Category Archives: Buying Guides

Buying Guides for new Game Collectors – Learn about the hardware variants, controllers and best top 10 games to buy

20 Video Game BOOKS Reviewed – Guides & Novels for Retro Collectors!

Books Shown (w/ Amazon Affiliate links):
This Be Book Bad Translation, Video Games
Legends of Localization –
Classic Home Video Games 1989-1990 :
The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987 :
Ultimate Nintendo Guide to the NES Library –
The Complete SNES
Super Nintendo Compendium
Worlds of Power: Metal Gear –
Worlds of Power: Ninja Gaiden –
Worlds of Power: Wizards & Warriors
Worlds of Power: Castlevania II –
Worlds of Power: Bases Loaded II
Worlds of Power: Mega Man 2
Worlds of Power: Blaster Master
Worlds of Power: Bionic Commando
Worlds of Power: Before Shadowgate
Worlds of Power: Infiltrator
Artcade –
Art of Atari –
Power-Up –
Coleco The Official Book –
TurboGrafx-16 Turbochip
Unofficial NES/Famicom Compendium –
Hardcore Gaming 101: Sega Arcade Classics –
Hardcore Gaming 101: Data East Arcade Classics –
Hardcore Gaming 101: Contra & other Konami Classics –

WARNING: The HDMI Adapter KILLED my GameCube

I have been happily using the GC HDMI Plug n Play 2.0 adapter from ZeldaXPRO on my Gamecube for weeks now… until it got bumped at a party. Now my Gamecube is DEAD! However, a new version is being worked on by the creator and all orders will be automatically upgraded. For more info, please go to :

According to ZeldaXPRO all current & backlog orders will automatically get upgraded to 3.0. He’s also working on an upgrade path for current 2.0 owners. Check his website for more info:

Is the RetroN 5 STILL WORTH IT?! The Good, the Bad & the LAME!

Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 continues to be a popular yet decisive retro clone system that has many redeeming qualities…and a few things it needs to improve upon. Metal Jesus & Kelsey give you their honest opinion after using the Retron 5 for several years.




The Bandai Playdia — Bandai’s Educational Home Console

I’m pretty happy to bring you guys this comprehensive video about the Playdia, because it’s just so darn weird. Not to mention it’s actually a pretty cool looking system.
(Also, you have no idea how little history/people care about this console. The amount of digging I did for this research borderlines on actual insanity. …It was not worth it.)