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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. […]

The Best Nintendo Gamecube Games Under $10

I started the Cheapest Games series quite a while ago and I figured I should revise some of the posts to reflect some of the changing values and give more relevant recommendations. Hopefully, this revised list of Gamecube games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much.. (Prices listed […]

The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games Under $10

When you add 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. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which […]

Super Nintendo Light Gun Games and First Person Shooters

Presented by Ack Perhaps its not surprising that both the Light Gun and First Person Shooter genre never really took off on Nintendo’s second console.  Considering their tight hold on product and their emphasis on censorship, Nintendo’s attitude towards some of the more extreme material in these games was either to cut it or ban […]

The State of Modern Rail Shooters on the Wii

Presented by Daniel Primed of DanielPrimed.com The rail shooter is a genre synonymous with the arcades, synonymous because it’s where the on-rails format began with force-feedback guns, large displays and adults only red curtains. Sadly, by the time the rail shooter started to establish itself arcades were slowly dropping off the map, leaving the genre […]

Nintendo Virtual Boy 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Note from 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 that they don’t know much about yet. Of all the things Nintendo did wrong in the 1990s, Virtual Boy was perhaps one of the biggest […]

The Nintendo 64 First Person Shooters Library

Presented by Ack & Fastbilly1 During the fifth generation of video game consoles, the Nintendo 64 was routinely criticized for its lack of third-party support, and the “kiddie” and relatively non-violent focus of its game library.  Yet, though it did not fare as well as the PlayStation and Nintendo has suffered from a recurring image […]

The Best Undiscovered Game Boy & Game Boy Color Games

If you’ve played all the blockbuster games on the Game Boy already and need to dig into the lesser-known-but-equally-exciting games, this is the guide for you.   I know a lot of people have been waiting a while for this guide, but we wanted to take the time to find some real gems for you.  I’ve […]

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 […]

20 Years With The Nintendo Gameboy

Presented by Zen Albatross Friends, I invite you all to raise your glasses in celebration of a momentous occasion in gaming history. In the month of April exactly 20 years ago, our lives were suddenly illuminated by the birth of a friend both loyal and dear; A friend whose illustrious career has set the precedent […]

Punch-Out!! Series: A 25-Year Retrospective

In honor of the recent release of Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Wii, the 25th anniversary of the series, and the June 2009 choice of Punch-Out!! for the Together Retro game club,  here is a look back at the series through the years, how it changed, and why we root so hard for a little guy […]

The N64 Fighting Game Library

Note from racketboy: A special thanks goes out to Ack from this roundup of the N64 fighting library.  You may remember his journey through the SNES fighting collection (both the good and the ugly) in addition to a number of other wonderful contributions.  I hope you enjoy this guide! When people think of the Nintendo […]

Mario Paint: How The 16-bit Wonder Changed Lives

Note from racketboy: I’d like to thanks our newest contributor, Zen Albatross, for his personal, yet entertaining look into one of the most influential games in his life, Mario Paint. I’m guessing he is not the only one that was impacted by this gem from the 16-bit era, so I hope you all enjoy reading […]

The Best in the Wonderful World of SNES RPGs

Note from racketboy: Thanks again to Ack, for all of his hard work on this comprehensive guide to the best RPGs the SNES has to offer. Were you one of the next generation of gamers that didn’t think RPGs were cool until Final Fantasy VII?  Own a Super Famicom, but have no clue what to […]

Nintendo 64 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to andymol21 for putting the majority of this guide together!  Little tidbits were also contributed by a number of other racketboy forum members on this thread. The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older […]

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