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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Note: this guide is an archived version from 2012.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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series It’s unfortunate that Fujitsu’s game console is so obscure.  The FM Towns Marty has a solid lineage with the FM Towns, which had Fujitsu performing many firsts in the gaming and home computer industry.  Perhaps it could be said that the Marty […]

Introductory Guide to MAME32/MameUI

Presented by Fastbilly1 Note from Racketboy: As common as MAME is, it can be quite intimidating to install for those that are new to the scene.  Fastbilly1 is an arcade enthusiast to say the least and he wanted to share his knowledge with the Racketboy community about how to properly setup MAME and how to […]

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