Retrograming FAQ

We all understand what gaming means but what about retro? This word is usually used in fashion, they use it for a type of style the “Retro Style” which means to use a product from the past that is still been used a lot. So, what is retro gaming then? Basically retro gaming is a new gaming term for playing and collecting older video games and arcade games. Other name retro gaming is also known as old-school gamers or classic gamers, which are terms that are more prevalent in the United States. The games are played either on the original hardware, on modern hardware via console.

What are retro gaming consoles?

Retro gaming consoles are classic video games consoles like the following:

  • Atari
  • NES
  • SNES
  • Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
  • Sega Master System
  • Neo Geo
  • Nintendo 64
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sega Saturn
  • ZX Spectrum
  • Amiga
  • Arcade
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Gameboy

This would be just of the few consoles consider to be retro gaming consoles but, every year that goes on new classic consoles became to be consider retro consoles too like for example Nintendo Game Cube or PS2 just became to be consider retro gaming just a few years ago.

Which retro gaming console is best?

This is hard to statement to make since it will depends mostly in what you prefer if is SEGA, Nintendo, PlayStation, Atari, etc. but, usually is consider to be the best retro gaming consoles the consoles from the 80s or 90s.

Why is retro gaming so popular?

Retro Gaming is something that is popular by nature because of the good memories that triggers in all of us in our childhood when we use to play classic video games or arcade. For example, you can get the train or bus to get to school or work or anything similar to that and you suddenly take from your bag a retro gaming magaine or a Game Gear or a Gameboy and you will see how everyone is looking at you because of it. Those classic consoles triggers our memories and even unknown people from that bus or train would connect with you in a split of a second because of the great memories that we all lived with retro games in our childhood with the retro consoles like Gameboy, Game Gear, NES, SNES, Master System, SEGA Genesis or Mega Drive or for Arcade machine games.

Where to buy retro gaming consoles?

Nowadays, there many places you can buy retro gaming consoles, there tons of physical stores available but, for a better convenience you can buy them online at official stores or buy them on online stores like Game UK, Argos, Ebay UK or Steam.

It is true that the Amazon UK sales platform provides great customer service by serving and shipping products very quickly and also has a wide variety of products.

Why should I play console retro gaming?

The biggest reasons why most people are playing retro gaming consoles and retro games are because they feel like remembering their childhood memories and feel like a kid again or because they have some pending game that could not win at the time and want to get a new try to beat it. But, for whatever reason you start playing retro gaming just make sure that you have fun.

What are the most wanted collectibles in retro gaming?

That would depends in what kind of collection you have, some people collect just Nintendo so, a NES or SNES console could be a collectible or to get the Japan version of SNES called Super Famicom would be consider a great collectible. Others prefer to collect other brands like SEGA or PlayStation or Atari or even arcades machines, some prefer just to collect classic games like Sonic, Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart, Final Fantasy, etc. Our recommendation to make a great collection in retro gaming is for you to choose a brand to collect and make that collection great. Once that is achieve then go to the next brand.

What are the best known classics games?

That is not an easy task to answer since we all have different retro games that we loved but, by popularity the best classic games in retro gaming would be the following:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
  • Street Fighter II Turbo (Arcade)
  • Tetris (Gameboy)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • Donkey Kong (Arcade)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive and Game Gear)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive and Game Gear)
  • Outrun (Arcade)
  • Super Metroid (SNES)
  • Space Invaders (Arcade)
  • Paperboy (Arcade)
  • Streets of Rage 2 (Mega Drive)
  • Duck Hunt (NES)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Atari)
  • Pong (Arcade)
  • Sensible Soccer (Amiga)
  • Day of the Tentacle (MS-DOS)
  • Manic Miner (ZX Spectrum)
  • Chuckie Egg (ZX Spectrum)
  • Street Fighter II (SNES)
  • Prince Of Persia (Game Gear)
  • Tomb Raider (Playstation)
  • Gran Turismo 2 (Playstation)
  • Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)
  • Tekken 3 (Playstation)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Playstation)
  • Megaman 2 (NES)
  • Punch-Out!! (NES)
  • The Legend Of Zelda (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. (NES)

There tons more, this are just a few of them.

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