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TurboGrafx-16 (TG16)/PC Engine 101: The Beginner’s Guide

TG16/PCEngine: Beginners Guide | Defining Games | Hidden Gems | Limits | 2D Shooters | Most Valuable Presented by Marurun & Racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about older consoles they don’t yet know much about. Those of you who […]

The Odyssey 2 Shooters Library

Presented by Jex the Gamer Note from Racketboy: I’m pleased to introduce a new contributor to the Racketboy family in Jax the Gamer!   He starts us off with a a great genre guide to an old-school console that doesn’t get enough attention around these parts. Magnavox’s Odyssey 2 is not a well-known console system […]

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 […]

The Best PS2 Games Under $10

The next update to the Cheapest Games series is a look at the Playstation 2′s wonderful library.  There are quite a lot of PS2 games now that are absolute steals considering the quality of the games.  As we see more titles show up as re-releases and downloadable classics on the PS3 and more people moving away […]

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 […]

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 […]

Racketboy’s Game Room & Home Office

In the retrogaming community, it isn’t uncommon to have an impressive room to showcase your collection and enjoy the games. Personally, I’ve always tried to keep my collection to a minimum (at least as much as one can while still being a retro gaming enthusiast that runs a popular website for the community), so my […]

About Video Games Rasterization and Z-Buffer

I’m in the middle of relaunching of series of articles for the Games That Pushed the Limits of game console hardware and I wanted to be able to share explanations of technical software concepts without cluttering of each of the console’s guides. Once consoles like the Sega Saturn and the Sony PlayStation arrived and 3D […]

The Namco neGcon and the Playstation Games Supported

Presented by Ghegs The Sony PlayStation was released in Japan on December 1994 and the 32-bit system brought with it much greater processing power than the previous console generation’s Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis could offer. With this, many genres could make the leap from 2D sprite-based games into 3D graphics and environment, better reflecting […]

The Sega Genesis / MegaDrive Shmup Library

presented by Brickiemart, Adam Sarson, BulletMagnet, and Racketboy Be sure to check out similar guides in our Genre Guide Collection Even though I have been a Sega Genesis fan from the beginning, I didn’t quite realize how many Shooters the console had in its library until I saw this guide taking shape.   I always […]

Sega Saturn: The Beginner’s Guide

See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series 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. Those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured console, I encourage […]

The Best Undiscovered Shmups

See our other great Shmup Guides & the rest of our Hidden Gems Series Not that most of you really need to hear me say this, but the classic scrolling shoot-em-up (or “shmup”) has become something of a rarity in and of itself these days. With so few commercial releases on the horizon, the tiniest […]

Most Valuable Game Boy Games – 2012 Archive

Note: this guide is an archived version from 2012.  See here for the most current Game Boy Guide 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 and expanded this list, but also took out the Game Boy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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