[Retropicks] Do you need a Flight Simulator for NES?


Hello guys, Maybe you should have understood it, but NES is my favourite console. That’s the reason why I always look for games for it and that’s the reason why my column RetroPicks is always full of NES cartridges. Even this time I have quite a treasure to talk about, not because the games are…

[RetroPicks] Philips VG 8020


Hello guys, You may rememeber some time ago I wrote a post about the bunch of dirty stuff I’ve found in an old container. Computers, parts, software, almost everything, but most of all filthy dirty things. One of the few things that wasn’t ready for the dump was the Philips VG-8020, one of the most…

[RetroPicks] Guess what’s the odd one out…


Hello guys, I’ve been buying a lot of NES games lately, European and American, since I’ve found a person that is selling imprted NTSC games that otherwise I wouldn’t find in Europe. All of them were rather common so this means that they were also cheap! 🙂 But there’s something more, as you can see…

[RetroPicks] Unexpected deals are the best deals!


Hello guys, You now I’m an eBay addicted and everyday I check patiently and carefull all the new ads to try to find good things at low prices. One of the searches I follow painstackingly is the one related to the NES world which is my undisguised love. However there is always someone who puts…

[RetroPicks] NES & SNES


Hello guys, In the last times I started to make some modifications and restoring of old consoles. Actually the few I made turned out to be good jobs so I got the idea to do this as a side project of blogging and collecting. For this reason I’m always looking for consoles to repair and…

[RetroPicks] CoolNESs!


Hello guys again, and welcome to my new post regarding some shopping I did some time ago. I’ve improved a lot my NES games collection, even if I’m far far away to have at least the mandatory games, but I surely have now more than what I had when I started. NES is my console of…

[RetroPicks] An horde of old computers!


Hello guys, Some time ago I went down to my parents home for a weekend and I decided to go and visit an old family friend who runs the Public Assistance service in town. I’ve been a volounteer there back then and even like 10 years ago I remember there was a room packed with…

[RetroPicks] Another step forward in my collection


Hello guys, I’ve been buying a lot of NES games lately. For the moment I’m lucky because I’m building the base of my collection: cheap and common titles that stand in every collector vault, even if probably they don’t like them. I think this good days will end soon because I’m running out of cheap…

[RetroPicks] Game Gear


Hello guys, A few weeks ago, while I was in Mantova with my girlfriend I decided to check a few hock shops in town to see if there was something interesting. Unfortunately these kind of shops in Italy don’t offer great deals because all the people give their things away for the second hand markets…

[RetroPicks] Sega stuff


Hello guys! I can’t wait no more to tell you about the juicy bunch of games I’ve bought for my SEGA consoles, the Master System and the Mega Drive! Since I’ve always been a Nintendo boy, having owned as a kid a NES and a Game&Watch, now that I’m grown up I thought it could…

[RetroPicks] Master System, Master Race


Hello guys, Some times ago I stumbled upon some interesting auctions on Sega Master System games. It were some of these 1$ auction with no reserve price and with cheap shipping costs so I tried to get as many games as I could. After four days of bidding, as you can imagine I’ve lost many…

[RetroPicks] It’s wedNESday!


Hello guys, Maybe you remember two weeks ago I posted an article regarding my last purchase of Nintendo games, some for NES, some for SNES and some for N64. Well Nintendo got me again and I managed to find other cartridges, this time only for NES, all in good shape and at rather good prices….