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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” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Nintendo Virtual Boy  (check out our Beginner’s Guide) had one of the shortest retail lifespan in console history.  In Japan it was released in July 1995 and discontinued before the end of the year.  North America wasn’t much of a different story.  Ramping up in August of 1995 and wrapping up by March of 1996.   Because of this, there was not only a small game libary, but may of the late releases were seen in very short supply. [...]

The Best NES Games Under $10

The Best NES Games Under $10

After adding a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy.  This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. This is my third revision of this particular list, with two to three years in between each revision.  Each revision has allowed me to also expand out the list based on my own [...]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Gamecube Games

The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Gamecube Games

Nintendo game libraries are always filled with all sorts of collectibles.  Between the cult following of the corporate brand and the fact the platforms have played underdogs at times (especially the Gamecube), it’s not a surprise that there are some treasures to be found in the Nintendo library. Update: Prices Current As of 05/22/2013 In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console [...]

The Best Nintendo DS Games Under $10

The Best Nintendo DS Games Under $10

It may seem like the DS came out just a few years ago, it was released over 8 years ago and, now that that DSi and 3DS have been trying to fight off the Android and iOS onslaught, the original DS is becoming the “New Game Boy Advance” in our minds. However, with the great success of the Nintendo DS came many of copies of quality titles in circulation, which then leads to especially-affordable aftermarket prices.  So if you’re looking [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Gameboy Color Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Gameboy Color Games

The original Game Boy is becoming a big target for collectors (especially of boxed and sealed games) and logically, the Game Boy Color goes hand-in-hand with it.   The Game Boy Color has a number of interesting rarities due to how long Nintendo kept the platform going — even after the release of the Game Boy Advance. Since this guide was originally published in 2008, we have seen quite an increase in values for boxed and sealed games.    So I [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable GameBoy Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable GameBoy Games

The original Game Boy and brought portable gaming to the masses and now holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of collectors right there with the NES.  And while the rarest Gameboy games don’t quite touch the those in the NES library in terms of value, there are some surprising treasures to be found. Since this guide was originally published in 2008, we have seen quite an increase in values for boxed and sealed games.    So I have updated [...]

The Best N64 Racing Games

The Best N64 Racing Games

Presented by Adam Sarson See our other Genre Guides The Nintendo 64 is known for its high quality games library, and the racing genre certainly played a major role in that. With many different subgenres of racing available, gamers have a plethora of options to get their racing fix on the Nintendo 64. Let’s take a look at the best available racers. Wave Race 64 Release Date: November 5th, 1996 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo In the first three months [...]

Pokemon Mini: A Beginner’s Guide

Pokemon Mini: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Alienjesus See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series When you think of Nintendo handhelds, chances are you think of the Game Boy, which defined portable gaming for the masses. Or maybe you think of one of its follow ups, the Game Boy Color, or the Game Boy Advance. Maybe it’s the ever popular DS line that comes to mind first, or its latest handheld system, the 3DS. Chances are however, that there is one portable [...]

Retro Selections for the Nintendo 3DS

Retro Selections for the Nintendo 3DS

Presented by Adam Sarson Note from Racketboy:  Normally, we don’t do guides for current systems as they can be tricky to keep up with, but we have a new contributor on board that wanted to do a writeup for the 3DS and what is available for the new handheld.  If you think we missed something good, please mention it in the comments.  We’ll try to update this over the years as well too 🙂 Are you considering making the Nintendo 3DS your [...]

Collecting NES Black Box / Sprite Art Games

Collecting NES Black Box / Sprite Art Games

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 of collecting guides that will focus on a subset of games that are popular with collectors. The launch titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) [...]

Game Boy Games That Pushed The Limits of Graphics & Sound

Game Boy Games That Pushed The Limits of Graphics & Sound

Presented by Zen Albatross and Racketboy Special Thanks to Satoshi_Matrix, Noiseredux, and other Racketboy forum members See Older Entries of the Games That Pushed The Limits Series In the 1980’s, a loose international culture of computer graphics artists and musicians formed what is now known as the demoscene. These artists, many of whom went on to make games themselves, engaged in programming contests, creating increasingly impressive audiovisual demonstrations that pushed the physical limits of the hardware they used. Decades later, [...]

Nintendo iQue Player: A Beginner’s Guide

Nintendo iQue Player: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Let’s face it, there’s not a lot that Nintendo does that fans don’t notice.  When a new game is discussed, mentioned, or even hinted at, the fans are there.  When Nintendo holds a conference, fans set their schedules to make sure they won’t miss a word.  And when Nintendo so much as theorizes on a new business move, the fans are there to speculate and envision the possibilities.  When Nintendo talks, people listen.  So in 2003 fans [...]