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Games That Pushed the Limits of the Sony Playstation (PS1)

See Other Entries of the Games That Pushed The Limits Series As somebody that has a computer science background, I’m always fascinated by games that are the work of skilled developers that learned the intricacies of a console’s hardware to squeeze every last bit of performance from the machine or use some limited resources creatively […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The 8-bit and 16-bit Nintendo markets have really taken off in the last five years even in comparison to the growing retro gaming landscape as a whole. At the same time, we are starting to see some of the true rarities and gems surface into collectibles and some less rare classics hold steady instead of […]

Games That Defined the Nintendo Virtual Boy

Be sure to check out our full Defining Games of Retro Gaming Series and our Virtual Boy Beginner’s Guide It may be the most awkward gaming device from a major manufacturer, but there is just something about Nintendo’s Virtual Boy that draws you into its headache-inducing display. In the mid–1990’s, the hottest buzzword in the […]

How to Build Your Dream Retro Collection Without Killing Your Budget

RB Retro Collecting Interview 001 With the recently growth in the retro game collecting world, I have been wanting to start a series of interviews with collectors to not only highlight the diversity in collecting, but try to share ideas and strategies that can be incorporated into our own retro gaming lifestyles.  To get things […]

Retro Console Hardware Price Guide

In our retro game collecting guides, we often focus primarily on the games themselves, but I wanted to start monitoring the values of common variations of console hardware as well. My goal with this price guide is to give everyone an easily-accessible price listing of mainstream retro consoles so that it is easy to survey […]

PSP Emulation for PC and Android using PPSSPP

While we typically focus on playing original games on dedicated hardware, we do like to dive into the occasional emulation project to offer us flexibility in our gaming lifestyle. Sony’s Playstaton Portable (PSP) was an interesting portable platform that had some titles that appealed to both retro and modern gamers. PPSSPP is an excellent PSP […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega 32X Games

  Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level Sega’s 32X add-on for the Genesis/Megadrive didn’t last on the market long and there were a modest number of game produced for the device.  The 32X library contained a few gems and a handful of junk as well, but there are some rarities to be […]

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 […]

Together Retro: Weaponlord

Presented by Ack “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche Bones crunch beneath your feet, the only remains of the nameless weak who could not survive the arena. The air is thick and heavy with stench: perspiration, dried blood, death, fear. A din fills your ears, a tinnitus brought on […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level 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 […]

The Best Nintendo Wii Games Under $12

The Wii library is starting to get to the sweet spot of high supply in resale shops and eBay before the console gets fully “retro”.  This guide was starting to get out of date, so here’s the complete revision.  Since Wii games are becoming more affordable, but not dirt cheap yet, I figured the $12 […]

Sega Saturn Shmup Value Buying Guide

As I’ve been revising my Rare and Valuable Game Guides, I’ve noticed 2D shooters are starting to show up more frequently on highest-priced games. Shmups are indeed a genre with diehard collectors and there’s some real rarities in the mix that are hard to pass up. The Sega Saturn has one of my favorite Shmup […]

Gamma Attack for the Atari 2600 – Legend, Discovery, and Value

It is often difficult to define the most valuable video game in the collecting community when most of the top candidates have a bit of mystery to their production numbers and methods. It also complicates things when the owners of the known outstanding units don’t easily part with their treasures; without enough sales it is […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Atari 2600 Games

Presented by Ack & Racketboy Due to its vintage and the bizarre state of the video game industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Atari 2600 library boasts some of the most common and affordable cartridges, as well as some of the rarest and most valuable games ever released. Because of the rarity […]

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