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 seen some solid retail releases like Donkey Kong Country Returns. Let’s hope this is just the beginning! Anyway, like last year, to determine our [...]
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.
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=23062 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 had lots of nominations, but I narrored the list down to the most popular 30 titles — each of these titles actually had more than [...]
The classic Sonic games are especially dear to my heart, so I know how hard it is to decide among them. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way, so I wanted to get everyone’s opinion one which ones are the best. Since I’m not overly cruel, I’ll let you choose up to two games. (And if you must know what my choices are, they are Sonic 2 and Sonic CD)
My goal with this little site it to provide a place that is as useful and practical as possible for anyone that is looking to build upon or maximize their classic gaming collection. However, since we have such a diverse readership here, I thought it might be a good idea to run a poll every now and then to see what consoles you have the most interest in. This time around, I’d like to hear which classic console you plan [...]
My goal with this little site it to provide a place that is as useful and practical as possible for anyone that is looking to build upon or maximize their classic gaming collection. However, since we have such a diverse readership here, I thought it might be a good idea to run a poll every now and then to see what consoles you have the most interest in – either that you currently have or what you plan on getting [...]
As many of you have probably noticed, we typically focus on console gaming here at racketboy.com. This isn’t necessarily on purpose, it just happens to go along with the gaming habits of myself and a good chunk of the site’s community. However, I know that there are many of you out there that love classic PC (or Mac) gaming just as much (if not more). So here’s your chance to speak your mind… First of all, I want to take [...]
While I love the forum here to death, I thought it would be cool to occasionally ask all the regular readers and those passing through their opinions about popular topics every now and then. In this first installment of “Racketboy Asks”, I’d like to have everyone fight over which of the many Mega Man installments is the best (not counting the yet-to-be-released Mega Man 9). Since you may have more than one favorite, you can vote for up to three [...]