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The coolest retro consoles money can buy

Did the new NES rekindle your retro gaming desires?

The coolest retro consoles money can buy

They don't make video games like they used to. That's not a supposed to be a judgement on new games - it's just that they literally don't make video games like they used to.

With Nintendo whipping the internet into a frenzy with the announcement of a new Mini NES console, complete with 30 classic titles built in, it's clear there's a good deal of nostalgic love lingering for games of old. If you can't wait until November to snap up Nintendo's new NES, how about trying some of these new retro consoles that are already available?

See our list of Best Retro Games

Retron 5

Price: £129.99

Console: NES, SNES, GameBoy, GameBoy Colour, GameBoy Advance, Sega Mega Drive

Games: While the Retron 5 doesn't have any games built-in, it can play pretty much any old-school video game cartridge you have lying about your loft with up-scaled graphics.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega

Price: £78.99

Console: A modernised Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Games: 1,000 pre-installed, with potential for extras to be added via the micro SD Card.

Sega Arcade Ultimate Portable Player

Price: £48.99

Console: Sega Mega Drive

Games: 80 built in, including Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, Mortal Kombat and Streets of Rage.

Sega Mega Drive Classic

Price: £49.99

Console: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Games: 80 built-in (including all the Golden Axe and Streets of War games) and compatible with original Mega Drive cartridges.

Eagle Box

Price: £79.99

Console: All the old consoles ever

Games: An Android-powered magic box, in addition to running smart TV apps like YouTube and Netflix, the Eagle Box is capable of running the games of pretty much every console made before the year 2000. You just have to upload them yourself.

Analogue 24K Gold

Price: $4,999 (£3,742 - but it's sold out at present)

Console: NES and SNES

Games: Following up from the Analogue group's amazing aluminium Nintendo throwback, the 24K Gold unit was brought out to celebrate the Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary - shipping with the original game in gold. It played Nintendo cartridges in the most lavish style we've ever witnessed.

Nintendo Classic Mini

Price: £49.99

Console: NES

Games: 30 built-in. There's something about this official retro redesign that's just that little bit more authentic than those others in this list. You'll have to wait until 11 November before you can get your thumbs on it thought.