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The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

The Best Nintendo DS RPGs You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 The best-selling handheld ever released, Nintendo’s DS brought a new way to enjoy iconic Nintendo franchises on the go. The Nintendo DS innovated by allowing players to experience their game through two screens, one for touch controls and the other for displaying information or […]

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  • October 28, 2020

The Best Dreamcast RPGs

The Best Dreamcast RPGs You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 The last console released by Sega until their classic re-releases, the Dreamcast offered a strange yet engrossing gaming experience. With the weird controller, added internet capabilities, and a strong lineup of titles, the Dreamcast was a good send-off for Sega as a console war competitor. […]

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  • October 28, 2020

Why Are SNES Games So Expensive?

If you are a retro gamer, you’ve probably noticed that some of the best games of the 16-bit era are ridiculously expensive, and you’re not the only one thinking that. While NES and N64 games have a similar problem, this issue is most prominent with SNES titles. There are a few reasons for this which […]

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  • October 7, 2020

The Best PC Engine CD Games

Known as the TurboGrafx-CD outside of Japan, the PC Engine-CD was an upgraded add-on for the TurboGrafx released in 1989 that allowed for games on a disc format. Only a couple years later the Super CD-ROM2 was released, offering some nice hardware upgrades to an already outstanding console. During this era of gaming, releasing CD […]

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  • October 7, 2020

The Best Multiplayer SNES Games

The Best Multiplayer SNES Games You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 With the 16-bit generation of consoles came some of the best multiplayer experiences to date. Players could now easily team up or face off in fun and brutal gameplay. Each title had its own spin on the multiplayer experience, from battling puzzles to two-player […]

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  • October 7, 2020

What are the Longest SNES Games?

Thanks to the many different upgrades that the SNES offered, gamers could now experience longer, more story driven titles that took a while to beat. These were mostly RPGs such as the Final Fantasy series. With the graphical improvements, titles could become more realistic and engaging. The kinks that made NES RPGs difficult were mostly […]

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  • September 8, 2020

NES or SNES – Which is Better?

Many new to retro gaming may be wondering which of these consoles is better for a variety of reasons. While this question may seem straightforward, it is actually much more difficult to answer than one would think. Each had their own strengths and weaknesses, and were released during different console generations. The NES and SNES […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

The Best Sega Genesis Motorcycle Games

The Best Sega Genesis Motorcycle Games You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 The Sega Genesis was home to some of the most iconic games of its era. But one genre that did not see many titles was motorcycle racing. While there were only a few releases in the genre for the Genesis, every one of […]

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  • Updated September 4, 2020

The Best Baseball Games on the SNES

The Best Baseball Games on the SNES You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 Sports games have been one of the most popular genres since the inception of video gaming. The rules of sports are easy to transfer to a game, making sports games a natural choice for developers. Players can also experience their favorite sports […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

The Best Japanese Only SNES Games

The Best Japanese Only SNES Games You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 Throughout the life-span of the SNES, Japan had a whopping 1,448 titles released in the region. Of these titles, 978 were exclusive to Japan. As the console was Japanese made, they received more support since in-house development teams were also Japanese. Many players […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

Do SNES Classic Controllers Work on the NES Classic?

Many retro gamers loved the release of the NES Classic and SNES Classic. These new consoles provided some fan-favorites fit into a tiny, nostalgic package. Many retro gamers bought both of these consoles, despite the insane demand, and have both running pretty regularly. Both of these consoles released with some quality controllers, giving fans the […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

Hooking Up a SNES on an HDTV

The 16-bit era of gaming is easily one of the most innovative and fondly remembered. Out of an expanded color pallet came some of the most detailed sprites, breathtaking environments, and exciting games to date. These titles looked fantastic back in the day, and replaying them in HD is a treat. However, HD is not […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

The Portable Sega Genesis With a Cartridge Slot

Over the lifespan of the Sega Genesis, and even after it, two major handheld Genesis releases came out. These two handhelds offered the full Genesis experience on the go with a cartridge slot at the top that allowed Genesis cartridges to be inserted into the device. These were the Sega Nomad and the GenMobile. While […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

How Many US SNES Games Are There?

Possibly one of the best home consoles ever released, the Super Nintendo, or SNES, was the perfect successor to Nintendo’s NES. The 16-bit era ushered in some of the most memorable games to date with titles like Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, and Chrono Trigger still having active fans to this day. History of the […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

Can You Play Super Famicom Games On SNES?

Playing titles outside of your region is an enticing prospect for retro gamers. And with the extensive library of titles never released outside of Japan, who can blame them? Gaming companies have always tried to be one step ahead of these types of gamers, adding many different security checks to make sure players only enjoy […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020

What is the Difference Between Sega Genesis 1 And 2?

During most console lifetimes, manufacturers will release revisions of the hardware. These can be released to add new input/output ports, fix some basic hardware or software issues, or just offer some cool new upgrades. Recently, this has been seen with the Nintendo Switch Lite, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X, but this trend has been […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

Sega Genesis Controller Variations Around The World

When a console reaches the worldwide market, there tend to be some changes in each region to adapt to cultural and technological differences. A prominent example of this is the difference between NTSC and PAL standardized televisions or how the Genesis is known as the Mega Drive in every region except North America. These differences […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

Sega Genesis Screen Resolution

Screen resolution is important when trying to emulate the experience of retro consoles faithfully. The number of pixels that the original hardware supports, and stretching it to fit newer displays can create some wonky distortions that can affect your gameplay or just your overall experience. Emulating is a great way to play the best games […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

The Sega Genesis Gun – The Menacer

Before motion control sensors, gamers only had one option to get their arcade shooter fix at home – light guns. These devices were pretty common during the early days of Nintendo and Sega. Most people would probably recognize the “Duck Hunt Gun”, which used the same technology. But many probably aren’t aware of the Sega […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

The Best Multiplayer Sega Genesis Games

The Best Multiplayer Sega Genesis Games You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 One of the most fun experiences a console gamer could have back in the day is getting some buddies together and completing some of the best games ever made. Luckily, the Sega Genesis comes with two controller slots, making two-player co-op easy. Some publishers […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

Is the Sega Genesis Region Locked?

Many retro gamers want to play regional exclusive titles on their old hardware, but consoles may lock you out. This is called region-locking, and it is a sort of DRM (digital rights management) that manufacturers use to restrict libraries for a specific region. The Sega Genesis is region-locked, but very differently than most consoles. What […]

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  • Updated September 3, 2020

The Best Baseball Games for the Sega Genesis

The Best Baseball Games for the Sega Genesis You are here: Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 Sports games have always dominated the gaming market, giving casual gamers and hardcore fans a chance to catch their favorite sport in the off-season. In the early days of gaming, innovations in sports games were being released at a steady pace, […]

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  • Updated September 18, 2020