To many people, retro gaming is a trip down memory lane and provides personal access to fond memories and tough challenges. It can be a key to some of the memories of playing with friends and particular things which happened at that time in your life. Some retro gamers take part for the collector in them, some see it as an evolution in technology and others enjoy it because more recent equipment and video games are far too complex for them. If a particular game or console wasn’t under tree at Christmas when you were a kid, retro gaming gives you the opportunity to live your best childhood life.
Collecting retro games and consoles has similarities to collecting other types of media and entertainment such as vinyl records. You can discover new games which you never knew existed or which you hadn’t been able to play when you were younger. Another advantage is that you can get retro games for as low as 50p or less from charity shops, eBay, Amazon and more. Retro gaming takes you on a treasure trail adventure as you never know what you will find next at such low prices.
After a quick search on eBay you can find retro Nintendo consoles for as little as £20, compared to the prices of a PlayStation4 at £230, it’s a no-brainer! Taking it further back, you can also find brands such as Atari, Sega, Commodore, Spectrum, Amiga and many more. It is also interesting to share your vintage video games with younger members of your family to give them a view into your childhood as well as to see just how far technology has come.