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The Odyssey 2 Shooters Library

The Odyssey 2 Shooters Library

Presented by Jex the Gamer Note from Racketboy: I’m pleased to introduce a new contributor to the Racketboy family in Jax the Gamer!   He starts us off with a a great genre guide to an old-school console that doesn’t get enough attention around these parts. Magnavox’s Odyssey 2 is not a well-known console system (see our guide to the Odyssey 2 console)  and neither is its library of games. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth playing, though; especially if [...]

Together Retro Game Club: F-Zero

Together Retro Game Club: F-Zero

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. It’s September already and it feels like the year is flying by faster than ever. What better way to begin the final sprint to 2015 than with the 1990 Super Nintendo classic F-Zero. Story What set F-Zero apart from the army of arcade style racing games that flooded home consoles and the arcades in the early [...]

Games That Defined The Nintendo Wii

Games That Defined The Nintendo Wii

By: Prfsnl_gmr, Omerta, Flake, and Racketboy Check out the full lineup in the Defining Games Series For better or for worse, the Nintendo Wii introduced the world to motion controls in late 2006.  The Wii and its revolutionary control scheme were a roaring success, and this success, in turn, resulted in hundreds of first- and third-party releases on Nintendo’s console.  Despite the large number of releases – and the existence of dozens of “hidden gems” – not as many games actually “defined” [...]

Together Retro Game Club: D&D Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara

Together Retro Game Club: D&D Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara

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. August’s Together Retro brings us 2 games from the Dungeons & Dragons universe by Capcom that were originally released to arcades in the 90′s -  Tower of Doom from 1993 & Shadow over Mystara from 1996. Despite their D&D lineage, these are not straight RPGs, they are beat-em-ups that have RPG-like elements interwoven throughout the game, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Ikaruga

Together Retro Game Club: Ikaruga

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. This July’s Together Retro title is Ikaruga, a famous shoot em up game from developer Treasure (an apt name for a developer that is highly valued by its fans, thanks to many classics such as Gunstar Heroes and Guardian Heroes). It is to some extent a spiritual sequel to Treasure’s other famous shoot em up, Radiant [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Psychonauts

Together Retro Game Club: Psychonauts

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. We are almost half-way through 2014 and throughout June we propose a ccharismatic3d adventure-platformer hybrid from designer Tim Schafer and the team from Double Fine Productions. It was released in 2005. In Psychonauts you control Raz (Rasputin), a very acrobatic kid with psychic abilities. Raz ran away from the circus to come to a Camp for [...]

Together Retro Game Club: The Lost Vikings

Together Retro Game Club: The Lost Vikings

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. This month we have an interesting Puzzle-Platformer developed by Silicon & Synapse (which would become Blizzard Entertainment) and published by Interplay, back in 1992-1993. In “The Lost Vikings” the player needs to guide 3 Vikings that have been abducted by aliens, so that they can eventually return home in their correct time period. Gameplay Each Lost [...]

The Best PS2 Games Under $10

The Best PS2 Games Under $10

The next update to the Cheapest Games series is a look at the Playstation 2′s wonderful library.  There are quite a lot of PS2 games now that are absolute steals considering the quality of the games.  As we see more titles show up as re-releases and downloadable classics on the PS3 and more people moving away from the PS2 completely, now is the perfect time to stock up on titles. It was challenge to narrow this list down as there are [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Shock Troopers

Together Retro Game Club: Shock Troopers

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. The overhead run-n-gun in the arcades has taken on many forms over the years. Starting with Taito’s 1982 release Front Line, there has been no shortage of games with the theme of a singular character taking on an entire enemy force. Capcom’s 1985 contribution, Commando, modernized what Front Line originally established, and a company called SNK [...]

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Presented by: Omerta, Prfsnl_Gmr, Flake, and Racketboy Also, check out the rest of our Defining Games series and the Hidden Gems of the Nintendo Gamecube The Nintendo Gamecube was not Nintendo’s most popular console. Nonetheless, it has a devoted following, and it birthed – or refined – many popular franchises from both Nintendo and various third-party developers. Despite its relatively limited library, the Gamecube, with its unique controller and multiple, experimental gameplay experiences, is home to some of the best [...]

Together Retro Game Club: M.U.L.E.

Together Retro Game Club: M.U.L.E.

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. 1983 was a great year to be a geek.  TCP/IP was finalized on the ARPAnet, Lotus 1-2-3 started it’s almost decade long strangle hold on accounting software, the IBM PC-XT was released, Billie Jean was on every radio, Return of the Jedi was released, and in the mix of it all, one of the most influential [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Gear

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Gear

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Many of our readers will have no doubt played something accredited to Hideo Kojima – whether it is one of the entries in his Metal Gear Solid series, a Zone of the Enders title, Sega CD’s standout Snatcher, or any other number of games that he’s played a prominent role in designing.  Kojima’s first game was [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

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. As we enter our six year of Together Retro we thought we would go for something extravagant, something interesting, something just down right awesome.  So we decided to kick off this years Together Retro with the first console Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Phantasy Star Online.  While some do not consider it a true MMORPG, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Presented by Ivo and 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. For most people, lemmings are rodents of the family cricetidae and are closely related to Hamsters, Voles, Mice and Rats. Due to a longstanding misconception, lemmings are often associated with mass suicide, an idea that was reinforced by the Disney documentary “White Wilderness”. If you ask gamers, they will probably tell you that Lemmings [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

Here is another chance for you to raid you closets or used game stores for hidden treasures. The Super Nintendo is the target of this expedition and there are plenty of highly-collectible games this time around. Surprisingly, many of the the most valuable SNES games aren’t actually rare, but are instead driven by popularity and the hunt for elusive boxed SNES games in good condition.   This guide has recently been updated, and the update could not have come soon [...]