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The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Nintendo Virtual Boy  (check out our Beginner’s Guide) had one of the shortest retail lifespan in console history.  In Japan it was released in July 1995 and discontinued before the end of the year.  North America wasn’t much of a different story.  Ramping up in August of 1995 and wrapping up by March of […]

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 […]

The Best Nintendo DS Games Under $10

It may seem like the DS came out just a few years ago, it was released over 8 years ago and, now that that DSi and 3DS have been trying to fight off the Android and iOS onslaught, the original DS is becoming the “New Game Boy Advance” in our minds. However, with the great […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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