I will try and answer this the best I can for you. When I started (just over twenty years ago) collecting, I would go for games I would remember fondly and started going for them first, then I would do a little research and find the top titles next and continuing building from there. I was fortunate enough that I kept all my consoles etc from that point and only had to rebuild my snes collection. So I would maybe recommend something similar for yourself. Hope this helps.
As for for games I am still playing, I will always play a good shoot em up. Something like Axelay, R Type and Super Probotector.
I was thinking of maybe some hidden gems on old systems. For example.. Sega CD was pretty bad overall but had some gems like Sonic CD.. Lunar series.. I’m trying to find some stuff that might be forgotten.. thanks for the reply..
About to go heavy into retro gaming, with a few exceptions in modern games. Big Nintendo fan, going all the way back to the 8-bit system. Sega did have some decent games, but I just never got into their consoles.
Batman, Ninja Gaiden, Final Fantasy (before it went hardcore Final SciFi), Dragon Warrior, TMNT, Super Mario (so many games), those are just the ones jumping to the forefront. Finally picked up a Switch. Looking forward to checking out the retro gaming options.
Huuuge fan of retrogaming (I was there for the NES onward!). I just got myself a Raspberry PiStation and it’s pretty much the best thing ever. I also made my own retro-inspired 2D game which you can get on Theallnightcafe.itch.io (I want to make it my sig so the link can appear after all my posts but don’t know how to do that here yet). Hope it’s allowed to link it here and hope you will check it out. Currently going back in time through Star Wars games… Super Star Wars ;)
I have a Retron 5 and I think it’s great, it plays all regions, allows savestates (so even if the battery in your game dies you can still save), you can use original NES, SNES and Genesis controllers, and you can even apply fantranslation patches to your games. Just be aware that it uses emulation, when you insert a game it dumps a rom on the internal drive (depending on the game it takes a few seconds).