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

Presented by Radarscope1, MrGoodbytes, Ack,  Racketboy, and other forum contributors See Other Entries of the Games That Pushed The Limits Series 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 […]

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 […]

Casio Loopy 101: 32-bit Japanese Console for Girls

Presented by Ack This one’s for the ladies.  No, seriously, the Casio Loopy was marketed strictly towards Japanese females, seeing release only a few short months after the first Purikura machines started getting released in Japan.  While it is a game console, this little machine featured the ability to print screenshots of video games as […]

How to Burn Retro Game Images With All Free Software

Presented by: Ziggy587 Note from racket: It’s been quite a while since I wrote my original burning tutorials.  Since then, we’ve gone through a handful of operating system versions and prefered burning software. This guide originally was posted in the forum by Ziggy587, so thanks to him for letting me republish it here.  Also, keep […]

The Playstation 2 (PS2) Shmups Library

Presented by BulletMagnet Note from racketboy: Once again, it’s a pleasure to have BulletMagnet back to guide us through another blockbuster shmup library.  His guides to the Sega Saturn and Playstation Shmup Libraries are required reading for those looking to explore the genre.  This time he looks at some more modern, but equally thrilling shooters […]

A Fan Art Tribute to Castlevania

It’s been quite a while since I’ve published a new installment of the retro gaming fan art series, but after a recent poll asking which series we should feature, I thought this Halloween season would be the perfect time to feature the much-loved Castlevania series.. I hope you enjoy these wonderful pieces!

What Is The Best Survival Horror Game/Franchise?

Since it’s Halloween season and we’ve recently covered the basics of the Survival Horror genre and the defining games, I thought it would be a great time to ask the Racketboy community which games or franchises are their favorites.   To keep things especially interesting, I’ll let you choose your top 2.

The Best Undiscovered Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Have you already explored all the big-name games for Sega’s 16-bit powerhouse? (if not, check out the best Games That Defined the Sega Genesis and The Best Sega Genesis Games Under $10)  The following mega-list will help you explore some of the under-appreciated gems in the Genesis/Megadrive library. Note from Racketboy: Almost 4 Years ago, […]

How To Mod The N64 To Play Imports (Region Mod)

Presented by Fastbilly1 Check out his previous retro gaming hacks like how to throw a Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance or a 5-TV Four Swords Zelda Party This guide is for the ability to play Japanese games on a USA console, or vice versa, it will not work for PAL titles either way. […]

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