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Recommended Games


Caladrius (New)

Caladrius (New)

XBox 360

Shoot Em Up - £59.99

Moss unleash quite a beast in this version of bullet hell that seems to be connected direct to hell with its dark overtones and gothic splendour. Certainly ...

Japanese Sega Saturn Console (Model HST-3220) (Boxed)

Japanese Sega Saturn Console (Model HST-3220) (Boxed)

Sega Hardware

Console - £169.99

A more compact Saturn with a coloured buttoned joypad and an off white finish described as mist grey, but certainly alot more cheerful than the original rel...

PC Engine Core Grafx 2 Console

PC Engine Core Grafx 2 Console

PC Engine Hardware

Console  - £249.99

A classic machine that rivaled the Famicom for popularity in Japan and opens up the world of PC Engine Hu Cards such as 'Cloud Master', 'Jackie Chan', 'Geki...

Samurai Spirits Fencing Pack

Samurai Spirits Fencing Pack

Playstation

One on One Beat Em Up - £24.99

A very popular compilation on the PSX with the first two parts of the Samurai Shodown series looking just as savvy as the AES versions. Weaponry adds an ext...

16Bit Rhythm Land (New)

16Bit Rhythm Land (New)

Mega Drive

Rhythm - £34.99

Famed for its Famicom revival, Columbus Circle turns its fair hand to the 16Bit circuit with impressive results. Based on a rhythm action premise, there are...

1942

1942

Famicom

Shoot Em Up - £34.99

Tate, meaning vertical, scrolling shoot em up from Capcom's classic stable of WWII plane blasters. Good, solid arcade mechanics and plenty to keep the guns ...

8 Bit Music Power Final (New)

8 Bit Music Power Final (New)

Famicom

Soundtrack - £39.99

Proof of Columbus Circles dedication to the cause comes in this demonstration of the Famicom's chip tune architecture. Its non-playable, but fans of synthet...

8 Bit Rhythm Land (New)

8 Bit Rhythm Land (New)

Famicom

Rhythm - £37.99

Famed for its Famicom revival, Columbus Circle goes for a rhythm action premise. There are four games; baseball relies on hitting in time to the beat, the S...

Akibas Trip (New)

Akibas Trip (New)

PSP

A Bit Special - £24.99

Clever use of word linking in the title as players get to savour the delights of the otaku's Mecca (or should that be mecha?) That is Akihabara. Its possibl...

Aladdin

Aladdin

Mega Drive

Platform - £46.99

Whilst the gameplay is not too cerebral, the fluid animation must rank as some of Disney's finest in a video game and rivals that of Prince of Persia. A rea...

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (New)

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (New)

Switch

Platform - £21.99

A game with real history, dug up and dusted off and looking very snappy in its new incarnation. The old school look is integrated into the game from time to...

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (New)

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (New)

PS4

Platform - £24.99

A game with real history, dug up and dusted off and looking very snappy in its new incarnation. The old school look is integrated into the game from time to...

Animal Crossing e Cards (Series 2) (New)

Animal Crossing e Cards (Series 2) (New)

Animal Crossing Figures

Accessory - £1.99

Get unusual items and, better still for the Nintendo fan of a certain vintage, receive retro Nintendo titles to enjoy in game simply by scanning these cards...

Arcana Heart 3 (Limited Edition) (New)

Arcana Heart 3 (Limited Edition) (New)

XBox 360

One on One Beat Em Up - £39.99

Warming the cockles of side on scrapper starved gamers comes the sequel to the anime expose to satisfy the most demanding of fight fans. The all female cast...

Arcana Heart 3 (New)

Arcana Heart 3 (New)

XBox 360

One on One Beat Em Up - £19.99

Warming the cockles of side on scrapper starved gamers comes the sequel to the anime expose to satisfy the most demanding of fight fans. The all female cast...

Ascii Pad V2 (Pearl Blue) (New)

Ascii Pad V2 (Pearl Blue) (New)

Sony Hardware

Controller - £39.99

Ascii are up there with Hori in producing quality peripherals and really knowing their market. Its little wonder they both have so many devotees with such s...

Assault Suit Leynos (New)

Assault Suit Leynos (New)

PS4

Shooter - £89.99

Great to be back feeling the raw power of the mech just as in the original classic. The lighting effects are stunning to add to the sense of awe and there i...

Atomic Robo Kid (New)

Atomic Robo Kid (New)

Mega Drive

Shoot Em Up - £69.99

Not your standard shooter as Robo Kid uses a unique firing system and the levels vary from horizontally scrolling to maze type. Sound range of weaponry to r...

Atomic Robo Kid Special

Atomic Robo Kid Special

PC Engine Hu Card

Shoot Em Up - £47.99

Not your standard shooter as Robo Kid uses a unique firing system and the levels vary from horizontally scrolling to maze type. Fresh in a crowded PC Engine...

Baten Kaitos 2

Baten Kaitos 2

Game Cube

RPG - £47.99

Every detail exudes a triple A title with lavish visuals blended with anime avatars, stirring orchestral score and high-end voice acting. The look is really...

Batman

Batman

PC Engine Hu Card

Action - £109.99

A Japanese exclusive release that doesn't pop up too often, a bit like the caped crusader himself. A clever isometric perspective sees Batman manoeuvre the ...

Battle Kid (New)

Battle Kid (New)

Famicom

Platform - £37.99

Columbus Circle releases are a real labour of love with the fine grasp of the hardware making some beautiful sprites reminiscent of Rockman. Yet, like Mega ...

Best of Thunderforce 2014 Original Soundtrack (New)

Best of Thunderforce 2014 Original Soundtrack (New)

Soundtracks

Soundtrack - £37.99

A fine foray through the Mega Drive releases of Thunderforce II, II and IV. Some scintillating arrange versions. Captures the frantic fury of the seminal ST...

Blade Eagle (New)

Blade Eagle (New)

Miscellaneous Games

Shoot Em Up - £37.99

A vertical scrolling shooter from master blasters Sega with clever programming and tasty chip tunes. Can't go wrong with Sega's hertitage....

Club Nintendo Game & Watch Ball (New)

Club Nintendo Game & Watch Ball (New)

Merchandise

Handheld - £77.99

Dream present for Japanese Club Nintendo members to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Game & Watch release of Ball. As it was only available to Pla...

Club Nintendo Gold Mario Figure (New)

Club Nintendo Gold Mario Figure (New)

Merchandise

Merchandise - £74.99

Classy reward courtesy of Nintendo of Japan to its Platinum Members but finished in gold effect. Not sure of its worth smelted down, but few gamers would be...

Contra Rogue Corps (New)

Contra Rogue Corps (New)

PS4

Action - £19.99

A real blitz of run and gun action as the lady assistant talks players through tricky scenarios in the gritty environment. Shoot first, look for switches la...

Cotton 16Bit Tribute (New)

Cotton 16Bit Tribute (New)

Switch

Shoot Em Up - £49.99

Two superb 16 Bit versions of Cotton in the orthodox Super Famicom Cotton 100% and the out of the box Panorama Cotton of Mega Drive fame. Both worthy of thi...

Cotton 16Bit Tribute (New)

Cotton 16Bit Tribute (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £49.99

Two superb 16 Bit versions of Cotton in the orthodox Super Famicom Cotton 100% and the out of the box Panorama Cotton of Mega Drive fame. Both worthy of thi...

Cotton 16Bit Tribute Special Pack (New)

Cotton 16Bit Tribute Special Pack (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £79.99

Two superb 16 Bit versions of Cotton in the orthodox Super Famicom Cotton 100% and the out of the box Panorama Cotton of Mega Drive fame. Both worthy of thi...

Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute (Limited Edition) (New)

Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute (Limited Edition) (New)

Switch

Shoot Em Up - £79.99

Reaching back into what feels to Genki like the near past in compiling three precious (and fairly exclusive) Saturn shooters in Cotton 2, Cotton Boomberang ...

Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute (New)

Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £49.99

Reaching back into what feels to Genki like the near past in compiling three precious (and fairly exclusive) Saturn shooters in Cotton 2, Cotton Boomberang ...

Cotton Rock n Roll (New)

Cotton Rock n Roll (New)

Switch

Shoot Em Up - £56.99

Cotton Rock n Roll brings the series into the new generations and it looks very charming for it. Great use of 3D backgrounds and adversaries, but the action...

Cotton Rock n Roll (New)

Cotton Rock n Roll (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £56.99

Cotton Rock n Roll brings the series into the new generations and it looks very charming for it. Great use of 3D backgrounds and adversaries, but the action...

Cotton Rock n Roll (New) (Limited Edition)

Cotton Rock n Roll (New) (Limited Edition)

Switch

Shoot Em Up - £89.99

Cotton Rock n Roll brings the series into the new generations and it looks very charming for it. Great use of 3D backgrounds and adversaries, but the action...

Cotton Rock n Roll (New) (Limited Edition)

Cotton Rock n Roll (New) (Limited Edition)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £89.99

Cotton Rock n Roll brings the series into the new generations and it looks very charming for it. Great use of 3D backgrounds and adversaries, but the action...

Crash Dummies (Cart Only)

Crash Dummies (Cart Only)

Super Famicom

Action - £27.99

The flexible and sometimes dispensable nature of the Crash Dummies make them perfect to platforming. Being able to inflate also helps get through tricky spo...

Cyber Gadget Retro Freak (Controller Adapter Set) (New)

Cyber Gadget Retro Freak (Controller Adapter Set) (New)

Miscellaneous Hardware

Console - £219.99

Goodness gracious. A console that can play Famicom, Super Famicom, SNES (both PAL and NTSC), GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Genesis, Mega Drive (P...

Daisenpu

Daisenpu

PC Engine Hu Card

Shoot Em Up - £44.99

WWII themed shooter with solid play mechanics and plenty of tanks to blow up and battleships to sink. You can also call in the squadron to help out when in ...

Darius Burst Chronicle Saviours (New)

Darius Burst Chronicle Saviours (New)

PSVita

Shoot Em Up - £62.99

Classic shooter Darius gets a Vita update to get those trigger fingers twitching more than a freshly dispatched robotic cat fish boss. The darkness of deep ...

Darius Burst Chronicle Saviours Limited Edition (New)

Darius Burst Chronicle Saviours Limited Edition (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £99.99

Classic shooter Darius gets a PS4 version having proved popular on the PCVita to get those trigger fingers twitching more than a freshly dispatched robotic ...

Darius Cozmic Revelation (New)

Darius Cozmic Revelation (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £67.99

Based on G Darius and Darius Burst, Taito takes its famed 2D shooter past the kicking and screaming fans and into the third dimension. The hardware is more ...

Darius Cozmic Revelation (Special Edition) (New)

Darius Cozmic Revelation (Special Edition) (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £159.99

Based on G Darius and Darius Burst, Taito takes its famed 2D shooter past the kicking and screaming fans and into the third dimension. The hardware is more ...

Darius II

Darius II

Mega Drive

Shoot Em Up - £49.99

Solid conversion of the eternal shmup with some clever parallax. Whilst mutiple routes mean there are only seven levels to get through, the replay value is ...

Darwin 4081 (New)

Darwin 4081 (New)

Mega Drive

Shoot Em Up - £69.99

Sega performed an admirable conversion of the Data East arcade original in 1990 to boost the software available for its 16Bit baby. Vertically scrolling, po...

Death Smiles I II (New) (Preorder Gift)

Death Smiles I II (New) (Preorder Gift)

Switch

Shoot Em Up - £51.99

Cave's creation shows it still has plenty to offer with its unique Gothic graphical look that feels different to other shooters. Superb package to bring it ...

Death Smiles I II (New) (Preorder Gift)

Death Smiles I II (New) (Preorder Gift)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £57.99

Cave's creation shows it still has plenty to offer with its unique Gothic graphical look that feels different to other shooters. Superb package to bring it ...

Dekamori Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Pack (New)

Dekamori Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Pack (New)

PSVita

One on One Beat Em Up - £46.99

Here is the formula for Shinovi Versus: play as a pretty lady with some serious weaponry, such as pigtails with rotating blades. Clear a small section of th...

Doki Doki Penguin Land (New)

Doki Doki Penguin Land (New)

Miscellaneous Games

Action - £94.99

Arcade level graphical achievements and gameplay to match as the players penguin pecks platforms to negotiate a safe passage for the egg through the screens...

Download 2

Download 2

PC Engine CD ROM

Shoot Em Up - £84.99

Very solid 2D shooter in the mould of Last Resort on the Neo-Geo. Has some very tasty cut scenes and a plot involving a brain in a box....

Dragon Knight 4

Dragon Knight 4

PC Engine FX

Simulation - £47.99

A fine RPG in its own right with lush gaming world realised in great detail and all important characters of intrest so that players feel a conncetion to the...

Dragon Quest Package Illustration Pins Collection (New)

Dragon Quest Package Illustration Pins Collection (New)

Merchandise

Merchandise - £7.99

Beautiful pin badges to proudly show your RPG roots on your lapel featuring the art from the original epic Dragon Quest from parts one to eleven in the seri...

Earthworm Jim (Cart Only)

Earthworm Jim (Cart Only)

Super Famicom

Platform - £44.99

Modern gaming definitely misses the humour of Shiney's Earthworm: pure fun and full of creative genius. Nice to remind yourself what you may have been missi...

F-Zero GX

F-Zero GX

Game Cube

Sports - £47.99

Fewer gamers have a bad word to say about F Zero, other than why isn't it being updated still. Futuristic racing with high velocity and plenty of room for t...

Fami Compi (New)

Fami Compi (New)

Soundtracks

Soundtrack - £11.99

Club mixes of some sublime Eighties chip tunes classics from the Family Computer system. Twenty toe-tapping tracks including Gradius, Ganbare Goemon, Son So...

Famicom Super Famicom Mega Drive Twin (New)

Famicom Super Famicom Mega Drive Twin (New)

Miscellaneous Hardware

Console - £74.99

A clever, value hybrid console at a great entry price for starting an import collection. Utilises USB ports for the controller with an AV output, the consol...

Family Trainer (no manual or inner packaging)

Family Trainer (no manual or inner packaging)

Nintendo Hardware

Controller - £49.99

The predecessor to the Wii Trainer by a good thirty years and a very clever peripheral it proves making it a wonder why it took so long to rekindle. Some gr...

Family Trainer 7 Sports Day (New)

Family Trainer 7 Sports Day (New)

Famicom

Sports - £34.99

Walking like a crab, pushing a beach ball along in a race and hopping from log to log in this sports themed game for the Family Trainer mat. A fine peripher...

Fighting Climax (New)

Fighting Climax (New)

PSVita

One on One Beat Em Up - £44.99

A collaboration between the publishing arm of Media Works, who made the likes of Catherine and the fine reads in the Dengeki Dreamcast and Saturn magazines,...

Final Blaster (New)

Final Blaster (New)

PC Engine Hu Card

Shoot Em Up - £87.99

Pilot the winged ship that can launch a fire phoenix attack and is also equipped with a smart bomb attack, but that loses all your power ups. Varied stages ...

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