Get A Hit of Nostalgia With The Retro Pocket Arcade

Have you had enough of the huge prices that Nintendo’s Game & Watch games demand? Well, you are in luck, as JB Hi-Fi have the exclusive Retro Pocket Arcade handheld going for $24.95!

This fun on the go mini handheld arcade sports a colour 1.8″ LCD and comes packed with 150+ games – take that Game & Watch! The little pocket rocket is powered by 3 x AAA batteries so you can game on the go for hours.

We know what you are thinking – what games are on it and how does it play? Well, if you like Game & Watch games, then you’ll love the incarnations on this little beast. Games like Parachute are on there (it’s actually called Parachute!) – save the parachuting kamikazes by catching them with your boat. We’d be here all day if we went through the entire list of games, but rest assured there are games on the Retro Pocket Arcade to please everyone (take a peek at some in the pic below).

The LCD is nice and bright, making viewing better and easier on your eyes. The D-pad is replaced with four buttons, but that isn’t a bad thing, as it’s reminiscent of the older Game & Watch games that predate Gunpei Yokoi’s wonderful directional pad. The buttons all feel easy on the finger without any lag, but they would have been even better if they were convex instead of being flat. At $24.95, this little beast comes highly recommended if you can’t be stuffed chasing the elusive and expensive Game & Watch games by Nintendo.

With Christmas around the corner, this is a great stocking stuffer for the retro gamer. JB, you’ve done it again!

* The Flea Market Retro Pocket Arcade handheld was supplied by JB Hi-Fi for this article.

 

Return To Geelong’s Amazing Mill Market

We always love a trip to G-Town, and no visit is complete without a stop at the The Amazing Mill Market. We already showed off all the beautiful retro gaming goodies we spotted, but there was so much more – and we couldn’t resist putting together a second story to show you all the other weird and wonderful things we found. As the Mill Markets website says:

‘At Amazing Mill Markets you will find a selection of vintage clothes, vintage furniture, collectibles, antiques, memorabilia, home decor, fine china, art, glass, coins, jewellery, books and records – to name a few things!’

Welcome to the Amazing Mill Market
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So much to see
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A blast from the past: House Party!
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Awesome vintage women’s wrestling photos
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Something for the hipsters
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Made by ACME?
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Just beautiful!
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Treasure hunting anyone?
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This clever little guy is safe from Gargamel
1 Smurf Ball

Pure retro goodness
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Gorgeous!
1 Record Player

Who else loved this game as a kid?
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‘I’m Badgeman’
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The best Elvis?
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Surely they can’t all fit on two records?
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I, Robot
1 Robot

We, Robots
1 Star Wars

Sew pretty
1 Singer

Marvellous LEGO minifigs
1 LEGO

High octane nightmare fuel
1 Clown

Not sure From the Director of The Abyss’ is the best way to sell a DVD…
1 Alien DVD

Yippee Ki-Yay!1 Die Hard

Now, that’s a cool little car
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Awesome retro projector
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Take a seat… or two
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Books, books…
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…books
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‘Skate Wars’ or maybe ‘Darth Boarder’
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It smells like time to buy some records
1 Nirvana

Alex Boz a.k.a. ausretrogamer
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ms ausretrogamer
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and mama ausretrogamer
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The Geelong Amazing Mill Market is located at 114 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb. Open 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week, every day except Christmas.

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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The Thrill Of The Chase: Lost and Found Market

LostandFoundWhat does one do when their weekend schedule is clear? Well, you can choose to lounge around at home to keep warm in this cold Melbourne winter, or you can head outdoors to a flea market to grab yourself a bargain!

As it turned out, Ms ausretrogamer and I did the latter – we hit the Lost & Found Market in Brunswick East for a spot of vintage kitsch shopping. From vinyls, old Barbie dolls, to an Apple Mac from the 80s, the market did not disappoint. Here are just a few of our favourite items from Lost & Found:

They call me Bruce!
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What’s that next to the doll?
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I’m Batman!
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Blessed are those that play Taito’s Speed Race!IMG_1917

Some new AKAIs for the Walkman. Pffft, who needs an iPod….
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Forget your smartphone, carry this portable phonograph for your aural pleasure
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One for the Star Wars book fans – May the force be with you
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Daytonaaaaaaaaa. Let’s race!
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Vintage Snoopy mugs – perfect for a hot cuppa!
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A Twirly Curls Barbie! And she isn’t blonde!
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OH MY GAWD! It is the ARMATRON!!!
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Do not feed it after midnight – the Mogwai, not the Smurfs!
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Daddy and baby robot
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Want to be a Jedi like Luke? You better drink from these cups!
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Blast some tunes! Grab some records while you are here!
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Can this Telyphone operate my telly?
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The ultimate tag team!
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Rowdy Roddy Piper dare you to enter Piper’s Pit.
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Our podcast mic has been found!
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Retro boomerangs
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Scalextric – your childhood in one box!
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A vintage Mac!
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Looking for a Marantz unit……..
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Perfect for the games room!
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