Retro Gaming Gift Guide

Retro gaming is in after the recently released SNES and NES consoles left everyone searching like mad for the mini vintage throwbacks. Gift nostalgia this year with Team Thrifter's list of rad gaming presents like Rose Colored game displays and the Atari Flashback 8.

Retro Game-style boxes

When did publishers stop caring about boxes? Protect your gaming favorites with some custom designed retro-style cartridge boxes from Fix & Play Games.


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Rose Colored retro game displays

Love your collection of classic gaming cartridges? Rose Colored Gaming has stands and mounts that'll be sure to make your friends envious.

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Playing with Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics

This book has tons of information about the games you remember so fondly. Learn about more than just the games themselves. Read about their histories and legacies.



NESPI CASE NES Style for Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi has made a name for itself as a gaming emulator. If you want to get one and set it up, you can basically use this inexpensive case to create your own version of the NES Classic.



Arcade Games on Android

Whether you like run-and-gun arcade shooters or classics like Pac-Man, there are plenty of simple apps already producing your favorites right on your Android phone.

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Arcade Games on iOS

You could buy one of the new retro console or invest in a giant arcade machine someone in your house will be annoyed you bought, or you could download some of your favorite arcade games for a buck or two on iOS.

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Atari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe

Nintendo isn't the only one making retro gaming consoles these days! This console has 120 games from the heyday of the 2600, including Night Driver, Swordquest, and Chopper Command.



Earthworm Jim Anthology - Soundtrack on Vinyl

Did you know it's been more than 20 years since we received a proper Earthworm Jim game? Now that I've really bummed you out, check out this anthology of the soundtrack by man whose studio made the music.



Retro T-Shirts from Amazon's Retro Zone

Sonic, Atari, Asteroids, Pong... let the world know you're still living in the past with these retro-style gamer t-shirts from Amazon.


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N64 controller patent poster

You're a gamer who scoffs at modern controller design. The N64 was legendary, and if you had your way every controller would be a variation of it. Remember the patent that led to greatness with this frame-ready print.



Travel case for NES and SNES Classics

You stood in line for eight weeks and payed twice the price for that Classic. Don't get dirt on it! This travel case will protect your precious on the go.



Nintendo 64 Cartridge Soap

Nintendo 64 games made out of soap. I feel like the name pretty much describes itself.



Arcade button light switch

Regular light switches are for boring people. Turn your lights on with the press of a button you know very well.



Video Game Controllers poster

This poster from Etsy features video game controllers of all shapes and sizes, retro and modern. How many have you owned over the years?



007 Goldeneye Watch

Keep an eye on your health bar using this minimalist watch designed with Goldeneye's user interface for a face.



8Bitdo Retro Receiver for SNES Classic

If you've bought one of Nintendo's retro consoles, you know the biggest problem with them is the controller wires are about three centimeters long. This receiver lets you play wirelessly, even with some controllers you might already have lying around the house.



Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for PS4

The N. Sane trilogy doesn't just let you relive the nostolgia of Crash Bandicoot games, it enhances the games and gives you more incentive to play them all over again.



Nintendo New 3DS XL - Super NES Edition

If all Nintendo did from now until the end of time was come out with new versions of the DS, I don't think I'd mind all that much. It's already an awesome system with a huge library, and this one looks like a Super Nintendo when it's closed. More, please.



Rare Replay for Xbox One

Rare has an amazing history of video games, from the eternally frustrating Battletoads to shooter Perfect Dark. Play them all with this collection celebrating 30 years of fun.



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