20/02/2021

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ’ป Remembering My Childhood Video Game Store ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ’ป #RetroGaming

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Sitting down in lockdown 3 watching some rubbish on the TV whilst reading Retro Gamer Magazine late at night I was dreaming of the time when we could walk into shops and browse video games and then my mind wandered off to when I was an 11-year-old boy who would visit LOGIC Computers in Cheshunt Hertfordshire to buy my Atari XE/XL tapes and cartridges for my ATARI XEGS.

It was then I broke out the sketch pad, HB pencil, colouring pencils, black gel pens and to think about what a Games Freezer Video game shop would look like.

My memories of LOGIC were shelves busting with games from loads of different video game systems. At this point in time, it was around 1990 and it meant that there were around 6 different systems still releasing video games which is amazing when you think about it! 

LOGIC still had ATARI 2600 games in one corner of the shop that were proudly displayed in their colourful boxes. LOGIC also had ZX Spectrum cassettes by the hundreds and alongside those were Commodore 64 and Amstrad cassettes which had such a great library of games full of all the games I wanted to play on my Atari. 

Then there was a wall of SEGA Master System games which had a Master System console below them plugged in ready to play a game of your choosing because at LOGIC you could try before you buy. 

Just next to the SEGA Master System was the SEGA Mega Drive section which was the brand new unattainable console of the time. I'd look at those Mega Drive games in awe and then saunter over to my modest selection of Atari XE/XL games hidden over in the corner of the store.

The best thing about these Atari XE/XL games is that they were mega cheap at the time. My pocket money would go really far as games were as low as £1.99 per cassette! These were indeed great times and that shop is sadly missed by me as it closed down a long time ago (although the Wimpy next door still remains to this day!)

Anyway, in honour of the legendary LOGIC, here's the Games Freezer Video Games Shop which I will be turning into a mouse mat very soon.

My other inspiration was this Instagram post by @GoldenPixelGram 

This Instagram post totally gave me the feels when I saw it ๐Ÿ˜

I've also now laminated my masterpiece and am proudly displaying my GF shop in my room

The Games Freezer Video Game Shop
Rich

 

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