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The Rarest and Most Valuable Nintendo 3DS Games

The Nintendo 3DS may not have been far removed from the mainline retail scene, but collectors are already starting to target the hidden gems and the harder-to-obtain releases to fill in their collection (but there are also some affordable gems).  While some of the prices in these games might be a bit surprising, some of […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Considering how much of a nostalgic powerhouse the NES is, there should be little surprise that Nintendo’s 8-bit library is filled with many collectible pieces. In contrast with the Super Nintendo’s rare and valuable list, the most desirable NES games are not necessarily populated with the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these […]

Collecting NES Black Box / Sprite Art Games – Price Guide

It is very easy to get overwhelmed when collecting vintage video games. It can be tempting to attempt to collect full console libraries of games, but sometimes focusing on a certain sub-category of a particular library can often be a more practical (and many times more enjoyable) experience. This is the first of a series […]

The Best Wii U Games Under $20 (Even If You Have a Switch)

The best time to start accumulating games for a non-current system is when the successor is fully in bloom, but the system in consideration isn’t fully in “retro” mode yet. It helps when the game media isn’t backwards compatible on the newer system and a lot of the gems have been ported elsewhere. That scenario […]

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 […]

The Super Nintendo (SNES)/Super Famicom Shmups Library

Presented by Racketboy, Marurn, dunpeal2064, gszx1337, Tom Bordelon, G to the Next Level, and Rawblink We have covered the 2D shooter libraries of many of the consoles that are known as a cornerstone for shmup enthusiasts. The Turbografx-16/PCE, the Sega Dreamcast, Playstation, and Sega Saturn are just a few that come to mind. The Sega […]

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 […]

The Best Nintendo 3DS Games Under $15

Every now and then, I love to dig into a not-too-old system and look for bargains before the “collectors” start increasing the resale values again. The Nintendo 3DS is a great candidate for that. If you’re one of those families that has been holding off on a Switch, or you just like the smaller form […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Nintendo DS Games

The Nintendo DS is currently hitting the interesting point in its lifespan where there are quite a few great bargains to be found in its library, but some of the hidden gems and rarities are starting to be discovered and priced accordingly. While some of the prices in these games might be a bit surprising, […]

The Best Nintendo DS Games Under $15

To some of us, the Nintendo DS might feel like a rather recent addition to the handheld world, but its become more retro that we’d like to admit. With the great success of the Nintendo DS came many of copies of quality titles in circulation, which then leads to especially-affordable aftermarket prices.  So if you’re […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Nintendo Virtual Boy  (check out our Beginner’s Guide) had one of the shortest retail lifespan in console history.  In Japan it was released in July 1995 and discontinued before the end of the year.  North America wasn’t much of a different story.  Ramping up in August of 1995 and wrapping up by March of […]

Nintendo Virtual Boy 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack, Racketboy, and Tom Bordelon 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. Nintendo obviously has had many successes in the company’s lengthy history, but of all the mis-steps […]

Super Nintendo (SNES) 101: A Beginners Guide

By Racketboy with Rawblink, Raycommend and samsonlonghair, Kyuss015 + Special thanks to SNESDrunk Most of the photos provided by SuperSparkster (read his collecting interview) 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 or handheld that they don’t know […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games

Presented by Rawblink w/ Racketboy and Vlad (experienced Game Boy collector I interviewed here) Nintendo’s final hardware line to bear the Gameboy name has slowly but surely been growing in desirability among collectors. Much like its older Gameboy and cartridge based siblings, Game Boy Advance prices will vary dramatically between loose cartridges and complete as […]

The Best NES Games Under $15

Even though emulation has made playing NES games ubiquitous, there are many of us that want to build a collection of original cartridges. My goal with this guide is to provide a cost-effective place to start — both for picking up essentials, but digging into some rather hidden gems. This is my fourth revision of […]

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