RetroChecker 12+

Retro video game collector app

Emanuel Schleussinger

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 42 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



RetroChecker is the ultimate app for (retro) video game collectors. With a database of more than 75000 games spanning a whopping >160 platforms, RetroChecker allows you to get detailed information about the current value (boxed, loose or new), description, release history and offers 25000+ in-game videos, box arts, screenshots and more than 10000 game manuals.

RetroLens: This premium feature of RetroChecker allows to scan a whole shelf of games by taking a photo - Recognition rates up to 90% and high recognition speeds retrieve lot values for a 100 game collection in seconds. Spine scan mode uses OCR text recognition (Recognition quality varies between systems - works great for PAL PlayStation, PAL PS2, Atari 2600 loose games, PAL Master System, PAL Dreamcast, PSP and many more. A list of game names on a screenshot will also do). In addition, "Scan Cover" Mode can be used to identify a single game based on game label content, logos or key artwork.

Versatile tool: Use the real-time search to find all releases of a game across platforms, browse by a specific platform, genre, release date or value tier to find the games you are interested in within seconds. Access Youtube videos for every game with a single click. Filter the list of platforms with ease by selecting/hiding them in the platform overview.

Manage your own collection or inventory: Since RetroChecker knows the current average sales price for almost any loose / boxed game out there, it automatically calculates the value of your collection. With a single tap, you can easily add any number of loose or boxed games to your own collection. Further, you can bookmark games you are looking for to a favorites list. Price charting with 3yr trend data that works without any internet access makes RetroChecker the most powerful video game price DB on the App Store.

World Ready: RetroChecker supports 7 currencies (with realtime foreign exchange rate updates), works with all eBay sites world-wide, and integrates with your eBay app if installed. Also, many products can be looked up on Amazon.

RetroChecker is perfect for yard sales! Searching and price display can always work off-line, but if you have some data to spare, you can use RetroLens to assess the value of a 100 games lot in mere seconds.

Create a copy of your collection / favorite data, or move it onto another device: You can simply retrieve your data files in the iOS files application.

This App uses Google Cloud View, whenever the RetroLens Scanning function initiates. Only a single data call is placed per Scan and sent to the Google Cloud Vision system. It produces a singular response containing textual information that allows RetroChecker to match games against the submitted picture. No other Google technologies are implemented in the client.

We do absolutely no tracking: We will NOT collect any of your data (your favourites and collection items will never be sent to us). The only exceptions are the temporary logs on our web server when the app requests images or game detailed information. See our privacy policy for more details.

We have put all the love in the world into the creation of this app, and hope you will like this initial release. Please give us feedback!

Price data via
Image Recognition via Google Cloud Vision
Additional content (game descriptions, release history, additional images) via

What’s New

Version 3.5.1

Game Data & Price History Update to Nov 27
Improvements to Platform, Search & Recent views
Fixes & Improvements to RetroLens Spine Scanner (in-App Purchase)

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Katushai ,

Has EVERYTHING, but the UI could use some work

I picked this app because it has everything I could want. EVERYTHING. But sometimes When I enter a sub screen, the menu disappears and I have to exit the app and re enter. Also, i feel like the UI is missing something. Needs more flare. I’d love to see more analytics on my collection.

Developer Response ,

I hope v2 is a pleasant surprise

Zachariah Lambright ,


One small change is like to see is the ability to hide prices in the list. Given the small amount of screen real estate and the length of most game titles this would be a big help.

Aside from that this is what these apps should be. A database I can select games from, not some stupid list app where I have to search for everything, like anyone can remember every game title ever released.

ferrerosa ,

Great for International Gamers

RetroChecker is perhaps too complicated for its own good. It’s so frustrating to seek out the US Canada version of every game. If there was a filter, I think it could go a long way in helping overcome this issue.

It also lags quite a bit because of the large amount of info. It also doesn’t seem to be updated. Therefore, there is much to improve on, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good app.

I think people from the international community will love it because it has Pal versions first. Perhaps the creator of the app is in Europe.

I think for NTSC collectors like myself should use GameEye. This one is simply easier to use for those of us that are not PAL gamers.

Developer Response ,

V3 added the ability to filter the platform list to your liking. Also, search results now get sorted to display your selected platforms first

App Privacy

The developer, Emanuel Schleussinger, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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