My buying has certainly slowed down this month. But I still managed to get a good few bits added to the collection.

Star Raiders – Atari 2600

As the pilot of an interstellar starship, your mission is to destroy all enemy spacecraft on the galactic chart and prevent them from destroying your starbases. There are three different types of fighters roaming throughout the galaxy; cruisers, fighters, and basestars. With the help of your galactic map, you can find the sectors of the galaxy where these fighters are located and then warp there to destroy them. When all of the fighters in a sector are destroyed, you can warp to a new location for the next battle. Be sure to keep an eye on your starship’s energy level; warping to new locations, being hit by enemy fire, or colliding with an asteroid will drain your energy. If you completely run out of energy, your starship will be destroyed, however you can warp back to a starbase to refuel at any time. Returning to a starbase will also repair other types of damage your starship can receive, such as faulty engines, loss of your shields, and faulty photon torpedoes. When all of the enemy ships have been destroyed, you win the game and receive a rank.

This game also came with the Atari Video Touch Pad which is required for this game. The controller is fitted with an overlay, similar to that found on the Intellivision console, and would also be used again in the Atari Jaguar console.

Rating – Complete (Includes Atari Video Touch Pad)
Price Paid – £19.99 (Cash Converters)

Super Tennis – The Sega Card – Sega Master System

Super Tennis offers to control an unknown tennis player against a AI opponent, in various tennis courts, competing to win matches. The tennis players can be moved around freely on the court and the regular rules are followed. A third-person camera perspective is used, from a fixed perspective. The two buttons on the controllers are use to hit straight and fast, and to lob. When close to the net, volleys and smashes are also possible. Multiplayer is supported for two players, head to head or in a doubles game with or against AI opponents.

I also have the cartridge version of this game for the Master System

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £24.99 (Cash Converters)

Transbot – The Sega Card – Sega Master System

Back in the solar year 2000 there was a nuclear war, and people are finally now emerging from underground to build a new society. But something is still wrong. DALAUS, a leftover computer from the old world is creating its own empire, and it is up to you to stop it. To complete this mission you will pilot a CA-214 (the TransBot), a new experimental astro-plane. TransBot is a side scrolling shooter for one or two players. There are a wide variety of enemies you will need to get past to be victorious throughout the many locations. The CA-214 can have different types of weapons to help out. You start out with a basic, default gun, but after collection a ? symbol you can choose a new weapon to use. There are six choices which will scroll past at the top of the screen, and your TransBot will be powered with whatever selection you make. Powered up weapons will only last for a limited amount of time before the TransBot reverts back to the basic weapon.

I also have the cartridge version of this game for the Master System

Rating – Complete (Missing Card Sleeve)
Price Paid – £29.99 (Cash Converters)

Space Harrier 3-D – Sega Master System

Space Harrier 3-D is more like Space Harrier 1 1/2. While it’s not a direct sequel to Space Harrier, it was designed to take advantage of the 3-D glasses available at the time. This game is considerably darker than the original and the sequel in both look and feel. Even the digitized voices are deeper in tone, creating a sense of urgency about it. Things are obviously not right in Space Harrier’s world. But if you’re familiar with the original, the premise is the same; blow everything up and fight the boss at the end.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0.00 (Came With 3D Glasses, eBay)

Blade Eagle 3-D – Sega Master System

Blade Eagle 3-D is a vertical shoot-em-up which has no story involved. You just have to shoot your way on three planets (you have to travel through space first), blasting as many enemies as possible. Along the way, there are several bosses that you have to defeat. The later ones drop a power-up, which you can use to upgrade your ship. Some of the power-ups include double shots and laser beams. Another power-up gives you the ability to have an extra ship on your side and will join the fight, and will later serve as a backup. Blade Eagle is designed for play in conjunction with the Sega 3-D Glasses. If you play without the 3-D glasses, it will look like as if there are two of your ships, not just one. If there are four enemies approaching you, they will look like eight.

Rating – Boxed, No Manual
Price Paid – £0.00 (Came With 3D Glasses, eBay)

Zaxxon 3D – Sega Mark III

Zaxxon 3-D is, as the title implies, a three-dimensional variant of the arcade game Zaxxon. Like most games of its kind, the backdrop is set in space. The first part of the battle is spent shooting down opposing fighters, snagging more powerful weapons, speed power-ups and fuel. Not only do you have to worry about the enemy, your fuel is working against you as well. The second part of the battle is to grab fuel and take out ground forces through a 3D corridor and dodging walls. The final part of the battle is the end boss.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0.00 (Came With 3D Glasses, eBay)

The Sega 3-D Glasses

Please see separate post here

Rating – Boxed, No Manual
Price Paid – £200 ( eBay)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Classic Mini

Please see separate post here

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £112 (Cash Converters)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Switch

If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colourful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered! Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more!

I already have this game in digital form, but when I had the opportunity to add this to my collection physically, I had to.

Rating – Boxed No Manual
Price Paid – £20 (Cash Converters)

Super Mario 3D All Stars – Nintendo Switch

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a 2020 compilation of 3D platform games for the Nintendo Switch. It commemorates the 35th anniversary of Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise, with high-definition ports of Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002), and Super Mario Galaxy. The games in the collection utilize emulation. They support Joy-Con controls with rumble function, and are displayed at higher resolutions, such as Sunshine running in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Both Sunshine and Galaxy are displayed in 1080p in TV Mode and 720p in Handheld Mode, while 64 is displayed in 720p in both modes in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Rating – Boxed No Manual
Price Paid – £24 (Cash Converters)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Switch

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule In this stunning Open-Air Adventure. Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £16 (Cash Converters)

Timex T80 x PAC-MAN™ 34mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

As a collaboration designed to celebrate 40 years of both Timex digital watches and the arcade classic. The Timex T80 x PAC-MAN combines tough digital functionality with retro charm, surprising finishing, and most importantly, fun.
Timex has taken the playful, computerized side of ‘80s nostalgia and amplified it. The overall design of the piece feels endemic to 1980 but bigger, louder, and more outwardly fun than the real thing.

  • INDIGLO® Night-Light
  • Digital Chronograph Measures to 1/100 Seconds
  • Daily Alarm
  • Month, Day and Date Display


  • Case Width: 34 mm
  • Case Material: Resin
  • Band Colour: Black
  • Buckle/Clasp: Clasp (Self-Adjust)
  • Case Colour: Black
  • Case Finish: Polished
  • Case Shape: Square
  • Case Size: Full Size
  • Crystal/Lens: Acrylic
  • Dial Colour: Digital
  • Dial Markings: Digital
  • Watch Movement: Digital
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters
  • Case Height: 10 mm
  • Strap and Lug Width: 18 mm
  • Attachment Hardware Color: Black

Rating – Boxed
Price Paid – £69 (