Game Room updated!

A lot has been happening this year, both outside the game room and inside! I have gotten myself another arcade machine, a Blast City from Sega. It’s fitted with a 4-slot Neo Geo MVS board, so I have yet another way to play all the MVS games I’ve bought instead of using the converter in my AES. I made room for the candy cab in the game room, and this lead to a bit of re-arranging for it to fit. I’ve also increased the amount of gaming stations, with more TV’s! :D So many TV’s!! There’s a total of 20 in the room right now ^_^

I have updated my video game collection page on here, but here’s most of the new pictures as well! :) The collection keeps growing :D

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room

Retro Game Room Setup

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room setup

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room setup

Blast City arcade

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room

Famicom love

Me in my retro game room

I’ve been visiting a lot of gaming conventions this year, which also means acquiring a lot of new retro games ;D I will hopefully have some time this christmas to update the various libraries with scans on the site and perhaps add some new ones :) Meanwhile I am always on instagram posting retro game related stuff whenever I’m gaming or whatever ^_^ Feel free to follow me on there > @retro_gaming

Don’t forget to check out my other site where me and my gals post all types of nerdy things! The latest post was about a retro gaming competition I hosted for the first Geeky Gals Gathering which was very successful, we had a lot of fun! ^_^

My Game Room and Collection 2014!

I’ve been so busy with work and playing games with friends online lately that I haven’t gotten around to finishing my own video tour of my new Game Room. Thankfully my friends over at GamingGrannar paid me a visit and filmed it for me! :D They have now released all 5 episodes of my retro video game collection.

The first episode covers my Virtual Boy collection and Super Famicom. Unfortunately for all you non-Swedish people all the episodes are in Swedish, but you can still see all the games and stuff, you just might not understand what we’re saying about them ;D Here’s the first episode:

The second episode is covering my PC Engine collection, Dave gets to try out some PC Engine shooters like Cocoron and Download, and we play Katochan & Kenchan:

The third episode is about Famicom and we play some Crisis Force and other games:

The fourth episode is basically a tour of the game room and the setup and Dave gets to play some Vectrex :)

And in the fifth and final episode we go through my Castlevania collection and some Sega Mega Drive games:

There’s still a lot of things that GamingGrannar did not cover, but I’ll continue to post about all my games here on my blog ^_^

Hopefully I’ll get around to finishing my own video tour soon, meanwhile here’s some recent pictures I took of the game room (things haven even changed since they were here this summer) ^_^
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And here’s some closeups of some of the game shelves:

My Sega Saturn collection (PAL)

Thanks to @VariXx from Twitter I finally took the time to scan all my PAL Sega Saturn games, I will go for the Japanese ones next :) You can find the entire Saturn Collection here!

I haven’t been that fond of the Sega Saturn games since I got it a couple of years ago, but that’s probably because I have a lot of shitty games for it ;D And also I don’t really like the awkard beginning of 3D games, and the fact that they have to put “virtual” in almost any title ;D This is one of the reasons I only have 29 games for this system so far, but since I got the japanese saturn and tried out a bunch of puzzle games for that one, I’ve become more and more fond of the Saturn ^_^ I have another 25 games for the japanese Sega Saturn.

If anyone has any suggestions of good games (preferably platform, puzzle or 2D shooters ;D) for the Sega Saturn then please let me know! ^_^

Here are a few games that I enjoy from my PAL Saturn collection:
Pandemonium         Gex

Tomb Raider         X-Men Children of the Atom

And here are the rest (check out the full size scans in the Sega Saturn collection library):
Alien TrilogyBlack DawnBlazing DragonsChaos ControlDefcon 5Die Hard TrilogyFighting VipersGhen WarGun GriffonHexenKrazy IvanLemmingsLoadedPanzer Dragoon IIPanzer DragoonSega Ages Vol 1Sega RallySoviet StrikeSpacehulkStreet RacerThe Lost World Jurassic ParkTrash ItVirtua Fighters 2Virtual OnWipeout 2097

I know a lot of people are fond of the Panzer Dragoon series.. but  I just don’t feel it holds up today.. and I never played it when it came out :/


All my Famicom pickups from Tokyo game shops

Finally updated the Famicom Collection Library, and also the Famicom Collage with the 103 Famicom carts I acquired in Tokyo :)
It was not easy getting it all back home with a weight limit of 23kg for the suitcase and 10kg for the carry on, I had to send home 7 packages (all weighing less than 2kg, because then it will count as a “letter” and be muuuuuch cheaper) ;D

Now I’m up to 868 unique Famicom carts (986 in total counting doubles..). It’s getting hard to find stuff I don’t already have for the system…

Here’s the thumbnails of all the 103 games I got in Tokyo!

10-Yard Fight Zoids 2 - Zenebasu no Gyakushuu_ World Super Tennis_ Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet WorldWanpaku Dakku Yume Bōken (DuckTales) Utsurun desu. Ka wa uso hawai e iku_ Uchuu Keibitai SDF (Space Defending Force)_ Twin Eagle Tsurikichi Sanpei - Blue Marlin Hen_ Touhou Kenbun Roku_ Top Gun Dual Fighters Tōkyō Pachi Slot Adventure_ The Untouchables The Money Game_ The Black Bass_  Tantei Jingūji Saburō - Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni_ Takeda shingen_ Spelunker II - Yuushahe no Chousen_ Spartan X 2 Softball Tengoku_ Snow Bros Shōgi Meikan '93_ Shinsen Den_ Shin Satomi Hakkenden_ Sekiryuou_ Sansāra Nāga_ Sangokushi 2_ Saiyuki World 2_ Saiyūki World_ Ripple Island_ Radia Senki - Reimei-hen_ Pyokotan no Dai Meiro_ Popeye no Eigo Asobi_ Pachinko Dai Sakusen_ Pachi Slot Adventure 2_ Pachi Otto Kun 3_Pocket Zaurus - Juu Ouken no Nazo Over Horizon Nishimura Kyōtarō. Mystery Blue Train Satsujin Jiken_ Napoleon Senki_ Nakayoshi to Issho Moulin Rouge Senki - Melville no Honoo_ Moero Twin Bee Might and Magic_ Meitantei Holmes - Kiri no London Satsujin Jiken_ Meijin Sen_ Meiji Ishin_ Maison Ikkoku_ Magic Darts Live in Power Bowl Layla Law of the West_ Kyuukyoku Harikiri Koshien_ Kyūkyoku Harikiri Stadium_ Kyūkyoku Harikiri Stadium III_ Kurogane Hiroshi no Yosou Daisuki! Kachiuma Densetsu_ Kujaku Ou 2_ Kujaku Ou_ Kōshien_ Katte ni Shirokuma Pro yakyu Family Stadium Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional_ Jigoku Gokuraku Maru_ Jangou_ J-League Winning Goal_ Ide Yōsuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong_ Igo Shinan '91_ Igo Shinan_ Hyaku no Sekai no Monogatari (The Tales on a Watery Wilderness)_ Hototogisu_ Hiryū no Ken III - 5 Nin no Ryū Senshi_ Guevara Guardic Gaiden (Guardian Legend) Grand Master Gozonji Yajikita Chin Dōchū_ Gomoku Narabe Renju (pulseline)_ Golf Ko Open_ Gimmick! Game Party_ Casino Derby_ Fighting Golf F1 Circus_ Emo Yan no 10 Bai Pro Yakyū_ Duck Hunt_ Dream Master_ Dragon Fighter Dr. Jekyll no Houma ga Toki_ Die Hard Deja Vu Daiku no Gen San (Hammerin' Harry)_ Cross Fire Columbus - Ougon no Yoake_ Chuugoku Janshi Story Tonpuu_ Chūgoku Senseijutsu_ Chōjin Ultra Baseball_ Chiyo no Fuji no Ooichou_ Chitei Sen Kū Vazolder_ Chīsana Obake Acchi Kocchi Socchi Chip to Dale no Daisakusen Chaos World Burai Fighter_ Batman Dynamite Batman After Burner_


Video tour of my Game Room!

So I made a video… it’s a bit awkward and I couldn’t get the freaking formats to line up the way I wanted them too >_< and the lighting in my room is very … red!! But still, I hope you’ll enjoy it!! ^_^

GAME COLLECTION: My Retro Room re-visited

Edit: My room has been updated since this post. Check out my latest collection pics here >>


me and my gamesRecently I got interviewed by Ant Harper from Retro Games Collector :D So for this feature I needed to take some more recent pictures of my Retro Room containing my game collection :) It was quite a while ago since I last shared pictures of my game room, from when I upgraded to a bigger room, so I thought I would share the new ones here as well so you can all see what it looks like today!

My retro room
So this is more or less what it looks like today! :D

Retro Video Game Room 2
This is the lighting of the room, it’s very cosy and warm with mainly red lights ^_^

My retro room - desk
Here’s my desk, where I’m sitting right now and blogging ^_^ haha!

Shelf closeup - SFC, FC and Atari2600
A close-up of the shelf over the desk. There’s mainly boxed Super Famicom games (There’s more of them now, it’s basically full so I can’t fit any more in there >_< but there’s still sooo many SFC games I want!!) And there’s boxed Famicom games, in the two middle shelves and the bottom right. I haven’t really collected boxed Famicom games that much, I have over 600 loose carts. On the bottom left are my Atari 2600 games, I have a few more doubles stacked away somewhere and a few boxed ones elsewhere. BTW I loooove my Pacman neon signt ^_^

Shelves - GB, GBC, GBA, Famicom
Behind the desk are 4 shelves, the two to the left are filled with Famicom cartridges, neatly organized by colour and by type! :D The top 5 rows are only platformers arranged by colour, below is one row with the few carts that have end labels (also platformers mainly), and below that is three rows with only shooters and then a row with puzzle games and lastly sports and other playable stuff that I don’t really care for. I have 4 boxes stacked away underneath the desk with all the RPG’s and various other text-heavy games that you can’t really play unless you’re fluent in japanese (also I don’t really care for RPG’s…..). The two right  shelves contain all my boxed GB, GBC and GBA games and on the bottom 2 rows with boxed NES games.

Facing my desk is a cool couch I got from my grand parents, it folds into a matress if you put the back on the floors facing it ^^ It’s like a puzzle :D

VB and NES
On the couch is also one of my three Virtual Boys, a Pacman Pinky porcelain piggybank and an official Nintendo wooden box where you can put a Zapper, two controlllers and a bunch of games inside ^_^ I put some of my favorites in there :D

favorite chair and famicom pillow
I also have a really cosy gaming chair that holds my Famicom pillow and temporarily also this Amiga 500. I have found a better place for it now underneath one of the TV’s.. ;D

TV setup 1 - NES
In this corner I have my PAL NES, with some Zappers on the wall ^_^

Shelf closeup1
Above that there’s some PAL SNES games and N64 games, also some of my Virtual Boy games on the bottom shelf (I have a bunch of doubles stacked away in a drawer as well, I’m only displaying the playable ones that are opened). There’s also some video game related board games like Centipede, Pac-man and Donkey Kong and various other games like boxed Atari 2600 games and games for the Intellivision that I can’t play since I don’t have that system yet :(

Shelf closeup2 Famicom Disk System
On this shelf I have my Famicom Disk System games, some boxed Atari’s and in the left corner all my Star Wars related stuff and games ^^

Underneath that shelf I have my favorite painting that my friend Arri made for me ^_^ It has all my favorite game characters! :D

TV Setup 2
Here’s the mess.. the main TV that has almost all the consoles you see below connected to it! lol I did this using scart splitters (one outtake turning into 4) and also composite cable splitters for some systems that have the red, yellow and white cables. It’s not optimal, I’m gonna work on making it prettier so that you won’t see all the chords as much, but I’m still quite happy that I was able to connect all of these: NTSC NES, PAL SNES, Twin Famicom, PAL Sega Mega Drive, PAL Sega Dreamcast, PAL PS2, PAL Sega Saturn, PAL N64, Super Famicom, and a japanese Sega Master System ^_^

TV Setup 3
This is the third TV, and here I have my japanese Sega Mega Drive and all the 30-40 something games I have for it, and my PC Engine Duo and the Atari 2600 Junior ^_^

Konami shelf
Here’s a small shelf I painted and decorated and it holds all my Famicom Konami games, and two Game Gears and the Wonderswan color ^_^ I also love my Nintendo neon sign :D

PC Engine part 2
On the floor here are some of my PC Engine games.. I’ve re-organized these now onto a smarter CD stand with double sides that stands on my desk, looks much better! :D

PC Engine part 1
On top of this shelf are more PC Engine games.. this collection has been growing really fast since I discovered this awesome system :D

Shelf with castlevania etc
Here’s an overview of this wooden shelf that contains a bunch of stuff. Below you’ll see some close-ups. In the bottom are magazines, like Retro Gamer, Nintendo Power etc. And my Sega Saturn games.

Shelf closeup - Castlevania
Here are my Castlevania games, this collection is now taking up two full shelves ^_^ You can see all my Castlevania games in my Castlevania Collection post, where I scanned them all :)

Shelf closeup - likeable
Below the Castlevania games are some other random stuff. Like Chrono Trigger, a factory sealed SNES Zelda, Mario Bros for Atari 2600, factory sealed Doom for Atari Jaguar, Darius Twin for SFC, Super Mario RPG, Life Force for NES, Rockman X, Donkey Kong II Game & Watch, Ninja Baseball Batman ;D and much much more..

shelf closeup - sega saturn
Here’s the Sega Saturn games, and  a few Atari Jaguar games.

Sega Mega Drive
Various bead art and my Sega Mega Drive collection ^^ I basically can’t get much more games for this system cause I’m running out of shelf-space! LOL

SMS, NES and Famicom
On the top right are my NTSC NES games, all the way down to the half row with Dreamcast games, below those are PAL NES games. Then PS2 in the bottom. In the left shelf are PS1 games, then some of my favorite Famicom games and all my Sega Master System games (I have finally gotten around to fixing shelves now for those poor games stacked on top of each other) ;D

Shelf closeup - Famicom and PS1
Here’s a closeup of the Famicom games, mainly puzzle, platformers and shooters ^_^

Last but not least I have my Commodore 64 on a small table with a fourth TV on a bureau next to my desk ^_^ There’s also a boxed PAL SNES, another Super Famicom and a black Atari 2600 underneath it :)

I have a lot more games stacked away in various places.. I have 73 game consoles in total (counting a few doubles, over 50 are different systems though) and just got over 3000 games, and  I’m seriously running out of space again and probably need to take over our living room for my retro game collection soon! Just gotta run it past the boyfriend first ;D