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Gift Guide for the Retro Gamer


Our retro-gamer gift guide will help you find the perfect old-school gift. These unique gifts are great for that special someone who grew up gaming in their parents' basement. Help your loved ones capture the good old days of gaming with these awesome gifts.


8Bitdo SF30 Pro Controller - $49.99
Game just like in the old days with the SF30 Pro Controller. For the SF30, 8Bitdo took the classic SNES controller and updated it for the modern era. Compatible with Windows, Nintendo Switch, Raspberry Pi, Android, Retron5 and many more, this gift is sure to bring joy to any retro gamer.


CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - $69.99
Couldn't get an NES Classic or a SNES Classic? Then roll your own with the Raspberry Pi 3. Easily install and download emulators that will play not only classic Nintendo games but also the Sega Genesis games you know and love.


Mega Man Legacy Collection - $20.02
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 - $16.99
The blue bomber is back in these pixel-perfect restorations. Relive the 8-bit and 16-bit eras with Mega Man Legacy Collections 1 & 2. Classic gameplay, sound and tough-as-nails mechanics make these the must-have titles on any retro gamer's wish list.


8Bitdo Retro Receiver for SNES - $24.99


8Bitdo Retro Receiver for NES - $24.69
Have an old Nintendo or Super Nintendo that still gets regular play? Stop using those stubby cables from yesteryear and go wireless with the 8Bitdo Retro Receiver for the NES and SNES. They're compatible with PS4 controllers as well.


Sonic Mania: Collector’s Edition - $57.94
The classic 2D platformer has been updated and remastered for this generation. Sonic Mania has been a smash hit for hard-core fans of the original Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Sega Genesis. If you have a retro gamer in your life who can't get enough Sonic, grab them this Collector's Edition.

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Post your best recommendations for a gift for this archetype, with each recommended item as a separate response to this forum thread. Every response counts as a single entry to win a $25 Amazon gift card for this archetype. Please be sure to include the name of the gift item with link, why the archetype would like it, an image (if available), and how much it costs.

Before posting, please review the thread for potential duplicates (which won’t count!) and to check proper formatting. The Community Gift Guide 2017 Entries must be posted by November 13th, 2017 to qualify for entry. Good luck, and we’re looking forward to seeing all the awesome recommendations!
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