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Feeling retro? Then you might like a new gizmo called Super TV Boy III. Its got 127 old school games squished onto a console style game pad that plugs into the TV.

It might sound very familiar, and it should. The Super TV Boy has indeed been around for a while, but the manufacturers have redesigned the casing so it looks groovier.

You can usually find the older models of the budget retro game pads at your local Hypervalue and Poundstretcher style emporiums, priced between £9.99 and £15.00.

We got notification of the new look TV Boy from Firebox.com which is selling the device at £29.95. They reckon it is one of their top ten sellers, and they all seem to love it, but then they would. "We think the world needs to know," said a spokeswoman. "We think they've got the design bang on this time."

Describing it as a slice of retro heaven might be going a bit too far, but for those of us who grew up playing Frogger, and can remember the BBC Micro, it is certainly a snapshot of childhood.

The game pad has a few re-named classics: Donkey Kong is called Mad Kong; the original Space Invaders is dubbed Star Force; and Frogger goes out under the pseudonym River Crossing. ®

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