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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 […]

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  This guide was starting to get out of date, so here’s the complete revision.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

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 […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Considering how much of a nostalgic powerhouse the NES is, there should be little surprise that Nintendo’s 8-bit library is filled with many collectible pieces. In contrast with the Super Nintendo’s rare and valuable list, the most desirable NES games are not necessarily the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these titles, you […]

Games That Defined the Microsoft Xbox

Feel free to read up more on our Defining Games Series or our Xbox 101 Beginner’s Guide for more information on Microsoft’s first console.  We also cover the Xbox in our Hidden Gems series. As if Sony joining the video game console landscape with the PlayStation weren’t enough, software juggernaut Microsoft threw in its ambitious […]

The Games That Pushed The Limits Of The NES

Thinking back to most of the games you played on the NES, it’s easy to remember the 8-bit library as being simple and possibly even primitive. However, if you dig deep into the library, there is a surprising amount of games that maxed out the NES hardware to produce some impressive graphics and sound (See […]

The Best Shmups to Get Started

Presented by BulletMagnet Note from racketboy: Taking the next step from his comprehensive Shmups 101: A Beginner’s Guide to 2D Shooters,  the expert shmup writing of BulletMagnet (see his guides to shmups for the Playstation, Saturn, and PS2 and the Games That Defined the Shmup Genre) this guide is one of most epic posts ever.  I hope you enjoy the detail […]

Hidden Gems of PC Strategy (GOG Edition)

In Part 3 of our Hidden Gems of GOG series, the topic is Strategy. We decided to combine all types of strategy games into one article, so you will see a mix of real time and turn-based games across time periods and subgenres. Strategy games have been around since the dawn of time, but computer […]

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 […]

Hidden Gems of PC FPS Games (GOG Edition)

In Part 2 of our Hidden Gems of GOG series, we are focusing on the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre.  While our previous article highlighted a few FPS games, we decided to take those titles off the table and choose five different games.  FPS games have been an industry staple since the late 80s, but […]

Hidden Gems of PC Games (GOG Edition)

Be sure to check out the rest of Racketboy’s extra-useful Hidden Gems series Typically we here at Racketboy are known for retro console gaming. But what we rarely speak about is the extensive PC gaming that many of our staff and forum members take part in on a weekly basis.  So we have decided to […]

TurboGrafx-16 101: The Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Marurun & Racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about older consoles they don’t yet know much about. Those of you who are especially knowledgeable about the featured console are encouraged to contribute any information that you think […]

The Odyssey 2 Shooters Library

Presented by Jex the Gamer Note from Racketboy: I’m pleased to introduce a new contributor to the Racketboy family in Jax the Gamer!   He starts us off with a a great genre guide to an old-school console that doesn’t get enough attention around these parts. Magnavox’s Odyssey 2 is not a well-known console system […]

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