Arcade

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Summer of the DIY Arcade, Part 1: The iCade

Presented by Dsheinem This past summer I decided to take a leap that a lot of retro gaming enthusiasts ponder, but far too few ever follow through with: I decided to add some kind of  dedicated arcade experience to my gaming setup. I have long owned some very nice arcade-style fightsticks by companies like Hori, […]

How To Upgrade Your Light Gun to Arcade Quality

Note from racketboy: Thanks to skate323k137 for sharing this information and letting us republish the information from this forum thread. No matter if you take your light gun games seriously or you need all the help you can get when it comes to hitting your targets, its always nice to have a high-quality light gun […]

Together Retro Game Club: Dig Dug

Presented by: Fastbilly1 & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Dig Dug was one of the iconic early 80s arcade games.  Much like Pacman, Galaga, Joust, and Frogger, it is one of those games that everyone knows but surprisingly few modern gamers have had the joy of playing.  Well […]

Homebrew Virtua Fighter 5 Lindbergh Arcade Cabinet

This has actually shown up on a number of sites in the past few months, but I wanted to be sure to share this with everyone on here.  I’ve always been a big fan of arcade cabinets wheter they be you standard old-school designs or sleek and modern gaming stations. The Sega Lindbergh-based Virtua Fighter […]

Together Retro: Marble Madness

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to a fresh installment of the Together Retro Game Club. After a full month with the classic RPG, Lunar Silver Star Story, we’re going back in time to a game that is essentially a genre in itself […]

Together Retro Game Club: Defender

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club We have a special treat for you this opening week. We’re going to be looking at the arcade classic Defender and the home port for the Atari 2600. Read on to find out more about Defender and what […]

The Best Pac-Man Clones and Spin-Offs

Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games of all time and it was no surprise that many companies tried cloning the game in order to make a quick buck. However, many of those clones didn’t really add much or even capture much of the original charm. Even many of Namco’s own Pac-Man spinoffs […]

The Microsoft XBox Retro Compilation Library

  You can’t help but admit you like the benefits of newer consoles: wireless controllers, better video connections, faster load times. So is it so wrong to want to be able to play a bunch of old games on your new hardware? Of course not. With classic game compilations you can easily get a solid […]

Review: Namco Museum DS with Pac-Man Vs.

Those of you who have been reading racketboy.com for a while know I have been waiting for this release for a while. On my Nintendo DS Wishlist of games or compilations I would like to see on my DS Lite, I specifically listed a new Namco Museum collection that would have some Namco classics on […]

X-Men Arcade: 6-Player Beat-em-up Bliss

Pioneering games like Double Dragon and Final Fight really got the side-scrolling brawler genre off to a solid start, but Konami had a number of excellent beatemups in the early 1990’s that became some of the most popular quarter-collectors of the era. While their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle arcade games were some of the most […]

Sega’s Super Hang-On 2 Ready To Be Revealed

Sega as a whole has had a hard time living up to their innovative and dazzling legacy. Many of Sega’s most established developers such as Yuji Naka of Sonic Team and Camelot Software Planning of Shining Force fame have left the Sega fold, leaving large voids in Sega’s quality lineup. One of the few development […]

Virtua Racing Arcade & Console Port Comparison

When there are a number of home versions of a classic game, you can’t help but wonder which version is the best. For older games, it is very hard to find some solid comparisons of various ports. Fortunately, every now and then I stumble across someone who is dedicated to a certain game and documents […]

Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance

I recently received an email from RetroGaming reader, fastbilly1, that I thought I would share… “Racketboy…. I thought you might get a kick out of this. Last weekend at Georgia Tech an anime/gaming convention by the name of Momocon took place. The girl who created this convention, a one Jesspanda, is a huge Nintendo fangirl […]

Yu Suzuki Gameworks: Dreamcast Arcade Compilation

As one of the most revolutionary minds behind Sega’s past blockbusters and innovation, Yu Suzuki can be thanked for a number of great games such as Outrun, Shenume, and the Virtua Fighter series. As a tribute for the master and look back for his fans, Yu Suzuki’s Gameworks Volume 1, was a book and Dreamcast […]

Ninja Turtles Arcade Is A Cheap Thrill on XBLA

As one of my all-time favorite games of my childhood, I was glad to see the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game come to the XBox Live Arcade. It isn’t a deep game by any means, but it is filled with nostalgia and is loads of fun when whacking Foot Soldiers with a bunch […]

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