Conker’s Bad Fur Day Review for the Nintendo 64

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. And you would be hilariously wrong. So why is Conker’s Bad Fur Day rated M for Mature? Conker Bad Fur day is anything kid-friendly, and we couldn’t be happier because the game is a rollicking, insane adventure which features our titular squirrel binge-drinking, yelling, cursing, urinating on enemies and fighting foul-mouthed baddies while sometimes having to roll around in poo. Well done, Rare, well done. Rare’s history as a storied game developer is well known, but Conker’s Bad Fur Day is truly one of their shining achievements. Not only is the game crude and over-the-top, but also features remarkable level design, tight controls and graphics and sound which showcase the power of the Nintendo 64's library to...

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The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask Review - Nintendo 64 Game

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. But this isn’t the first time that Nintendo managed to create a unique adventure out of the Legend of Zelda series by transforming the game completely in certain aspects, but still sticking to the heart of what makes Link and his adventures great. Exactly two decades ago, Nintendo managed to do the same with Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Nearly six years had passed since one of Link’s greatest adventures A Link To The Past – hit shelves. And when The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time finally brought the world of Hyrule into glorious 3D, it was a smashing success. Expectations were high for the follow-up, which was rumored to have a whole new...

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The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past SNES Review

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. This game Zelda A Link To The Past on the Super Nintendo Console is such a fun and adventurous game to review, hope you enjoy...  For a lot of gamers (including myself), The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past is one of those iconic pieces of art. Widely regarded as one of the best games of all time, A Link To The Past is part of a whole library of stellar Zelda games that routinely blew gamers' minds when they were released. The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past was released in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Which was...

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Alien 3 Review for the Super Nintendo - SNES

When Alien 3 first hit theaters, expectations were high. James Cameron’s Aliens took everyone’s favorite space monster franchise to an entirely new level and created one of the most iconic cinema experiences of all time. These were big shoes to fill, and unfortunately, director David Fincher couldn’t quite deliver. Alien 3 had some good ideas, but was let down by questionable pacing and plot decisions. The companion game, however, doesn’t have these problems and is quite fun. Developers Probe Software first launched Alien 3 for the Commadore 64, Sega Genesis and other consoles and later decided to update the game and make it available on the Super Nintendo. You play as Ripley Who is trapped on a planet which doubles as a maximum-security prison, after your escape plan goes horribly wrong, and you crash-land into the sea. To makes things worse, you’ve now brought the Aliens along for the ride, and...

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The Best Gaming Franchises of All Time: Sonic The Hedgehog

Have you ever wished you could run superfast? 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. Sonic the Hedgehog has been through a lot in the nearly three decades he’s been running around. He’s fought moustache-twirling villains, made funky friends, and even survived a few clunky games. Today, we will be taking a look at the storied legacy of gaming’s favorite hedgehog. Let us begin. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – Sega Genesis, 1992 It took Sonic just one game to become a superstar. For the follow-up, all the developers needed to do was more of what worked – more stages, more characters, more bosses and more death-defying stunts at breakneck speed. And boy...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Super Mario Bros 3 Nintendo NES Review

In the pantheon of game franchises, there are very few single entries that can lay claim to bringing sweeping, long-lasting changes to the franchise. In a storied franchise such as Mario, this feat is even more impressive. Which is why Super Mario Bros 3 is a classic retro game that has stood the test of time and brought to the series mechanics and changes that we are still feeling the echoes of over two decades later. Super Mario Bros 3 on the Nintendo NES, truly changed the complete formula for the Mario series, and influenced every 2D platform entry in the series after it. Released in 1990 for the NES, Super Mario Bros 3 was an absolute smash-hit. Gamers loved the new overworld map, the wide variety of suits Mario could now use, item storage and even the Koopa Kids first made their appearance in this game. With more than 18...

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Thats Phat! The Best Video Games from the Year 1998

The year 1998 was a true landmark year in video game history. This was the year Legend of Zelda finally went 3D. The first FPS with a stellar, story-driven campaign was released. The age of the modern stealth game began.

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The greatest 90s Batman Video Games - Our Top Picks

The Dark Knight is without a doubt one of the most beloved comic book characters and pop culture icons of all time. Over the decades, Batman’s brooding nature, ace detective skills and colorful gallery of villains has become second nature to most of us. Before Rock steady nailed the definitive Batman experience in the Arkham series of games, there were a lot of games that put players in the Caped Crusader’s shoes. Unfortunately, most of them were pure garbage and shamelessly attempted to cash in on Batman’s popularity. Fear not, though, dear reader. We went through the archives and found a whole slew of great batman games. The Batman games that are a lot of fun to play, even today. Strap on your pointy ears, and let’s begin! Batman (1991) from the Sega Genesis There have been a lot of Batman games on the Genesis console (there are more than one...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

The 10 Best Retro Castlevania Games You Need to Play Today

Any time a video game series inspires an entire genre of games, you know it’s doing something right. And from the very beginning, Castlevania has done many, many things right. True enough, Castlevania’s gaming catalog includes a few misses. But the overwhelming majority of Castlevania titles are all-time classics. Today, the series includes so many hit games that most gamers have lost count. For that reason, we want to highlight the 10 best retro Castlevania games that you should play before you die. Together, let’s remember our favorite vampire-hunting, ghoul-slaying, whip-brandishing moments in gaming history. 1. Castlevania (NES, 1986) Castlevania for NES is the most simplistic version of Castlevania you’ll ever play. And that’s why it’s so great. It perfectly embodies the heart and soul of the series without superfluous bells and whistles. There are no experience points, armor, or magic spells. There’s only a guy and his whip, some sub-weapons,...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Super Mario Bros Everything You Need to Know & Didn't Know

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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Some Awesome Gift Ideas for Retro Video Game Lovers

Buying gifts for your loved ones is not an easy task. You have to know what really tickles their fancy so that you know your gift will be appreciated. This is especially true with family or friends who have hobbies or interests that are unique and interesting. An example of this unusual hobby is the love for retro games, video game titles from the 80s and 90s. Some people prefer these types of games due to the nostalgia they bring. The latest releases of video games are awesome, but some people prefer the simplistic and familiar game mechanics of classic games. Whatever the reason may be, there is no denying that old school games are here to stay. Retro Games The obvious choice to get a retro gamer this holiday would be to shop for some vintage video games for them. This will certainly make them happy regardless if they get...

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5 Reasons Buying a PlayStation 4 in 2022 Makes Sense!

With the PlayStation 5 released in 2020, does it make sense to buy a PlayStation 4 in 2022? The simple answer is yes. You must be shaking your head in disbelief, but here are some incredibly good reasons why the PS4 still makes sense in 2022 and beyond Everyone's heard of scalpers ruining the computer market over the past year. Prices for processors and graphics cards have skyrocketed because of shortages in supply. This has extended to the PlayStation 5 as well. Sony has not been able to meet demand for the console at all over the past year. The PS5 was a hot ticket item during the holiday season last year, with stores often selling out within minutes of putting up stock. The situation has not improved at all this year. Big retailers like Walmart and Best Buy sell out online within minutes. As for in-person, you would have to...

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Nintendo NES Review Super C - The Old School Game Vault

Super C is a throwback to the glory days – when men were men, and video games were punishingly, brutally difficult. Super C, the North American NES version of Super Contra, was released in 1990. It features the same muscle-toting, cigar smoking badass heroes that everyone loves. Your mission? To fight through incalculable numbers of alien hordes to save Earth. Just like Contra, Super C has you fighting through 8 levels of mayhem with all the weapons that you’ve grown used to. Featuring single-player and co-op action, this isn’t just another Contra game. Well, let’s just say the story isn’t going to win any writing awards. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things because when an incredibly ugly alien monster is staring you in the face, it doesn’t matter how this situation came to be. What matters is that you have a gun in your hand, and you must...

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FAQ - Buying Games From The Old School Game Vault

FAQ Section - for https://theoldschoolgamevault.com/buy-videogames Updated: October 15, 2022 If I buy a Boxed Game, how will it be shipped? All box games are wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a sturdy box. How do you ship your Games? All Disc & Cartridge games will ship in a quality kraft Bubble Mailer. What Shipping Service do you use? We prefer to ship with the United States Postal Service. My item is expensive, will it be insured? All items purchased with a cost of $100 or more:  Will be fully insured through the shipping carrier & Signature Confirmation will be included at no cost to you. How long does shipping generally take. Most items will arrive generally in 3 to 5 business days.  Just depends on how efficient the Post Office is.Expedited Services are available at Check Out. Will I receive a Tracking Number? Yes, each and every item sold will receive...

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Google Stadia Review & How it Stacks Up in the Video Game Market

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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What Makes Shopping at The Old School Game Vault So Great?

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. You are a gamer of exquisite taste and aren’t easily swayed by marketing hyperbole. Your prowess with a Nintendo or Atari controller is legendary.  You drive the gaming conversation in your circle, often interjecting to point out where a popular game mechanic originated back in the day.  You want the best retro gaming experience money can buy.  Well, you’re in luck because we have exactly what you need. Let’s talk a little bit about why you should buy used video games online from The Old School Game Vault. 1. Authenticity There’s...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

5 Terrible Nintendo NES Games, That should never be Played

Everyone loves a classic. There are games, movies and other pieces of pop culture that have stood the test of time and have been enjoyed and cherished by many a generation. Just the same, there is a strange kind of enjoyment that can be derived from watching a movie or playing a game that is just a failure on several fronts. In a weird way, some games are so bad that they’re good. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed many a game that makes you throw up your hands and ask yourself “Why? Why did they do it like this? What were the developers thinking?” Let's have some fun and point out some of the huge turds from the NES Library. Let us begin. King of Kings This game really exemplifies the premise of this article in that it is difficult to understand who this game is meant to serve. Is it...

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5 Simple Tips to Sell Video Game Consoles Online with ease!

It should be easier than ever to sell video game consoles online, as retro gaming has enjoyed a huge resurgence in recent years. As adults who grew up in the 80s and 90s look back wistfully on their pre-smartphone, pre-social media childhoods. In those days, Facebook and the iPhone were a long ways from defining an era, but what you can bet on is that most kids had some kind of video game console sitting on top of their old tube TV. And while retro video games are all the rage on the second-hand market, the video game consoles themselves often fetch a pretty on bidding sites too. When You Sell Video Game Consoles: The better the condition, the more you’ll earn We all know the general rules for getting the most for your used goods on the second-hand market: make sure the product is as close to new as possible. That means...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Shipping Policy - Buying Games - The Old School Game Vault

Thank you for visiting and shopping at The Old School Game Vault​(Following are the terms and conditions that constitute our Shipping Policy when buying from us.) Updated: August 13, 2021  Domestic Shipping Policy Items will be shipped  within 1-2 business days of receipt of payment.  Orders are not shipped on weekends or holidays.  All our games are shipped using USPS First Class Mail, which typically takes 1 to 5 business days.   Shipment confirmation & Order tracking You will receive a Shipment Confirmation email once your order has shipped containing your tracking number(s). The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.   The Shipping Cost First Class Shipping is available to the 50 United States, we do not ship to US Territories. All Game orders above $25 the shipping cost is on us.  All orders below $25 the shipping cost is $3.99   Customs, Duties and Taxes The Old School...

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Where to get Degree in Video Game Design & Why you Should

Does it bug you that, even in the greatest of games, there can be moments that literally suck? What happens when you’re faced with a scene that doesn’t quite fit with the gameplay, or when a design decision completely ruins your gaming experience? Do you stick with the game? Do you sell it? Do you think about what’s gone wrong and how you could put it right? You know you could do better? How about studying game design? In its latest survey, Priming the Pump, the Higher Education Video Game Alliance reported that 91.3% of alumni of games-based college programs were in gainful after a single year on the market. They also earned a higher than average salary. Alumni of games-based programs earned an estimated average salary of $76,200 in 2015, which was $24,000 more than the US national average for college graduates with full-time jobs. Games program graduates also reported high...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022