Retro gaming consoles are the nuts, let’s be honest.
Owning a piece of history in your living room that still plays as well as it did 20-30 years ago. MegaDrive, N64, SNES, Spectrum, Game & Watch and Amiga 500 are some of our favourite retro gaming consoles.
Sometimes though, it’s not so practical to have these sprawled out in your living room and it’s much easier to have a ‘plug n play’ retro gaming console that plays just as well.
Here we’ve listed some of the best modern retro gaming consoles that you can buy on Amazon, some come preloaded with thousands of retro games!
BLAZE TAB Plus
This does require tech set-up so not ‘plug ‘n’ play’, but once up and running you’ll love it. A 7 inch screen with HDMI output, quad core processor and capable of playing games form all these consoles and more: PS1, MAME, Dreamcast, N64, NeoGeo, Atari, NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Advance, SEGA Master System, SEGA Mega Drive, CPS1, CPS2, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum. Note:
Hyperkin RetroN 5
The Retron 5 packs a serious punch, with HD upscaling and is compatible with games from NES, SNES, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Boy Colour and Game Boy Advance cartridges.
Retro Bit Super Retro Trio 3 in 1 Console - NES, SNES, & Mega Drive
Compatible with original NES, SNES, and MegaDrive cartridge games, this is huge value for money. Feedback on performance is excellent. Definitely worth a go.
PQube Mega Drive - Plug 'n' Play
If MegaDrive [aka Genesis] is your thing, then this console gives retro Sonic a new lease of life. Includes Sonic games, 2 controllers and a total of 80 built-in games.
Retro Freak 12-1 Retro Games Console
This may not be the prettiest on the retro gaming console list, but it supports 12 legacy consoles, offers HD up-scaling with an HDMI port and you can transfer you cartridge data to an SD card. This is a retro gaming beast!