Game Not Over For These New Royal Mail Stamps The screen of death with the words “GAME OVER” won’t be featured in this new set of stamps celebrating retro video games of the past. The Royal Mail series features games you will recognise if you…
Game Not Over For These New Royal Mail Stamps
The screen of death with the words “GAME OVER” won’t be featured in this new set of stamps celebrating retro video games of the past. The Royal Mail series features games you will recognise if you had a Commodore Amiga, Song Playstation, Sega Megadrive, Acorn Electron or the classic ZX Spectrum.
Games featured in the stamp set include Lemmings, Sensible Soccer and Wipeout. There’s also a complete set that traces the history of Tomb Raider – minus Angelina Jolie, of course.
It’s uncertain whether or not gamers from way-back-when still write letters anymore. Especially when you consider the advancements in technology that have forged ahead from the pixilated graphics of the retro games in the Royal Mail stamp set to something called email.
For the former gamer who can still remember their high scores, this classic stamp set is a real collector’s item. At the very least these mini screen scenes will conjure up those fine, fun memories of spending time in the arcade instead of on homework. That alone makes this Royal Mail issue worth picking up.
And who knows?
Maybe those arcade memories will cause a few former gamers to get back into another hobby where the Royal Mail can be of expert assistance – contacting penpals.
Even if you are not a stamp collector, you can’t deny that this retro set doesn’t stir something inside you. The best part is that with each video game stamp you use, you get to give each one a licking and not spend a roll of tokens to do so.
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