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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 […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games

Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series The Dreamcast is a perfect example of a console that had relatively low commercial success, but a huge underground following after its death. These two factors help brew up a strong library of games that have high collectibility among gamers that are just […]

The TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Shmup Library: Pt 2 (Arcade)

Presented by Marurun, Racketboy, BulletMagnet, and hashiriya1 Following up on Part 1 of our epic guide to the scrolling shoot-em-ups found on the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine family of consoles, we now have Part 2 ready to go.  This second installment focuses on arcade shmups that were ported over to the consoles.  While it may […]

The TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Shmup Library: Pt 1 (Exclusives)

Presented by Marurun, Racketboy, and BulletMagnet While the TurboGrafx-16 struggled to find its place in the American video game market, its Japanese counterpart, the PC Engine, managed some solid success battling Nintendo and Sega. Despite a modest lineup of exclusive successes in other genres, the PC Engine / TG16 is one of the very best […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega CD Games

  Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level The Sega CD was ahead of its time and didn’t quite get the support it deserved (although better than its sibling in the 32X). However, despite its reputation for Full-Motion-Video games and ports of Genesis/Megadrive games with CD audio tacked on, there are actually a […]

Game Cart Contact Cleaning Guide (The Right Way)

With all of our classic game cartridges being 20 to 40 years old now (let THAT sink in), you are bound to have some pretty grubby items in your collection — even if you casually clean them from time to time (and blowing in them doesn’t really count) Personally, as I dig into my cartridge […]

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 […]

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 […]

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