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The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Considering how much of a nostalgic powerhouse the NES is, there should be little surprise that Nintendo’s 8-bit library is filled with many collectible pieces. In contrast with the Super Nintendo’s rare and valuable list, the most desirable NES games are not necessarily the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these titles, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nintendo Famicom / NES 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to Radarscope1 (check out his blog, Word Games) for putting most of this guide together! 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 that they don’t know much about yet. The Nintendo […]

So What Was The NES Select Button For?

Note from racketboy:  You can definitely tell when Fastbilly1 is passionate about a topic…. This time he shares his thoughts and research of an oft-overlooked component of the Nintendo Entertainment Systems, the Select Button. Often it is shoved to the side, disregarded, or the target of outright hatred.  Many gamers do not believe it is […]

Store Paying Insane Prices For Sealed NES Games

Not too long ago, I was spending some time in a Barnes & Noble browsing the magazine racks. I picked up a toy collecting magazine since I used to be into that stuff a decade ago and I was curious what has happened lately. While flipping through the pages, I spotted an ad featuring some […]

Together Retro Game Club: Kid Icarus

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. For our first entry we featured the arcade hit Defender, one of the most challenging arcade titles around. We know we hit hard but we’re not quite […]

The Best NES Emulator for the Nintendo DS: nesDS

Adding some retro functionality to your Nintendo DS is always a good thing. This time we will be showing off NES emulation for all your favorite 8-bit Nintendo classics. Related Posts to Check Out The Best Gameboy Emulator for the Nintendo DS: Lameboy The Best Undiscovered NES Games Best Games That Defined The History of […]

Finding The Best 8-Bit Nintendo Art From Japan

Japan always gets the best videogame artwork. I’m not bitter, but it definitely makes decorating a grown-up-friendly game room more challenging. Since we can’t just wander into your average gaming shop and expect to find a wide array of frame-worthy artwork, we have to be a bit more creative in finding suitable pieces. This time […]

Retro Masterpiece: M.U.L.E.

Every now and then, a game arrives on the scene that has gameplay that is so refined, it is is difficult to improve up (other than graphical upgrades). M.U.L.E. was a pioneer in both the realm of simulations and multiplayer games. While the original releases on the Atari 400/800 and the Commodore 64 don’t look […]

Final Fantasy: Twenty Years and a Massive Universe Later

Note from racketboy: To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the original Final Fantasy, racketboy.com contributer, Fastbilly1 has spent a great deal of time putting together a look back at this landmark RPG series. This look back at both the original game and the extensive and diverse series that followed is filled with both an historical […]

The Games That Pushed The Limits Of The NES

Thinking back to most of the games you played on the NES, it’s easy to remember the 8-bit library as being simple and possibly even primitive. However, if you dig deep into the library, there is a surprising amount of games that maxed out the NES hardware to produce some impressive graphics and sound. With […]

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Doki Doki Panic Port Comparison

When there are a number of home versions of a classic game, you can’t help but wonder what compromises have been made from the original version. For older games, it is very hard to find some solid comparisons of various ports. Fortunately, every now and then somebody puts together a comparison of screenshots and characteristics […]

Finding The Best NES Clone or Official Console For You

I received a friendly email the other day asking what NES clone I would recommend. While I have talked about all of the major players in the past, I haven’t actually owned any myself, nor had I done enough research to give a reliable answer. Also, I thought it would be nice if I produced […]

The Games That Defined The Nintendo NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System is legendary in the video game world. Nintendo virtually came out of nowhere to invade the world with a reborn love for home-based video games. To fuel the revolution, Nintendo and a skilled group of third parties loaded the NES library with a wealth of high quality 8-bit games that would […]

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