A great month for me this time around, not only with the items I bought, but also as it was Christmas I received loads of amazing gifts.

Golf – Nintendo NES

Golf features two challenging 18 hole courses where players are able to play a round of golf, and allows players to choose a club, adjust stance and control the swing. The game features three alternating views; an overhead long-range view of the entire hole, an overhead medium-range view from the ball’s current location, and an overhead close-range view of the green. Gameplay modes include 1 player, or 2 player play with a link cable.

This games is part of my Top 10 Quest

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £29.99 (eBay)

Mario & Yoshi – Nintendo Gameboy

You have to help Mario cope with falling Goombas, Bloopers, Boo Buddies, and Piranha Plants. As they fall, catch them on trays. Switch and shuffle them to save the day. Stack two of a kind and they both disappear. Or capture a whole bunch between two eggshell halves. A different kind of Yoshi will appear depending on how many enemies are between the eggshell halves. There is a password feature to save your progress.

This games is part of my Top 10 Quest

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £8.99 (eBay)

Missile Command – Atari 2600

Aliens from the planet of Krytol are attacking your cities! As the commander of a missile base, it is your responsibility to defend them. A variety of enemy weapons and planes will be incoming trying to destroy the six cities at the bottom of the screen. You need to fire missiles to destroy the incoming weapons. If anything gets through, one of your cities could be destroyed. When all of the cities are gone, the game is over. On each level you have a limited amount of ammo, so make sure most (if not all) of your shots are accurate or you could run out of ammo and leave your cities at risk! As the levels progress, there are more and more enemy weapons to destroy which come in at an increasingly faster rate.

This games is part of my Top 10 Quest

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £10.00 (eBay)

Nintendo Scope 6

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Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £39.99 (eBay)

Sega Saturn Wireless QI Charger

Sega Saturn returns not as the game machine from the ’90s but as the Sega Saturn Wireless Phone Charger, a charger for your Qi-compatible smartphone, allowing you to relive your teenage gaming glory!
The Sega Saturn Wireless Phone Charger works with any wireless charging enabled device, and features overheating, overcharging, and short circuit protection. Power it up through its USB-A to USB-C power cable, put your smartphone on it, and charging will start immediately. When not in use, keep it handy as a reminder of the mid- to late ’90s, when the Internet was still young and gaming was a home video thing!

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £12.50 (Segashop.co.uk)

The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Encyclopedia Book

The third book in Chris Scullion’s series of video game encyclopedias, the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis Encyclopedia is dedicated to Sega’s legendary 16-bit video game console. The book contains detailed information on every single game released for the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis in the west, as well as similarly thorough bonus sections covering every game released for its add-ons, the Mega CD and 32X. With nearly a thousand screenshots, generous helpings of bonus trivia and charmingly bad jokes, the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to a legendary gaming system.

Price Paid – £20.99 (Amazon.co.uk)

Sega Game Gear Micro Red and Blue

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Rating – Complete
Price Paid  
Red Variant – £ (Cex)
Blue Variant – £ (Cex)

Christmas 2021 Gifts

Nanoblock PAC-Man Arcade Machine (NBCC-107)

Pac-Man made its arcade debut in 1980, and rapidly became a worldwide favorite, even being certified by Guinness World Records as the most successful arcade game machine ever! Now you can build your very own miniature Pac-Man arcade cabinet with this Nanoblock set.
PAC-MAN Arcade Machine from Nanoblock’s Character Collection series stands approximately 2.43″ tall and has 160 pieces. This kit features all the details one would expect and is fun and easy to build! This is considered an entry level kit.

Paladone Super Mario Bros Collectors Edition Magnets

Create and personalize your very own Super Mario levels with this Super Mario Bros. set of fridge magnet based on the classic and legendary video game.
Included: Mario and Luigi, mushrooms, turtles, flowers, coins, and even level details such as brick platforms and sewer tunnels, so you can create your own new levels! Build your own Mushroom Kingdom right in your kitchen, and give your fridge a colorful new power-up! Features 80 magnetic characters and icons from the original game.
Mario has become an instantly recognizable icon of popular culture, and a favorite among generations of gamers. Get yours today for your favorite Super Mario Bros. fan.
These Super Mario Bros. Magnets are Officially Licensed Nintendo products. Contains 80 magnets.

Paladone Pac-Man Ghost Salt & Pepper Pots

The world’s most recognisable video game character, Pac-Man, celebrated his 30th birthday in 2010 and his popularity show no sign of waning. Anyone who has played the game knows his arch enemies are the Ghosts which chase him around the maze. New to the official range of Pac-Man merchandise this year are these super-cute Ghost Salt and Pepper Pots which will lend any kitchen table an air of quirky, retro cool. The ceramic Ghost Salt and Pepper Pots feature the red ghost (Blinky) and the blue ghost (Inky). They measure just over 6 cms in length and are really easy to clean inside and out. The red Ghost Pot is intended for salt as indicated by the holes in the top forming an ‘S’ shape. Similarly, the blue Ghost Pot is intended for pepper and the holes for the pepper form a ‘P’ for easy identification. The Ghost Salt and Pepper Pots can be refilled by removing the plastic bung at the bottom of each pot and adding salt or pepper accordingly.

Fizz Creations Tetris Keyring Arcade Game

Officially licensed Tetris merchandise!
Enjoy the iconic game of Tetris™ with this keyring arcade! This awesome mini arcade game features the iconic original sounds from the nostalgic game, Official Game Play and Black & White Screen – a great authentic gift for a fan of the gaming franchise!
Two different game modes:
Marathon – Can you go the distance? Traditional game play with 15 levels
Sprint – Get ready to race! How fast can you clear 25 lines?

Pac-Man The Chase Towel

Are you a fan of this classic retro game? This officially licensed towel is the one for you! Take to the beach, the swimming baths or even use at home. Features:• Pac-Man game design featuring ‘waka waka’ slogan• 100% cotton
Size: 75 x 150cm

Seven Squared Vectrex T-Shirt

Released in 1982 and despite being a commercial failure, the Vectrex was highly praised for its software library, graphical capabilities and use of a built-in monitor; several publications labeled it one of the best home consoles available at the time.

Atari Star Raiders T-Shirt

Throw it back to the retro era of gaming with the Atari Star Raiders Men’s T-Shirt 

Mega Drive Pyjama T-Shirt

Get that retro feel with these 80s-inspired Mega Drive pyjamas. Whether you’re lounging around the house, settling in for a late-night gaming session, or winding down and looking to get some rest, the cotton-rich fabric ensures that you do it in comfort.

The strange thing about this T-shirt is that it has “Master System” printed in the back.

Tiny Arcade Dig Dug Electronic Micro Arcade Game

Have you got what it takes to help Dig Dug dig tunnels through the dirt and eliminate the Pookas and Fygars with Tiny Arcade Dig Dug? The further down you dig the more points you get when you kill the enemies. A game where you can make your enemies explode or throw rocks on them. It’s totally tubular.

Tiny Arcade Galaga Electronic Micro Arcade Game

Classic arcade video games that fit in the palm of your hand and actually work! Complete game play, full color, hi-res screen, authentic game sounds, joystick and two control buttons.Each game dimensions are less than 4-inches tall x 2-inches wide x 2-inches deep. It’s the return of the alien invasion! The sequel to Tiny Arcade Galaxian is coming to a home near you with Tiny Arcade Galaga. You must board the spaceship and vanquish those aliens who will try to take over the spaceship.

Tiny Arcade Pac-Man Electronic Micro Arcade Game

A great retro gift from the original Japanese Arcade Game of the 1980’s!

Our adorable Pac Man Arcade Game looks and plays like the original with an arcade style joystick and music too! No coins required just click the start button and start chomping pellets and chasing ghosts. Two modes of play included in this full color game. Introduced in 1980 Namco’s pioneering Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man are among of the most popular video games ever! Do you remember the sound of Pac Man eating dots and eating ghosts in hyper speed?

Tiny Arcade Atari 2600 Electronic Micro Arcade Game

Introducing the Tiny Arcade Atari 2600! The smallest fully functional desk-top console game! Includes 9 original Atari games plus bonus fan-favourite Pac-Man! Original Atari Games include Combat, Warlords, Millipede, Tempest, Centipede, Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids and Breakout. Challenge your family and friends! Who will be the Tiny Arcade champion? Includes Hi Resolution Classic Console TV with adjustable screen for optimal game play, iconic 2600 Joystick and classic 2600 Console.

Super Mario Bros – Nintendo Game & Watch

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Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (Christmas Gift)

Super Mario 64 – Nintendo 64

Mario is invited to Peach’s castle, but when he arrives Peach is nowhere to be seen. He soon learns from Toad that Bowser has once again kidnapped her. The Koopa King has also put a spell on her castle, imprisoning her subjects. So it is up to Mario to break the spell and rescue Peach.
Super Mario 64 is the first Mario game done entirely with 3D graphics. The core gameplay is similar to previous platform installments, focusing on jumping, avoiding obstacles and defeating enemies. Levels can be explored without time limits. Stars must be collected in order to unlock new areas, eventually gaining access to various parts of Bowser’s castle. Defeating Bowser on each floor procures keys necessary to unlock big doors and enter other floors, which contain more areas.

This games is part of my Top 10 Quest

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (Christmas Gift)

Mario Kart 64 – Nintendo 64

Mario Kart 64 races eight familiar faces, including Mario, Bowser and Yoshi, on four progressively tougher four-track circuits. Wide curves and gentle banks mark the Mushroom Cup tracks. Your commute gets notably tougher on the Flower Cup, though. The player will have to dodge semis rumbling on Toad’s Turnpike and bounding boulders on fogbound Choco Mountain! Star Cup tracks range from the icy surfaces of Sherbet Land to the lava lakes of Bowser’s Castle. The true test of karting competence, though, comes on the four tracks in Special Cup. Zip through the dark caves and green hillsides of Donkey Kong’s Jungle Parkway, cling to the sheer cliffs of Yoshi Valley and hustle over haunted Banshee Boardwalk before tackling the longest track in the game: neon-lit Rainbow Road.

The game offers two camera angles and three engine sizes: 50cc, 100cc and 150cc. You can gain even more speed by mastering the power slide technique or grabbing Super Star power-ups. Each kart has distinctive handling, acceleration and top speed capabilities. Light karts like Princess’s smoothly steer through tight corners, but run the constant risk of getting flattened by heavy karts, like Donkey Kong’s. Shells that you fire at rival racers, Bananas that make them skid out and Lightning Bolts that make them small and very slow are just a few of the game’s unique power-ups.

This games is part of my Top 10 Quest

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (Christmas Gift)

Mortal Kombat 3 – Sega Mega Drive

Shao Kahn has won. The Earthrealm is no more. A small team of Raiden’s “Chosen Warriors” survived Shao Kahn’s attack: Mortal Kombat champion Liu Kang and his ally Kung Lao, Special Forces agents Sonya Blade and Jax, the shaman Nightwolf, the riot cop Stryker, the nomadic Kabal, and former Lin Kuei warrior Sub-Zero, who has gone rogue from his clan. Facing the warriors are the mercenary Kano, cyber-ninjas Smoke, Sektor and Cyrax, Sheeva, a female Shokan, the sorcerer Shang Tsung, and Queen Sindel herself.

Mortal Kombat 3 brings new elements to the 2D fighting series: multi-level playfields, “Dial-A-Combo” attacks, a “Run” button to speed up the battles, and “Vs.” codes, which unlock new powers and abilities once both players enter a code sequence in pre-match-up screens. Also included are more stage fatalities and finishing moves as each warrior attempts to go one-on-one with the Centaurian enforcer Motaro, and Shao Kahn himself.

Mortal Kombat 3 is the last traditional one-on-one fighting game game in the series to feature motion-captured digitized graphics for its kombatants.

This games is part of my Top 10 Quest

Rating – Complete (Manual Missing Front Page)
Price Paid – £0 (Christmas Gift)