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Retro Handheld Hardware Price Guide

Prices Updated in November 2022 In our retro game collecting guides, we often focus primarily on the games themselves, but I wanted to start monitoring the values of common variations of console and handheld hardware as well. This guide is designed to complement Retro Console Hardware Price Guide. (which I also plan on updating within the […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

A few years ago, the PS2 was in that happy spot of having a lot of trade-ins as people were moving away from it, but now we are entering the early stages of “retro collecting”.  Despite its relatively young vintage and its widespread popularity, there’s still plenty of in-demand rarities and exclusives commanding strong price […]

Playstation Portable (PSP) 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by  Ola, Ziggy587, alienjesus, Anapan, nickfil, Jagosaurus & racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console or handheld that they don’t know much about yet. For those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games

Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series The Dreamcast is a perfect example of a console that had relatively low commercial success, but a huge underground following after its death. These two factors help brew up a strong library of games that have high collectibility among gamers that are just […]

DDR Beginners Home Guide for Retro Gamers

Presented by Rawblink w/ Racketboy Currently, I have a couple of kids that are 7 and 9 years old and we’re always looking for ways to keep them active, and get their “wiggles out” but also in a compromise of “screen time”. With the added bonus of developing their sense of rhythm, I thought introducing […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Wii U Games

Even though many gems of the short-lived Wii U have been migrated over to the Nintendo Switch, many retro-minded collectors are starting to accumulate quality Wii U games when they can find them.  Not that long ago, we covered some of the very affordable games that are on the Wii U, but here we will […]

Collecting NES Black Box / Sprite Art Games – Price Guide

It is very easy to get overwhelmed when collecting vintage video games. It can be tempting to attempt to collect full console libraries of games, but sometimes focusing on a certain sub-category of a particular library can often be a more practical (and many times more enjoyable) experience. This is the first of a series […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega CD Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level The Sega CD was ahead of its time and didn’t quite get the support it deserved (although better than its sibling in the 32X). However, despite its reputation for Full-Motion-Video games and ports of Genesis/Megadrive games with CD audio tacked on, there are actually a handful […]

Games that Defined the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)

Presented by Rawblink w/ Racketboy & Ziggy The handheld gaming market has traditionally been in Nintendo’s stronghold for quite a while. There have been a handful of formable opponents over the years, but Sony was the first to give a pretty strong fight (against Nintendo’s DS platform) with their first portable entry, the Playstation Portable. […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Atari 2600 Games

Presented by Ack & Racketboy Due to its vintage and the bizarre state of the video game industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Atari 2600 library boasts some of the most common and affordable cartridges, as well as some of the rarest and most valuable games ever released. Because of the rarity […]

The Best Wii U Games Under $20 (Even If You Have a Switch)

The best time to start accumulating games for a non-current system is when the successor is fully in bloom, but the system in consideration isn’t fully in “retro” mode yet. It helps when the game media isn’t backwards compatible on the newer system and a lot of the gems have been ported elsewhere. That scenario […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sony PSP (Playstation Portable) Games

The Sony Playstation Portable was the first big contender to break up Nintendo’s stranglehold on the portable console market in a while.  And while the PSP didn’t quite reach its full potential or wide, mainstream adoption, it had quite a few fans and catered well to a certain gaming demographic (see more in our Best […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The 8-bit and 16-bit Nintendo markets have really taken off in the last five years even in comparison to the growing retro gaming landscape as a whole. At the same time, we are starting to see some of the true rarities and gems surface into collectibles and some less rare classics hold steady instead of […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Bandai Wonderswan Games

The Bandai Wonderswan (read our Beginner’s Guide) is a handheld system that was designed by long-time Nintendo employee and father of the Nintendo Game & Watch and Game Boy systems, Gunpei Yokoi. It had a lot of cool design choices, but remained a Japanese exclusive over its relatively short lifespan. However, the handheld has increasingly […]

Sega Saturn 2D Fighters Library

While the Saturn might not have been able to keep up with the Sony Playstation in terms of 3D gameplay, Sega’s 32-bit powerhouse cleaned house with it’s 2D muscle (Check out our breakdown of PS1 Strengths and Weaknesses vs N64 and Sega Saturn). The 2D fighter genre is essentially the best demonstration of the Saturn’s […]

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