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The Best Retro Games of 2018

As much as we love to dwell on the classic games for our older systems, there are also some fresh games making their way onto the modern gaming scene that appeal to our retro sensibilities. The Racketboy community submitted their nominations for the best games that have a classic style that were released in 2018. […]

The Best Retro Games of 2017

As much as we love to dwell on the classic games for our older systems, there are also some fresh games making their way onto the modern gaming scene that appeal to our retro sensibilities. The Racketboy community submitted their nominations for the best games that have a classic style that were released in 2017. […]

Games That Defined The Sega Master System

Presented by Racketboy, Blu, AlienJesus, Exhuminator, and iretrogamer Feel free to read up more on our Defining Games Series or our Sega Master System 101 Beginner’s Guide for more information on Sega’s first console outside of Japan.   While most gamers probably think of the Genesis/MegaDrive as Sega’s first console, the Master System System actually preceded the […]

Games That Defined The Nintendo Wii

By: Prfsnl_gmr, Omerta, Flake, and Racketboy Check out the full lineup in the Defining Games Series For better or for worse, the Nintendo Wii introduced the world to motion controls in late 2006.  The Wii and its revolutionary control scheme were a roaring success, and this success, in turn, resulted in hundreds of first- and third-party […]

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Presented by: Omerta, Prfsnl_Gmr, Flake, and Racketboy Also, check out the rest of our Defining Games series and the Hidden Gems of the Nintendo Gamecube The Nintendo Gamecube was not Nintendo’s most popular console. Nonetheless, it has a devoted following, and it birthed – or refined – many popular franchises from both Nintendo and various […]

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 […]

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).   […]

The Games That Defined The Game Boy Advance

Presented by noiseredux Note from racketboy: It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a platform-specific entry in the Defining Games series, but we haven’t forgot about the entries we still need to flesh out. BTW, if you want to dig into the GBA library further, check out the GBA Hidden Gems The Game Boy […]

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 […]

Games That Defined The History of the PlayStation (PS1)

If you enjoy this guide, check out the rest of our Defining Games of Retro Gaming series The Sony PlayStation essentially came out of nowhere in the mid 1990’s to take on both Nintendo and Sega in the heated console wars.  With some impressive technology, ease of development and a heavy marketing budget behind them, […]

Games That Defined the Sega Genesis / MegaDrive

As a child of the 80’s, the NES and all the great games it brought to the 8-bit generation littered my elementary school days with many fond memories. However, I can still remember the fall of of 1989 when the Sega Genesis (known as the MegaDrive outside of the USA) and its initial library of […]

Games That Defined The Super Nintendo (SNES)

The 16-bit era might just have been the most exciting time in the video game industry. Rivalries were never quite as intense as those between Nintendo and Sega, not to mention underdogs like NEC/Hudson (with the TurboGrafx-16) and SNK’s Neo-Geo. Nintendo knew that in order to take back market share from Sega, their Super Nintendo […]

The Games that Defined the TurboGrafx-16

Our resident TG-16 expert, marurun is back at it again (after writing TG-16 101). Much like on the 101 article, he did an awesome job writing just about every word in here. I just rearranged a few things and added some comments. I hope you enjoy learning about this somewhat forgotten gaming machine. (Special thanks […]

The Games That Defined The Nintendo NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System is legendary in the video game world. Nintendo virtually came out of nowhere to invade the world with a reborn love for home-based video games. To fuel the revolution, Nintendo and a skilled group of third parties loaded the NES library with a wealth of high quality 8-bit games that would […]

Games That Defined the Sega CD

The Sega Genesis was a killer console in its day and even though the Genesis add-ons got a bad reputation, the Sega CD actually had a number of worthwhile games to amuse those who invested in one (the 32X wasn’t as bad as you might think either). Looking back over the Sega CD game library, […]

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