Retro Rank Rhapsody!
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Welcome to Retro Rank Rhapsody!
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The rules for how Retro Rank Rhapsody works can be detailed by breaking down the three words in the name
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Retro
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In order for games to be considered "Retro" or otherwise be eligible to be ranked, they must fit one of the following criteria
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1) Originated on a video game console of the 5th generation or prior (with exception to ARC and Dreamcast)
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2) Sequel to a game that has been ranked
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3) Explicitly goes for an aesthetic that mimics "Retro"
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4) Be of a genre that is on the list of pre-approved genre list
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In addition, the game cannot be of a genre on the banned genre list unless a valid cause is given.
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Rank
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Even though this is "Retro" Rank Rhapsody, a game's ranking is determined primarily by how well the game plays with a current mindset as these rankings are meant to convey levels of overall quality if you were to play the games now.

How groundbreaking a game was when released does not factor into a game's ranking at all. This does not mean that a game's age isn't completely taken into account.
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Similarly, other metrics are not necessarily a sign of a game's overall quality
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A ranking session for a game will consist of one of the following:
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1) For shorter classic ARC-style games without continues, a minimum of two credits worth of gameplay
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2) For longer but still ARC-style games with continues, a minimum of twenty minutes of gameplay unless the game is just uninteresting
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3) For long-form games, a minimum of at least an hour of play
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Some other additional notes
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1) Games from a single franchise must be played in order of release
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2) Games that receive ports to other platforms that might be more well-known than the original release must still be played on the original platform
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3) For the Love and Hate fields, only 1 item can be put in each for each 25 games ranked
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Rhapsody
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One important thing to remember about this series is that it is a series meant to celebrate these games and not meant to be a series about deriding games that don't make it high on the list. I don't mean to put down games even if they fall low on the lists. The only games I would call outright bad are the ones of the "Total Trash" list.
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