[RetroPicks] The 1£-ers


Hello guys, Most of times when I look for some games online I end up looking for games on auction and nothing teases me more than a 1€ (of 1£)  auction, mainly because, especially for the most valuable games, there’s always the possibility to close a good deal at a price below the “regular” value…

[RetroPicks] Mega Drive Treasure Chest!


Hello guys, A couple of weeks ago I’ve got the best surprise ever since I’ve started collecting games. Since the beginning of the summer I’ve moved all of my stuff, consoles, video games and books in my living room and they stand there in good order, clean and not amassed in the tiny library I…

[RetroPicks] Sega does


Hello guys, As you know in the last months after I began collecting games, I’ve gained some XP 🙂 and I started to understand a bit more about games and consoles I’ve never played before; this new knowledge led me to develop a passion for the other side of 8-bit gaming, represented in my Nintendo-centric…

[RetroPicks] The revenge of SNES


Hello guys, After the overload of NES games I showed you in the previous RetroPicks posts, this time I’d like to tell you about the lot of SNES games I’ve bought. I’ve happened to find an italian seller who listed a lot of SNES cartridges, like 150 and, even though some of them were quite…

[RetroPicks] The Legend is here!


Hello guys, In one of the last posts of the [RetroPicks] column I told you I found a rather cheap (for its standards) copy of The Legend of Zelda 2 – The Adventure of Link. Well, a few weeks later I found an ad online from an italian guy that was getting rid of his…

[RetroPicks] Speccy’s turn


Hello guys, You may wonder (or maybe not) what I do with the ZX Spectrum I’ve bought some months ago without any kind of software to run on it. That’s a good question and that’s the reason why I decided to buy something to, at least, spend some time with my loved home computer instead…

[RetroPicks] Intellivision lives!


Hello guys! It was just lasw week when I said that I wanted to focus my collection on three main subjects (“modern” consoles, Resident Evil games and NES cartridges) and I’ve just given myself away. While I was reading tons of listing and ads online I stumbled upon an italian guy who was selling a…

[RetroPicks] Zelda’s creek


Hello guys, I completely overlooked some of the games I’ve bought in the past months so today I’d like to talk about one of the best hauls in terms of quality. But before unveiling the best games I’ve got, let’s warm-up a bit with some less-known or less intriguing games. The first bunch feature some…

[RetroPicks] Haul of consoles!


Hello guys! Today I’d like to tell you about my last purchase. I’m very happy about it and I really couldn’t help but write about it. Every weekend in a range of 20-30 km from here they do some second hand markets and I really wanted to see one. I’ve been lucky to have sunday…

[RetroPicks] The Ghosts, the Goblins and the others


Hello guys, The NES is always on my mind and its games on top of my whishlist. That’s the reason why even this post will be focused on NES games, five to be precise. I’ve found them from one of my trusted sellers and, except for one, I’ve picked them up for a few euros….

[RetroPicks] A bit of everything


Hello guys, The monthly column Picks of the month has a bit overshadowed this one dedicated to my purchases. For sure it’s easyu for me to show you all at once month by month but sometimes I still need some time to double check what I’ve bought and to analyze a bit more in depth…

[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…