Retro Gaming

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Games That Defined the Atari 2600

Presented by Racketboy, Rob/AtariSpot, Golgo 14, BoneSnapDeez, and Anapan Feel free to read up more on our Defining Games Series or our Atari 2600 101 Beginner’s Guide for more information on Atari’s pioneering console. The Atari 2600 (originally known as the Atari VCS) is the first popular home video game console, starting a gradual transition from […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Vectrex Games

The Vectrex home game system (read up in our Beginner’s Guide) is one of the coolest little consoles from the early 80s.  It’s upright all-in-one design, its vector-based graphics and colorful screen overlays are meant to replicate an arcade experience in ways that systems like the Atari 2600 could not.  It was only on the […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Xbox 360 Games

It may make a lot of us feel really old, but there’s an adult generation that “grew up” on the Xbox 360 and the collecting season for it is just beginning. (And it wasn’t that long ago that I dug into the R&V guide for the original Xbox)  While this generation has a lot of […]

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 populated with the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these […]

The Super Nintendo (SNES)/Super Famicom Shmups Library

Presented by Racketboy, Marurn, dunpeal2064, gszx1337, Tom Bordelon, G to the Next Level, and Rawblink We have covered the 2D shooter libraries of many of the consoles that are known as a cornerstone for shmup enthusiasts. The Turbografx-16/PCE, the Sega Dreamcast, Playstation, and Sega Saturn are just a few that come to mind. The Sega […]

Super Nintendo Light Gun Games and First Person Shooters

Presented by Ack Perhaps its not surprising that both the Light Gun and First Person Shooter genre never really took off on Nintendo’s second console.  Considering their tight hold on product and their emphasis on censorship, Nintendo’s attitude towards some of the more extreme material in these games was either to cut it or ban […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sega Master System Games

About this series: In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console or handheld so you’ll know what to look for whether you are buying or selling. Since Sega’s first console wasn’t a big hit in the United […]

Comparing Resident Evil: Saturn vs Playstation

Classic Re-Publication Presented by Mozgus & Racketboy While it may not have rivaled the console wars between Sega and Nintendo’s 16-bit platforms, there was always a strong debate between the technical strengths and weaknesses of the new-kid-on-the-block Sony Playstation and the Sega Saturn. BTW, we dove heavily into the technical comparisons in our PS1 Strengths […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sega Game Gear Games

Even in its glory days, the Sega Game Gear (see our Beginner’s Guide) was always in the shadow of both its Game Boy competition and it’s Sega Genesis/Megadrive sibling. Sega’s handheld has its share of devotees, but it didn’t quite find mass appeal. Decades later, there has been a bit of reassurance of Game Gear […]

The Best 4:3 / Square LCD Monitors for Retro Gaming/Classic PC Use

CRTs can be abundant if you have good places in your local community to look, but they are getting trickier to track down each passing year. And while nothing’s stopping you from using a modern LCD for retro gaming, you may want to track down a square-shaped LCD (mostly 4:3 aspect ratio) so your classic […]

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 3DS Games Under $15

Every now and then, I love to dig into a not-too-old system and look for bargains before the “collectors” start increasing the resale values again. The Nintendo 3DS is a great candidate for that. If you’re one of those families that has been holding off on a Switch, or you just like the smaller form […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Nintendo DS Games

The Nintendo DS is currently hitting the interesting point in its lifespan where there are quite a few great bargains to be found in its library, but some of the hidden gems and rarities are starting to be discovered and priced accordingly. While some of the prices in these games might be a bit surprising, […]

The Best Nintendo DS Games Under $15

To some of us, the Nintendo DS might feel like a rather recent addition to the handheld world, but its become more retro that we’d like to admit. With the great success of the Nintendo DS came many of copies of quality titles in circulation, which then leads to especially-affordable aftermarket prices.  So if you’re […]

Retro Console Hardware Price Guide

Prices Updated in November 2020 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 […]

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