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Going back to your videogaming roots :-)

Tetlee

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Just received my recently purchased Grandstand 2000. This is where it all began for me back in the 70's, the whole family used to love this thing. Basically a Pong clone with Tennis, Football, Squash and Practice games, a few other adjustables too such as bat size etc. to hardcore things up a bit:laugh:

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So nice to finally get my hands on one again, shame I don't have the required batteries to fire it up tonight:)

Next purchase will be the computer that followed it, the Texus Instruments TI99/4A.

I know we have a few collectors here that have wisely kept their original stuff, but anyone else like me that's felt the desire to re-purchase their old videogames machines that brought them so much joy when they were young?
 

Amph

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Just received my recently purchased Grandstand 2000. This is where it all began for me back in the 70's, the whole family used to love this thing. Basically a Pong clone with Tennis, Football, Squash and Practice games, a few other adjustables too such as bat size etc. to hardcore things up a bit:laugh:

So nice to finally get my hands on one again, shame I don't have the required batteries to fire it up tonight:)

Next purchase will be the computer that followed it, the Texus Instruments TI99/4A.

I know we have a few collectors here that have wisely kept their original stuff, but anyone else like me that's felt the desire to re-purchase their old videogames machines that brought them so much joy when they were young?

I was lucky enough to pick up a SNES on freecycle with Mario Allstars but they couldnt find a control pad. Need to scour the car boot sales when (if) the weather gets better.

Also a mate recently gave me his NES with Mario/Duck Hunt, Pad and Zapper. It was the first console bundle I ever owned as a nipper. :D Also gave me Super Mario Bros 3, which I was pretty bloody good at back in the day. Bet I suck at it now though. Also a shoot em up, in the mold of R-Type but can't remember what it's called.

Having only moved house a few months ago and still settling in, haven't had chance yet to fire them up.

Want to get hands on Spectrum 48k, Commodore 64 and Megadrive at some point. I long to play Strider on one once more.
 
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