The best Retro Consoles

Your childhood may have been more or less fun, but if you were born before 2000 you probably remember some of what are now known as retro consoles.

If you’re a real nerd, you might be thinking about building your own raspberry arcade console.

If you are also a real nerd but you are looking for a specific model, I have for you a selection of the best retro consoles.

Evercade

Evercade

When you open the box of theEvercade retro-style handheld console, you will have the feeling of being in front of a PSP or a PS Vita, and if you have experience with classic 8-bit or 16-bit arcade games, you will feel the 90’s in your hands.

This console works with cartridges: each cartridge includes a collection of games and emulators from one manufacturer ( Atari, Namco, Piko or Interplay modules, among others, are available). The game can be saved at any point.

It has a 4.3-inch color LCD screen, a D-Pad, four action buttons, two L and R buttons, and the“Menu“,“Select” and“Start” buttons.

It incorporates two speakers, a mini-HDMI output, a USB charging port, a mini-jack output and volume controls. The display allows you to select 4:3 (classic) or 16:9 (to take advantage of the full aspect ratio of the screen).

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NeoGeo MVSX

The imminent launch of the NeoGeo MVSX will delight Neo Geo fans: you will once again feel the excitement of the arcades, with truly iconic titles of the brand: Super Sidekicks, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, World Heroes, Metal Slug or The King of Fighters are part of the 50 pre-installed games .

This machine includes two joysticks with their respective panels of six action buttons, plus“Player Start“,“Select” and“Options” buttons. It incorporates stereo speakers and a 17-inch LCD screen, whose resolution manages to offer the same proportion of pixels as the original images of the games.

In addition, in a nod to the most nostalgic, it includes the option to display the horizontal lines of cathode ray televisions. It will be available in MVS and AES modes, and will allow you to choose between the arcade or home versions of each game.


Game and Watch Mario

Game and Watch Mario

The Game and Watch Mario handheld console, due out in mid-November, will grab your attention with its minimalism and simplicity. Its winning bet on the iconic Mario Bros universe, Nintendo’s flagship, ensures it a place among fans of the most famous plumber in video games.

It consists of a small color LCD screen, with a four-way crosshead, two A and B buttons, the“Select” button, the“Start” button and a“Time” button, which the manufacturer promises to “load with surprises” in the gaming experience.

Its aesthetics are reminiscent of a cross between the NES and Game Boy controllers. It has a USB rechargeable battery, and the games included are Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Super Mario Ball. Its price is also quite attractive: it is expected to be no more than 60 euros.

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Atari Mini Pong Jr

Atari mini pong Jr

Who doesn’t remember the mythical Pong? Even the youngest audience will have heard of one of the first video games in living memory. Its birth dates back to 1972, being the first Atari project in the same year of its foundation; and today, almost half a century after its launch, Atari brings us its first creation in the form of a simple miniature retro console that, although it is not clear that it will be available in Europe, has its launch planned for Asia and the United States this Christmas.

The sheer simplicity of the game has been carried over to the console’s interface, which is shaped like a tablet and incorporates two rotary buttons (one at each end of a 7.9-inch LCD board) for players to control their respective blocks.

In addition to playing against an opponent, the Atari Mini Pong Jr incorporates a game mode against the machine with 10 levels of difficulty; its dimensions and weight are very small(30 x 12 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm, approximately 1 kg) and, as for power, it can be connected to a USB port; it also accepts AA batteries, which facilitates its transport and mobility.


Sony Playstation Classic

Sony Playstation Classic

Who doesn’t know the classic Playstation, the precursor that would give rise to a franchise that is now in its fourth generation, about to start its fifth?

It is a very faithful reproduction of the original, although 94% smaller so as not to take up so much space in our home. Its exact size is 23 cm x 10.1 cm x 22.9 cm.

We won’t need to buy any separate titles, as this retro console comes with 20 classic games pre-installed. To make the best use of the image quality, it is connected through the HDMI connection of our TV or monitor.

Nor will we need a memory stick to save the games, as they are stored in virtual memory.

It comes with 2 original PS1 controllers and a USB charging cable.

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Sega Megadrive Mini

Sega Megadrive Mini

Before the Playstation colonized the markets, there were so many other consoles that marked the childhood of many of us, and one of the best known is the Sega Megadrive.

It is the console on which we played the legendary Sonic, and from which came authentic gems like Ecco The Dolphin, Dynamite Headdy, Super Fantasy Zone, among others.

Now we have the opportunity to repeat the experience with this miniature replica of the SEGA console. It includes up to 42 legendary titles (some of the previous ones are also here). It also includes the 2 original pads of the console (with the characteristic 3 buttons) and the installation is automatic, Plug and Play type.

As its name suggests, it is smaller than the original console, to better adapt it to the modern home.

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Sega Genesis (portable retro console)

Sega Genesis

Would you like to enjoy your favorite Megadrive games on a handheld console? Here’s what you can do with the Sega Genesis. Like the Switch, we’re talking about a console that’s perfect to take anywhere and play a game whenever you want.

It includes no less than 85 built-in classic games.

But we can also download the games we want on our own. The console has a memory slot to add an SD card (sold separately). We will put the games on the card and it will work.

It comes with a 2.8″ screen size and a built-in rechargeable battery with a large charging capacity. It also has a special output to be able to connect it to the TV, in case we want to enjoy an experience more similar to the original Megadrive.

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Nintendo Nes Classic Mini

Nintendo Nes Classic Mini

Excellent replica of the classic console from the 80’s that includes 30 classics pre-installed in the internal memory. It comes ready to connect to HD TV without having to configure anything or do any kind of installation. The only thing we will need is to have a free HDMI socket.

Among the most popular titles of the console we have The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Pac-Mac, Donkey Kong and Kirby’s Adventure. In each title the original resolution is respected, so they will look exactly the way they have been designed.

The controller is a replica of the original, and best of all is that it is also compatible with other consoles, such as the Wii or the WII U. It comes with a USB connection controller, but does not come with a power adapter, although there are packs that do.

It should be noted that Nintendo stopped manufacturing this console, so the price of it will increase as time goes by.

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The C64 Mini

The C64 Mini

Those of us who are of a certain age surely got to know The C64 console, the one that worked with cassette tapes that rewound. It was a big seller in the 1980s, although the size of the original was much larger.

This is the Mini version, with direct connection to the HDMI port of the television. Even the mythical joystick is included, although this time it is connected through one of the 2 USB ports that we will find in the case.

So that we do not have to look for the games on our part, the console integrates up to 64 titles. We can enjoy legendary titles such as Cybernoid, Creatures, California Games or AlleyKay.

It has a USB cable to power the console, but we will have to get the charger on our own.

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Atari Flashback 8 Gold

Atari Flashback 8 Gold

The Atari is also considered a mythical retro console, although it is difficult to find a working original one today.

Fortunately, it has been reissued and now we have this edition at a very interesting price on Amazon.

It comes with 130 classic games and has 2 wireless controllers (something that would have been unthinkable back then). To be compatible with any current TV, this model has HDMI connection.

It’s the opportunity you’ve been looking for to replay iconic titles like Laser Blast, Boxing Bridge, Spider Figher or Grand Prix, or discover them if you haven’t played an Atari yet.

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Polymega

Polymega

If you are one of those nostalgic gamers who keep disks and cartridges of old consoles, you are in luck: dust off your old controllers, disks and cartridges, because this peculiar console will make you relive those classic adventures in 8, 16 and 32 bits.

Polymega is a retro console without regional locking that consists of a base and removable modules. The modules included by default allow the playback of PlayStation 1, Sega Saturn, Mega CD, TurboGrafx-CD or Neo Geo CD discs.

The other modules are sold separately, and are prepared to play NES, Super Nintendo, Mega Drive (also 32x) or TurboGrafx-16 cartridges.

All modules come with controllers with designs that evoke the originals of these consoles, and include two USB ports and the ports of the original controllers, so you can connect your old controller to the Polymega module.

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Neo-Geo Mini

Neo-Geo Mini

The Neo-Geo was the mythical arcade machine of the arcades. Now we have on the market the Neo Geo Mini, considered as a real collector’s item that has been launched to celebrate the 40th anniversary of it.

It comes with a 3.5″ screen and 40 classic games integrated. It also has a TV connection via HDMI, in case we want to enjoy the titles on the big screen and not in the portable version.

What is really special about this console are the mythical 4 action buttons and the joystick located on the left side.

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Super Nes Classic Mini

Super Nes Classic Mini

Thisretro console that was recurrent in our childhood: the same Super Nintendo in a mini version, designed to take up less space.

It comes with the two original controllers of the original console, an HDMI cable to connect it to the TV, and a USB cable to power it (but no power adapter).

The console has 21 preinstalled games. We highlight some of them, such as Ilusion of Time, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man X or Yoshi’s Island. SNES mini has up to 32,000 colors, 360º rotations and sprites with a lot of details.

It was an evolved console for the time in which it was released, which we can now use again thanks to this reissue. But if you want one, buy it before they are sold out, as Nintendo has announced that they were finishing the production.

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Capcom home Arcade

Capcom home Arcade

If you were a fan of Capcom games, this title will help us relive the brand’s golden era. The memory includes up to 16 games that we have surely enjoyed at some point, such as the mythical Gouls’n Ghost, Allien Vs Predator, Eco Fighters , among others.

The console connects to the current through its MicroUSB connection, and to the TV with the HDMI socket. In addition, it also has WiFi connection, key to be able to access the leaderboards of the games.

It comes with 2 premium sticks so we can enjoy the experience with a friend. The configuration of its buttons and the joystick layout will catch us from the first moment.

The exact size of the console is 11 cm high x 22 cm wide.

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Retro Bit Generations

Retro Bit Generations

The Retro Bit Generations console is no slouch compared to the ones we’ve already seen in this comparison. It comes with more than 92 preinstalled games and gives us the ability to run our own games (for this, we will only have to install them on an SD card and insert it into the memory slot). Of course, it does not include any SD card of origin, so it will have to be purchased separately.

Some of the most popular titles are Commando, Escape From Atlantis, Creepy Bird, Holy Diver, Mercs, Ring King or Zippy Race.

It comes with 2 USB controllers with a 6-button design. This design is sure to ring a bell, as it is dangerously reminiscent of the MegaDrive controllers. In addition to having an HDMI output to connect to modern TVs, it also has the classic AV connection.

If you are looking for a console with a potpourri of old games, this one is for you.

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This selection of retro consoles is perfect for playing games in your spare time, to play with your friends you played with in your childhood.

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