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Recommended Games


Adventure Island III

Adventure Island III

Famicom

Platform - £44.99

Old school platforming in all its springs, strawberries and skateboarding cliched brilliance. Simple character sprites, colourful backgrounds, good play mec...

Ganbare Goemon 2 (Cart Only)

Ganbare Goemon 2 (Cart Only)

Super Famicom

Platform - £17.99

Putting the fun back into gaming, Konami expertly combines tight platform sections and clever 3D effect bosses with exploring the hospitable towns to stock ...

Golden Axe II

Golden Axe II

Mega Drive

Action - £49.99

Its still a delight to wipe out hordes of ogres with one flick of the rideable dragon's tail; even more so to frazzle them with a firey breath of dragon. Va...

Initial D Special Stage (Best)

Initial D Special Stage (Best)

PS2

Sports - £19.99

Based on the superbly slick coin - op, this conversion to the PS2 is also faithful to the manga source material as main man Takumi secretly street races whi...

Kanji Sonomama DS Rakubiki Jiten

Kanji Sonomama DS Rakubiki Jiten

Nintendo DS

A Bit Special - £19.99

Not a game as such but an electronic dictionary with writing recognition thanks to the DS stylus. The equivalent machine would cost significantly more than ...

PC Kid (Hu Card Only)

PC Kid (Hu Card Only)

PC Engine Hu Card

Platform - £24.99

PC Kid is to the Engine what Sonic and Mario are to Sega and Nintendo. But Genki reckons he could have them both in a fight using his forehead to attack ene...

Policenauts (The Best)

Policenauts (The Best)

Playstation

Simulation - £14.99

Hideo Kojima follows on from the seminal 'Snatcher' is this Blade Runner-esque digitised adventure set in the space age future. Shows the experimentation at...

Sonic The Hedgehog CD

Sonic The Hedgehog CD

Mega CD

Platform - £34.99

Adds fluid animation at breakneck speeds, lush CD quality sound and slick presentation including an animated intro to the already heady heights of the spike...

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...

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 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....

Burning Angels (Hu Card Only)

Burning Angels (Hu Card Only)

PC Engine Hu Card

Shoot Em Up - £52.99

Vertical scrolling shooter with simultaneous two player potential. Take control of our two Bubblegum Crisis look-a-like, scantily-clad babes Hitomi and Asuk...

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 - £69.99

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...

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...

Contra Spirits (Cart only)

Contra Spirits (Cart only)

Super Famicom

Platform - £27.99

Hard as nails run and gun delight from Konami which saw the series hit a real pinnacle. Expert use of mode 7 keeps the frentic action varied and boiling to ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Final Fantasy (New)

Final Fantasy (New)

Wonderswan

RPG - £19.99

Improved visuals (including a stunning sea shrine update), conversation speed, combat system and new cut scenes along with an uplifting, orchestral music sc...

Final Fantasy I II Premium Package

Final Fantasy I II Premium Package

Playstation

RPG - £47.99

Complete with picture disk versions of Final Fantasy 1 and Final Fantasy 2, plus an illustrated presentation box and the real icing on the cake: the three a...

Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

PC Engine Super CD ROM

Platform - £54.99

True retro style platform shooter with incredibly imaginative levels - the sort all good designers dreamed of in the days before souped-up polygon processin...

Gal Gun (New) (with separate DLC)

Gal Gun (New) (with separate DLC)

XBox 360

Shooter - £34.99

Not your average shooter in the way the on screen 'camera' target is fired at the ladies in the game to win over their affection. As such it is a real cult ...

Game Storage System (New)

Game Storage System (New)

Miscellaneous Hardware

Accessory - £69.99

Keep wires, carts, consoles, even guide books in check with this organiser every gamer needs (if that doesn't sound too much like a prize from Family Fortun...

Game Symphony Japan 21st Concert Atlus Special Persona 20th Anniversary (New)

Game Symphony Japan 21st Concert Atlus Special Persona 20th Anniversary (New)

Merchandise

Blue Ray - £36.99

Classical versions of Persona one to five and Q with the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra creating a master score and the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus hitting the notes...

GameBoy Advance SP Naruto RPG Orange (New)

GameBoy Advance SP Naruto RPG Orange (New)

Nintendo Hardware

Handheld - £369.99

Limited edition GameBoy Advance in the SP fold up modelling adorned with Naruto symbol and done in its bold and brash orange colour. Very smart piece of poc...

Garou Mark of the Wolves

Garou Mark of the Wolves

Dreamcast

One on One Beat Em Up - £32.99

Seamlessly animated with all the panache that goes into SNK's characters and backgrounds especially when it comes to the rich hertage of the Fatal Fury seri...

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