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The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Considering how much of a nostalgic powerhouse the NES is, there should be little surprise that Nintendo’s 8-bit library is filled with many collectible pieces. In contrast with the Super Nintendo’s rare and valuable list, the most desirable NES games are not necessarily the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these titles, you […]

Together Retro Game Club: Kings Quest V

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month we will be attempting to tackle a very difficult title, 1990’s Kings Quest V.  Released on the PC and the NES, Kings Quest V is a VGA point and click […]

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Hi everyone!  I have a few updates for you: New Email Newsletter I you are subscribing to RetroGaming with Racketboy via our old RSS-to-Email service, Feedblitz, we are moving to a much nicer and ad-free Mailchimp newsletter. So, please unsubscribe at the bottom of this email (if you are reading this via email) and re-subscribe to […]

Games That Defined the Microsoft Xbox

Feel free to read up more on our Defining Games Series or our Xbox 101 Beginner’s Guide for more information on Microsoft’s first console.  We also cover the Xbox in our Hidden Gems series. As if Sony joining the video game console landscape with the PlayStation weren’t enough, software juggernaut Microsoft threw in its ambitious […]

Together Retro Game Club: Fantasy Zone

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. For August in Together Retro, we present a shoot em up like no other. By 1986, many games in the genre usually involved a space setting, scrolling in one direction, and […]

Together Retro Game Club: Virtua Tennis

Presented by Racketboy New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. What started as one of Sega’s attempts at bringing something different to the arcade in the late 1990s, Virtua Tennis eventually became a staple in the Dreamcast lineup.    It went on […]

Together Retro Game Club: Pac Mania

Presented by Ivo New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. The Pac-Man series of games is probably one of the best known, and will be recognised even by people that don’t regularly play games. Easily distinguished from the many other earlier sequels […]

Together Retro Game Club: Tomb Raider

Presented by noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. In 1996 the gaming world was introduced to archaeologist Lara Croft, a heroine who is to this day an icon of raiding tombs with death defying acrobatics. The series has continued on […]

Together Retro Game Club: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Presented by Alienjesus New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. The 1st of April always brings with it a selection of ‘hilarious’ and ‘funny’ jokes as all the major companies compete to see which April Fool’s Day stunt can drum up the […]

Together Retro Game Club: Gauntlet

Presented by BogusMeatFactory New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. In a time when arcades reigned supreme, few titles stood out from the pack as being industry leaders in bringing people together to tackle foes. Before the likes of Turtles in […]

Together Retro Game Club: Sega Rally Championship

Presented by Racketboy New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. There are a lot of racing franchises over the last three decades that have become household names. Sega alone has a two well-known franchises in Outrun and Daytona USA, but Sega Rally […]

Together Retro Game Club: Disgaea

Presented by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. The Strategy RPG genre ( or “Franchise Name + Tactics” as we know it outside of Japan) has been around for a very long time. Making a surprising home on consoles as […]

Together Retro Game Club: Star Control II

Presented by BogusMeatFactory New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month, we shoot off into space to battle alien oppressors and explore the cosmos in the sandbox space adventure, Star Control II. If you owned a PC in the early […]

Together Retro Game Club: Solomon’s Key

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month in Together Retro brings a unique experience. Combining elements of platforming and puzzle, and starting as an arcade game and making its way to home consoles, this is Tecmo’s 1986 […]

Together Retro: Alone in the Dark & Ghosts N Goblins

Presented by Ack New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month, we are jumping into two classic titles that should make for one haunting October that should please just about any retro gamer. Alone in the Dark In 1924, the artist […]

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