Thursday, 6 January 2011

The Console Collection

We've been working furiously for the past two weeks on a brand new micro museum which has had many significant donations from our good friend Mr Sol Cartman to add to our own collection.

It is with great pleasure, we present to you: The Console Collection. A series of vintage video game consoles and hand held gaming systems from the 1970's right up to the modern day which are all playable and in working order.

The collection is now so big, the list would be too long if we mentioned every system and game included but we'd like to draw your attention to several of the collections highlights and our personal favourites:

On the Nintendo shelf we have a NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube and Wii. A Gameboy with Gameboy Camera and Printer, Gameboy Golour, Gameboy Advance, DS and 3DS. Check out the golden Zelda cartridge.

Up on the Sega shelf we have a Master System 2, Mega Drive 1&2, Game Gear and joysticks plus a Game Genie that came with a code book to cheat at hundreds of Sega classics - extra lives on Alex Kidd in Shinobi World anyone?

On the Atari shelf we have a beautiful, wooden panelled Atari 2600 and it's offspring the 2600 Junior plus an Atari Lynx Mark 1 and Mark 2, Atari ST along with original Atari monitor and mouse.

Taking up most of the bottom shelf, we have a ZX Spectrum +1, +2 and +3 with Magnum Lightphaser and Commodore 64. There wasn't room to display the Commodore Amiga 500 with it's iconic white box with red and blue stripes.

The games titles are many and varied as you can see from the images, but whilst putting the collection on show, we've been indulging in a spot of Streets of Rage on the Mega Drive and Dr Mario on the Gameboy which has inspired us to plan some Retro Reviews. These will be coming soon to our blog and will showcase some of our favourite titles from days gone by.

If you'd like to view The Console Collection and enjoy some tea, biscuits and retro chit chat, we warmly welcome you to make an appointment - get in touch!

Very best retro wishes

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