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The Rarest and Most Valuable GameBoy Games

The original Game Boy brought portable gaming to the masses and now holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of collectors right there with the NES.  And while the rarest Gameboy games don’t quite touch the those in the NES library in terms of value, there are some surprising treasures to be found.   It […]

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 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  This guide was starting to get out of date, so here’s the complete revision.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 […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Nintendo Wii Games

The Nintendo Wii has a vast library with lots of variety. There are some huge-selling games, but many other oddities and gems got easily lost in the shuffle. At the end of the Wii’s lifespan, video game collecting started hitting into high gear. Even back in 2012, our Racketboy community was trying to determine which […]

The Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games Under $15

While a lot of gamers have been drawn to the DS line of handhelds or the Switch, the Game Boy Advance library was filled with great 2D games that any retro gamer can appreciate. And like I mentioned in my recent guide for the Gamecube’s Game Boy Player, the library is also a welcome addition […]

Re-Building A Custom Game Room with Display as a Focus

RB Retro Collecting Interview 003 Check out Interviews #1 and #2. Continuing my series of interviews of retro game collectors, I wanted to explore one of the personalities behind one of the most mesmerizing game rooms I constantly see on Instagram. Daniel Marques, also known as Veddermandenis on Instagram and Youtube started on his journey […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Saturn Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level The Sega Saturn is definitely one of the leading consoles among hardcore classic gamers. Its strong selection of unique and engaging 2D games keeps it relevant a decade after its premature demise. While many of the Saturn’s best games were not adequately appreciated at the time […]

The Best Nintendo 64 (N64) Games Under $15

We’re continuing to update and expand our guides of the best cheap games for classic consoles and the N64 guide was very much in need of an update. The N64 remains a very popular console on the secondary market, especially as those that grew up with it now are have more money to spend on […]

Unexpected Benefits of Kids Playing with Atari 2600 Games

My son has been enthusiastic about video games from a very young age without much prompting. He got locked into Sonic and then Mario and has been very curious about both vintage and modern game systems. Before I actually had kids, I thought I would have this grand retro gamer parent plan of only starting […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

The PS2 has recently entered the point where there’s a lot of cheap gems our there as a lot of gamers have moved away from the system, but not in full “retro mode” of collecting yet.  Despite its relatively young vintage and its widespread popularity, there’s still plenty of in-demand rarities and exclusives commanding strong […]

Gamecube Gameboy Player: Essential Retro Hardware

Obviously I’m a 2D gaming nut. And even though I have plenty of old-school options I can now play on a modern TV, the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance libraries have some solid games that I want to play on the big screen (without depending on emulation all the configuration that brings) While I […]

The Best Game Boy Games Under $12

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 Game Boy (or Game Boy Color), you don’t necessarily have to have the original hardware to play these cartridges (although, […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 Games

Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series The TurboGrafx–16 and PC Engine has seen a great increase in popularity as retro gaming collectors have been expanding their console lineup to include this platform of great arcade ports, quality original titles, and lots of amazing scrolling shooters. Back when we last […]

Combining Home Videos & Classic Games to Strengthen Family Relationships & History

RB Retro Collecting Interview 002 I first discovered Tyler’s Youtube Channel, iretrogamer, when I stumbled on his visit to the Sega feature at Disney’s Epcot Center. I was fascinated by all this original footage from somebody’s childhood that felt like going into a time machine and re-living the Golden Age of Sega and Nintendo’s console […]

Retro Handheld 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 and handheld hardware as well. The Console Hardware Price Guide was published in January and I’m excited to share the Handheld Guide now. My goal with these price […]

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