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Genpei Toumaden (Samurai Ghost)

Genpei Toumaden (Samurai Ghost)

PC Engine Hu Card

Action - £29.99

Traditional Nippon ghosts gone a bit wrong such as a lute playing zombie Buddhist priest who form formidible adversaries when armed with only Shinto symbols...

Gotcha Force

Gotcha Force

Game Cube

Action - £64.99

A highly collectable GameCube title that combines Virtua On with the action of Power Stone and throws in a spot of Danball Senki. Players have their own rob...

Japanese Dreamcast Console Sakura Wars

Japanese Dreamcast Console Sakura Wars

Sega Hardware

Console - £449.99

Pink Sakura Wars themed Dreamcast with pictures of the cast appearing on top of the console. An epic series in Japan where all Sakura Taisen merchandise is ...

Japanese Famicom HVC001 Model

Japanese Famicom HVC001 Model

Nintendo Hardware

Console - £129.99

The start of Japanese dominance of the console market and the height of retro chic. Tear jerking nostalgic gaming to recall years of old. The pads are hard ...

Last Blade 2 Final Edition

Last Blade 2 Final Edition

Dreamcast

One on One Beat Em Up - £24.99

Welcomed sequel to the atmospheric samurai slasher set during the Meiji restoration in Japan's modernisation. Includes new fatality moves subtly executed wi...

Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime

Game Cube

Action - £27.99

Well-planned levels and deep space atmospherics that would make even Sigourney Weaver jump. Its easy to understate just what a fine job has been made of tra...

Samurai Spirits 2

Samurai Spirits 2

Neo-Geo AES Carts

One on One Beat Em Up - £54.99

Strictly adhering to the if it ain't broke adage, SNK delivers more stomach ripping action in this slightly tweaked sequel with four new characters. Superb....

Silky Lip

Silky Lip

Mega CD

Simulation - £21.99

Conversion of the PC Engine version which never quite saw the light of day, sees you playing as a young girl skilled in magic on an RPG style quest. The thr...

Splatterhouse Wanpuku Grafitti (Cart Only)

Splatterhouse Wanpuku Grafitti (Cart Only)

Famicom

Platform - £29.99

Definitely the cutest in the series, but still with plenty of spooky bosses that speed up around the screen and use the shadow to try and trick a twitchy pl...

Super Mario 64 Rumble Version

Super Mario 64 Rumble Version

Nintendo 64

Platform - £31.99

Miyamoto san's masterpiece was well worth the wait creating the dream world where anything seems possible he often refers to in interviews. Genki loves to c...

Tatsujin

Tatsujin

Mega Drive

Shoot Em Up - £59.99

Toaplan is a name that should be tatooed on the trigger finger of veteran shooter heads such is the debt the modern shmup owes the company. This is a very s...

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 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...

Aero Blasters

Aero Blasters

PC Engine Hu Card

Shoot Em Up - £59.99

Competent arcade blast with some very demanding tunnel sections and some clever parallax effects. Thankfully stabilisers can be collected to protect your sh...

Ai Choaniki (New)

Ai Choaniki (New)

PC Engine Super CD ROM

Shoot Em Up - £84.99

Roughly translating as 'Love Super Big Brother', this is the closest you get to the Village People on a console! Highly imaginative characters and bosses to...

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...

Aleste

Aleste

Miscellaneous Games

Shoot Em Up - £89.99

Vertically scrolling blast with varied terrains and well-programmed attack patterns which are still getting attention in the PS4 versions proving its fine l...

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 Suits Leynos (New)

Assault Suits 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...

Bangaio Spirits (New)

Bangaio Spirits (New)

Nintendo DS

Shooter - £44.99

A National Treasure gets a worthy update to hopefully woo more with its charms. Full of tongue in cheek humour as you'd expect from this developer and some...

Battle Garegga Rev 2016 Premium Edition (New)

Battle Garegga Rev 2016 Premium Edition (New)

PS4

Shoot Em Up - £77.99

One of the most treasured of Saturn shooters (and now requiring a fair amount of treasure to own on the Saturn) gets a PS4 update worthy of its weighty burd...

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 - £29.99

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

Capcom Power Stick Fighter

Capcom Power Stick Fighter

Nintendo Hardware

Controller - £74.99

A large joystick from the Capcom fight school with an eighties feel to the design being split into to halves. Also features three speed settings for when SF...

Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO

Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO

XBox

One on One Beat Em Up - £16.99

Perfect conversion of the Naomi based coin-op with crisp graphics and next to nothing loading times. The EO of the title refers to the Easy Operation mode t...

Castlevania Circle of the Moon (New)

Castlevania Circle of the Moon (New)

GameBoy Advance

Platform - £119.99

Akumajo Dracula has always suited its 2D roots like one of its well-fitted, gothic, velvet gloves. The developers seem to revel in its parallax paradise and...

Choukousenki Kikaioh

Choukousenki Kikaioh

Dreamcast

Action - £44.99

Very popular title in Japan: combining chunky mecha and anime action with a hint of nostalgia is sure to be a winning formula. Was also released as part of ...

Chun Li Figure (New)

Chun Li Figure (New)

Figures

Figure - £29.99

Officially licensed by Capcom, this rare special version figure of Chun Li in a pink dress was limited to only 700 figures in Japan. Comes in a very tidy bl...

Circus Lido (New)

Circus Lido (New)

PC Engine Hu Card

Puzzle - £59.99

Control a green lizard who must eat insects and spit them out into plants in order to progress, hindered by the fact you can only use your tail to climb the...

Club Nintendo Gold Mario Figure (New)

Club Nintendo Gold Mario Figure (New)

Merchandise

Merchandise - £47.99

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 Hard Spirits (New)

Contra Hard Spirits (New)

GameBoy Advance

Shooter - £109.99

Hard as nails run and gun delight from Konami with expert programming keeping the frantic action varied and boiling to the point of nuclear fission. Also us...

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...

Crying

Crying

Mega Drive

Shoot Em Up - £54.99

Set on the planet of Avalon which has been invaded by gentially modified creatures, gameplay is given a more cerebral element through the addition of colour...

Daikatana (New)

Daikatana (New)

Nintendo 64

Action - £54.99

A bold, ambitious project in the style of Onimusha with high-end intro. The action takes place in first person perspective with detailed textures and great ...

Daisenpu Custom (New)

Daisenpu Custom (New)

PC Engine CD ROM

Shoot Em Up - £54.99

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 ...

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...

Don Doko Don (New)

Don Doko Don (New)

PC Engine Hu Card

Action - £64.99

One screen action title like Parasol Stars, Snow Brothers, Bubble Bobble and their ilk. Dondokodon is great fun - ideal for a quick blast and reminiscent of...

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...

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 Falcon Densetsu (New)

F-Zero Falcon Densetsu (New)

GameBoy Advance

Action - £44.99

With four player link up capability and very sleek anime story mode, F Zero rips onto the GBA once again proving its capabilities to replicate the Super Fam...

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 Computer Disk System (New)

Family Computer Disk System (New)

Nintendo Hardware

Console - £199.99

The original version of the disk system as crafted by Nintendo and its early design flair is in more than evident. The system offered so much potential with...

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...

Family Trainer 9 Takeshis Castle 2 (New)

Family Trainer 9 Takeshis Castle 2 (New)

Famicom

Sports - £31.99

The famed Beat Takeshi puts players through their Family Training as they negotiate giant baseballs trying to knock them off their platform, grab donuts in ...

Fantavision

Fantavision

PS2

A Bit Special - £7.99

One of the first releases in Japan for the PS2, it is only recently the delights of Fantavision have blasted back into the limelight boosting its price on t...

Fighters History 2 (New)

Fighters History 2 (New)

Super Famicom

One on One Beat Em Up - £114.99

Fighters History boxed a brave battle for Street Fighter tributes with its Russian themed Karnov level and its Thai temple. Yet its clear the attention to d...

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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