Parachute for DOS

A port of Parachute for DOS was released! Really neat work!

Finds 1436 PC Galore! Phantasmagoria 2 and Others!

A trip to thrifting brings a bunch of PC gems!

Ads from the Past 454: Zelda for Disk System(The First one)

Classic artwork for a legendary game, the Legend of Zelda ad is here.

Smarty and the Nasty Gluttons Getting a Physical Release

A Game from the past will be getting a physical release in the coming future. What kind of game is this though?

Retro Game of the Week 173: Gradius 3(SNES)

Shoot 'em all up, get all the power ups and try to survive this legendary game!

May 05, 2021

Retro News: Starhawk & Metal Masters from Limited Run Games

It's a great sight to see old games getting releases. I gotta give Limited Run Games credit for these releases and helping keep retro alive. Here are two games Starhawk and Metal Masters which are getting a physical release. Each one is 34.99 and totally worth adding them to your collection. Now, I know they aren't the best of releases, but this could open up doors for other more desirable games so please support these. Order them by clicking on here


April 16, 2021

Finds 1466: Freedom Finger and Demons Tear

Two new Limited Run Games arrivals. Freedom Finger is a hilarious shoot 'em up that definitely doesn't take itself serious. You should check it out. Demons Tear is also another great addition. Will I ever be able to play and finish these games? That just feels impossible with all the work and adulting I have to do nowadays. 


April 15, 2021

Finds 1465: 5 1.4 Disk Case

I was hunting around for a bit and went to this thrift store I barely go to but decided what the hell. I found this new old stock of a 5 1/4 floppy disk case. I love finding these kind of things 


April 14, 2021

Finds 1464: HP Pavilion 8400 Revival!

There is nothing like giving life to old hardware. This is one of the things I enjoy the most. I went to a thrift store around two weeks ago and stumble upon this computer. I did asked the seller how much, he said 30 bucks and I was iffy about it. I offered 20 but he refused so I left. After a couple of days of thinking about it, I came back, and checked to see if it was still there. Shockingly it still was there! I picked it up and paid the 30 bucks and was on my way. One thing I did prior to getting this computer was to check any information online. Sad to say, there was barely anything online about it. It would make the search of drivers a lot tougher but with the help of my nerdy friends, I was able to get it. 

This is the tower! This is an HP Pavillion 8400E with a Pentium 2 450mhz, 12 gb of HD, 128mb of ram, and usually comes with Windows 98 but this one had XP. I'm not a big fan of older computers from this era having XP, so the downgrade was crucial. The computer also came with a sound blaster sound card which was a big plus. I decided to erase everything and installed a fresh copy of Windows 98se. I reinstalled all the drivers and everything worked flawlessly. I did added one more little card for it. Check below to see what it was! 

Yes, this is Windows 98se screen! Looks beautiful! 

All the specs of this computer. 

One final touch was to install this voodoo 3 16mb AGP card! I found this around five months ago on a garage sale for a couple of bucks and decided to test it out on this computer. It works flawlessly. 

These are the sound drivers installed. I love when everything is functional which reminds me that I have to go to previous computers to install some missing drivers. 


April 12, 2021

E-zine is coming back!

So back in 2017, I had an E-zine that unfortunately I had to abandon even though I kept working on it bits by bits, I wasn’t able to really get back into it which is a shame. With some much to do, I always put it aside but guess what? It’s something I can’t put aside anymore. It will not only help me develop more skills, but it’s something I owe my younger self that I would do one day. Believe it or not, I will be working on it to make up for all the previous issues that I have missed. I won’t let this die! Of course, it’ll become something more shortened depending on how much time I get to work on it. I will do my research and improve my skills. I can’t let something like this get the best of me. You will be seeing updates in the next months on these. I promise you that! Game on!


Finds 1463: Encarta 2000 and Mahjong

Here are a couple of PC discs. One of them is the classic Encarta series which I always enjoyed. The other one is from Expert Software which is really cool as I didn't know they released this. MahJongg!


April 11, 2021

Finds 1462: Dex Drive, Doom 64, and Milon's Secret Castle

Here are some various pick ups! I finally got the infamous Dex Drive for the Playstation! What is this thing? Well, back in the day this was released to used on your Playstation memory cards in order to download save files and transfer them to the memory cards. This was a very amazing way to share your save games to friends online, well practically everyone! I highly recommend you get it. I also got Doom 64 for the Switch from Limited Run Games, and Milon's Secret Castle for the Gameboy. LOOT!


April 10, 2021

Finds 1461: Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Switch

Here is a pick up from Offer Up. I paid 30 bucks for it, but I needed my Street Fighter fix on a new console. Overall, it's a good game and I already finished it, and it's the harder to find for some reason. I highly suggest you pick this up! 


April 09, 2021

Pac-Man 99 has been released! Perfect for Competitive Retro Gamers!

So if you haven't heard, Pac-man 99 has been released on the Switch for members of the online service. This game comes a little bit after Super Mario 35 was taken out of the online service. So this one plays similar to the previous games we have seen such as Tetris 99 and Super Mario 35 which I just mentioned. The game puts you against other players in which you send attacks to each other in hopes you lose. The trick of this game is to keep moving and eating the big pellets as you can make some amazing  combos. Be sure to eat all the little ghosts to create the longest ghost train ever. The more you attack, the faster your enemies will demise. It's a fun little game that has awesome replay value and it's just so amazing for retro gamers playing new consoles nowadays. Check it out! 


Finds 1460: PC Software and Classic Casette Tapes

Here is some awesome PC software and games! I also found these cassette tapes that look very cool especially because they are brand new. I will probably get into the cassette world in the near future. I know Commodore 64 uses cassettes for their programs so these might be helpful! LOOT!


Finds 1459: Super Shot Soccer, Red Dead Redemption 2, and GTA 5

Here are some newer loot! Even though I don't have an Xbox One, I picked these up just because they're good titles. The PS1 is actually really awesome and one I've never seen before. It's really odd to see stuff like that in the wild nowadays. Overall, I'm happy with these pick ups especially because of the prices. 


Castlevania Resurrection, the long lost Dreamcast Game has been Found!

A long lost game for the Dreamcast has been found. It's pretty awesome that we keep finding lost treasures so who knows where the rest of them are. Anyways, there is not much information about this prototype, but the video on Youtube shows some gameplay of the game. The owner of this prototype has placed the disc on eBay for one lucky collector with big pockets to own. Now, even though requests to copy the game has been put for obvious reasons, nothing has been done. This makes me wonder if the owner of this game will make a copy before they send it out to the winner of the auction. Not only is that troublesome, but it would make the prototype a little less valuable, after all, it's a one of a kind item! I posted a link of the video down below! 



March 27, 2021

Finds 1458: PC Software, Studio Quality Cartridges, and More!

Some thrifting was done and some new stuff was found. This time around, I found some PC software which I'll check out, I know I'm sending some to my friend since he loves this stuff as well. I also found some Studio Quality Carts that are brand new and even though I don't know much about them, I love the look of them. Below is the rest! 

Here are some Xbox One Games which I'm starting to pick up because why not right? I also got an Xbox 360 controller and a Playstation game I have never ever heard of before. It's by Tecmo and it's a Soccer games so I'm all in. Have a good day! 


March 26, 2021

Finds 1457: Various Titles Mega Man Zero ZX, Aliiance Alive, Beast Quest, and Sleeping Dogs

Here are some more pick ups from earlier in the week. Be sure to check out the deals at Gamestop and Five Below as sometimes they have some awesome game deals. Five Below carries games that are five dollars so can't beat that! I have been looking for Mega Man Zero ZX Collection for quite some time. 


Finds 1456: Atooi Collection for the 3DS

Another Limited Run release! This one I ordered a while ago and due to the pandemic it got delayed, well everything got delayed. The games on here were actually digital only but now they are out in physical form, every single one of them in one cart and it comes with extras. I'm not even sure why I got it with the extras but it's done! Another one for the collection! 


March 25, 2021

Finds 1455: Gijoe Vehicle Walmart Find!

Here is a very awesome find. I have been looking for the vehicles of the re-release of the Gijoe line. I don't care much about the action figures because the ones they released were in no way from the original series, it's horrible lazy advertising and work from them which is a shame. Overall, I fell in love with the cover art. I'll probably open it up at some point. 


March 24, 2021

Finds 1454: Thrift Store Finds! Wiiu Controller, Gravis Gamepad PC Controller, and lots of Games

Here are a bunch of games and software! Also a VHS tape of a classic Bible cartoon series from my childhood. I also got a Wiiu and PC game pad. I'm excited for those game pads, I do have to get the drivers for the game pad for the PC. It's always different with every computer. We shall see which one will be liked the best. I got some awesome software and games. Nothing crazy but good additions as well. 


Microsoft Word 6 on Windows 3.11

I have been working on the old IBM Thinkpad 755CX and decided to downgrade it to Windows 3.11 and the sound works flawlessly. Now, it was time to add some applications to it and this is one I wanted to install on it so bad! I made a custom label for it and I gotta say, it looks great! The program is nine disks! I finished installing it and have been using it and also playing some classic DOS games which is really cool. I'm learning new commands on DOS as well. It has all been an amazing learning experience. Loving it and I'm pretty much finished with this project. I will be moving on to the next soon enough!


March 23, 2021

Finds 1453: The Last Blade 2 for PS4

This is a very awesome weapons fighter that plays great! It's probably one of the most memorable by Neo Geo fanatics. It's another wonderful game for the collection. Once again, be sure to check out Limited Run Games!


Playstation 3, PSP, and PSvita Stores Closing !

Some news that you knew would come one way or another and it was only a matter of time. So, the Playstation 3, PSP, and PSvita are waving goodbye to the online world. The stores for the PS3 and PSP are to close on July 2nd of this year. Be sure to get everything that you can get out of the stores! While the PS Vita store will close down on August 27th of this year. This is it! This only comes to show you why physical media is so important, your digital files will be useless eventually. Is this the path we are taking? Are we just going to be forced to upgrade to the newer tech in order to keep up with the times? This is something that is being debated more and more as the time goes on. Well, it's been an amazing ride for these wonderful consoles and handhelds. Game on!


IBM Thinkpad 755CX Lives on!

After getting the AC Adapter for it, I decided to test this baby out and it after not booting, I opened it up to see if something was obstructing it. Apparently, the battery was preventing it from booting which made sense as I could see a leak on it, it happens a lot. After that, I booted it to find Windows 95 on it. For some reason the sound doesn't work so I will have to look more into it. Also, I found a extra Ram module that came off the slot so the previous owner had updated the ram which is great because these are really hard to find. I think what I'm going to end up doing is uploading the drivers for all my computers on my blog just in case anyone else is having problems with it. It's crazy how hard some of these drivers are to find. I'm so happy the laptop is working though! 


Retro Gaming Life on Twitch!

retrogaminglife's Streambadge


Subscribe by Email

Contact Form


Email *

Message *


1984 Comic (3) 32x (11) 3DO (27) 3DS (98) 3DS pic of the week (53) Acclaim (2) Action Figures (47) Activision (2) advertising from the past (452) affiliates (5) Affinity Sorrow (4) Alexis Lalas (1) amiga (7) anime (65) anime girl of the week (1) Animonday (39) Anniversary (7) Apple (21) arcade (41) Art (1) Art Gallery (1) article (9) Ascii (2) Askys (1) atari (48) Atari800 (12) Atlus (25) Bandai (5) blast from the past (1) Book (4) Bootleg Game of the Week (79) capcom (38) Capture Card (1) Cassette (1) Cats (8) CDX (1) CIB Sunday (29) Club Nintendo (5) Cobra Team (1) Coleco (1) Colecovision (1) Coming Updates (6) Commodore (20) Computer Fix (5) convention (6) Countdown (15) Data East (1) Diet and exercise (3) Disney (5) DOS (106) DOS Month (49) DOSBox (55) Dragon Ball (2) Dreamcast (59) Dynamics (1) e-zine (18) EA (3) earthquake (1) Ebay Shoppe (14) Electrobrain (1) emulation news (294) En Espanol (2) Enix (8) Etsy Shoppe (10) Famiclone (15) Famicom (506) Famicom Friday (11) Famicom Guide (69) Famicom Pirates (134) Fceux (72) Final Burn Legends (3) Final Fantasy (2) Find of the Month (36) Flea Market (4) floppy (3) Forgotten Finds (16) Fuzhou Waixing Computer Science and Technology Co (2) Gadgets (27) Game and Watch (10) Game Arts (5) Game Gear (105) Game-bit of the day (996) (4) Gameboy (387) Gamecube (131) Games (45) games turned into anime (1) Gasha Figurines (1) GBA (209) GBC (170) Geeky love (1) Genesis (433) Gijoes (9) GroovyMame (4) Halloween (4) Handhelds (10) Hatari (3) Hector (1) holidays (29) Hoxs64 (1) Instagram (1) intellevision (12) ipad (1) Ipod Upgrade (3) ISO Tool (7) Jagulator (2) japan (1) Javascript PC Emulator (1) jDosbox (1) JMednafen (1) Job (6) JoyToKey (1) Jpcsp (98) JRPG (28) Kittens (7) konami (16) Labels (11) Labor day (1) Latest Finds (1471) legos (2) Life (12) Loot Crate (1) Luis Games (2) Lunar Silver Star Sega CD (1) Lynx (4) Magazines (41) MAME (34) MAME for XBOX 360 (2) MAME PLUS (25) MAME Plus Plus Kaillera (18) MAME PLUS XT (13) MAME32Plus Ash Build (16) MAME4droid (7) Mameinfodat (1) Mangas (11) Manual Monday (37) Marios (13) MasterGear (4) MD.emu (2) MedGui (3) Mega Man (23) Mega Man 7 NES (1) Merry Christmas (14) MESS (225) MESSinfo (5) Meteor (2) Miami Beach (1) Micro64 (25) Mii (15) milestone (14) Mini Arcade (6) MoarNES (1) Mod (3) Monster Ball Go (5) movies (16) MP3PlayerPlugin (5) MrDo DS (1) MSX (8) MSX emu (2) msxDS (3) multiMAN (16) Mupen64k (1) Mupen64Plus (14) music (11) My Gaming Area (1) My NES (7) N64 (185) Namco (8) Namcot (2) napple (1) Natsume (4) NDS (145) nemulator (1) neo geo (9) neo geo pocket (5) Neo Raine (3) NeoCD (1) NeoGamma (8) NES (797) NES prototype (3) NES.emu (2) NESbox (1) NesDS (16) Nester J (4) Nestopia (2) NestopiaX (3) New Banner (4) New Year (10) News (399) nGlide (2) NGP.emu (1) nintendo (74) Nintendo Switch (41) Nintendulator (8) NIS (2) NitroGrafx (1) Nuevos Juegos (1) nullDC (2) ODAMEX (4) Odyssey 2 (2) Ootake (13) Open BOR (7) Open Emulator (8) OpenMSX (1) OpenTTD (5) Osmose (1) PangDS (1) PC (336) PC Engine (108) PC6001VW (3) PCE.emu (2) PCE/ibmpc (1) PCE/macplus (1) PCSX Reloaded (53) Pcsx2 (112) PearPC (1) Persona4 (3) Personal art (1) Peru (1) Phoenix (1) Pinball (1) Pirates (12) Playing then Playing now (13) PMPlayer Advance (1) PokeMini Emulator (2) Pokemon (144) Pokemon Go (14) PokemonCardoftheWeek (58) poll (7) Pom1 (1) Posters (1) PPREFS (4) ProGrammaX (3) Project 64 (21) PS1 (398) PS2 (208) PS3 (98) PS3 Game List (1) PS3 MAME (1) PS4 (131) PSP (84) PSP 3D plugin (2) PSP Custom Firmware (10) PSPident (2) PSvita (59) PSX Emulation Cheater Codelist (1) PSXjin (2) puNES (25) Pypdp8tk (2) Q-Gears (1) Q4Wine (1) Qaop (1) QMC2 (52) Question Session (2) Rage (1) random (2) Random Fact of Video Game History (1) RemoteJoyLite (1) retro cheat page (23) Retro Comics (18) Retro Copy (1) Retro Excremental Fecal Matter of the Week (1) Retro Freak (1) Retro Game Ending (4) Retro Game of The Week (173) Retro Gaming (163) Retro Gaming Articles (8) Retro Gaming Life Podcast (2) retro news (644) Retro-Tips (1) Retrobeat Tuesdays (40) retrobit of the day (361) Retrowear (1) retroweb (6) Rising Star Games (1) Rom Center (1) Rom Collection Browser (1) Rom Manager (13) Rom Vault (5) RPG (64) SammyStudios (1) Save Game Manager (12) ScummVM (5) SDLMAME (15) SDLMAME4Ubuntu (9) Sega (34) Sega Ages (8) Sega CD (65) sega cd 32x (3) Sega Master System (100) sega pico (3) Sega Saturn (136) SegaSaturday (29) SharpBoy (3) Shoppe (2) SNES (563) SNES9x (15) SNES9x Euphoria (1) SNES9x GX (1) SNES9x-PS3 (2) SNESmulDS (1) SNK (2) soccer (3) Sonic (9) Sony (3) Speak and Spell 1978 Simulator (9) Speccy (9) Spectaculator (1) sports (6) SPU2-X (8) Spud (1) SquareEnix (9) Squaresoft (9) SSF (17) SSNES (11) Stella (41) Stella DS (3) Step Mania (6) Stream (3) Summer Days (1) Sunsoft (3) Supermodel (3) Surreal 64 (3) Taito (6) Techno (2) Tecmo (7) TempAR (3) Tengen (2) Test 7 (5) Thank You (2) Thanksgiving goble goble (5) THQ (1) ThunderMAME (1) TMNT (64) Toys (96) TR64 (1) Tradewest (1) Trading Cards (39) Translated Games (6) Trip to Peru (23) TRS32 (1) Turbo Grafx (94) Twitch (4) uBee512 (2) UberNES (1) UKNCBTL (4) Unreal Speccy Portable (3) USB Loader GX (3) vacation (1) Valentines Day (2) VBA GX (1) VBA-PS3 (1) Vba-ReRecording (15) VBANext-PS3 (1) VectrexWii (2) VGMToolbox (6) VHS (4) Vic20emu (1) VICE (5) village (3) Virgin (2) Virtual Box (10) virtual boy (10) Virtual Gameboy (5) Virtual Gameboy Advance (8) Virtual Jaguar (26) Virtual Library (3) Virtual T (1) VirtualC64 (1) Visual Boy Advance (13) Voodoo (1) Wii (104) Wiiengine (1) WiiHandy (1) WiiMC (3) Wiirtual Boy (1) WiiU (30) WinApe (1) Windows 3.11 (1) Windows 95 (1) WinDS (10) Wine (18) WinFellow (1) WinTVC (1) WinUAE (25) WinVICE (2) WinVZ300 (28) WolfMame (2) WolfMESS (2) Working Designs (5) world cup (2) XBMC4XBOX (1) XBOX (65) Xbox 360 (87) Xbox One (5) Xebra (1) XM6 (3) XM6i (3) XM7 (7) Xroar (3) XSeed (2) Yabause for Pandora (1) Yabause Wii (6) Yape (3) ykhwong's DOSBox (6) Youtube (111) Yu-gi-oh (153) Yu-gi-oh finds (35) Yu-gi-oh!CardoftheWeek (70) Z26 (4) zelda (19) Zx Spectrum (2) ZXMAK (5)

Blog Archive

About me

This is a site dedicated to retro gaming in particular but it'll have other things as well. We are open minded to all sorts of gaming included non-video gaming. Please take a chance and explore what we offer! -Famicom Freak

Theme Support