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Gyromite NES Import Adapter Guide

Presented by CRTGAMER, Ziggy587 & Ack This article is based upon CRTGAMER’s guide on the Racketboy forums indicating how to identify copies of Gyromite for the NES which house an adapter to play Famicom games on the US NES.  Special thanks to CRTGAMER and Ziggy587. Once in a while the inside of the Gyromite game […]

How to Burn Retro Game Images With All Free Software

Presented by: Ziggy587 Note from racket: It’s been quite a while since I wrote my original burning tutorials.  Since then, we’ve gone through a handful of operating system versions and prefered burning software. This guide originally was posted in the forum by Ziggy587, so thanks to him for letting me republish it here.  Also, keep […]

How To Mod The N64 To Play Imports (Region Mod)

Presented by Fastbilly1 Check out his previous retro gaming hacks like how to throw a Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance or a 5-TV Four Swords Zelda Party This guide is for the ability to play Japanese games on a USA console, or vice versa, it will not work for PAL titles either way. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Enhance N64 Graphics With Emulation Plugins & Texture Packs

Many of the most old-school of gamers still pride themselves on playing all the classics on the original hardware and look down on emulation. Many other Nintendo fans may be loading up their Wiis with plenty of excellent N64 games on the Virtual Console. However, if you are looking for something to breath a bit […]

The Pristine Dreamcast Backup & Preservation Initiative

With virtually every disc-based console video game system, there has been an relatively easy way to copy, burn, and play perfect backup copies of games on a system either via an emulator or the console itself. Most consoles use a variant of either a CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM disc. This makes it very easy for […]

Play Panzer Dragoon With a Wii-mote On Your PC

The 3D Rail Shooter genre seems like a natural fit for the Wii and the Wii-mote’s lightgun-like capabilties. And what better series from the rails shooter genre than Panzer Dragoon (and Rez, but I’m trying to stay on topic) . At this point, we’ll be pretty lucky if we see a Panzer Dragoon game on […]

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 […]