5 Best Retro Gaming Consoles

Retro gaming consoles are the window to the past and they can offer for all of us something that was impressive back in a day, but now is just a memory. They have a high sentimental value for most of you and they are something you simply must have. But, which retro consoles are the best and the most appealing today?

Top 5 Retro Gaming Consoles

Check out the list of the best and the most desirable ones.

1. Atari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe

Atari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe

Of them all, the Atari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe is the most desirable retro gaming console on the planet. Yes, it is pricey and it is difficult to find in mint condition, but if you manage to sort out these problems, you will have a masterpiece from the past. The console looks exceptional and it is one of a kind piece of design! For most of us, it looks impressive and highly desirable.

The looks is just a part of the story. There are also pre-installed games. As a matter of fact, there are 120 of them. You will also get 2 wireless joysticks and paddles for games like Warlords. An interesting feature is 720p video output. We believe that this console is the most appealing of them all and was the most advanced back in a day.

2. Sega Mega Drive Classics console

Should we even explain this gaming console? Probably no. It has been one of the most popular consoles in the world and it is still something most users want to own. The console comes with 80 games installed on the internal drive. There is SD card support so you can extend the list of the games from the 80s. The design is interesting, yet simple. In addition, there are a lot of games to choose from.

The controllers you will get in the package are loaded with 6 buttons and they are more suitable for advanced, newer games. Sadly, the wireless range is poor so don’t expect too much. Also, the lag is noticed in some games. But, you still get the ability to play Mortal Kombat 1-3 which is all you are going to need.

3. Super Nintendo Mini Classic

This console comes with support for so many games, so it is one of the recommendations. Beside this, it is also beautifully made, looks great and the simple design makes it stand out from the crowd. The design of the menus is impressive as well and all of us are more than just satisfied with it.

Yes the controllers are not the best and short cords may be an issue, but this is still an impressive gaming console which had to be on our list.

4. Retron 5

Retron 5 comes with 30 pre-installed games which may be the biggest drawback. However, we know that if you find old NES carts, you are able to make ROMs out of them or simply head out to Gamulator and get them for free. Then, all you have to do is to place them on a USB stick and play on your console. It is extremely simple and easy and there are countless options. Yes, this will require some time and some basic knowledge.


The built-quality is decent in the lack of a better word and the advanced features are superb. In a nutshell, you will be able to play all kinds of games and you are going to be more than just satisfied. Keep in mind that this console is designed and made for all of you who loved Nintendo games.

5. Retro Freak

This is an interesting alternative. It has been designed and made as an alternative to all 8 and 16-bit gaming consoles from the 80s and 90s. We also like the modular design which allows you to make any upgrade you want. The support and the design are the biggest advantages. However, this console also comes at a higher price. Nevertheless, you will be able to play any retro game from any era.

The last but not least, you will need additional controller adapters. They are easy to install and they are definitely a worthy investment. The bottom line is that the console offers so much and it is impressive.

Get Your Favorite and Enjoy

Now you know which the best retro consoles are and you can choose the one you like the most. Or you can get all of them. After all, they are highly desirable items.

Muhammad Usman Siddiqui is a young entrepreneur from Pakistan. His studies (Petroleum Engineering) has no relation to innovation and future technologies but the passion keeps him in this field.


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