How to Spot Fake Pokémon Nintendo DS Games!
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
I was playing my Nintendo DS, and the Pokémon game cartridge I was using wouldn't load. I thought that was strange, the pin on the game looked clean. My Nintendo DS played every other game cartridge I inserted. Furthermore, I tried the Pokémon game on a different DS, the game started up, but would then freeze.
How to Spot Bootleg Pokemon Game Boy Advance Games
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
Bootleg Pokémon games are getting more & more frequent in the gaming community.  Really, it's not just Pokémon games, it's pretty much all the popular games from the Game Boy Advance library. 
15 of the Best PS2 RPGs Ranked - The Old School Game Vault
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
Putting together a list of “the best PS2 RPGs” is both easy and difficult. It’s easy in the sense that there’s no dearth of role-playing games—the system has more RPG titles than some short-lived consoles, like the TurboGrafx-16, has of any kind at all. The difficult part involves separating the wheat from the chaff.
How to tell if N64 game is Authentic or a Bootleg Video Game
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
With retro video game cartridges, selling at an all-time high.  People are going to make bootlegs and try and sell them as the real thing. With an expensive game selling for 1400 dollars. Like the Nintendo 64 repro cart shown in the images, of Clay fighter Sculptors Cut. 
How to tell if SNES Game is Authentic or a Bootleg Game Cart
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
Recently we obtained a handful of games.  These were some really rare Super Nintendo titles, that someone was trying to sell to me as legit copies. At first glance, it was pretty obvious to tell none of these were an authentic game. Below are po...
5 Rare Atari 2600 Games, Worth More Than Your Car
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
To the uninitiated, collecting rare Atari 2600 games might seem like a niche hobby. But nostalgia is a powerful thing, and this power translates to big dollars. Take the rare video-game market, for example.
Ten of the Best SNES Role Playing Games
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
Today, we are going to take a look at the Best SNES Role Playing Games from the Super Nintendo stable. At The Old School Game Vault, we are fond of RPGs and it would make us happy if you the reader can discover some of the games that gave us so many happy memories growing up.
10 of The best NES RPGs Ranked - The Old School Game Vault
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
For those of us who were young when the Nintendo Entertainment System first hit markets, it represents a childhood filled with countless gaming memories. Finally beating the last level on Super Mario Bros, giggling maniacally as we shot down ducks in Duck Hunt and nearly tossing the controller after a single bullet grazed my leg and killed me in contra.
What Are The Expansion Ports Under A NES And N64 Used For?
Brandon Perton
Retro Gaming Articles about the 80s & 90s
These days, game systems come with all kinds of auxiliary ports—USB, HDMI, Ethernet, Optical Audio, and more. These ports are used for logging in online, connecting digital cameras, and everything in between.