Why You Should Buy Video Games from The Old School Game Vault

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Dear reader, since you are on this page, allow us to make a few assumptions about you. You are a connoisseur.

Your childhood was awesome because you spent it with Mario, Zelda and games without 15-minute cinematics. You are tired of the escalating graphics and shaders arms race and long for a simpler time when games were about gameplay and fun.

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Best Gaming Franchises of All-Time: Final Fantasy

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It is hard to think of a role-playing series that is more iconic than the Japanese phenomenon Final Fantasy. A brainchild of Hironobo Sakaguchi, an ex-developer from Squaresoft/Square Enix, Final Fantasy initially took shape as a frantic attempt to carve a niche in the massively competitive games industry.  

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Best Gaming Franchises of All-Time: Pokémon

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Pokémon is one of the most iconic franchises of our time. The cute pocket monsters in this colorful universe have been around for over two decades at this point, and new entries continue to add more amazing characters to the already massive roster.  

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How to use our Database to Sell Your Video Games

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The main focal point of this video [Shown Below] is to introduce you to using keywords. Using identifiable keywords to sell your games will certain speed up the selling process. The best practice is to search for the games and type the title of the game out as listed on the game or case. For example, for you’d type in Grand Theft Auto IV instead of using the number 4. You would also want to avoid using short titles such as COD for call of duty. The database isn’t set up to use short titles.
If you have a bunch of similar games your selling from one specific console. The idea is to use a keyword to pull as many of the similar games to the search page. If you have the entire call of duty collection on...
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The Best Gaming Franchises of All Time: Sonic The Hedgehog

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Have you ever wished you could run super-fast? But not just fast – blazingly, ridiculously fast? Of course you have – you are a gamer. 

And therefore, it’s no surprise that you have either enjoyed a Sonic game or know someone who has enjoyed turning into a ball and dashing through the Green Hill Zone.

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The Google Stadia Is it The Future of Gaming?

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The video game industry has never been short of innovations aiming at improving the gaming experience for gamers irrespective of the age. Today, gamers have access to a full range of gaming consoles, highly interactive titles and accessories.

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The Best Gaming Franchises of All-Time Castlevania

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Any time a series inspires an entire genre of games, you know they’re doing something right. One half of the inspiration behind the ever-popular Metroidvania genre of games, Castlevania does a lot of things well and arguably includes the most battles against Count Dracula featured in any gaming series.

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The 10 Best Super Nintendo PRG Games of All Time

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Today, we are going to take a look at some more classic RPGs 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.

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How to Spot Counterfeit N64 Carts / Fake Nintendo 64 Games

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The first thing I do when I encounter any expensive game is looking for serial numbers. For Nintendo 64 games look in the cartridge slot. On authentic games, if you look in the groves of the N64 game you see some numbering in the slots. 

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What to know about Buying Retro Video Games Online?

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There are few ways to look at this nowadays.  Either you’re a retro video game fan who enjoys playing with emulators.  Or you’re a retro video game fan that enjoys playing with the original software. 

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Super Mario. Everything You Need to Know

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Are you a fan of Super Mario Bros, then you got to check out the history and what made this such an epic gaming Franchise.  This article was written by the nice folks over at GamesMojo.com, so head over and check them out!  They are a great spot for reviews, news and fantastic gaming blogs!

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YELP is Wrong! The Old School Game Vault is [OPEN] Reviews

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Updated: 02/01/2019


For years Yelp has been frustrating business all across the country.  Yet again, this stupid company won't show our reviews on their platform. 

Now yelp states The Old School Game Vault is closed, which is wrong.

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Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine N64 Review

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When the first Tomb Raider game came out, a lot of gamers were of the opinion that developers Core Design essentially created a game out of the Indiana Jones movie franchise and put Lara Croft in place of everyone’s favorite whip-cracking adventurer. 

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10 of The Best Nintendo NES RPGs of All Time

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For those of us who were young when the NES 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.

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The Variations & Reasoning of Nintendo NES Cartridge Screws

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The Nintendo Entertainment System’s reputation as the home console of the’80s has only been burnished over time. And as its notoriety has increased in retro game circles, little myths and legends have popped up that capture the attention of gamers of that era. 

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Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask N64 Review

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Breath of The Wild is still fresh in gamers’ minds, and for good reason. Nintendo once again managed to revitalize one of their iconic characters and place them into an adventure that’s worthy of the hall of fame.

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Star Wars: Episode I Battle For Naboo N64 Review

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Listen, we all know it and it’s been discussed a million times already – the Star Wars prequels aren’t exactly cinematic gold. You hear me Jar Jar? Nobody likes you Jar Jar! Luckily, the same fate didn’t befall all of the video-game tie-ins for the Star Wars prequels.

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day Review for N64

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The Intro:

Conker is a cute, cuddly squirrel. As such, you would probably expect a game that features said cute squirrel to be a whimsical kid-friendly tale that features all kinds of adorable talking animals and aww-inducing moments.

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Do it! Why you need to Buy an Original Nintendo NES Console

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The joys of buying an Original Nintendo NES Console.  I just bought this retro bad boy for my wife and myself the other day.  Sure I saw plenty of bootleg mini-nintendo consoles for a heck of a lot cheaper, but I don’t support buying any reproduction video game or video game console for that matter.  

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Zelda: A Link To The Past Game Review For SNES

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It's always tough to quantify how much of a cultural impact things have when you're looking back at them several years (or decades) later. No one can really put into words what it felt like to be alive when a piece of art that was iconic first came out.

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