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Show us your retro setups!

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by kinger8938, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Nemiyen


    Joined: Nov 23, 2018

    Posts: 40

    Mine is more of a gaming console room, rather than a "Games room" as I mostly buy everything on Steam now / Humble Bundle or it's bought, played and then sold back on. I've got a small collection of games for all the different consoles but they're mostly either unboxed or not in a collectors state. The main retro game I'm playing at the moment is Mario Kart 64 with a friend, great times when he can come over!

    My daughter is strange in that she prefers her smaller room to this when offered the choice and it was just sitting as a spare bedroom (used once or twice a year) with all my kit stored in boxes under the bed / in the garage etc. One day she said get rid of the bed as we don't need it and I said.... OK!

  2. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 41,315

    Why have you got the same consoles several times? Are they slightly different versions - like Japanese/US/EU etc..? Or back ups in case one breaks or something?
  3. KubyNeeTees


    Joined: Jul 25, 2019

    Posts: 56

    There was a guy on IG recently with N64's in all the different colours for literally no reason whatsoever. Utter waste of money.
  4. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 14, 2006

    Posts: 2,026

    Location: Manchester

    But those N64's do look cool. Not entirely a waste of money imo. I'd like those.
  5. KubyNeeTees


    Joined: Jul 25, 2019

    Posts: 56

    They do look cool. But are you going to play all of them. Not a chance. So yes, a waste of money to look 'cool'.
  6. GSXRMovistar


    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,255

    Location: London UK

    Well you're cheery! :p
  7. pingwing


    Joined: Apr 9, 2008

    Posts: 19,428

    Location: Bedford

    What's IG?

    Some of the 64's are really rare!
  8. LewisRaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2016

    Posts: 1,804

    Location: North Essex

    I used to have about 7 different mega drives because I was collecting all the variants of the boxes that they came in. Chill :)

    Also IG means Instagram
  9. WhistleBlower07


    Joined: Oct 7, 2007

    Posts: 29

    Use this for my retro fix, 150 systems over 12tb.
  10. Nemiyen


    Joined: Nov 23, 2018

    Posts: 40

    Pretty much both reasons really. One Snes is a standard one the other is a 1-chip model. The N64 is my favourite console from my childhood so I have Rgb modded Pal ones, Ntsc ones, Tim Worthington modded Pal one and then a UltraHDMI modded one. They're all spares too so if something goes wrong with one and I can't fix it then I'll have replacements that hopefully work and I don't need to find one in the future.

    The other reason is, as daft as it sounds, you can usually buy consoles with 3 or 4 pads for the same cost as buying the pads alone! So sometimes I've gone to buy a console with pads and a couple of games just so I can have 4 pads for the console when friends come over.

    The play stations I picked up for free from people or paid about 5 pounds each maybe so I figured why not when the lasers die or the mechanisms wear down I'll have spares to make working ones out of failed ones, hopefully!

    I have some Amigas in a cupboard just behind as well but they're too big to display on the shelves, another great system from my childhood! Although if I'm being honest I prefer to use WinUAE on my laptop so I can use save states lol.
  11. Witcher1980


    Joined: Feb 23, 2017

    Posts: 352

    Location: Westleton

    Some people buy and paint warhammer figures. Each to their own :)