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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 […]

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 […]

Games That Pushed The Limits of the Super Nintendo (SNES)

Presented by Radarscope1, MrGoodbytes, Ack,  Racketboy, and other forum contributors In case you haven’t followed Racketboy very long, the Pushed The Limits series (see our NES, TG16, and Genesis installments)  takes a look at the games that truly made the most of a console’s hardware.   Over the years, I have been fascinated by the history […]

Nintendo Game Boy 101: A Beginners Guide

By Ack, Noiseredux, and Zen Albatross Check  out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series In 1989, Nintendo released the Game Boy, a grey brick of plastic with a green screen and only four audio channels.  Nintendo’s leadership believed it would be popular.  But it wasn’t just popular, it became a cultural icon.  Now […]

Fighting Games 101: All You Need to Know to Battle

Presented by Ack Since the early days of Computer Space, Pong, and the Magnavox Odyssey, gaming has had a competitive edge.  Of all of gaming’s genres, perhaps the most competitive is the Fighting Game, a genre entirely designed around two opponents beating the tar out of each other to prove who is the top dog.  […]

Vote For the Best Old-School Games of 2010

2010 was quite good to fans of old-school gaming.  Big studios are finally starting to realize that people still like 2D games — and not just on portable platforms.  The download platforms like Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, DSiWare, and Steam have really given games like these a place to thrive, but we’ve also […]

The Racketboy 2010 Holiday Charity Auction

After our successful 2009 charity auction ,we decided to give it another go while focusing on a new charity.   Like last year, all of the items were donated by members and friends of the site.  All proceeds from the auction – every cent – will go to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more on […]

The Best Sega Genesis Emulator for the DS – jEnesisDS

While Genesis emulation on the DS isn’t as perfect as you can have on a PC, it has a level of quality that justifies the little trouble that it takes to set it up – depending on the games that you want to play on it. jEnesisDS (by Lordus) is arguably the best choice for […]

Review: Metal Slug Anthology for Nintendo Wii

Presented by Marurun Note from racketboy: we don’t publish reviews too often here anymore (or should we?), but when asked for a recommendation for our soon-to-be-published Retro Gaming Gift Guide, he sent me this full-length review.  How nice of him!  Anyway, hope you find it useful 🙂 The most recent console generation has been a […]

Artistic Arcade Joystick Creations

If you’re anything like me, you love arcade sticks and you love it when enthusiasts add a little extra artistic flair to their gear.  So anyway, I stumbled on this thread on NeoGAF and spent hours browsing people’s creations and comments.  Because I enjoyed it so much , I wanted to share my favorites with […]

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