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Updated by Cathy Sanders on Aug 23, 2023
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The 5 Best Retro Gaming Consoles of All Times

Retro gaming is going through a revival moment nowadays. We can see the new releases of classic consoles and their games bringing waves of nostalgia among the fans of video retro games.

Nowadays you can use different emulators and ROMs that mimic the control system and visuals of retro games. Here is our pick of the 5 best retro gaming consoles that were beloved by million users you should play again.


Super Nintendo

Super Nintendo

Super Nintendo or SNES was released in 1991 and became the best 16-bit retro gaming system. The SNES faced such contenders, as the Sega Genesis, but kept a leading position with such games as Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario World. It was offered with affordable pricing and impressive hardware together with great stereo sound.

It has more than 725 matches in its games catalog. SNES together with Capcom presented the first console port of Street Fighter II. Also, Nintendo developed a Super FX chip, that was used without adding any unnecessary hardware. This chip allowed us to use 3D capabilities for such games Doom and Starfox. If you want to relive the definitive 90s gaming experience, the Super Nintendo wins is the best choice for you.

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Sega Genesis

Sega Genesis

Sega Genesis was released in 1989 and introduced the world an amazing 16-bit video game console with the best controllers and a great collection of sports matches.

Looking through its best games, we can say that Sega Genesis was developed for adults. Just take a look at Mortal Combat where you can see tons of blood. Also, the gameplay of Sonic The Hedgehog and Streets of Rage attracted a lot of gamers. We can't also forget a big number of sports match series with championships such as the NBA, NHL, NFL, and FIFA.

Sega with its well-received six-button control pad is a good choice for retro gaming familiarity.

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Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

You can ask any 90s kid what is the best multiplayer game console and they will answer you without a doubt that it is Nintendo 64. Just remember such games as Mario Party, Golden-eye: 007 and Mario Kart 64 where you could compete or pass the levels together with your friends.

Nintendo 64 had a well-balanced fanbase in the generational consoles and still is beloved by retro-game players who use different emulators to run its games. The Nintendo 64 allowed us to use the 4 controllers for multiplayer. Nintendo 64 is one of the very accessible multiplayer platforms that are perfect for those who want to feel offline multiplayer nostalgia.

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GameBoy Advance

GameBoy Advance

GameBoy Advance was released in 2001 and had a great success among players who loved handheld consoles.

This 32-bit console hosted such legendary RPG games as "Golden Sun" and "Fire Emblem," and evolved classic Nintendo franchises with "Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire."
and "Metroid Fusion". This pocket-sized console could also run games from Game Boy and Game Boy Color. GameBoy Advance is a great opportunity to gateway into a chunk of Nintendo's handheld history.

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PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2

The PlayStation 2 is one of the bestselling consoles of all times. The backward- compatibility with original PlayStation games, developer-friendly kits, and DVD playback made this console the most prosperous among others.

Sony decided that its console would be an entertainment strategy not only for games and they developed the built-in DVD player. Sony PlayStation with its innovative technologies and abilities made it possible to enjoy such great games as Metal Gear Solid 3, God of War, Grand Theft Auto III and Shadow of the Colossus.

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