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Nintendo Gamecube 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Flake, Opethfan, Beak, and Racketboy Check out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series After Sony helped finish off Sega’s career in the hardware business, Nintendo knew it needed to come up with some solid hardware to follow up the N64 (and finally make the jump into optical media).   The Gamecube hardware […]

The Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games Under $10

It is a great time for Game Boy Advance hunting.  Only a few GameStop stores are even carrying carts now and newer DS models aren’t backwards compatible with GBA titles, so demand is going down even more.  However, there is so much solid portable gaming to be had, you have to check into these great […]

Shmups 101: A Beginner’s Guide to 2D Shooters

Presented by BulletMagnet Note from racketboy: Combining to popularity of our Genre 101 series (see Survival Horror 101, Beatem-ups 101, Platformers 101, and Fighters 101) and the expert shmup writing of BulletMagnet (see his guides to shmups for the Playstation, Saturn, and PS2 and the Games That Defined the Shmup Genre) this guide is one of most epic posts ever.  I hope you enjoy […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Neo-Geo Games

SNK’s Neo-Geo platform started as both a solid arcade system and an upscale home console that only the most hardcore (or wealthy) owned. Over its lengthy lifespan it remained as a treasured system for old-school gamers. Unlike most video games, the Neo Geo hardware and software has held its value quite well over more than […]

Games that Defined the Neo Geo Pocket

Presented by Tyler, lisalove1, Czernobog, and Racketboy There were many casualties to Nintendo’s dominance in the portable gaming market over the past couple of decades.  While it may not have been as commercially successful as the likes of the Sega Game Gear or the Playstation Portable, SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket handhelds still have quite a […]

The Game Boy Advance (GBA) Shmup Library

Presented by Noiseredux (with Brickiemart and Racketboy) Although the Game Boy Advance is not generally remembered for its library of shooters, it was the first portable gaming system powerful enough to recreate the classing shoot-em-ups of the 16-bit era. As such it saw ports and variations of many of the 16-bit staples: Gradius, Darius, R-Type — […]

The Best Original Xbox Games Under $10

For my next revision to the Cheapest Games series , we’ll take a new look at the original Xbox.  While a handful of these games might have follow-ups on the 360, I think you’ll find that the majority of these games are still quite relevant today and are still worth looking into — especially for their […]

SNK Neo-Geo 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by  Dylan, Christoph, and 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. The Neo Geo family of hardware began with the Neo Geo MVS (or Multi Video System) released […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sega Master System Games

About this series: 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 or handheld so you’ll know what to look for whether you are buying or selling. Since Sega’s first console wasn’t a bit hit in the United […]

The Games That Defined the Neo-Geo

Presented by Dylan, Daito_Kid, Beak and Racketboy SNK’s Neo-Geo platform is a vintage marvel that many of us have never had the priveledge of owning in our homes.  For those of us that grew up in the early 90s, it was the console that only the really rich kids had (and I didn’t know any).   […]

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 […]

The Games That Defined The Game Boy Advance

Presented by noiseredux Note from racketboy: It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a platform-specific entry in the Defining Games series, but we haven’t forgot about the entries we still need to flesh out. BTW, if you want to dig into the GBA library further, check out the GBA Hidden Gems The Game Boy […]

The Best Nintendo Wii Games Under $12

I’ve been getting a lot of requests to update my cheap Wii games list, and it was very much out of date, so here’s the complete revision.Since Wii games are becoming more affordable, but not dirt cheap yet, I figured the $12 price point word be a good place to cover this, so I’ll list […]

Xbox 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft’s Original Console

Presented by Ack Check  out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series The sixth generation of console gaming offered some of the biggest upsets in console video game history in the decades following its crash.  Former console powerhouse Sega said goodbye, Sony claimed some of the highest console sales in history, and an American company […]

Platforming Games 101: Running, Jumping & More

Presented by Gamerforlife The Racketboy crew is back with yet another ambitious effort to educate the masses on some retro-gaming (and even some modern gaming) essentials.  In this Retro Gaming 101 installment, we will be taking a lot at one of the most essential and popular genre in video games.  Platforming games really kick-started and […]

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