Hot Retro Gaming How-Tos

How To: Cut lexan for a control panel overlay for an arcade

In this video we get to see how to cut a lexan for your control panel overlay. First we have to lay the control panel on the lexan. Now go to any corner. We use just three tolls in our process two drill bits and a scoring tool. Take the scoring tool and drag it along the sides so that the lexan breaks or cracks. There is no reason to worry since lexan is very easy to work with. Now take the torn lexan and place it on the top of the panel. Clamp it using the clamps at the corners. Now we take ...

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: 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: 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: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 45

Start your battle with the Magician Faust in this section of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company fight and defeat Belzac and Kanzas, they head to Deningrad to buy/sell some stuff, through the Kashua Glacier to the Flanvel Tower, and they explore the Tower to where they are fighting Magician Faust.

How To: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 34

You'll find yourself in Kadessa and Deningrad in this installment of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company are exploring Kadessa, they fight and defeat the Grand Jewel for possession over the Dragon Block Staff, the party leaves Kadessa just as the Divine Dragon is launching an attack upon Deningrad, the Winglies try to teleport the party to Deningrad but they are too late to stop the attack, the party rush to the castle and make s...

How To: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 32

There's a lot going on here. In this level of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation, you'll see Queen Theresa, Sister Miranda, Shana, Winglies, and Neet. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company make a visit to the Crystal Palace, Queen Theresa gets the party to agree to stop the Divine Dragon, Shana's Dragoon Spirit leaves her for First Sacred Sister Miranda, Shana collapses and is forced to stay behind, the party leaves and goes through the Evergreen Forest, they make a ...

How To: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 15

In Hellena Prison, save the King from his execution… save the day in this level of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company are racing to the top of Hellena Prison to save King Albert from execution, they fight and defeat Fruegel, Lloyd steals the Moon Gem from Albert, Lavitz turns Dragoon in an attempt to help King Albert and gets slain, King Albert joins the party, they all go talk in Seles to where they travel to and explore the Bl...

How To: Clean your NES Nintendo game cartridges for cheap

This is a DIY cleaning video for NES Nintendo game cartridges. Using Brasso and alcohol seems to work to clean the connectors in the cartridges. It seems Brasso will turn black even if the connectors are clean. Base the results on the cleanliness of your connectors rather than the cleanliness of the rag. Games go from broken to working. Don't use a brillo or scour pad as it may strip the metal pins in the connector.

How To: Clean classic NES games with Windex

This is a short instructional video on how to clean your NES games. The ever famous flashing blue screen and the blow to the game cartridge doesn't always work! Conventiently clean your NES games with Windex or glass cleaner and Q Tips. Swab the game cartridges and the console.

How To: Use Little Sound DJ to make beats on a Game Boy

In this video tutorial from 8BITches, 8BIT Ché explains how he uses Little Sound DJ, or LSDj,—the Game Boy/Game Boy Color tool of choice for amateur & professional musicians and composers—to make hot beats! Big Pick Zel expounds on his knowledge of Gameboy history, and Li'lBIT eats dinner. For more information on making beats with LSDj and a Nintendo Game Boy, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Replace a SNES game battery

Sometimes the save feature stops working for the old Super Nintendo games. But you can't fault them for that, everything has a limit and chances are you've drained the poor battery dry. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to replace the SNES game battery. So before you throw away that game, check out this tutorial instead.

How To: Use Likes Likes glitch.in Zelda: A Link to the Past

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to cause Link to seemingly float around the map in Zelda: A Link to the Past. This effect also allows Link to interact with the environment while he's floating around (slashing monsters, etc. ) The easier way to keep yourself in glitch form without the use of spells is be near the tree so when you are inside the Like Like, talk to the tree and when you are free you get bounced back by the angry tree and during that stun you can let go all ...

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: Get to Dark World early with mirror glitch in Zelda

By using the mirror glitch, it's possible for Link to enter the Dark World earlier than the game intended. Take a look at this instructional video and learn where and how to perform the mirror glitch to travel to the Dark World early on in Zelda: A Link to the Past. Note that this glitch works on the Game Boy Advanced and the SNES emulator, but doesn't work on the Super Nintendo console.

How To: Exploit the blimp bug on mushroom hill in Sonic 3

For those familiar with game design and programming, the classic Sonic 3 game offers a variety of very interesting bugs. One such case in in Mushroom Hill. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the Blimp bug on this map while on debug mode. If done correctly the scrolling background will approach speeds up to 32,769 pixels a frame!

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: 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: 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.