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The Best Nintendo NES Shmups/Shooters of All Time List

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Kids dream about all kinds of things, but one of the dreams I’m pretty sure you and I shared as children was about being a badass fighter pilot. How cool would it be if we could explore the final frontier in a cool ship with lots of blasters and turrets and liberate planets by shooting bad guys in the face? 

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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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What are the Best Sega Genesis Role Playing Games to Play

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There’s nothing quite like a good RPG game to transport you into a world of swords-and-sorcery, foul creatures and great heroes, and make you feel like you’re part of a great adventure to save the world. That’s all we wanted to do as kids, right? (Some of us still hope to find a portal that takes us into a world where we are axe-wielding warriors tasked with saving the realm, on a pet dinosaur) Today, we are going to take a look at some of best RPG games on one of the platforms that was most responsible for showcasing the strength of the RPG genre – the Sega Genesis . Put on your armor and pick up your weapon, and let’s run through some of the best Sega Genesis games. Shadowrun  Shadowrun is one of the best pieces of interactive fiction that has been produced, so it isn’t a surprise that...
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Here is our Picks for: The Best Super Mario Games of the 1990's

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Few gaming franchises have established as much of a legacy and a permanent spot in the gaming pantheon as the adventures of Mario and his cast of lovable characters. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a crucial decade for the Mario franchise – the 90s – and count down the best games the franchise released in these 10 years. 
Let’s begin.

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Gifts For Vintage / Retro Video Game Lovers

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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 buy retro games for them. This will certainly make them happy regardless if they get to play the...
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PS1 Fighting Games! Our Toughest All Time Titles

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Whether you’re throwing a hadouken from the other end of the screen or exchanging roundhouse kicks and fists at close range, there’s something about the mano-a-mano combat that fighting games deliver that is incredibly intense, challenging and fun at the same time.  

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10 Remarkable PlayStation RPGs, PS1 Games You Must Play!

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The PS1 had some of the most memorable RPG games in history. Beautiful graphics, complex narratives and a wealth of content to explore were hallmarks of several of the genre’s classics that came out on the PS1.

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The Best Retro Horror Video Games

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At the OSGV, we are huge fans of two things – retro games and horror.

Which is why it should come as absolutely no surprise that some of our favorite games of all time are horror games!
Today, we are going to take a look back at some horror gaming classics.  Don't miss out on our picks for some of the best games to play on Halloweeen.

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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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So What Makes - Final Fantasy One of the Best Selling Video Game Series?

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

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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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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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An inside look at one of the best video games series in 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 Top Ten, Best SNES Role Playing Games

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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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Tips to Spot Reproduction / Counterfeit N64 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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A Retro Gamers Online Buying Guide

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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 Bros Everything You Need to Know & Didn't 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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The Ten Best Nintendo NES RPG Games

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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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How to Spot Counterfeit / Fake Super Nintendo Games - SNES

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Recently we obtained a box of some really Rare Super Nintendo titles.  At first glance it was pretty obvious to tell these games where not authentic.  Below are points about how to spot these fake/ counterfeit "reproduction" SNES Games.

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