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My Retro Gaming Collection & Games Room

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I take you for a look around my games room, at the vintage computers, retro consoles, and classic handhelds in my collection. I need to thank my wonderful wife, Andrea, who's been incredibly supportive of me and my hobby, and bought me several consoles over the years. I also need to thank many viewers and friends who've donated systems and flash/sd card solutions... RetroGameGirl, GigerPunk, TeamVVV, ArcadeUSA, RetroHQ, Ninjabearhug, Novabug, PaulSpydar, TheGreatBritishGamer, PSI236, (non-youtubers) Rod @TheFutureWas8Bit, Mark from Bolton, Mark from Fareham and Rob from Shropshire. Not forgetting Gearbest.com and funstock.co.uk (Please let me know if I've missed you out from here... my memory sucks these days) ... and a big thank you to the many, many people who've donated software over the years. There are too many to list here, but you know who you are, and I appreciate it greatly. New to the channel? Please check out these FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS before you ask stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxIL_B56C7s Thank you :) PLAYLISTS https://www.youtube.com/user/SteveBenway/playlists Find me on http://www.retrogamingcollector.com Twitter @SteveBenway http://twitter.com/SteveBenway Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/RetroGamingCollector Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/116785596533571543436/posts GearBest facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/103824820182527 My Team VVV Page: https://www.teamvvv.com/en/Steve-Benway Team VVV Homepage: https://www.teamvvv.com Funstock Retro Goodies: http://bit.ly/1tq072Z and quote 'TEAMVVV' (all caps) for a 5% discount. PC Specialist Racing PC's: http://bit.ly/1hjZClT
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005 AGIMA (13 days ago)
Just catching up on another of your older vids mate. This is fantastic! What a collection! I'm planning to ONLY collect the systems and games I owned before. Should be a good way to throttle my spending hopefully lol. Still going to cost me a small fortune lol.
005 AGIMA (13 days ago)
+Steve Benway yep some prices are crazy. Spied a wonderful boxed 3dfx banshee 16mb card on eBay. The guy wants over £400 for it. ERM..... No. Lol
Steve Benway (13 days ago)
Yeah, having a specific goal is a good plan, and keeps costs within the realms of ... I dunno... not being insane... lol. I haven't actively collected for several years now. Haven't got the space or the money :)
ronald henson (2 months ago)
when I play videogames I take gaming seriously
Carl Jackson (2 months ago)
Hey Steve, I like your collection and appreciate how used everything is, too many hoarders around these days that don't know what chain"" means. I always wanted an archimedes we had them at school :)
mazhar said (2 months ago)
steve can u please make a video system review of the Atari STE?? Thanks
Steve Benway (2 months ago)
I'm sorry, but while I have one, I've found that covering such systems is ill advised, the way I do things. It just amounts to me doing basic research on wikipedia and the like... meaning the information is pretty generic... and there are a ton of channels already doing that kind of thing, and better than I would do it.
Sean Tracey (10 months ago)
I'm also looking for two very old game's one on cartridge the commodore 64 by the name of Flimbos Quest. I've searching for 20 years or more.
Sean Tracey (10 months ago)
I think that you may be the only person to ask this, way back in the early 90's a friend of mine had something that would now resemble the everdrive, except this item used floppy discs or cd rooms. It's so long ago I can barely recall. Let alone which console it was from. Maybe the S'Snes. Can you recall and if so do you have any idea where I could get one. I recall being able to download any game for the console n copy it to then play. As I believe the ever drive you need the original cartridge to copy
Royalheart Golden (1 year ago)
Spectacular collection good for you buddy.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thank you :)
Tripcore (1 year ago)
I don't understand why the video has a fair few dislikes
Nostalgia Nerd (1 year ago)
Tripcore (1 year ago)
Your intelivision / games might be ntsc instead of pal
R4nds (1 year ago)
electricadventures (1 year ago)
Nice to see all the machines, quite a few more hand held devices from last time and some very interesting ones too. I thought I was pretty stable with my machine collection, but in the last couple of months I have run across a Memotech MTX500 (and added a Remorizer SD card), a GX4000 with multi cart and thanks to my fellow podcast members, just this last weekend a Coleco Adam hidden away in someone’s shed :) My back is being uncooperative at the moment (and have to have both legs operated on in January), so haven’t really had a chance to touch the Coleco Adam, but it’s definitely going to be a fun restoration project. For some reason I still would like one of those Enterprise systems, I can remember a full page add in Australian Personal Computer magazine, but I am not sure if they were actually released over here in the end. The AV mod on a 7800 is not that bad to do, totally well worth doing though, as like yours, mine was unusable before the mod. I quite like the games on it as it’s that bit more powerful over the Atari 8bits. If you want a more affordable flash drive that will work with your MSX machines that MSX Rookie Drive NX that the creator sent me recently works very well.
Branden Moffat (1 year ago)
Excellent video Steve! Always enjoy watching your game tours, ever since the first one years ago. Good to see you haven't downsized like most of us. :)
Branden Moffat (1 year ago)
I downsized a couple of times, and severely regret a lot of it. Also - not sure if you know, I'm "misterintellivision"/"RetroGamerINTV" from days gone by!
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thanks! I sometimes think "Would I be happier if I had less 'stuff' in my life?" I'm usually unsure of the answer, but don't downsize, just in case :)
Retr0rob (1 year ago)
Awesome collection! jealous of that A 1200. I had the 600 (rare in the States) and a 500 still. I wish I had kept up on collecting computers, but honestly the US had a much more limited selection. LOL beware that PXP!
Daniel Cordell (1 year ago)
The GX4000 Amstrad gone from rubbish to good with the advent of AMSTRAD to GX4000 ports for the flashcards.
swordghoti (1 year ago)
Fair play, that is a very comprehensive system collection. I'd never get anything done if I had a haul like that.
CaseofGlass (1 year ago)
Always a pleasure to see your collection Steve. I'm subscribed to you 2008 or early 2009, can't remember anymore, but it was always the pleasure seeing your new videos, be in gameplay, Friday Talkies or collection videos like this one. And here we are in 217, older but not much wiser :)
Bad GraFx Gamers (1 year ago)
nice collectch
Dave's Retro Desktop (1 year ago)
What a wonderful time capsule of retro gaming hardware. I have my Intellivision, Commodore 128 and Sega Genesis. That's all a person really needs. LOL! Seriously, though; well done, Steve.
Martin Bay (1 year ago)
Nice T-Shirt! ;-)
Now way! You got the c64gs??????? That's 100000 times rare!
Horror Mann (1 year ago)
Puts my collection to shame. Keep up the good vids Steve!
LastofAvari (1 year ago)
Thanks for the update on your glorious collection :)
AnalogX64 (1 year ago)
Thanks for the tour Ben :) great update. Although I have a small collection, its not as nicely organized, I need to put everything in one place.
Ms Mad Lemon (1 year ago)
Nice to see your great collection again :o)
Gazmonster1 (1 year ago)
Very impressive. Your 2009 collection tour is still one of my favourited videos and inspired my own collection. Wish I had a Jupiter Ace though!
Theshadowsnose (1 year ago)
That's one impressive collection! I would love to see more videos of games on those more obscure computers like the Memotech or the Enterprise.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Sadly, I've already made videos of all the games I have for them. I look around every so often to see if I can find more, but they're hard to find, and not all games are compatible with the different models.
ironsienna (1 year ago)
I almost missed the NES below the SNES lol... Not much love for it heh???
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
lol... not a whole lot ;)
Matt Hopper (1 year ago)
Nice T-shirt, too! Your taste always echoes mine! That Tubeway Army album was so ahead of its time. Heavy guitars and synths and great songwriting. If it were released today by a young band it would still be cool and relevant. What a great musician!!
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I agree. People often think of Replicas when they talk of early Numan, but Tubeway Army has some brilliant moments. Steel and You, The Dream Police, and Zero Bars really stand out, for me.
MarkTheMorose (1 year ago)
[begin Jedi mind trick] Fact: Steve's going to give me all these systems! (Except the C64GS and Game.Com. He loves those.) [end Jedi mind trick]
MarkTheMorose (1 year ago)
These are not the systems I'm looking for. You can go about your business...
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
These are not the systems you are looking for.
Darren Connelly (1 year ago)
6:00 32X..
Ingeld (1 year ago)
Kingston LJ (1 year ago)
Steve's Retro Cave. :D I really enjoyed seeing all the systems you have - from the first consoles up to the newer stuff. It's good that you bought most of them before the prices went through the roof and into the stratosphere.
Ian Hunter (1 year ago)
When I got my Intelevision it displayed the wrong colours too. I found a chip that wasn't seated in its socket properly. Hope this helps Steve.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I'll have a look inside it at some point and push down on the ships. Thanks for the tip :)
dave4shmups (1 year ago)
Steve, do you like or own any current Apple products? Back in the late 1980s, my Dad got a Macintosh 512K, and I loved gaming on it. The games were in black and white, but they had a lot of detail and looked great. I’ve thought about importing a GX4000, but TVs here in the United States don’t have SCART. I could buy an SCART-HDMI converter, or just emulate.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I have a relatively modern iMac, which looks very nice, but I can't say I like the operating system. Regarding the GX4000... I'd suggest emulating one before buying one. Also bear in mind that games for them are very expensive, while often just being cartridge based versions of games you can get much more cheaply on tape or disk for the cpc 464 and 6128.
Paul Pollington (1 year ago)
Wowser Steve, if there was a hardcore gamer, that must be you!!!!!!!I have never seen your room tours before, so I am blown away, by the amount of systems that I have never heard of, let alone seen, I hope you have that lot insured, must be worth a fortune my friend.Any how, continue making your fun and honest videos, I look forward to them.
Paul Pollington (1 year ago)
Mmm Good point, hadn't thought about it like that.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I've not added up what they're worth, recently. I'm scared that if I did, I'd sell them, and instantly regret it.
WhatsOnMyShelf (1 year ago)
17:52 I really enjoy thoughts like these. They are imaginative and soothing.
WhatsOnMyShelf (1 year ago)
The idea of these strange, relaxing places is almost like a dream. I have yet to find or build some of the relaxing places in my imagination. I was on IRC a few months ago and it was really dead. I suspected as much before logging on. I used a lot of the fservs back in the day to find stuff that couldn't be found anywhere on the net. Now it seems to have parity with a google search.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
The first time I chatted on irc using that thing, I was on the beach at Swansea :)
cerberus65 (1 year ago)
Nice collection. I wish I had held on to my Atari 65 XE. It's probably the least desirable Atari, but it's the one I had.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
The 65XE doesn't have the nostalgic wow factor of a 400 or an 800, or the styling cool of an XL, but they get the job done effectively and (in my experience) reliably. When I'm gaming on an Atari 8 bit, the 65XE is the one I use.
ReplayRetro (1 year ago)
Always fantastic watching you go through your collection Steve, it always makes me chuckle how many of your opinions and thoughts on things are similar to my own, even those which buck the general consensus of the retro gaming community. Though i admit i'm wondering now if that could be because you played such a large role in my introduction to the hobby, who knows. Would love to see some hardware videos from you again and maybe one day a restoration of that PET. Keep on doing what you do so well :)
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I've watched a video on how to fix the problem I have with my PET, and ordered the stuff I need, so that may well be a possibility :)
James Newman (1 year ago)
Impressive gameroom and I love the Tubeway Army shirt!!!! Are Friends Electric..Good ol Gary Numan :)
James Newman (1 year ago)
Steve Benway exactly 😊
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I wondered if anyone would comment on the t-shirt. People know who Numan is... but Tubeway Army... it's not so obvious :)
James Green (1 year ago)
Wow. That's a VERY cool collection you've got there. Love the honesty about "crap" stuff as I've seen a lot of game room videos where people are too precious about ownership and how the room looks rather than what the machines are really about. Keep up the good work. You're up there with Cinemassacre, MetalJesusRocks and SNES Drunk for my favourite retro gaming channels on Youtube. :)
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thank you! I try to be realistic about the stuff I've collected. Some is great, some isn't, but the process of collecting, and paying the games, is always fun, regardless. And I'm chuffed to be considered alongside such highly regarded YouTubers :D
Dave Nunez (1 year ago)
I have never seen a Jupiter ACE in the wild - only ever saw them in You Sinclair ads and what not.
Dave Nunez (1 year ago)
That plus the ZX80 - that's your retirement right there :-D
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Bought at a time when they were cheaper than they are now, I had more money than I do now. I don't even dare look at what they sell for now :)
Bazza H (1 year ago)
As the yoof would say....well jel. Great video
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Cheers! :)
Steven Schulz (1 year ago)
Ah yes, INVADER FROM SPACE, I would play this endlessly as a boy. Yet another item from my childhood that was sold off at a garage sale, along with my Star Wars collection. Regrets galore.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Ahh... Star Wars figures. I only ever had R2D2 and C3PO (from the original run in the 70s), but I do miss them.
RieklinRideR (1 year ago)
a little bit of a mess but there's not much space in there, also you're not seem a collector that like to keeps things cleaned :D
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Can't help the cramped nature of it, given the small room. I do actually like to keep things clean, but given that the room is kept mostly quite dark, and a lot of the stuff is well above head height, or somewhat inaccessible, it's easy to miss bits.
elspuddy (1 year ago)
i love seeing vids about your impressive collection :)
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thanks! :)
riteasrain (1 year ago)
As always, so interesting to listen to you and all you know, Steve👍
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Trying to remember much of it is getting harder :)
Ian Hunter (1 year ago)
About time. Seriously Steve thanx for this, really enjoyed it.
Retr0Rewind (1 year ago)
Super collection!!! You could start your own museum :)
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Cheers Dave :D
Alec J (1 year ago)
Your 1200 gets my knees all wobbly every time you mention it. :P Thanks for the update vid!
Alec J (1 year ago)
Oh, you. :D
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
My knees get wobbly every time I move it, coz the case is rickety as hell... lol :D
BawesomeBurf (1 year ago)
Really glad you did another one of these. I have been wanting a Gizmondo ever since I saw one of your videos on it. Still haven't gotten around to picking one up, but I will eventually.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Such an underrated handheld, and while I dunno how easy software is to buy, there's custom firmware, so you can play stuff downloaded onto an SD card :)
MrBads_Games (1 year ago)
An immense collection there Steve, Fantastic!
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thanks! :)
Waldon Newman (1 year ago)
Always impressed when I see your collection! Seen prices on some of that stuff shoot up.
Waldon Newman (1 year ago)
Steve Benway I agree, that's history you own there 👍
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I don't dare look at what things sell for these days. I might get tempted to sell stuff, and I know I'd regret it instantly if I did.
TootyUk (1 year ago)
Wow..just Wow some of the gear you have Steve! amazing
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Cheers Stue :)
MrKnightlore (1 year ago)
Great vid as always. Some nice rarities in there, gotta say I was more into my computers az a kid/teens. Guess I sway towards consoles rather than pc these days.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Computers were certainly more of a thing in the early to mid 80s, in the UK. The Atari was old hat, and despite the presence of the Master System and NES by around 86-87, consoles didn't really take off here till the Mega Drive.
Wow, incredible! I thought I had a fair bit until I watched this =D I can't remember seeing a C64 or VIC-20? I did see the 64GS there though.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
+GadgetUK164 - Retro Gaming Repairs & Mods After the Amigas and before the PET ☺
OwtDaftUK (1 year ago)
It's amazing how obscure some of these are. Home computers seem to get forgotten more easy than the old consoles.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I find I lose sight of how obscure or otherwise a lot of these things are, just because I've had them so long, and spend time around them a lot.
Burntoutculture (1 year ago)
Wow fantastic collection Steve. I reckon my missus would actually evict me if I amassed that amount of machines ha ha. Awesome
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I consider myself *very* lucky to have a wife who's not only tolerant of my hobby, but also actively supportive :)
Big_Matty 1506 (1 year ago)
Such an awesome collection, do you prefer your vintage computers to the consoles? I grew up with spectrum, but never looked back from consoles once I got my megadrive.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I feel the computers are more interesting in terms of history and technology, but when it comes to playing games, I tend to opt for consoles, just because it's easier.
custardo (1 year ago)
You know your collection is growing too large when it starts to have corners you can't get stuff out of. It happens to the best of us ;)
Theshadowsnose (1 year ago)
You can always rent storage space when the collection grows to big ;-)
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
The collection isn't too large... the room is too small... lol :D
Andy Wilson (1 year ago)
Hello Steve. Fantastic collection. Thank you.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thank you :)
Jason Vectrex (1 year ago)
Will check this later, I'm at work now, but I know you got some cool stuff.
Simon Unwin (1 year ago)
There's a great video by the 8 bit guy on fixing a commodore pet including the keyboard. Well worth a look!
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Yup... I really appreciate you mentioning his video. I watched his video, and went and ordered some of the stuff he used. Should be interesting :D
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thanks, I'll go take a look at that :)
Dave L (1 year ago)
This is awesome.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Thank you :)
Jakub Buszko (1 year ago)
Hi why you got so many negative points ? :(
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
It's possible :)
Simon Unwin (1 year ago)
I guess some people are a bit jealous
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
I don't know. If I were to guess, it's either youtube calculates thumbs up/down, rather than counting them, or I have a troll with multiple accounts. Or maybe just some people don't like the video. It doesn't matter in the end. I know who my friends are :)
Banshun (1 year ago)
Wow! It's been a while since you did one of these. Nice to the the Benway Museum of Retropical Devices again.
Steve Benway (1 year ago)
Yeah, there's not really been a need, since there's not a lot of new stuff since the last one. A few plug&plays, famiclones, chinese stuff... but not much more in the way of actual oldschool hardware.

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