Saturday, February 26, 2011

10 sites for retro video game fans

The Video Game Critic
This website has been around for more than a decade now. It's a pretty basic site, but there's lots of information. Most of that information involves reviews of classic video games, though there is a growing list of reviews of more modern games. Also included are screen shots of each game reviewed, and that can be quite helpful in jarring the old memory. One great thing is these reviews are not by just one person, but by many people, and you might want to become a member of the site so you can post your own reviews.

Tomorrow's Heroes

Looming large since 1997, Tomorrow's Heroes is one of the oldest sites on the Web pertaining to classic video games. There is a lot of information here, and retro fans could spend hours pouring over all of it. You'll find a lot of information about the old Atari systems and games, but there's also a lot about the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). There's even quite a bit about comic books and poker. And there are links to where you can buy some of your favorite classic games.

Classic Video Gamers

This blog has been around for a little more than a year now. It's purpose? Each week it spotlights a different retro game. Some weeks the game of the week will be an arcade classic, another week it'll be a Super Nintendo game, or an Intellivision game, or an Atari game, etc. The list goes on. Also, sometimes there will be other articles related to gaming, and there is a growing list of retro video game links.

Label Maker 2600

A fun site! Remember the labels on the older Atari 2600 video game cartridges? Well now you can create your own labels. You get to insert your own art and your own text, and then the site will digitally on screen create the label for you. You can then save the labels, even print them out if you want.

Classic Gaming Expo

Despite the fact our favorite retro games are getting along in years, there is still a huge fan base for these games. How big a fan base? Big enough that for more than a decade now there has been an exp just for our favorite classic games. There are always lots of arcade games, set-ups with console play, live music, food, and much more. Also, there are usually a few people available who worked in the gaming industry back in the day.

Intellivision Lives

Are you a fan of the Intellivision gaming system from Mattel? If so, this is the official website for Intellivision Productions. Not only can you find out lots of cool info about classic Intellivision games, but you can also find out how to play those games on modern gaming systems, handheld, consoles and even on the iPad. Check it out!

Odyssey2 and Videopac

Or maybe you have fond memories of playing the Odyssey2 from Magnavox back in the day. For those outside the U.S., the Odyssey2 was generally called the Videopac. On this site, you can join up to take part in forums about this classic gaming console, and you can learn about the system and its awesome game.


The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is one of the most popular gaming consoles of all time. So if you have great memories of the NES you'll probably want to check out this site, which hosts legal emulator games for the NES. Lots of classic games are here.

Who could forget the Atari 2600, the gaming system that launched a whole fad, or at least brought it to popularity. But there's more than just information about the Atari 2600 here. There's tons of info and links for just about every classic gaming console. There's also an online store for buying retro games and gear.

Colecovision Zone

Ah, the Colecovision. What would be a retro gaming list without mention of the classic Colecovision. This particular site has tons of info about the Colecovision, games for the system, links, etc. Enjoy!

Video game links
20 Classic Arcade Games from the Early 80s
10 Classic games for Intellivision
10 Classic games for Atari 2600

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I will check all these sites one by one. I have been looking for some classic games and finally found the right place. Thank you so much for suggesting all these cool gaming sites.