Where it all started: Retro Lovin

Like every other retro gamer, the love of video gaming started early in my childhood. I recall yo-yo’s being the biggest fad back in the early 80’s. I had the Fanta and Coca-Cola yo-yo’s. I thought I was so cool being able to ‘walk the dog’.

Soon enough though, my attention turned towards electronic gaming. The Nintendo Game & Watch series and the various table top games took my fancy. This was a time before Atari became big in Australia – and the NES was still years away (it was released here in 1987). I was totally mesmerised by these Game & Watch and Table Top games my friends were playing and I became hooked. Little did I realise this would grow into a life long love of video gaming, in particular, old/retro games and systems.

I still have my first Game & Watch and Table Top games – and that is where it all started for me. Here they are for your viewing pleasure:

A big thank you to hunksparrow for giving me the idea to write about my collection, and in particular, where this video gaming love all started for me.


  1. Father R.O.B. says:

    Glad to see you’re up and running…and the collection idea is a great one. Can’t wait to see what other gems you uncover for us in the coming days, weeks and months!!

    • ausretrogamer says:

      Stay tuned Father R.O.B (aka TempleOfRetro) – next will be the first TV video gaming system, circa 1984.

  2. Love the site dude! Awesome. Will have to send through some pics of the small handful of retro gear I have. i.e. Galaxian, Game&Watch and maybe even the Atari 800XL if I can fish it out 😉