Super Nintendo

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The Snes is a very popular console for both collectors and among retrogamers generally. The console itself was certainly a huge step up from the NES, with a much more reliable and compact design and the harsh corners of the NES giving way to lots of smooth curves. The Snes is still one of the better looking consoles out there. … Read More

SNK Neo Geo

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Probably the main factor to consider when buying a Neo Geo system is cost. When these games were initially released, they used to cost several hundreds of pounds to buy, as the games were released on cartridge and were modified versions of the original Neo Geo MVS Arcade game so what you were buying was as ‘Arcade Perfect’ as you … Read More

Sega Saturn

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Although massively overshadowed (particularly in the west) by the Sony Playstation, the Sega Saturn shouldn’t be dismissed by gamers. There were some big name releases, many of which were not released on other systems. Fortunately the Saturn is relatively inexpensive to get into – the system will set you back about £20-£30 and the most common games can be picked … Read More

Sega Mega Drive

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The Sega Mega Drive is one of the cheapest retro consoles to get into, due to its widespread availability in this country. You’ll often find them at Car Boot Sales and on Ebay from between £5 and £15 for a basic setup. I’d personally recommend buying a Mega Drive 1 rather than a Mega Drive 2, as the aerial lead … Read More

Sega Master System

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The Sega Master System is a very affordable Console to get started with, due to its widespread availability. You’ll often find them at Car Boot Sales and on Ebay from between £5 and £15 for a basic setup. I’d personally recommend buying a Master System 1 rather than a Master System 2 as the Master System 1 allows you to … Read More

Sega Dreamcast

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Over the past few years, the Dreamcast has become a much cheaper console to collect for than it used to be. Consoles can be picked up for around £20-£30 although it’s important to get a machine that has been looked after as the machine can get temperamental after a while with random resets being the main problem. For the perfectionist … Read More

Nintendo Gamecube

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With the release of the Nintendo Wii, Gamecubes have been getting cheaper and cheaper as people look to upgrade. For those who have never owned one before, now is an ideal time to pick one up. Ebay is usually the best place to look as there is always a huge supply of consoles for sale and you can pick up … Read More