7 Favorite Retro Game Consoles Ever Made

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

There is no doubt that game consoles have come along way! Ever since their inception, Xbox and PlayStation have certainly changed the meaning of gaming! I remember the days before game consoles could stream TV and record gameplay. If you fancy taking a step back to the past to relive your favorite games, here are 7 of the coolest retro game consoles ever produced that you can buy today. In no particular order, they are as follows:

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Super Nintendo is definitely, the granddaddy of modern games and in 1991 (when the SNES was released), a 16-bit gaming console was a powerhouse. With games such as the "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", the SNES can certainly be credited for shaping current gaming tastes. For me, the SNES is my all time favorite retro game console.

Sega Dreamcast
The Sega Dreamcast was released in 1999 and was the first game console to offer online play and crisp 3D graphics. Dreamcast controllers have their own screens with the system's unique VMU memory cards, allowing you to play mini games or gain a tactical advantage. As far as Dreamcast games, Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi are two of my all time favorite game consoles!

Nintendo Game Boy Advance
When released in 2001, the Nintendo Game Boy Advance truly lived to its name "advance" as it was certainly a big improvement over the original Nintendo Game Boy released in 1989. The Game Boy Advance was one of the first 32-bit handheld game consoles to pioneere role-playing games like "Golden Sun", "Metroid Fusion" and "Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire."

Atari 7800
Atari was released in 1986 and it's no doubt, the slickest Atari console and one the best retro game consoles ever made! The Atari 7800 has a huge bank of 2D games like "Alien Brigade" and "Midnight Mutants." Owning an Atari console really means owning a true piece of gaming console history!

Neo Geo
The Neo Geo was released in 1990 and started out as an arcade system, becoming later a home console. The Neo Geo is the epitome of arcade fighting gaming and no other console brings you back 1990's arcade game fighting fever like the Neo Geo can! Tiles like "King of Fighters," "Samurai Shodown," "Fatal Fury" and "Art of Fighting" are just awesome!

Magnavox Odyssey 2 
The Magnavox Odyssey 2 was released in 1978 and it is one of the few retro game consoles to have a built-in keyboard and to offer cool game titles like "K.C. Krazy Chase" and "Quest for the Rings."

Sega Saturn
Any list of retro game consoles would not be complete without including another Sega console: the "Sega Saturn". The 32-bit Sega Saturn was released 4 years after the SNES, in 1995, and easily has the best collection of games of all Sega console games. Tiles like "Guardian Heroes" and and "Virtua Fighter 2" are two of the best on the Saturn.

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