NES Classic Edition Alternatives And Where To Buy It

NES Classic Edition Alternatives And Where To Buy It
Check out here the list of NES Mini or Classic Edition console alternatives to get your retro fix from this holiday season. Photo : Retro Gaming/YouTube Screenshot

You are trying your best to own a Nintendo's NES Classic Edition but despite all your effort, you can't find a store with the stock of the console game.

NES Classic Edition Alternatives And Where To Buy It

People are literally fighting to get their hands first on the NES Classic Edition. No need for that! If you can't have the ultimate Nintendo's mini console, you may buy an alternative for it! Here is the list you might want to check for the NES Classic Edition alternatives and know where you can get one.

Retro-Bit Generations

According to TechRadar, the Retro-Bit Generations is distinct from the other clone systems that choose to imitate the performance of famous pieces of vintage hardware. It takes a slightly different approach by licensing games from the likes of Capcom, Irem, Data East and Jaleco which straddle a wide range of different system standards.

Just like the NES Classic Edition, Retro-Bit Generations includes over 100 different titles and some are markedly obscure than others. The console outputs in HDMI and comes with two excellent USB controllers which are based on the six-button pad produced for the Sega Mega Drive.

Amazon offers this console for only $42.99 and a free shipping. The online store also extends a gift-wrapping service if you want to send it to someone as a gift. As of today, they still have in stock and you can avail the limited offer of 28 percent discount.

Hyperkin Retron-5

You can enjoy your old games directly with HDMI upconversion, thanks to the Hyperkin RetroN 5. According to Geek, the console can play NES, Famicom, SNES/Super Famicom, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Game Boy/GBC/GBA games. You can have this NES Classic Edition Alternative for $209.99 at Amazon. Unfortunately, the black edition is out of stock but there are still gray one.

According to GameSpot, the Retron 5 has an upgradable operating system, so if there are issues regarding its performance, it may be resolved down the road. "Everything is powered by an embedded Android operating system, which opens the door for valuable features such as HDMI output, save states, and Game Genie-like cheat codes."

Cyber Gadget Retro-Freak

Cyber Gadget's Retro-Freak is a good console but it does have an adapter to play Western, English NES cartridges, so you can use it to play your collection of existing NES titles with a little effort. This Japanese retro system can play Famicom, SNES/Super Famicom, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Boy/GBC/GBA, and TurbografX-16/PC Engine/SupergrafX games.

As described by Trusted Reviews, the Retro Freak is an Android-based console which replicates several vintage systems using emulation and allows you to play your beloved original cartridges. It offers modern-day benefits such as save states, screen filters, upscaled 720p HD output and the ability to dump ROMs onto a MicroSD card so you can play games without having to plug in the cart each time.

You can have this console for $230 on Amazon complete with the adapter seat that you need. If you order today, you may have it on your door between December 30 to January 5.

AtGames Sega Genesis Classic

This 40 16-bit SEGA game console offers a total 80 games built-in and a plug & play on your TV. As reviewed by Polygon, the Sega Genesis console game is a very easy to use but still, can’t compete with NES Classic Edition.

"While AtGames largely invented the space, and has made efforts to move it out of the knockoff import tier it began in, its offerings are no match for Nintendo’s official product. "

A Sega Geneses Classic Console with an additional controller costs $106.48 on Amazon. But take note that the controller's batteries not included.

 

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