can make it overwhelming, intimidating or even frustrating for some. If you have you heart set on something, it can be difficult to know where to even start. With this in mind it's time to put your minds at ease and p [ … ]

Last Updated ( 22 June 2016 )

Ultimate Collector's Guide To Sonic The Hedgehog Video Games


In the start of this series of articles, I hope to raise awareness of the many different places you can find one game in a popular series. My intent is to make it as easy as possible to figure out if you have the right platform for the game you’re looking for. As for how much you’d have to spend for each release of one game, it’s tough for me to sa [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 June 2016 )

Guide: How To Avoid Fake & Bootleg Retro Games On eBay


It's the nightmare we have all battled. You've successfully sniped, battled with PayPal, waited for the item to arrive in the post and pulled it from the box that you paid extra to have it delivered in. It was worth the extra expense as this is a game you've wanted for years - something you never thought you would be able to get. It was certainly w [ … ]

Last Updated ( 04 December 2014 )

Collector's Guide To The Sony PlayStation Vita


The succesor to the PlayStation Portable was released on the 22nd February 2012 on British shores.  A marked improvement on the much maligned PSP, the PS Vita has already inspired a number of video gamers to start collecting for this console.  While initially the reception for the console was muted to say the least, the PlayStation Vita [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 August 2014 )

Is The Recent Rise In Value Of Classic Video Games Here To Stay?


Over the last few years, both retro gamers and collectors have seen their favourite past time go through both ups and downs. As the very games we know and love have begun bordering a fine line between titles to enjoy and fragile investments, it's no surprise to see a Sega Game Gear release fetching a massive near four figure sum on eBay.

Last Updated ( 27 June 2013 )

Must Have eBay Tips For Retro Gamers & Collectors


The retro community is ever increasing and with that new collectors start looking towards expanding their collections. While the novice collector could survive on boot sales, markets and second-hand shops, if they have a serious desire to complete any given consoles catalogue of games then they will eventually have to sell their soul to the devil a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 17 January 2013 )

5 Top Tips For Retro Gamers On How to Get The Best Bargains At Car Boot Sales & Flea Markets


As the winter days draw to a close, lazy Sunday lie-ins are no longer an option for many a retro gamer. Instead, they’re up at the crack of dawn trudging through a muddy field.

Last Updated ( 17 January 2013 )

Collector's Guide to the Bitcorp Gamate Handheld


In 1990 a small company from Taiwan decided to combat the Nintendo Game Boy with their own handheld game system. While their plans didn't quite follow through, what they left behind was an obscure memory of a forgotten handheld collectors can't get enough of. RetroCollect investigates the Gamate.

Last Updated ( 21 March 2011 )

Collector's Guide to the Nintendo Virtual Boy


With the release of the Nintendo 3DS fast approaching, it’s about time RetroCollect stepped back to look at Nintendo's first 3D venture. Deemed as a commercial failure, the Nintendo Virtual Boy holds a rich history with a highly collectible library of games.

Last Updated ( 29 January 2011 )
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