Buy retro gaming consoles

This section is dedicated to the retro game fans who would like to replay mainly the retro console games of the 80s and 90s.


How to play the retro console games today?

There are more solutions today to play these classic games than we had back in the 80s and 90s. Depending on the games you want to play, you have different options. If you are new to the retrogaming, you can explore the different sections to discover what is available. If you are a gamer from the 80s/90s, look below for the specific platforms related to the platform where your favorite games were available.

The list below includes consoles among the most popular of their time whose interest for their games is still strong today. Many other consoles were released, but with weak market reach.

There are two types of gaming consoles that can play the vintage games (original cartridges).



Vintage retro gaming consoles

These retro consoles are the original consoles manufactured many years ago. You can buy the original gaming consoles in used conditions from second hand. Most consoles are used, but it is still possible to find new gaming consoles in new conditions with their original wrapping.

Pros/Cons of buying a vintage retro gaming console

Pros

  • 100% compatibility with the old games.
  • Nostalgia, if you owned one or had friends who had one.
  • Quality of electronic.

Cons

  • Relatively hard to find one in perfect conditions.
  • They are getting old and they may not last another 20 years.

Clone retro gaming consoles

However, due to the popularity of these games, a few companies are making today a new type of video game consoles to preserve these games where you can play the original console games on a compatible video game console.

Pros/Cons of buying a clone retro gaming console

Pros

  • Relatively cheap price compared to vintage consoles.
  • Some systems can play the cartridges of many types of consoles.

Cons

  • Compatibility with the old games is not perfect. Some games have some glitches or compatibility issues.


How to buy the good retro video game consoles

The first thing to know is what kind of game you want to play. You are going to choose a compatible console to play these games. Whatever you choose as a solution, either a vintage or a clone retro console, the list of consoles below shows different game compatibility-based solutions to play your old games related to a specific original gaming platform.



Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)

The Sega Genesis (also known as the Mega Drive in most regions outside North America) was released in 1988. It is the successor of the Sega Master System. It is a 16-bit video game console. It is still available in some places. It can play ROM cartridges.


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Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)

Sega Master System

The Sega Master System is a gaming console released in 1985. It is still available in Brazil. It can play Sega Card games and ROM cartridges. Optional gaming accessories such as the Light Phaser and Sega 3-D Glasses were available to work with a certain number of games. 341 game titles are listed.


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SEGA Master System

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a gaming console released in 1990. It was called the Super Famicom in Japan. It is the successor of the Nintendo Entertainment System. It can play ROM cartridges. Optional gaming accessories were available to work with a certain number of games.


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Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

The Nintendo Entertainment System is a gaming console released in 1983. It was called the Family Computer in Japan. It can play ROM cartridges. Optional gaming accessories were available to work with a certain number of games.


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Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)