Gamers are a funny lot. Not necessarily in the humorous sense, but in a slightly odd sense. They’ll consume a video game, no matter how old it is, as long as they like it. Or love it. Or find it absolutely essential to their life.
This basically means that retro games, along with any gadgets that go with them- and I mean old ones, not modern ones on the likes of https://gdgtpreview.com– are every bit as capable of exciting and entertaining gamers as the latest A-list titles. This is especially the case if the gamer in question was born in a certain decade and is more than slightly fond of nostalgia when it comes to gaming. So here is a list of five fun gadgets for retro games that will likely get your attention. Included are a handheld console, a home console, and an arcade cabinet.
The Original NES
The Nintendo Entertainment System was initially launched in 1983 in Japan, so is now some 36 years old. It revolutionised the entire gaming industry, and no other console since has managed to outsell it. If you are lucky enough to own one, you quite simply own one a piece of history. If you like playing retro games on newer consoles, however, you can always combine the best of both worlds with Tetris Effect PS4 on the latest Sony Playstation.
Asteroids Deluxe Arcade Cabinet
Many gamers have dreamed about owning a fully-operation and full-sized arcade cabinet. And any true gamer would have a hard time finding a better one than Asteroids Deluxe. Asteroids is a game that had a big effect on the industry and here is the best version in its original form.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was hugely popular in the ’80s in the UK. You either owned a Commodore 64 or one of these. Owning either one meant that you were a step ahead of your non-game urethan. With its floppy disk drive and 128 KB of RAM, the ZX Spectrum +3 was the premium version, and it remains something of a gem today.
The GameShark Cheat Cartridge
Of course, for this to be of any use to you, you would need to own a console for which the GameShark was released. That would especially apply to the original PlayStation as it benefited from the additional functionality. While the GameShark was capable of causing issues with games, when you came across a case that extended your favourite title’s lifespan, it made all the issues that much easier to deal with.
Game Boy With Pokemon Red
Pokemon has been around for far longer than Pokemon Go. And no matter your age, or your thoughts on Japanese RPGs, Pokemon Red remains an entertaining game. As a side note, the same can also be said for Pokemon Blue. When it comes to Pokemon Red, however, it feels every bit as fresh as it did upon its 1996 release. It’s worth buying a Game Boy just to for this one gem of a game.
You might not fall in love with each of the items presented here, but you’ll no doubt go rooting online as soon as you’ve finished reading to check up on prices. Of course, it might be that you have one or two of the items somewhere at home and so you could find yourself venturing off into the attic to see if you can find them beyond all the cobwebs.
We feel that this list represents a decent selection of retro gaming gadgets suitable for all gamers. You may not wish to own each of these items, but if you’re being honest, at least a couple will have gotten you somewhat excited. So why not head over to eBay and see if you can find whichever gadgets take your fancy.