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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 […]

Tiger Electronics R-Zone 101: A Beginners Guide

Presented by Ack Here at, we don’t often talk about LCD games.  They’re not really under our purview, so to speak.  But they do have a solid relationship with video games, and in some cases, this bleeds over into definite video game territory.  Sometimes it’s as simple as a character appearing in a game(Game […]

Vote for the Next Featured Fan Art Gallery

It’s been a while since we posted an entry in our featured video game fan art series.  However, I would like to features some additional pieces, but thought I would ask the wonderful Racketboy community which series or characters they would like to see highlighted.  Now, I realize some large franchises aren’t featured in this […]

The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games Under $10

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 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. In this round-up of collectible games, we will be taking a […]

The Sega Hype Machine and the Sega CD

Oh Sega… you were such cunning marketers in the early 1990’s. We all love the Sega Scream campaign and Sonic’s extra ounce of attitude that, in our minds, gave him the advantage over Mario. However, once Sega attempted to move faster with their technology in order to stay a step or two ahead of their […]

Fighting Games & Franchises That Defined the Genre

Presented by Ack Note: Hope you enjoy our first genre-specific installment of our Defining Games series During the 1990s, the fighting genre dominated the arcade scene, helping the industry come back for a few years from a slump partially created by home console releases.  Fighting games slowly continued to evolve, trying new gameplay and graphical […]

The Best Game Boy & Game Boy Color Games Under $10

Looking to start or build up your classic Game Boy collection?   This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. And don’t forget, with the GB/GBC, you don’t necessarily have to have the original hardware to play these cartridges (although, it is fun to […]

Survival Horror 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Note: We have been creating beginner’s guides for a number of classic consoles, but now we’re expanding the concept to genre-specific guides.  We hope you find them useful for getting more familiar with a genre.  If you have further questions or recommendation for the series, please post something in the comments. Survival […]

Super Nintendo Light Gun Games and First Person Shooters

Presented by Ack Perhaps its not surprising that both the Light Gun and First Person Shooter genre never really took off on Nintendo’s second console.  Considering their tight hold on product and their emphasis on censorship, Nintendo’s attitude towards some of the more extreme material in these games was either to cut it or ban […]

Examples of Game Price Differences Between Neo-Geo MVS and AES

While, the hardware for the standard home version of the Neo-Geo, the AES is cheaper, the games for it are MUCH more expensive than those of the arcade MVS versions. Because of this, there are many ways to play the cheaper MVS cartridges on a home console device — here’s some ideas to make Neo-Geo […]

3DO Interactive Multiplayer 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Note from 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. When console gamers and collectors think back to 1993, most likely think of the glory days of […]

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