Old School Gaming - What Games to Play & Where to play Them

Retro Video Games have come a long way since its inception. Although general knowledge suggests that the likes of Spacewar or Pong as the earliest form of video games, they are merely an evolved version of electronic games or computer games. Let's take a brief over-view of gaming history, and then showcase of the best retro video games that made gaming what it is today.   The Cathode-Ray Tube Amusement Device Long before the iconic Pong became a thing, two physicists named Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann filed the first patent to the Cathode-Ray Amusement Device in 1947. Although the device never made it to the mainstream market because of production cost, it eventually got the title of being the “first patent for an electronic game.” The Cathode-Ray Tube Amusement device paves the way to the creation of the first AI (Artificial Intelligence) for an electronic game through Noughts...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Star Wars Episode I Battle For Naboo N64 Review

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 the video-game tie-ins for the Star Wars prequels. Several of them were quite entertaining, in. The last Star Wars game for the N64, Battle for Naboo, is one of the games that brings the galaxy to life without drowning under the poor writing and directing choices that plagued the movies. Following in the footsteps of Rogue Squadron, Battle for Naboo Lets you play as Captain Kael and Lt. Sykes while you fight, fly and shoot your way over vast terrains and engage in various intense dogfights.  When Rogue Squadron first hit shelves, it was universally praised by gamers and critics alike. Unsurprisingly, developers Factor 5 and publisher LucasArts soon released a sequel.  Lt....

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The Best Selling Final Fantasy RPG Games from the Franchise

Final FantasyIt 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 is one of the best-selling video game franchises in the video game industry.   Today, we will be taking a look at the Final Fantasy franchise by remembering some of the best-selling Final Fantasy games in the series. I’ve tried to make the article less confusing, since some games in the series were released in Japan as one title. Then the game was released in the United States as a different title. Let us begin. Final Fantasy – The Original NES, 1987 The first entry in a series has a lot to accomplish, and Final Fantasy managed to do it mostly right. A sprawling RPG adventure that had emotional moments as well as exciting combat, Final Fantasy was a bold new entry...

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Thats Phat! The Best Video Games from the Year 1998 - Part 2

1998, as we’ve talked about in the previous article, saw the release of some all-time classics. 3D began to take hold, and games and game developers responded in kind.

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Retro Video Games & Where to Buy Retro Games in 2022?

Looking for a new extension arm for your antique typewriter? Ok, first of all, why? And secondly, um, good luck with that.

Aside from this scenario, you're probably aware that components of vintage technology can be hard to come by. On the other hand, some antiquated tech refuses to die because it's timeless, nostalgic, or just freaking awesome.

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Return & Refund Policy - Buying Games

https://theoldschoolgamevault.com/buy-videogames Updated: December 09, 2022 Thank you for shopping at The Old School Game Vault. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help. Returns Happen, So don't Worry Our products can be returned within 90 days of the original purchase of the product. To be eligible for a return, please make sure that: The product was purchased in the last 90 days The product is in its original packaging The product isn't damaged Products that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for return. Please contact us before you send the product: By email: [email protected] By visiting this page on our website: Contact Us Send the product with its original packing to: The Old School Game Vault: Returns 6321 W. Dempster St. # 261 Morton Grove, IL 60053   Shipping charges Shipping charges incurred in connection with the return of a product are refundable....

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An Inside Look at Nintendo's Best Selling Video Game Series - Pokemon

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.   We don’t really think there’s a bad Pokémon game out there, since they are basically iterations on a proven, popular formula. However, some games in the franchise manage to stand out due to their innovation and mechanics. Without further ado, let us take a look at some of the best games in the Pokémon series. Pokémon Diamond & Pearl – Nintendo DS, 2006 Diamond & Pearl deserves special mention as the first DS entry in the monster-battling franchise. It introduced fans to a bunch of new features, most of which was the ability to battle other trainers around the world over the Internet or local multiplayer capability with the...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

F-Zero Game Review For Super Nintendo Console

Welcome to the future. In this world, humanity has apparently run out of things to entertain themselves. The mega-rich have been upping the ante steadily to the point where only one thing can really get their adrenaline racing again – racing extreme machines that hover several feet above the ground. F-Zero is an entertaining racer set in a futuristic universe (that frankly sounds awesome). As one of the original launch titles for the SNES A lot was expected from F-Zero. The game's title refers to a racing circuit called F-Zero, which is created and maintained by the extreme-ultra-rich intergalactic traders. These fine folk made their fortune during the time humanity expanded into other areas of the cosmos. Things get fast and furious quickly. F-Zero has races on tracks which are suspended 300 feet in the air by the use of antigravity rails. And the cars? Well the cars themselves are fitted with...

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Best PS1 Hidden Gems You’ve Probably Never Played

Playing the Best PS1 Hidden Gems.  Somewhere in the world, we imagine there’s a collector who keeps all 7,918 games behind security-enforced display cases. There they remain, day after day, barred from any human interaction. Gee, how fun. So when was the last time you played Koudelka, Top Shop, or Rival Schools on PS1? Just kidding! That was a trick question. If you’re like most gamers, you’ve never even heard of these titles before. And that’s a real shame because these games are true masterpieces of the PS1 era.  Sadly, though, there are loads of hidden PS1 gems like these that were simply overshadowed by other PS1 hits. Of course, this is bound to happen when such games are released alongside historical hits like Final Fantasy VII. . Read on to discover the best PS1 Hidden gems that you’ve been missing. 1. Bushido Blade As a retro gamer, you’ve probably played...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Booyah! The Best Video Games of 1997 - The Top Titles

1997 was another solid year for video games. Plenty of long-running franchises came out with fun entries, and some unexpected gems stole gamers’ hearts worldwide. This was also the year 3D Realms began developing the game that ended up taking an eternity to release – Duke Nukem Forever. But, that is another discussion for another time. Without further ado, let us take a look at The Best video games from the year 1997 GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo 64 Goldeneye gave everyone’s favorite to spy a video game that was worthy of his lofty achievements. This game has a lot of things going for it, but it is perhaps best known for creating the first effortless multiplayer shooter experience. Sure, there were other games before it that allowed you to play with your friends online. But, there was something especially delightful about inviting your friends over and shooting each other in the face...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Best 4-Player NES Games for the Nintendo NES Four Score

When most people think back on the Nintendo Entertainment System, they think of hit games like Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda. Ironically, these popular titles barely scratch the surface of the system’s potential. The hardworking folks at Nintendo wanted their first home console to offer an advanced, immersive, varied gameplay experience. So they strove constantly to create exciting new accessories that would break through the console’s initial limitations. One of their most successful accessories is the NES Four Score Which is a multitap that allows 4-player, simultaneous multiplayer gameplay. In this article, we review the 6 best 4-player NES games that are compatible with the Four Score. Read on to learn more. 1. Bomberman II Today, every Nintendo console library includes an excellent Bomberman game for at least 4  players. This grand tradition started with Bomberman II for the NES. This was the first Bomberman to allow multiple...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

The Best Multiplayer N64 Games You’ll Ever Play, Even Today

It wasn’t easy for the N64 to earn its prestigious position in video gaming history. Despite a shocking lack of third-party support, the system made a name for itself with some of the best first-party titles ever made. Most often, the system is remembered for one-player cult classics like Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But it also offers tons of excellent multiplayer titles that get far less credit than they deserve. Today, we’re going to remedy this injustice. The guide below lists the best N64 coop games you’ll ever play, period. If you’ve played all your other multiplayer games to death, try these additively competitive treats. 1. Super Smash Bros Yes, we know you’ve played several other games in this series. And that means that you know  how unique each version is. Specifically, most versions have exclusive playable characters, stages,...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

9 Mesmerizing Examples Of How to Sell Video Games Online

There are many things to consider when researching where to sell video games online for cash. You want to find an honest, reputable company, with a solid trade-in program for selling games, which will take a little research on your end. Taking into consideration the following points will aid in finding a desired video game company. Do Solid Research Unfortunately, this is a sad reality about doing business over the Internet.  That's why it’s important during your research that the company has a solid reputation.  The Old School Game Vault has been buying and selling vintage video games online for over two decades.  We have had thousands of satisfied customers along the way, and we could not have achieved our success without being honest, transparent and being available to our customers. Since the video game industry is a multi-billion dollar sector. There are many companies trying to cash in and grab...

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90s Video Games & The 5 Best Pokémon Games by Ranking

Lately, the game Pokémon Legends: Arceus on the Nintendo Switch has been all the rage. For older fans, it is a source of nostalgia, while for those new to the franchise, it is an opportunity to go back to the older generation titles. So, we decided to help you board the nostalgia train with this list of 5 best 90s Pokémon video games. Nintendo has had huge successful franchises in the form of Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid some of the best-selling games before they released Pokémon. But what set Pokémon apart from the rest was not only was it released as a game, but a year later an anime adaptation was aired.  This created a cult following for the game, as people wanted to become the protagonist of their own story and be the very best Pokémon trainer. This cultural phenomenon gave way to the massive success...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Why Microsoft's Xbox Strategy is a Generation Ahead

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If you've been following the most recent news in the gaming industry, you've probably heard about Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new subscription service that has been dubbed the "Netflix of Gaming" by many news outlets as well as gamers.

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How to Start Collecting Retro Video Games

If you're wondering whether it's worth it to get into retro video games — of course it is! There's a reason (besides gaming nostalgia) that retro consoles have stood the test of time and are still played today. In olden times, games were created from passion and, more importantly, desperation. That is, a game had better be good, or its creators went bankrupt. (fun fact: this is the actual reason why Final Fantasy was named Final Fantasy.) Today, though, if Nintendo's 371st Mario game is a pile of garbage, Nintendo will survive just fine. And by "survive," we mean that the game will probably still make billions, anyway. Even if it doesn't, Shigeru Miyamoto can use all his other billions to wipe away his tears (from laughing so hard about all the billions he has). The real question is, how best to build your retro video game collection? You'll find the...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Does Blowing Into an NES Cartridge Actually Work?

Everyone who grew up playing the NES is familiar with the concept of blowing into an NES cartridge to make it work right? So here is a breakdown of what this looks like, and why or why not it works.

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

The Ultimate Nintendo 64 Shopping & Online Selling Guide

Do you have a Nintendo 64 with games for sale, along with controllers and accessories? We can help you sell them! Or, are you looking to buy N64 games? The Old School Game Vault is the best place for that, too! The only question is, how do you get started? As you may have guessed, we have the answer to this as well. This complete N64 buying and selling guide explains everything you’ve ever wanted to know on the topic. That includes the best and most popular N64 games to know about, plus how to watch out for counterfeits. Whether you’re selling or buying an N64, find all the information you need in this guide. Table of Contents The Best N64 Games What N64 games require a Expansion PakOur Favorite Obscure TitlesHow to Spot Counterfeit N64 GamesThe Worst N64 Games to Watch Out ForWhere to Buy N64 Games and ConsolesWhat You Need To Play an N64Are...

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  •   Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Old School Games & 5 Reasons Why People Are Playing Them

Playing vintage video games lets you relive those moments of nostalgia. They also let you catch up on what you missed or never managed to finish. We all remember our first console and first retro gaming console. For many of us, it was Mortal Kombat, Mario Kart, GoldenEye, or Super Mario 64. Those of us old enough to remember playing Super Mario Bros, Tetris, Contra, Castlevania, and the first Legend of Zelda. How about those not so popular titles from obscure consoles like PopFul Mail from the Sega CD Library. People still play them and go back to them for many reasons. They offer gripping stories and hours of replayability. They also hold some of gaming's most ground-breaking and cherished moments. Finally, retro games offer a sense of soul that many in the modern video game industry lack. Read on for a breakdown of the five reasons people keep coming back...

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The Rejection Policy - The Old School Game Vault

(it's expressly understood by using our service, that we reserve the right to reject any item that does not meet our quality guidelines) Updated: 06-16-2022 It's Important that the items you are selling work! We reserve the right to reject an entire order and return the order to the customer.All item(s) must abide by our Terms & Conditions to be accepted.  My Video Games did not meet Quality Standards or Didn't work: If multiple items get rejected, the customer will be notified via email. The customer will be given a brief description of why the item(s) was rejected.  The customer will be given the opportunity to have the items returned to them. The cost associated with returning the items back to the customer will be deducted from the item total.The customer will have (5) days to respond to the rejected item(s) email, after (5) days the items will be recycled and payment will be issued.The customer...

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