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The World’s Largest recreation assortment

We spoke to The Final Gamer & Guinness World File holder Joel Hopkins – aka The Final Gamer about his story up to now and his expertise of proudly owning the most important videogames assortment within the World.

The early years…

Last Ninja

GYL: What’s your most nostalgic recreation from childhood in your assortment and why?

The Final Ninja Commodore 64 – My mum purchased it for me for Christmas in 1987 and its one recreation I nonetheless play a few occasions a 12 months. I completely like it, the music, the graphics and the playability are wonderful. The sport has such soul.

GYL: What are your favorite consoles out of your childhood and why do they imply a lot to you?

Atari 2600 – It was the place I began and it was my first Console and I liked taking part in Pac- Man, Aseroids and House Invaders, however my all time favorite is the Sega Mega Drive even thought I used to be a teen. I Additionally as a child had a Sega Grasp System which I treasured, I liked it primarily as a result of I may play Sega Arcade Video games at residence.

Joel Outrun

GYL: What was life like in Australia taking part in video games within the 80s?

By far the Greatest! I feel these abroad would suppose Australia was very absent from video video games however its fairly the other. We had the most effective of all the things, Arcades had been wonderful in Australia. Nintendo and Sega flourished and like Europe Commodore 64 and Amiga outlined video video games in Australia.

GYL: Inform us about your expertise of taking part in the arcades rising up?

Once I take into consideration rising up with arcades I don’t understand how I performed a lot in such again then. I keep in mind my first arcade being house invaders after which going to a neighborhood milk bar between my home and my grandmothers home. Each month there can be a brand new recreation, however nothing beats the arcade centre Flashback which was positioned in Melbourne CBD. I am at present attempting to recreate Flashback in my very personal home.

The present assortment

GYL: What’s your favorite full set of video games in your assortment and why (i.e full set of Japanese Mega Drive and so on)?

I will decide 3. First can be the Japanese Sega Mega Drive Assortment due to the gorgeous colors of the spines and superior artwork work.

Second can be the Japanese Sega Saturn with 1274 titles as a result of Saturn is such an underrated console and to have the complete set is an achievement.

Third can be the NES as a result of it was enjoyable gathering it and I by no means had one rising additionally due to the paintings and the nostalgia.

Welcome to The Final Gamer Present:

GYL: What manufacturers gaming evoke probably the most quantity of nostalgia for you?

– publishers Activision

– builders Capcom

– {hardware} producers Sega

GYL: What arcade recreation / cupboard do you’re keen on probably the most?

House Harrier as a result of it screams 1980’s and is Sega at its peak.

GYL: What arcade cupboard would you like to personal (and you do not have) and are nonetheless want to personal?

There is just one left and that’s Avenue Fighter 1 with punch pads and on an out of doors second can be Ninja Warriors with the three screens.

The Last Gamer

GYL: What motivated you to start out such a giant assortment after which go on to purpose for the Guinness File?

I’m truely obsessed by video video games I like all the things about them from the music to the artwork to the playability, and mainly stay and breath them.

Having a YouTube channel “The Final Gamer” I felt I’ve lots of data and contacts that I prefer to share with the world. Having an already huge assortment I made a decision to go for the Guinness Guide of Information as its been a dream of mine since my 20’s.

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GYL: Do your folks typically come round to play the video games in your enormous gaming space?

Sure normally on Friday nights and we normally have BIG catch ups every so often, however id love to do it extra nonetheless I’m so busy with Final Gamer.

Jess Last Gamer Show

GYL: Who else helps you with the channel and what’s their function?

I at present do all the things on the Channel from directing, modifying and writing however I’ve Jess and my spouse Mandy serving to me within the background and Jess as Co-Host in Final Gamer.

Aside from video games what different collections / passions do you’ve?  

I’ve a reasonably first rate sized Star Wars assortment that I’ve been gathering for over 25 years and sure heaps of Tamiya radio managed vehicles round 50.

I used to gather actual vehicles akin to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche and so on however have known as again on that purely to pursue video games.

GYL: What jobs have you ever had within the gaming trade?

I used to personal a store in 1991 known as Australian Imaginative and prescient Video games that was open for nearly 3 years. I used to be importing Japanese model of Mega Drive, Tremendous Famicom, PC Engine and Neo Geo simply to call just a few.

After my store I labored for Flash Amusements serving and repairing Arcade machines, I now personal the identify for my very own arcade enterprise.

The longer term

GYL: What tasks do you’ve developing in 2017?

I’ve heaps developing in 2017 all to do with Final Gamer and making the channel come to life with extra content material and higher manufacturing. I am hoping to make it a full time job.

GYL: Inform us concerning the film you’re creating – any insights into what you will be doing for it?

The film is a narrative from me as a toddler, up till now. It reveals the excessive’s and low’s of my life and the way my every single day life is made up of shopping for, taking part in and restoring video games and likewise a household within the combine.

Its going to be very uncooked and confrontational.

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GYL: Any new thrilling issues developing for the Final Gamer Channel too?

I plan to have 2 new segments. Uncommon Ware and Story Mode. I plan to do recreation evaluations that may go from 20 minutes to half an hour which will likely be an intensive and in depth look into sure video games on all platforms.

GYL: Thanks to your time Joel!

You’re Welcome 🙂

To see extra about Joel and his adventures as The Final Gamer try the hyperlinks under:

Youtube Channel



Web site

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