Before there were streaming services, before there were all-in-one media boxes, a video game console had one purpose. And when you got one for your birthday, you flipped out like the meaning of your entire existence on planet Earth had completely changed.
That momentous birthday seems shrouded in the mists of time. Your library of obsolete video games is the only reminder of those halcyon days when a sore and calloused thumb was a badge of honor.
Today's game systems are undeniably cool, but sometimes you just want to play - No menus, no movies, no fluff.
It's time to give your game collection new life. Muscle memory kicks in as you power through the classics on a Retro-Bit NES console. You remember the laser-like focus required to smash the backboard in NBA Jam. There's an entire section of your brain dedicated specifically to Street Fighter 2 combos. And you can thread the needle in Gradius better than Luke Skywalker barreling down the Death Star trench.
A suite of sweets courses through your veins, mana from a lost age, endowing you with inhuman energy and endurance as you recondition your once-dominating reflexes. Revel once again in your accomplishments as you best the most unforgiving 8-bit games.
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.
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01/11/2015 Kim Sando Retro Gamer Crate 4
I sent my son the Retro Gamer crate and he loved it. Part of the fun was with his struggle to open the crate. He loved the gaming system and said it came with a ton of candy. The only reason I don't rate this 5 stars is because the games are randomly chosen and he got 2 less popular games. In the future if you give the option to pick your own games or even add extra games it would be perfect. Will definitely order from man crates again
01/6/2015 Ashley Retro Gamer Crate 4
This man crate was awesome!
I loved the website for instructions to open the crate lol
The only thing that bummed me out was as my boyfriend was opening the crate he busted one of the games to peaces
12/30/2014 Aunt Patti Retro Gamer Crate 5
One week before Christmas, my sister tells me that 'the nephew' will not be joining us for the holidays. So, a quick internet search produces "Man Crates". Never heard of them. So, I take a look. Almost instantly (had to look at a few of the other, out-of-order, items) I found this game console. So I have it shipped to "Shark Boy". 12/24/14 I receive a voicemail from "Shark Boy" advising that he's received a "Man Crate" and he can't wait to open it on Christmas Day. (Actually, he opened it up after he hung up his call to me -- my sister was on Skype when he opened it. She said that the look on his face was priceless (yay, 2 gifts in one). He loved it.) Thank you very much for being AWESOME. Next year I will have to get onto your website earlier to get some of the gifts that were sold out.
12/30/2014 Michelle Retro Gamer Crate 5
I purchased two crates - this one and the hot & spicy crate. It came right on time and I was super excited to give them to my brothers for Christmas. When they took it out of the initial box, and saw the crowbar and crate I saw them crack a smile. The both of them struggled to get the top off, but it was so much fun watching them try to pry the top off. They both loved it and I'm definitely going to order more in the future!!
12/29/2014 AR Retro Gamer Crate 3
I bought this gift for my husband for Christmas. The shipping was fast. He enjoyed opening the crate with the mini crowbar and liked the variety of candy. It would have been nice if I was able to pick the games, because the ones he received were less popular. The box it was shipped in said Man Crates all over it, unfortunately my husband saw the box so it wasn't much of a surprise. I would order again, fun gift for guys!
12/28/2014 Lynette Retro Gamer Crate 5
My husband loved his box. Was really excited when he saw it was a retro NES console with 2 games. He had some trouble opening the box with just the crowbar, maybe a small rubber mallet would help.
12/28/2014 Kristi Retro Gamer Crate 5
Enjoying old school gaming!! Great gift. I enjoyed watching my boyfriend opening the package!
12/28/2014 Vanessa A Retro Gamer Crate 5
My husband is horrible at receiving presents! Typically he will just give a sincere thank you and move on, no big smile or gasp or any kind of excitement what so ever! When he opened up his crate he literally grinned like a kid in a candy store :-) everyday since he got it he has had it plugged in and playng it, we even went and got his old games from his parents house! I will definitely be looking at Man crates first for every holiday/event for my husband!!!
12/27/2014 Anabel Hernandez Retro Gamer Crate 4
I got the Retro Gamer Crate for my fiancee for Christmas. He was super curious to open the crate and couldn't believe it came with it's own crowbar .. soo cool! Once he opened it, he was so excited to find all the old school candy and especially psyched to play the Nintendo games. He sat down on the floor to play just like when he was a kid. My brother-in-law was equally impressed so I guess that'll be my next mancrate purchase. Only down side was one of the games didn't work but all in all thanks Mancrates ... finally some really cool gifts for the men in our lives!
12/27/2014 Unknown Retro Gamer Crate 4
Great gift for my brother, my family had a blast watching my brother, open the crate. The only issue is the random games, he got two of the same game.
12/26/2014 Anna Retro Gamer Crate 5
I purchased the Retro Gamer Man Crate on cyber Monday hoping so save a pretty penny just covered the shipping Boo. I was really interested in using the military discount but to use it i would have to get the info from my husband and spoil the surprise. The package arrived late, the diabolical duct tape not worth it. I was really hoping my husband would struggle or be impressed by the crate to find it hot glued together (crooked) and easy to pry apart. As i went on Amazon to pick up more games i found the price vastly inflated.
12/26/2014 Judy Retro Gamer Crate 5
I gave this to my son-in-law for Christmas and he was thrilled and the envy of others! Don't hesitate to try one too!
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