Man Crates Chock Full of Retro Gamer Goodness


The first time sticks with you, and Man Crates has stepped in to help relive that grand retro gaming experience.


Remember when the video game became so intriguing, so enthralling that an 8-bit character on the screen, named Leonardo, trumped all else.

Raphael was your favorite turtle, but the game favored the katana.

The bowling alley was packed, the shoes were returned, and all that was left was the scratched and worn panels of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” arcade coin-op machine that gave way to hours of party on, dude! adventure.

Feeding quarters quickly depleted all allowance money for the foreseeable future, and still the damn snowball throwing foot soldiers won out, knocking your blue mask from your eyes, and forcing you to go home, defeated.

But then the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) came out with its own version of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Arcade Game” for the home console, and the would be snow hurlers were blasted with traffic cones, and the magicians’ phantom tigers were dissipated, and then you got down into the crust to the headquarters of Shredder and the almighty Krang, the Technodrone!

What could reproduce such fun, you ask?

Well, the Man Crates Super Retro Gamer and Retro Gamer Bundles are a start.


These man-skewing gift box sets are literally crates that come with a crowbar for opening, and more importantly they have all the tools needed to play your retro NES and Super NES games.

And for just shy of $160, the Man Crates Super Retro Gamer bundle can start catering to the dawn of our love in games.

Crack open this time capsule, that’s the start of the fun, and then go to town with the “Makeshift Time Machine” and “Sugar Intoxication” contents:

  • RetroDuo v2.0 portable console
  • (includes NES adapter, HD TV cables, & controller adapter)
  • 2 classic Super Nintendo games(randomly selected from an assortment of time-honored, awesome games)
  • Red Vines
  • Bottle Caps
  • Mike & Ike
  • Nerds
  • Now and Later
  • Jaw Busters
  • Pop Rocks
  • Pez


The NES-only Retro Gamer version is there for $99.

Their instructions for using the Man Crates are also clear and to the point (for the stereotypically independent male in the twenty-first century): In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.


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2 Responses to “Man Crates Chock Full of Retro Gamer Goodness”

  1. Jdiaz20

    Hey I was wondering, if my boyfriend already has a Super Nintendo, is this gift worth it? Or should I pick a different man crate?

    • It kind of depends…if he is a big Nintendo guy he’ll appreciate the NES part of it too, and if he does not have his snes hooked up this hooks up to HDMI and has wireless controllers. But I would see how many games he has and you could always get one that is not Nintendo based


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