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The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation (PS1) Games

Even though the original Playstation is one of the most common consoles of all time, there are many valuable PS1 treasures to be found. Its diverse library is filled with RPGs, shooters,  and unique gems that collectors long for.  It took a while for the the original Playstation to really appreciate in value, but these […]

Enjoying the Portable Collecting Niche & Adjusting to Life Changes

RB Retro Collecting Interview 004 Check out Interviews #1 , #2, and #3 A dedicated collector that came over to the US from Russia with his family as a six-year old with an NES to accompany him right before the fall of the Soviet Union. Much like myself, he always found himself a generation or two behind […]

The Best Dreamcast Games Under $15

Values Updated in March 2019 Even though the Sega Dreamcast library continues to creep up in value overall, there are still a healthy amount of games that can be picked up at quite reasonable prices. There’s been a few past recommendations that have jumped up significantly from their sub-$10 price point since our 2012 guide such […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Gamecube Games

Nintendo game libraries are always filled with all sorts of collectibles. Between the cult following of the corporate brand and the fact the platforms have played underdogs at times (especially the Gamecube), it’s not a surprise that there are some treasures to be found in the Nintendo library. Update: Prices Current as of March 2019 […]

MiSTer FPGA: The Future of Retro Game Emulation and Preservation?

As retro gamers, we all know the yearning to be able to play through a grand history of games from a variety of systems, but having to deal with the struggle of not only owning and maintaining an array of vintage hardware, but also having them constantly hooked up to our displays and audio systems. […]

Improving Old-School Experiences with Custom Console Joysticks

Builder Interview 001 Some of the most interesting and useful products in the retro gaming community are homegrown efforts of enthusiasts that are scratching their own itch and then sharing their technical experience and work ethic with the community. Benj Edwards is an established writer and tech historian, but has started designing and building a […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable GameBoy Games

The original Game Boy brought portable gaming to the masses and now holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of collectors right there with the NES.  And while the rarest Gameboy games don’t quite touch the those in the NES library in terms of value, there are some surprising treasures to be found.   It […]

The Best Retro Games of 2018

As much as we love to dwell on the classic games for our older systems, there are also some fresh games making their way onto the modern gaming scene that appeal to our retro sensibilities. The Racketboy community submitted their nominations for the best games that have a classic style that were released in 2018. […]

The Best Nintendo Wii Games Under $12

The Wii library is starting to get to the sweet spot of high supply in resale shops and eBay before the console gets fully “retro”.  This guide was starting to get out of date, so here’s the complete revision.  Since Wii games are becoming more affordable, but not dirt cheap yet, I figured the $12 […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Nintendo Wii Games

The Nintendo Wii has a vast library with lots of variety. There are some huge-selling games, but many other oddities and gems got easily lost in the shuffle. At the end of the Wii’s lifespan, video game collecting started hitting into high gear. Even back in 2012, our Racketboy community was trying to determine which […]

The Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games Under $15

While a lot of gamers have been drawn to the DS line of handhelds or the Switch, the Game Boy Advance library was filled with great 2D games that any retro gamer can appreciate. And like I mentioned in my recent guide for the Gamecube’s Game Boy Player, the library is also a welcome addition […]

Re-Building A Custom Game Room with Display as a Focus

RB Retro Collecting Interview 003 Check out Interviews #1 and #2. Continuing my series of interviews of retro game collectors, I wanted to explore one of the personalities behind one of the most mesmerizing game rooms I constantly see on Instagram. Daniel Marques, also known as Veddermandenis on Instagram and Youtube started on his journey […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Saturn Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level The Sega Saturn is definitely one of the leading consoles among hardcore classic gamers. Its strong selection of unique and engaging 2D games keeps it relevant a decade after its premature demise. While many of the Saturn’s best games were not adequately appreciated at the time […]

The Best Nintendo 64 (N64) Games Under $15

We’re continuing to update and expand our guides of the best cheap games for classic consoles and the N64 guide was very much in need of an update. The N64 remains a very popular console on the secondary market, especially as those that grew up with it now are have more money to spend on […]

Unexpected Benefits of Kids Playing with Atari 2600 Games

My son has been enthusiastic about video games from a very young age without much prompting. He got locked into Sonic and then Mario and has been very curious about both vintage and modern game systems. Before I actually had kids, I thought I would have this grand retro gamer parent plan of only starting […]

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