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Nintendo Gamecube 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Flake, Opethfan, Beak, and Racketboy Check out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series After Sony helped finish off Sega’s career in the hardware business, Nintendo knew it needed to come up with some solid hardware to follow up the N64 (and finally make the jump into optical media).   The Gamecube hardware […]

The Game Boy Advance (GBA) Shmup Library

Presented by Noiseredux (with Brickiemart and Racketboy) Although the Game Boy Advance is not generally remembered for its library of shooters, it was the first portable gaming system powerful enough to recreate the classing shoot-em-ups of the 16-bit era. As such it saw ports and variations of many of the 16-bit staples: Gradius, Darius, R-Type — […]

The Games That Defined The Game Boy Advance

Presented by noiseredux Note from racketboy: It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a platform-specific entry in the Defining Games series, but we haven’t forgot about the entries we still need to flesh out. BTW, if you want to dig into the GBA library further, check out the GBA Hidden Gems The Game Boy […]

Games That Pushed The Limits of the Super Nintendo (SNES)

Presented by Radarscope1, MrGoodbytes, Ack,  Racketboy, and other forum contributors See Other Entries of the Games That Pushed The Limits Series In case you haven’t followed Racketboy very long, the Pushed The Limits series (see our NES, TG16, and Genesis installments)  takes a look at the games that truly made the most of a console’s […]

Nintendo Game Boy 101: A Beginners Guide

By Ack, Noiseredux, and Zen Albatross Check  out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series In 1989, Nintendo released the Game Boy, a grey brick of plastic with a green screen and only four audio channels.  Nintendo’s leadership believed it would be popular.  But it wasn’t just popular, it became a cultural icon.  Now […]

The Best Sega Genesis Emulator for the DS – jEnesisDS

While Genesis emulation on the DS isn’t as perfect as you can have on a PC, it has a level of quality that justifies the little trouble that it takes to set it up – depending on the games that you want to play on it. jEnesisDS (by Lordus) is arguably the best choice for […]

How To Mod The N64 To Play Imports (Region Mod)

Presented by Fastbilly1 Check out his previous retro gaming hacks like how to throw a Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance or a 5-TV Four Swords Zelda Party This guide is for the ability to play Japanese games on a USA console, or vice versa, it will not work for PAL titles either way. […]

The Best Nintendo Gamecube Games Under $10

I started the Cheapest Games series quite a while ago and I figured I should revise some of the posts to reflect some of the changing values and give more relevant recommendations. Hopefully, this revised list of Gamecube games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much.. (Prices listed […]

The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games Under $20

When you add 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. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which […]

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 […]

Nintendo Virtual Boy 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Note from racketboy:The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. Of all the things Nintendo did wrong in the 1990s, Virtual Boy was perhaps one of the biggest […]

The Nintendo 64 First Person Shooters Library

Presented by Ack & Fastbilly1 During the fifth generation of video game consoles, the Nintendo 64 was routinely criticized for its lack of third-party support, and the “kiddie” and relatively non-violent focus of its game library.  Yet, though it did not fare as well as the PlayStation and Nintendo has suffered from a recurring image […]

The Best Undiscovered Game Boy & Game Boy Color Games

If you’ve played all the blockbuster games on the Game Boy already and need to dig into the lesser-known-but-equally-exciting games, this is the guide for you.   I know a lot of people have been waiting a while for this guide, but we wanted to take the time to find some real gems for you.  I’ve […]

Nintendo Famicom / NES 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to Radarscope1 (check out his blog, Word Games) for putting most of this guide together! The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. The Nintendo […]

20 Years With The Nintendo Gameboy

Presented by Zen Albatross Friends, I invite you all to raise your glasses in celebration of a momentous occasion in gaming history. In the month of April exactly 20 years ago, our lives were suddenly illuminated by the birth of a friend both loyal and dear; A friend whose illustrious career has set the precedent […]

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