9 amazing accessories for all the retro gamers
Tetris. Space Invaders. Super Mario. While pixel-perfect graphics hold some appeal, nothing beats the classics. Here are some awesome accessories for all you retro gamers.
- What is retro gaming? Anything that relates to consoles of yesterday can be described as retro.
- Are 8-bit games boring? Not in the slightest. In fact, they are often more challenging than modern titles.
- What are the best gadgets for gamers? Check out our full collection, and keep reading for retro goodness.
Long before birds became angry and clans began to clash, gaming was more down to earth. While SNES and Mega Drive games lack the polish of modern titles, they still hold a special place in our hearts. To celebrate all things pixelated, here’s a roundup of our favorite accessories for retro gamers.
Tiny Arcade Retro Playable Game Cabinet
It looks like a model, but this tiny transparent console is completely playable. You can even add new games via the SD card slot. (Price: $59.95 USD)
PocketSprite Portable Retro Gaming Device
Another very small console is the PocketSprite. This keychain accessory lets you play GameBoy and Game Gear titles on the move. It also has Wi-Fi, so you can download more games. (Price: $54.95 USD)
Wanle Retro Gamers Console iPhone Case
This Wanle case is a must-have gaming accessory for iPhone owners. It protects your Apple device, and gives you access to 10 retro titles, including Tetris, Formula One Racing, and Tank. (Price: $19.95 USD)
Had enough screen time? The Nintendo edition of Monopoly lets you build your fortune with your favorite characters. Never before has anyone built a hotel on Samus Aran. (Price: $44.96 USD)
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Atari VCS Retro Video Computer System
After many long years in the wilderness, Atari is making a comeback. This amazing retro console allows you to enjoy retro games at 4K resolution, along with modern indie titles and other entertainment. (Price: $239 USD, pre-order)
8Bitdo N30 Arcade Stick Controller
While modern controllers are good for subtle movements, nothing beats a full-size joystick. This arcade-style controller from 8Bitdo lets you mash buttons like old times. It works with PC, mobile and Nintendo Switch titles. (Price: $59.99 USD)
Nintendo Game Over Game Boy Alarm Clock
What better way to start the day than with the Super Mario Land theme tune? This alarm clock is made for retro gamers, and it’s official Nintendo merchandise. (Price: $32.99 USD, pre-order)
Space Invaders MacBook Decal
You can’t get any more retro than Space Invaders. Made from high-quality film with matte black coloring, these decals will add some classic 8-bit style to your laptop. (Price: $9.18 USD)
ThinkGeek Super Mario Molded Rolling Pin
After an intense gaming session, you might need some snacks. This rolling pin adds Super Mario characters to your cooking, including Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, and many more. (Price: $19.99 USD)
BONUS: Polymega Modular Retro Game Console
The Polymega is not available yet. But when it arrives, this amazing machine will be the ultimate platform for retro gaming. Using a special adapter system, the console will be able to take original game cartridges. It will also have a disk drive for more modern titles. (Price: $249.99 USD, coming soon)
Retro gamers paradise
We have several retro gamers here at the Gadget Flow, so this roundup is close to our hearts.
What is your favorite retro game of all time? Tell us in the comments!
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