Retro game stores may be growing in popularity, but they don’t often cater to the homebrew and development scene. Retrospiel, a new game store in Cologne, Germany, plans to change all that and offers gamers worldwide a place to find new releases for their old consoles.
Genesis Around the World
As Genesis fans, we love new places to buy games. Staff and readers scour the globe to find the best sources, and they only recommend the best places. Staff writer Sebastian Sponsel found an excellent store in Germany, and he shares his findings in the latest installment of Genesis Around the World.
Classic game shows are a wonderful place to meet new people and experience what makes retro gaming so awesome. It’s also a great place to pick up games really cheap! We went to this year’s Midwest Gaming Classic and have our impressions (and pictures) for you. Enjoy!
Far too many gamers are only able to find their Genesis and retro games at the occasional flea market and garage sale. Others are relegated to online purchases from sites like GameGavel and eBay. Those lucky enough to have an actual retro game store nearby quickly become frequent customers, and a little thing like a hundred mile round trip doesn’t stop the true Genesis fan from getting his fix. Extreme mileage and expensive gas were a small price to pay for Sega-16’s editor-in-chief Ken Horowitz, as he finally found a bona fide retro shop on the sunny Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
When traveling abroad, it’s always fun to search for treasure of the 16-bit kind… that special game that you would never find in your local area, something exotic and wonderfully foreign – the kind of thing that makes game hunting worth all the effort. Sega-16 is dedicated to showing its readers the best places worldwide for buying Genesis goodies, and while it might not require a whip and Fedora, the hunt can be just as much an adventure. The latest installment of Genesis Around the World features one of our readers exploring the hack and pirate coves of Córdoba, Argentina, and he’s got all the details on what you’ll find.