Retro Games Controller: classic gaming for the masses

A new gaming console has just appeared in the UK, and it’s aimed at nostalgic gamers who miss arcades. Learn all about this retro device in this story!

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The gaming world has been growing non-stop for generations now, but it has always looked towards the future with the idea of predicting what is to come. THis is not the case of the Retro Games Controller, an extremely cheap gaming system (which costs only £11.95) that, instead of attempting to compete with your home consoles, aims to give older gamers a different option when it comes to enjoying games in their living-room. The Retro Games Controller is a tiny video game console built to be able to play classic titles, in the same vein of the classic arcade cabinets of the 80s, but without a physical box taking space in your living-room, and running all of the games straight from the controller itself. After supplying the controller with three AA batteries, you can plug it straight on your TV’s RCA port, and enjoy some of the simplest but most enjoyable games of the last few years.

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The controller itself features an analog nub not unlike the ones from arcade machines, with two buttons that are used to perform the entirety of all tasks in the games, along with a select and start button. All of the games available for this console (which are over 200) have a very 80s feel to them, with retro graphics and huge pixels livening up your screen. When the console is turned on, you will be taken to a menu where you can pick your favorite titles, with games such as Racing Fighter, Aerial Warfare, Police vs Thief, PongPong, Space Base, Wonderball or Apple Chess among many others. When we say this is a very 80’s like machine, we refer to the period before the release of the NES, even, so forget the Castlevanias, Mega Man and other games like that. What is a real shame, though, is that titles like Pac-man or Donkey Kong are nowhere to be found in this machine, but both Namco and Nintendo have more of a reputation for being extremely protective of their IPs.

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Just like we said before, this is not a gadget for gamers who already have a PS4 or Xbox One at home, but maybe for someone who was a teenager in the early 80’s and has fond memories of playing at the arcade while waiting for their pizza to be ready. This is a console for those who wish to wish to relive a time long gone, and even though the controller could be bigger, or it could have better options for a second player in several titles, this console does what it does extremely well.

The games are so simple and beautiful they are timeless, and with the holiday season just around the block having such classics ready to be fired up for the entire family doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. Forget about the loading times and the cinematic experiences, this is gaming the way it was, and just the way you remember it.

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