We may be living in a year that still sounds like the future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look back on the past with fondness. You don’t have to stop with just looking back though, there are plenty of retro game consoles on the market in 2020 that will let you relive the glory days. Let’s dive in to a few of the best ones on the market or coming this year.
Perhaps the most unique proposition on this list, the Evercade is a handheld device that can be plugged into your TV, but it doesn’t just play one console’s library. As of right now, the Evercade library sits at over 130 games, from publishers like Atari and Namco, spread across different consoles. There’s even an Atari Lynx cartridge… and that’s the most interesting part about the Evercade, it uses a cartridge system. So if you’re a collector and you want to display your physical media, the Evercade is the way to go. It’s due to release in May 2020.
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SNES Classic Mini
The mother of all retro consoles returns in Mini form, with the SNES Classic Mini. If you’re looking for a pure Nintendo fix, this is the one for you. Not only does it come with two lovely controllers, the library is actually really strong – especially including the previously unreleased StarFox 2. If StarFox isn’t your jam, there’s a generous helping of Mario, Kirby, Zelda and more to keep you happy. Outside of Nintendo, you’ll find a few classic JRPG’s here too, including Final Fantasy III and Secret of Mana.
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SEGA Mega Drive Mini
The SEGA Mega Drive Mini (Genesis Mini) comes with 42 games, some better than others. But it does have a good