Looking for a Retro Gaming Console? Here Are the Best Released in the Last Year

We love classic arcade and video games of all descriptions here at Arcade Classics. Sure, when you go to our product pages, you'll find brilliant arcade machines for sale. That said, we're really enjoying the revival of classic gaming consoles too.

So, if you'd like something to make it easier getting through the long month of January, here are all the retro gaming consoles that have been released in the last year.

Atari Flashback 9

This is latest in the retro gaming console series from AtGames. Atari Flashback 9 has HMDI video output so you can plug and play on any normal TV. It also has two wired joypad controllers and a built-in SD card slot. Plus, there are 110 classic games including:

• Asteroids

• Centipede

• Championship Soccer

• Frogger

• Megamania

• Pong (Video Olympics)

• Space Invaders

• Street Racer

• Tempest

• And more

THEC64 Mini

If you had a Commodore 64 growing up, this is the classic gaming console for you. It features HDMI output and you can even plug in a USB keyboard to use it as a C64 BASIC computer.

THEC64 Mini also has a joystick and 64 classic games including:

• California Games

• Boulder Dash

• Cybernoid

• Impossible Mission

• Jumpman

• Pitstop II

• Winter Games

• And more

Legends Flashback

Legends Flashback has 50 including:

• Galaga

• Mega Man

• Mega Man 2

• Pro Tennis

• Tetris

• Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers

• And more

PlayStation Classic

Sony's PlayStation Classic has two controllers that are replicas of those that came with the original console. It also has HDMI output and comes with 20 pre-loaded games. The titles include:

• Final Fantasy VII

• Metal Gear Solid

• Tekken 3

• Grand Theft Auto

• Rayman

• And more

Super Nt

The Super Nt by Analogue is a bit different to the other consoles on this list. This is because it doesn't come with a long list of pre-loaded games. Instead, you can use your original 16-bit SNES and SFC game cartridges, bringing them back to life in a truly original form.

While all these consoles are fantastic, don’t forget to also check out our collection of full-size arcade machines. After all, nothing beats the experience of playing classic games on an actual arcade machine.