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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. […]

Retro Game Store Review: Trade-N-Games (St. Louis)

Every now and then, when visiting different parts of the US, I like to track down independent or small-chain game stores and report my findings to the Racketboy community. While in on a road trip back in July, I was able to spend some time in the wonderful city of St. Louis (serious, I recommend […]

Survival Horror Games & Franchises That Defined The Genre

Presented by Ack Survival Horror.  It is a genre of fear, of emotion, and of atmosphere.  Of all video game genres, survival horror is one of the most plot-driven, setting characters in horrific locales with strange and twisted beings.  It is also a genre that pulls heavily from other mediums, as many of the titles […]

The Best Nintendo Gamecube Games Under $10

I started the Cheapest Games series quite a while ago and I figured I should revise some of the posts to reflect some of the changing values and give more relevant recommendations. Hopefully, this revised list of Gamecube games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much.. (Prices listed […]

What Are The Best Retro Sports Video Games? To go along with our selection of NBA Jam as our Together Retro Game Club title, I thought it would be fun to see what everone’s favorite old-school sports titles are.   (The only restrictions for nominations were that they games were N64 or older and not include standard racing or wrestling games). We […]

Beat’em-Ups 101: All You Need to Know About Brawlers

Presented by Gamerforlife Note from racketboy: I’m proud to welcome the forum veteran, Gamerforlife to the contributer team.  His passion for the Beatemup genre really shone through with this piece and I look forward to more guides from him.  Enjoy! BTW, this is our second installment of our Genre 101 series, following up on Ack’s […]

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