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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 […]

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 […]

Games That Defined The Nintendo Wii

By: Prfsnl_gmr, Omerta, Flake, and Racketboy Check out the full lineup in the Defining Games Series For better or for worse, the Nintendo Wii introduced the world to motion controls in late 2006.  The Wii and its revolutionary control scheme were a roaring success, and this success, in turn, resulted in hundreds of first- and third-party […]

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Presented by: Omerta, Prfsnl_Gmr, Flake, and Racketboy Also, check out the rest of our Defining Games series and the Hidden Gems of the Nintendo Gamecube The Nintendo Gamecube was not Nintendo’s most popular console. Nonetheless, it has a devoted following, and it birthed – or refined – many popular franchises from both Nintendo and various […]

Games That Defined the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Presented by TekToro This Guide is part of the Defining Games Series The 3DO was an interesing chapter in console gaming history.   It was not only an attempt at creating a platform-to-rule them all in the gaming industry, but it was yet another player in the middle crowded console war. (Learn more in 3DO […]

Games That Defined the Shmups Genre

Presented by BulletMagnet See more of our Shmups Guides (including our Beginner’s Guide to Shmups) and other entries in our Defining Games Series Even in an era dominated by high-end 3-D graphics, sprawling environments, and hundred-hour quests, if you mention the phrase “video game” to a person one of the first images likely to enter his […]

The Games That Defined the Nintendo 64 (N64)

Presented by Ack This guide is part of the Defining Games Series  Nintendo’s third major console release has had some interesting times.  While some reviewers praised its 3D graphics, its quality platformers and solid first-, subsidiary, and second-party support, others blasted its use of cartridges, its lack of solid fighting games and RPGs, and its […]

Games that Defined the Neo Geo Pocket

Presented by Tyler, lisalove1, Czernobog, and Racketboy There were many casualties to Nintendo’s dominance in the portable gaming market over the past couple of decades.  While it may not have been as commercially successful as the likes of the Sega Game Gear or the Playstation Portable, SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket handhelds still have quite a […]

The Games That Defined the Neo-Geo

Presented by Dylan, Daito_Kid, Beak and Racketboy SNK’s Neo-Geo platform is a vintage marvel that many of us have never had the priveledge of owning in our homes.  For those of us that grew up in the early 90s, it was the console that only the really rich kids had (and I didn’t know any).   […]

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 […]

Survival Horror Games & Franchises That Defined The Genre

Presented by Ack Survival Horror.  It is a genre of fear, of emotion, and of atmosphere.  Of all video game genres, survival horror is one of the most plot-driven, setting characters in horrific locales with strange and twisted beings.  It is also a genre that pulls heavily from other mediums, as many of the titles […]

Fighting Games & Franchises That Defined the Genre

Presented by Ack Note: Hope you enjoy our first genre-specific installment of our Defining Games series During the 1990s, the fighting genre dominated the arcade scene, helping the industry come back for a few years from a slump partially created by home console releases.  Fighting games slowly continued to evolve, trying new gameplay and graphical […]

Games That Defined The History of the PlayStation (PS1)

If you enjoy this guide, check out the rest of our Defining Games of Retro Gaming series The Sony PlayStation essentially came out of nowhere in the mid 1990’s to take on both Nintendo and Sega in the heated console wars.  With some impressive technology, ease of development and a heavy marketing budget behind them, […]

Games That Defined the Sega Genesis / MegaDrive

As a child of the 80’s, the NES and all the great games it brought to the 8-bit generation littered my elementary school days with many fond memories. However, I can still remember the fall of of 1989 when the Sega Genesis (known as the MegaDrive outside of the USA) and its initial library of […]

Games That Defined The Super Nintendo (SNES)

The 16-bit era might just have been the most exciting time in the video game industry. Rivalries were never quite as intense as those between Nintendo and Sega, not to mention underdogs like NEC/Hudson (with the TurboGrafx-16) and SNK’s Neo-Geo. Nintendo knew that in order to take back market share from Sega, their Super Nintendo […]

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