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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 [...]

Commodore Amiga: A Beginner’s Guide

Commodore Amiga: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ivo, TheSonicRetard, and Racketboy See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series Typically, on Racketboy, we focus on game consoles.   We tend to stay away from covering PC gaming topics as the topic is so broad and expansive.  However, for this guide, we decided to cover a certain line of personal computers that had an interesting niche and a relatively limited retail lifespan.   This guide was a long-standing idea that got a strong push [...]

The Best Undiscovered Beat-Em-Ups

The Best Undiscovered Beat-Em-Ups

Presented by Gamerforlife See the rest of our Hidden Gems Series The beat ‘em up genre flourished during the late eighties and into the nineties.  In addition to seeing a constant flow of quarters in the arcades, they would also develop a strong presence on consoles with popular titles like Streets of Rage 2.  The genre also helped big companies like Capcom and Konami further establish themselves with a number of classic and lucrative arcade games from both companies.  Eventually, [...]

The Best Dreamcast Games Under $10

The Best Dreamcast 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 Dreamcast games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much.. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping) I revised this guide yet again as we have seen some shifting in values over [...]

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 [...]

Casio PV-1000: A Beginner’s Guide

Casio PV-1000: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series In 1983, things were going pretty well for Casio.  It was the year they would release the first of their G-Shock line of wristwatches, the DW-5000.  The company’s popular line of electronic keyboards, the Casiotone, was seeing new innovation with built-in cartridge bays to accept Casio ROM packs of sheet music.  Casio also released the first pocket LCD TV and digital diary in 1983.  So it makes [...]

Games That Defined the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Games That Defined the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Presented by TekToro This Guide is part of the Defining Games Series The 3DO was an interesing chapter in console gaming history.   It was not only an attempt at creating a platform-to-rule them all in the gaming industry, but it was yet another player in the middle crowded console war. (Learn more in 3DO 101: A Beginner’s Guide) This overview of the 3DO library takes a look at the games that made the largest impact on the industry at [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

The PS2 game library is starting to come to an end, and much the like the PS1 before it, there is a strong selection of collector-friendly titles to choose from.  And if history is any indication, many of these values might fluxate quite a bit over the next few years.   Since the initial publication of this guide in 2010, we have already seen a good deal of fluctuation – partially because of reprints and remakes, but also because of changes in [...]

The Best Sega CD Games Under $10

The Best Sega CD Games Under $10

For my next revision to the Cheapest Games series, I wanted to revisit the Sega CD (the last revision was in 2007, so it was very due for an update).  While they haven’t been as drastic of an increase in price as the Sega Saturn games, it is getting harder to find low prices on complete copies of Sega CD games.   This is probably due to more collectors holding onto their complete copies and more collectors joining the scene. [...]

The Best Sports Games on the Sega Genesis

The Best Sports Games on the Sega Genesis

Note from racketboy:  Even though sports games are the first to end up in eternal bargain bins once they are more than a year old, they do still hold some value to retro gamers that can appreciate the game mechanics these games hold.  Even though the rosters are well out of date and the simulations of newer games are much more realistic, it doesn’t mean these older games aren’t worth playing.   To start out or exploration of vintage sports game [...]

Games That Defined the Shmups Genre

Games That Defined the Shmups Genre

Presented by BulletMagnet See more of our Shmups Guides (including our Beginner’s Guide to Shmups) and other entries in our Defining Games Series Even in an era dominated by high-end 3-D graphics, sprawling environments, and hundred-hour quests, if you mention the phrase “video game” to a person one of the first images likely to enter his or her head is that of a tiny spaceship sprite blasting away two-dimensional aliens; such is the enduringly appealing nature of the classic shoot-em-up, or [...]

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 [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sports Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sports Games

Presented by RetroSportsGamer Check out the rest of our Rare & Valuable series to see what collectors are looking for When one conjures up images of older sports games, they most likely think of a stack of sun-bleached PlayStation 2 games; victims of being sorted through and left to bake under the hot sun at a flea market or swap meet.  For years, the steady giants like Madden or FIFA have been mass produced across numerous gaming platforms, becoming nearly irrelevant just [...]

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 next [...]