Hot Retro Gaming How-Tos

How To: Fix Your Game Controller's Analog Stick with a Furniture Gripper Pad

It can get pretty chaotic when you're gaming. When you're playing a fast-paced game like Black Ops, frustration, urgency, and confusion will lead to a sudden loss of control, i.e. a panic attack. There's an enemy at your six and you try to spin around, but it's too late—and that sudden rush of adrenaline will tear your controller to shreds. It's a step beyond mere button-mashing, because it's not really intentional—you just put a little more force on that thumbstick than needed. And now you'r...

How To: Use the mirror glitch and get the cape early in Zelda

One of the great features of the Zelda games is the number of magical items at Link's disposal. In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the magical mirror item was used to switch between the dark and light worlds. In this instructional video, learn how to get the cape item early before the Master Sword and the Titan's Mitt. Note that this glitch does not work on the Super Nintendo console, only for the Game Boy Advanced and the SNES emulator.

How To: Walkthrough Castlevania as Reinhardt Schneider on the Nintendo 64

If you've already beaten Castlevania 64 using Carrie Fernandez, then it's time to try out Reinhardt Schneider. This video walkthrough series will show you in 21 parts how to defeat Castlevania for the Nintendo 64, the first 3D game in the Castlevania series. Reinhardt is the whip-wielding heir to the famous Belmont Clan, and it's up to him to defeat Count Dracula! Watch the whole video series for all the vampire hunting action!

How To: Get Your Hands on the New SNES Classic Edition

Nintendo's Super NES Classic system, a pint-sized version of the iconic Super NES from the '90s, is highly anticipated in the gaming world. The retro system has already met its fair share of controversies and it's been a long journey to preorder. Finally, the Super NES Classic is officially available for preorder, but it's selling out fast.

How To: Make your own Atari 2600 games using BASIC

It's hard to believe that gaming consoles have been around for almost forty years. It seems like only yesterday that we all needed a tempermental joy stick to play Atari Space Invaders or were dying to get our hands on a Game Genie so we could beat Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. If you are nostalgic for the good old days and can't seem to get your old console to work, check out this tutorial.

How To: Get gil, XP, and JP quick in Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation marked a different type of RPG game in the prestigious Final Fantasy series. Modeled after the War of the Roses, this game incorporated war-like stratagems in combat. Unfortunately, this made the task of leveling up and accruing gii a fifteen to thirty minute endeavor every time. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to get gil (money), XP (experience points), and JP (job points) quickly so you can get the job classes you want.

How To: Download Digimon World 3 on your computer

Digimon World 3, also known sometimes as Digimon World 2003 is a role-playing game created for PlayStation. Learn how to play DIgimon 3 on your computer, playing the role of Junior inside the world of Digimon Online. In this video, learn how to get this beloved video game on your computer.

How To: Walkthrough Super Castlevania IV on the SNES

Watch this 11-part video tutorial on how to walkthrough Super Castlevania IV on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Anybody who's owned an SNES knows this video game is a classic! It features the same plot and premise as the first Castlevania on the NES, and it was also eventually released on the Wii's Virtual Console. Cychreus provides these video walkthroughs of the classic SNES game.

How To: Mod XBOX, PS2 and Nintendo Game Cube

In the 3rd episode of thebroken Kevin and Dan show how to mod the original XBOX, the PS2, and the Gamecube. But the show kicks off with a couple 40z and some easy tips on how to crack windows passwords. Ramzi busts out with his best hacker tip yet, a self-destructing laptop! and what's it like for a hacker in jail? Kevin gets the details as he chats up hacker 1, Kevin Mitnick.

How To: Get the cane somaria early w/ mirror glitch in Zelda

In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Cane of Somaria (a recurring item in the Zelda series) could not traditionally be obtained until later in the game in the Misery Maze dungeon. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to get the Cane Somaria early on with the mirror glitch. This trick does not work on the Super Nintendo console, only on the emulator and the Game Boy Advanced.

How To: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 46

Dart and his friends are almost done. They just need to defeat Faust and return to the Law City Zenebatos in this part of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company fight and defeat Magician Faust in Flanvel Tower, they leave Flanvel and Kashua Glacier and back to the Law City Zenebatos to where they are exploring the city and rewriting laws so they can move about easier.

How To: Do the reset curse glitch in Zelda: A Link to the Past

By performing the mirror glitch, it's possible to perform a glitch in the game aptly dubbed the reset curse in Zelda: A Link to the Past. This instructional video shows you how to perform the reset curse glitch which causes a number of odd things to occur such as the inability to pick things up and discoloration. Note that this trick only works on the Game Boy Advanced version, not the Super Nintendo.

How To: Purchase and hook up an Atari 2600

In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition.

How To: Cherry mod the Sanwa JLF video game joystick

Sanwa Denshi's JFL series joystick is one of the most popular ones on the market, and a lot better than the standard joysticks out there. If you want great gameplay, you need the right equipment, but that's not to say the JFL doesn't have it's faults. Sometimes, even the best gaming equipment needs modded every now and then, and that's where the Happ Cherry Micro-switches come in. You're JFL joystick will reign supreme. This three-part series will show you just how to do the Cherry mod.

How To: A Guide to Downloading Console Games Online

In last week's guide, we covered the best places to purchase digital copies of computer games online. This week we'll cover another type of downloadable content: those available for video game consoles. Every major console out today either has or plans to have a DLC platform, but which one is the best? If you don't like leaving your house and want to play console video games, which console should you get? Below I will break down what the online marketplace offers so you can decide which conso...

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