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Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. As we enter our six year of Together Retro we thought we would go for something extravagant, something interesting, something just down right awesome.  So we decided to kick off this […]

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Presented by Ivo and Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. For most people, lemmings are rodents of the family cricetidae and are closely related to Hamsters, Voles, Mice and Rats. Due to a longstanding misconception, lemmings are often associated […]

Together Retro Game Club: PaRappa the Rapper

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind! This month’s Together Retro is a rappin’ good time! Overview PaRappa the Rapper, the first of several influential PlayStation games by developer NanaOn-Sha and […]

Racketboy’s Game Room & Home Office

In the retrogaming community, it isn’t uncommon to have an impressive room to showcase your collection and enjoy the games. Personally, I’ve always tried to keep my collection to a minimum (at least as much as one can while still being a retro gaming enthusiast that runs a popular website for the community), so my […]

Together Retro Game Club: Zombies Ate My Neighbors / Silent Hill 2

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. For the month of October, we are having another Horror Double Feature, with 2 games published by Konami, 1993’s homage to B-movies, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and 2001’s survival horror classic […]

Together Retro Game Club: Zork

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Overview Zork is one of the first examples of a brand new genre known as a text adventure. Inspired by the original text adventure game, Colossal Cave Adventure, the first version […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Nintendo Virtual Boy  (check out our Beginner’s Guide) had one of the shortest retail lifespan in console history.  In Japan it was released in July 1995 and discontinued before the end of the year.  North America wasn’t much of a different story.  Ramping up in August of 1995 and wrapping up by March of […]

About Video Games Rasterization and Z-Buffer

I’m in the middle of relaunching of series of articles for the Games That Pushed the Limits of game console hardware and I wanted to be able to share explanations of technical software concepts without cluttering of each of the console’s guides. Once consoles like the Sega Saturn and the Sony PlayStation arrived and 3D […]

Together Retro Game Club: Turtles in Time

Presented by Noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Overview Obligatory ‘Cowabunga!’ as this month the Together Retro game club will travel all the way back to the year punk broke so we can play the second of Konami’s Teenage […]

Together Retro Game Club: Road Rash

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. For this month’s Together Retro, we’ll be playing 1991’s premiere motorcycle combat game: EA’s Road Rash. Overview The basic gameplay of Road Rash involves winning races over long stretches of highway […]

The Best NES Games Under $10

After adding a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy.  This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. This is my third revision of this particular […]

Together Retro Game Club: Fatal Fury Special

Presented by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here.   Quick question: which Street Fighter game defines the series? Were I a betting gamer, I’d wager that the words “Street Fighter II” rolled off your lips…in addition to some […]

The Namco neGcon and the Playstation Games Supported

Presented by Ghegs The Sony PlayStation was released in Japan on December 1994 and the 32-bit system brought with it much greater processing power than the previous console generation’s Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis could offer. With this, many genres could make the leap from 2D sprite-based games into 3D graphics and environment, better reflecting […]

Together Retro Game Club: Fantastic Dizzy / The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

Fantastic Dizzy is one of several games in the Dizzy series and the only one released outside Europe. Despite the similar sounding title it is not to be confused with Fantasy World Dizzy, the third game in the series with similar gameplay (Fantasy World Dizzy has been ironically referred to as the “best game of […]

Sega Genesis / Megadrive Ecco The Dolphin Box Set (Photos & Info)

Regulars of the Racketboy site will know that I get quite interested in those hard-to-find games.   And while collector’s box sets are rather common in today’s industry, they were rather uncommon in the 1990’s.  Because of this, it’s hard to find solid documentation on some of them.    Fortunately, these rare sets sometimes end […]

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