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2015 Dreamcast Homebrew & Indie Titles: The Dreamcast Keeps On Living!

2015 Dreamcast Homebrew & Indie Titles: The Dreamcast Keeps On Living!

Presented by Blu The Dreamcast is a console that is frequently described by gamers and fans as ahead of its time. Many factors contributed to this: Dreamcast possessed built-in online functionality right-out-of-the-box, with a 56K modem adapter tucked neatly into the console’s design. Use your service provider, plug in, and jump online! Dreamcast brought a near-perfect arcade experience home since it shared the same components as Sega’s NAOMI hardware, allowing for easy ports from arcade hits like Crazy Taxi and [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Are you wondering if your Sega Genesis collection has any valuable treasures in it? This month we take a look at Sega’s most popular console of all time and its most desired games. Since the console wasn’t a huge success in Japan, we will find quite a few rarities in its library, but there are some other gems from the rest of the world as well. Update: Prices Current As of 04/02/2013 In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare [...]

The Sega Genesis / MegaDrive Shmup Library

The Sega Genesis / MegaDrive Shmup Library

presented by Brickiemart, Adam Sarson, BulletMagnet, and Racketboy Be sure to check out similar guides in our Genre Guide Collection Even though I have been a Sega Genesis fan from the beginning, I didn’t quite realize how many Shooters the console had in its library until I saw this guide taking shape.   I always looked at systems like the Saturn, Playstation, TG16, and the Dreamcast as being the primary resources for the genre.  While that may be true, the [...]

Sega Saturn: The Beginner’s Guide

Sega Saturn: The Beginner’s Guide

See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series 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. Those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured console, I encourage you to add any information that you think would be beneficial into the comments section. If you are new to the featured console, and still [...]

The Best Dreamcast Games Under $10

The Best Dreamcast 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 Dreamcast games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much.. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping) I revised this guide yet again as we have seen some shifting in values over [...]

The Best Sega CD Games Under $10

The Best Sega CD Games Under $10

For my next revision to the Cheapest Games series, I wanted to revisit the Sega CD (the last revision was in 2007, so it was very due for an update).  While they haven’t been as drastic of an increase in price as the Sega Saturn games, it is getting harder to find low prices on complete copies of Sega CD games.   This is probably due to more collectors holding onto their complete copies and more collectors joining the scene. [...]

The Best Sports Games on the Sega Genesis

The Best Sports Games on the Sega Genesis

Note from racketboy:  Even though sports games are the first to end up in eternal bargain bins once they are more than a year old, they do still hold some value to retro gamers that can appreciate the game mechanics these games hold.  Even though the rosters are well out of date and the simulations of newer games are much more realistic, it doesn’t mean these older games aren’t worth playing.   To start out or exploration of vintage sports game [...]

The Best Sega Saturn Games Under $25

The Best Sega Saturn Games Under $25

For my next revision to the Cheapest Games series , I wanted to revisit the Sega Saturn. The values of the popular Saturn games have increased significantly over the last few years — especially for complete copies of the game.   After the last few revisions of these “Cheapest Games” posts, I’ve found that it’s getting harder and harder to find quality vintage games in complete condition for a reasonable price. In the case of the Sega Saturn, the perfect example is [...]

The Best Sega Genesis Games Under $10

The Best Sega Genesis Games Under $10

The next update to the Cheapest Games series is a look at the Sega Genesis and it’s wonderful 16-bit library.  In previous versions of this list, I showed prices of games that included a case and manual.  Not only is it getting very hard to find complete Genesis games on the store shelves of indie game store (even though loose carts are usually common), the collectable market for complete games has really taken off in recent years. So, much like [...]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sega Master System Games

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 States and it doesn’t have as much of a collector’s following as some newer systems, it can be a challenge to find a lot of [...]

The Best Sega Genesis Emulator for the DS – jEnesisDS

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 the DS at the moment, and it is likely to remain so. You may want to try PicodriveDS but it does not support sound and [...]

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, I started the Hidden Gems series with the Sega Genesis guide.  I didn’t quite have a feel for what I wanted to do with the [...]

The Sega Dreamcast Shmups Library

Presented by Racketboy & Ack To complement the comprehensive guides to the impressive Sega Saturn and Playstation Shmups libraries, we’ve updated and expanded this Dreamcast 2D Shooter guide.   We now have more of the newer post-mortum shooters included and hopefully made it a bit more informative.  If you have anything to add, just let us know in the comments! While it only started out with a few shooters from Psikyo and Capcom (most of which looked like nice 2D [...]

Sega Dreamcast 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Note from racketboy: Thanks to Ack for helping me me revise and expand this guide (it really needed it). Can you believe the Dreamcast has already been around for a decade?  (and that it was only on the retail scene for three of those years?)  To help celebrate the landmark, we’ve revised and expanded the Dreamcast beginner’s guide to help those interested in Sega’s little white box get started on their journey. The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers [...]

A Fan Art Tribute to the Sega Dreamcast

With the 10th anniversary of the Dreamcast’s North American launch quickly approaching, I thought it would be a wonderful time to share some fan-created pieces of art that capture the colorful and imaginative worlds that the console shared with us. Vote for your two favorite pieces below and also check out the previous Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, and Sonic collections. (BTW, if you’re a Dreamcast owner, be sure to check out the Dreamcast VGA cable in the Racketboy Store)