What is it about retro arcade games that makes them so, well, charming? An antique Space Invaders machine or a 90s Game Boy have so much tactile appeal that sometimes we find ourselves desperate to trade the touch screen for the joystick, HD resolution for pixellated displays, immersive graphics for single platform simplicity. Are we pining for the past or are we just beguiled by the ‘thingness’ of old stuff, before everything existed in virtual spaces and on social media platforms? Probably just the latter - we like a play around on an old console as much as the next person, but we won’t be closing down our insta accounts any time soon, thankyouverymuch. Still, for those days when you do get the retro craving, we’re here to help: our range of mini, licensed versions of old school classics are unbeatable (sometimes literally). Perfect for gifts (I mean, who wouldn’t fall in love with a Tamagotchi sized Pac Man keyring??), or as a lovely little pick-me-up on pay-day. Treat yourself, you’ve probably been working hard - and anyway, even if you haven’t, everyone deserves a handheld Space Invaders console, right?
From keyrings to preloaded games controllers, from desktop arcade machines to laser tag guns (yes, you read that right, laser tag guns for your own home - you can thank us later), we’ve got all your retro needs covered. With these gizmos at your fingertips, you can wind-down after work, or get your best pals round at the weekend (because remember: staying in is the new going out) for some nostalgic fun times. With their true-to-form, vintage design, these gadgets will brighten up your home space or look cute on your keys (is there any box that these arcade games don’t tick?!)
As you probably already know, we can sometimes be a little nerdy at Yes I Want It, spending hours researching all the things that make our lovely customers tick. If, like us, you want to find out more about the history of arcade games, check out this piece on ‘The 50 best arcade games of all time, ever’ at Tech Radar - trust us, its worth a read.