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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...

Final Fantasy XII Pins Collection (New)

Final Fantasy XII Pins Collection (New)

Merchandise

Merchandise - £9.99

Blind packed Final Fantasy XII Pin Badges each coming with a guarantee card. 12 types plus the secret one. Vaan, Ashe, Penelo, Basch, Balflear, Fran, Vayne,...

Game & Watch Collection 2 (New)

Game & Watch Collection 2 (New)

Nintendo DS

A Bit Special - £47.99

A Club Nintendo title that could only be obtained in Japan by those holding sufficient points which should no doubt add to its collectability in years to co...

Garou Mark of the Wolves (Playmore Version)

Garou Mark of the Wolves (Playmore Version)

Dreamcast

One on One Beat Em Up - £34.99

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...

Gunhed

Gunhed

PC Engine Hu Card

Shoot Em Up - £79.99

Weighing in as one of the heavyweight Engine titles: relentless waves of enemy assaults soon induce sweaty palm syndrome on even the most hardened and grizz...

Konami 80s Arcade Gallery

Konami 80s Arcade Gallery

Playstation

A Bit Special - £59.99

Time Pilot, Yie Ar Kung Fu, Pooyan, Scramble, Super Cobra, Shaolin's Road, Circus Charlie, Road Fighter, Rock 'n Rope and Gyrus make up a roster of the fine...

Ninokuni Limited Edition (New)

Ninokuni Limited Edition (New)

Nintendo DS

RPG - £49.99

Anything that the hand of Studio Ghibli touches screams animated gold and this emotive RPG is no exception. Right from the start Oliver sheds a tear wishing...

Ore No Ryouri (The Best version)

Ore No Ryouri (The Best version)

Playstation

A Bit Special - £22.99

A unique, refreshing experience in gaming: play as a chef in a variety of restaurants from Chinese to fast food having to prepare dishes correctly to keep t...

Shubibinman Zero (New)

Shubibinman Zero (New)

Super Famicom

Platform - £44.99

Just like buses, another delightful looking Super Famicom game comes along and gamers of a certain vintage feel their fingertips feeling a lot less arthriti...

Taito Memories Two Vol Two (Hits)

Taito Memories Two Vol Two (Hits)

PS2

A Bit Special - £99.99

A very desirable compilation of fine retro gaming full of wholesome goodness. Mega Drive fans will relish Rainbow Islands Extra and Master of Weapon whilst ...

Tecmo Hit Parade

Tecmo Hit Parade

PS2

A Bit Special - £91.99

Star Force, Bomb Jack, Solomon's Key, Tecmo Cup, Pinball Action, Senjyo and Pleiads make up the much-sort after roster as the PS2 once again delivers coin-o...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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....

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 Generation 2

Capcom Generation 2

Sega Saturn

Platform - £41.99

Retro collection showcasing some of Capcom's most polished family jewels. Three versions of Ghouls and Ghosts make this a very challenging compendium which ...

Capcom Generation 4

Capcom Generation 4

Sega Saturn

Shoot Em Up - £44.99

The self-titled 'Proud, Lonely Heroes': Commando, Mercs and Gunsmoke. All three worthy of preserving for future generations, especially the lesser known, fo...

Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO

Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO

XBox

One on One Beat Em Up - £26.99

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...

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...

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 3D System (New)

Famicom 3D System (New)

Nintendo Hardware

Accessory - £79.99

Until recently Genki was blissfully unaware of the Famicom 3D System. Granted a few Genki staff have 'Mekong' style foreheads due to the pressure on the tem...

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...

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...

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 ...

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