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Summer of the DIY Arcade, Part 1: The iCade

Presented by Dsheinem This past summer I decided to take a leap that a lot of retro gaming enthusiasts ponder, but far too few ever follow through with: I decided to add some kind of  dedicated arcade experience to my gaming setup. I have long owned some very nice arcade-style fightsticks by companies like Hori, […]

The Best Nintendo 64 (N64) Games Under $15

We’re continuing to update and expand our guides of the best cheap games for classic consoles and the N64 guide was very much in need of an update. The N64 remains a very popular console on the secondary market, especially as those that grew up with it now are have more money to spend on […]

The Playstation 2 (PS2) Survival Horror Library

Presented by Ack When people think survival horror, they tend to think of the classics: late night game sessions with Resident Evil or Silent Hill on the PlayStation, nightmares from Alone in the Dark on the 3DO, scaring themselves silly with Eternal Darkness on the Nintendo Gamecube.  But the PlayStation 2 deserves some of the […]

Tiger Game.com 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Part of the Retro Gaming 101 Series  USA, 1997.  Nintendo had just proven with the Japanese Pokemon craze that its nearly 10-year-old Game Boy still had the ability to dominate the handheld market without even trying, keeping themselves afloat despite problems with their two most recent console releases, the Nintendo 64 and […]

The Games That Defined the Nintendo 64 (N64)

Presented by Ack This guide is part of the Defining Games Series  Nintendo’s third major console release has had some interesting times.  While some reviewers praised its 3D graphics, its quality platformers and solid first-, subsidiary, and second-party support, others blasted its use of cartridges, its lack of solid fighting games and RPGs, and its […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation (PS1) Games

Even though the original Playstation is one of the most common consoles of all time, there are many valuable PS1 treasures to be found. Its diverse library is filled with RPGs and unique gems that collectors long for.   However, when we last surveyed the collectable PS1 market in early 2008, original Playstation titles seemed […]

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 […]

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