My name is Ken and I’m a resident doctor in Toronto. Video games have been a lifelong pastime of mine – something that I shared with my twin brother. We would often wake up at the crack of dawn to play some Mario 3 before school or stay up late into the night trying to figure out how to get the Book of Mudora in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (which was a real challenge at 7 years old – we didn’t know even how to get the Pegasus boots)!
Anyhow – getting through medical school was awesome but stressful, and I needed to find a way to keep things balanced. In the fall of 2015 my brother sent me a picture of some old favourites that he found in a pawn shop. Having sold all of our old Nintendo gear years ago, it reignited a childhood passion for playing and collecting!
Here is the picture that started it all!
Since then, my collection has grown quite substantially – here is what it looks like now! I have a total of 697 games as of June 11, 2016. I am also interested in getting the very best video and audio output for retro (and current) generation consoles and have come to recognize RGB output and the XRGB-Mini Frameister as one of the ways to achieve this. All my retro consoles are RGB modified (apart from N64 which is UltraHDMI modified. Gamecube and Dreamcast also move though the Frameister but have respective component cables and Toro Box.
Please see below for pictures of my collection of games and consoles. For a complete list of my collection and associate reviews completed, please see tabs along the top of the webpage.
I try and only collect the best games – classics that are actually fun to play! There are a few exceptions though. I love Double Dragon 2, but Double Dragon 3 is not all that great, but it have it in my collection just the same for completion. I also tend to go after some of the more rare titles as well, but still missing many of the really expensive ones.
If you have any questions about my blog and I, please write them down below!
UPDATE – September 19, 2020
I wanted to let everyone know that the website has not been updated as much over the past year because my residency training is nearing completion and more time has been needed to focus to my medical studies. I have every intention of continuing to work on this website in the future, but my exams will be my priority until mid 2021. Stay tuned for more updates in the future!
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How have I not seen you before?! I’m an immense enthusiast for retro gaming.
I keep a pretty low profile! Awesome – I checked out your site and followed! Looks awesome.
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Just found your page – great stuff! I’ve blogged retro gaming thoughts for years, but need consistency. I am definitely inspired by your output, keep it up!
Hi there, great blog! I like the breadth of your coverage of systems. If only you had the Sega Saturn listed as well. Your gaming sentiments match up pretty well to mine.
If you wouldn’t mind, I’d like to add your blog to my blog roll. If you want to check out my site, and if you agree, please add mine as well:
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That would be great! I will add you to mine! Saturn is the only Sega system I have never played – I will eventually though!
Why am I just now finding out about RetroGameMan!?!??! Well, it’s because I recently had the same idea to review retro games!! Lo and behold, there’s someone who has already “cornered the market”!!! Awesome site. If you ever need any help doing reviews, let me know. I’ve a RetroPie system that I recently setup, and I was thinking of using it to play through the games of my childhood and write about them. Email: jay . clark [at] gmail [dot] com
Wow I love your retro collection, it looks amazing 🙂
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Just thought I would send you a message and let you know while writing a blog post on the top 10 selling video games of all time, I referenced your excellent reviews. Always quality work that I appreciate. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out.
Obviously you can tell I’m a fan lol. Thanks for the consistent content. Much appreciated.