Vimm's Lair
Preserving the classics since 1997

Welcome to Vimm's Lair! This site is dedicated to nostalgia for many of the greatest game consoles ever made. Inside you'll find thousands of games, full-color manual scans, user ratings and reviews, and much more! Whether you're looking for some videogame nostalgia or just curious, you're sure to find everything you need!

Emulation Lair The newest and greatest console emulators.
The Vault Data, codes, reviews, and more for thousands of games.
The Manual Project Thousands of full-color manuals. Add your own instantly!
Message Boards Got a question or comment? Come on in.
FFA Links Browse the free for all links or add your own.
June 1, 2022
The PlayStation 2 Vault and Wii Vault are now crowdsourced and uploads are flowing in steadily. Next up is the Nintendo Vault. No-Intro recently introduced a headered NES catalog so the plan is to switch the Nintendo Vault from GoodNES headers to No-Intro headers.

An online emulator has been added to several Vaults to play games right in your browser. Supported systems include Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. Each system has the same easy to use interface, courtesy of emulatorjs.

The Vault's review backlog continues to dwindle, with only 150 Nintendo and Super Nintendo reviews left dating back to 2008. Some of the email addresses are still valid providing folks a blast from the past when their decade old review is processed. New reviews continue to be processed quickly, so keep them coming!
April 30, 2022
Over the years people have written thousands of game reviews for The Vault. Many are well written but just as many are garbage or people simply goofing off. That's why an approval system is in place to review the reviews. This system was crude and prone to breaking so it was often ignored, but new reviews keep on flowing and hundreds are still waiting in the queue. Some of them date back to 2006! Now the approval process has been revamped so it's quick and easy, and starting next week the review backlog will finally be tackled system by system. Thank you very much to everyone who has submitted a review over the years. You should see it soon!

In other Vault news the Dreamcast Vault is now crowdsourced. Additionally, .cue files are no longer required when uploading and will be supplied automatically.
March 28, 2022
The Vault 2.0 rollout is progressing nicely and today the PlayStation Vault and Saturn Vault are now crowdsourced and international. So far contributors have filled several Vaults to 100% and the rest continue to grow. Just four Vaults remain to be upgraded, the Dreamcast Vault, Nintendo Vault, PlayStation 2 Vault, and Wii Vault.