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Nintendo iQue Player: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Let’s face it, there’s not a lot that Nintendo does that fans don’t notice.  When a new game is discussed, mentioned, or even hinted at, the fans are there.  When Nintendo holds a conference, fans set their schedules to make sure they won’t miss a word.  And when Nintendo so much as […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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