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February 2015 Retro Gaming Article


February 6, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

My Retro Game Box is a monthly subscription service for retro gamers who crave retro games

My Retro Game Box Even people who say they don't like surprises - like surprises. I've liked the idea behind Loot Crate and similar monthly subscription services, but iI've always felt as though I'd wind up with a lot of stuff that I don't really need. I'm all for action figures and t-shirts, but some of the offerings seem pretty broad to me.

Why isn't there a monthly subscription service that will send me games for my favorite retro gaming consoles?

Enter My Retro Game Box! The notion of not knowing exactly what you're getting is half the fun, but I want some assurance that I'll get something cool. My Retro Game Box keeps the element of surprise, but delivers retro games based on the consoles you own and the kind of games you enjoy!

Their service supports Nintendo's NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, GBC, GBA and Sega's Mastersystem, Megadrive & Genesis - in either PAL or NTSC. Speaking of formats, they're based in Scotland and ship globally.

My Retro Game Box logo I believe this is a new service, so I can't speak from any personal experience, but if you head over to their website, you can check them out and connect with them on Twitter and Instagram. One thing I really liked is the ability to get games based the consoles you own. Thus you won't be sitting in front of your N64 with a Game Boy cart and a Genesis game. The surprise of a monthly game box is preserved while still delivering something you can play.

My Retro Game Box is not a store, so you can't create a wish-list. Just tell them you have an NES and a Mastersystem and wait for those carts to be delivered each month.

It sounds like you'll get "a few" games each month - some may be boxed with manuals, while others may be loose carts with a scuff or two. Some could be rare and others very common. If you mention your Atari 2600... they may be able to hook you up for that too. Cool surprise!

Visit their site and see what you think. I haven't heard of any subscription service that caters so specifically to retro gamers, ships globally, and still offers a surprise with each delivery.

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