“The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

When people think of retro platforming games, they typically think of a few standouts, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, etc. All of those are featured on consoles that are well known and are great in their own right, but what about games on systems that don’t get a lot of acknowledgement? How about the Philips CD-i? I’ve already discussed Hotel Mario in a … Continue reading “The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

PS1 Game prices are out of control – but for some, it’s the perfect time to buy

Prices of video games have been on the rise over the last year, but you don’t need me to tell you that. Just take a look at all of the articles posted here at Ghettogamer.net and you’ll see prices have been skyrocketing since the start of the pandemic. Now, the more extreme prices of some games seem to have settled down, but I’d like to … Continue reading PS1 Game prices are out of control – but for some, it’s the perfect time to buy

Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

If you’ve visited this site before, you might already know how deep my hatred for scalpers and overzealous eBay sellers runs. It’s a topic I revisit again and again.  And if I seem a little extra upset, it’s because I really do take this issue personally. I started this site (and the YouTube channel it was originally based on) with the intention of spreading retro … Continue reading Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat

C’mon in, young’uns. Have a seat; settle in. I’ve got a yarn to weave and someone with your interests ought to find it fairly interesting. It all begins long ago, when I was just a wee little gamer, all dewy-eyed and full of wonder. A little bit like you used to be, before you heard the Call of Duty and spent too many Fortnites Crafting … Continue reading Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat

15 SNES Games That Still Hold Up Today

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) came out at just the right time to take advantage of the burgeoning acceptance of home consoles and video games as a whole. As a result, video game developers took chances, expanded the types of video games they released, and provided the SNES with an incredible library of games.  Although the SNES boasted some of the most memorable video … Continue reading 15 SNES Games That Still Hold Up Today

13 Spooky Sega Genesis Games for the Halloween Season

Fall is right around the corner and you need to inoculate yourself against the fear of the encroaching darkness and decay of the winter months. That means it’s time to break out your hoodies and cardigans, watch the foliage turn different colors, grab a pumpkin latte, and break out the spooky retro games. Doctor’s orders.  As someone who grew up playing the Sega Genesis (the … Continue reading 13 Spooky Sega Genesis Games for the Halloween Season