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Punch-Out!! Series: A 25-Year Retrospective

In honor of the recent release of Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Wii, the 25th anniversary of the series, and the June 2009 choice of Punch-Out!! for the Together Retro game club,  here is a look back at the series through the years, how it changed, and why we root so hard for a little guy […]

The N64 Fighting Game Library

Note from racketboy: A special thanks goes out to Ack from this roundup of the N64 fighting library.  You may remember his journey through the SNES fighting collection (both the good and the ugly) in addition to a number of other wonderful contributions.  I hope you enjoy this guide! When people think of the Nintendo […]

Mario Paint: How The 16-bit Wonder Changed Lives

Note from racketboy: I’d like to thanks our newest contributor, Zen Albatross, for his personal, yet entertaining look into one of the most influential games in his life, Mario Paint. I’m guessing he is not the only one that was impacted by this gem from the 16-bit era, so I hope you all enjoy reading […]

The Best in the Wonderful World of SNES RPGs

Note from racketboy: Thanks again to Ack, for all of his hard work on this comprehensive guide to the best RPGs the SNES has to offer.  For more RPG and other Genre-based guides, check out our Genre Guide section.  Also, you can learn even more about the SNES at our Beginner’s Guide and Defining Games guides. […]

Nintendo 64 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to andymol21 for putting the majority of this guide together!  Little tidbits were also contributed by a number of other racketboy forum members on this thread. The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older […]

The Best Nintendo Wii Games Under $20

As some of you know, my wife recently got me a Wii for my birthday, so being the cheapskate I am, I did my research of the best games for the system that won’t set me back a bunch of money.  Now, I haven’t played all of these, but I’m going mostly on critic’s reviews […]

SNES Fighters That Define “Terrible”

Note from racketboy: Our newest contributor, Ack, has been on a recent quest to track down a copy of every US-released fighting game on the Super Nintendo.   He’s already shared his recommendations from the American library — now he’s back with a vengeance to warn us of the onslaught of worse-than-mediocre games of the […]

The Best SNES Fighters in the USA

Note from racketboy:  Our newest contributor, Ack, has been on a recent quest to track down a copy of every US-released fighting game on the Super Nintendo.   After playing through the good and the bad, he was kind enough to share his recommendations.  (even if there are better ports out there) The 16-bit generation […]

Review: Space Invaders Extreme – Nintendo DS

If you’re ever wondered what Rez would be like in 2D, Space Invaders Extreme is one of the closest examples you will find.   That’s right, this is not another one of those vanilla Space Invaders remakes.  The masterminds at Taito and Square/Enix have put a fresh spin on the pioneering game to bring it more […]

So What Was The NES Select Button For?

Note from racketboy:  You can definitely tell when Fastbilly1 is passionate about a topic…. This time he shares his thoughts and research of an oft-overlooked component of the Nintendo Entertainment Systems, the Select Button. Often it is shoved to the side, disregarded, or the target of outright hatred.  Many gamers do not believe it is […]

The Best Gameboy/GBColor Emulator for Nintendo DS: Lameboy

Just because we have a DS doesn’t mean we don’t want to play some older portable Nintendo games.  While we could play the original Gameboy cartridges on our Gameboy Advances, the Nintendo DS doesn’t afford us that luxury.  However, with a little emulation power, we can resolve that issue and make your portable gaming life even […]

5 Ways Nintendo Can Bring Metroid Back to 2D

  Some established franchises just feel more natural in 2D.  Even though I love the Metroid Prime series,  I still long for the polished 2D gameplay of the earlier installments.  Just for fun, I wanted to think about five different projects or ideas that would suit Nintendo just fine in filling the 2D drought that […]

The Best N64 Games That Still Matter Today

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to andymol21 for putting the majority of this guide together! It’s pretty easy to find a list of “The Top Nintendo 64 Games” or some similar ranking, but most of them were written back when the system was cutting edge and almost all of them only compare the games against […]

Together Retro Game Club: Ristar

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. After the challenge of the first two club installments of Defender and Kid Icarus, we thought we would have something a bit more lighthearted but still full […]

Together Retro Game Club: Kid Icarus

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. For our first entry we featured the arcade hit Defender, one of the most challenging arcade titles around. We know we hit hard but we’re not quite […]

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