Send the lemmings on their way, first class

Video game nostalgia continues with these new stamps from Royal Mail. It’s great to see those lemmings again. I remember spending far too much of my time with those persistent little critters in the 90s.

Classic UK video games get the Royal Mail stamp treatmentIt’s Nice That
Royal Mail has released a set of stamps celebrating a golden era of British video game design from the 1980s and 90s, with nine classic games memorialised in 5×3cm, gum-backed format. Scenes from Lemmings (developed by Psygnosis in 1991) and Sensible Soccer (by Sensible Software, 1992), both created for Commodore Amiga, adorn first class stamps, while the rest of the collection features nostalgic stills from Sony Playstation’s Wipeout (Psygnosis, 1995), Sega Mega Drive’s Micro Machines (Codemasters, 1991) and Elite (Acornsoft, 1984) made for BBC Micro and Acorn Electron.

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Video GamesRoyal Mail
An action-packed collection celebrating classic UK-designed video games that put the ‘joy’ in ‘joystick’. A fun set of Stamps and Collectibles to get your thumbs twitching.

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Author: Terry Madeley

Works with student data and enjoys reading about art and design, data, education and technology.

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