TLDR: Retro game like it’s 1999 with this throwback game console at a ridiculously holiday-friendly price.
While no one challenges the raw processing power or unparalleled visual dazzle of cutting edge gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X, there’s a reason that Tic Tac Toe and Hangman have existed and thrived for hundreds of years. Because game play matters. A lot.
And when it comes to game play, game designers at the dawn of the video game era pretty much nailed it right out of the gate. That’s why retro gaming and throwback experiences of the blockbuster 80’s and 90’s era still resonate with adults who remember them as well as kids who weren’t even born when they were created, but still connect with their primal power today.
The best part of the retro gaming renaissance? That it’s available now at prices even cheaper than when these games debuted up to four decades ago. Like this Mini Game Entertainment System with 620 Built-In Classic Games ($30.60, 15 percent off with code SAVE15NOV from TNW Deals).
Packed in a console that looks a lot like a classic Nintendo NES system, this platform doesn’t require any cartridges. In fact, it comes preloaded with a GameStop’s worth of vintage games: 620 in all ranging across more than 30 years of gaming history.
Mario is here. Pac-Man too. Street Fighter. Tetris. Contra. A veritable flood of 8-bit gaming magic is packed inside this simple system that comes with a pair of hardwired controllers and an endless amount of creativity to keep gamers born in an era rapt and engaged for hours.
All it takes is an audio-video cable to connect to a TV and you’re ready to play, all at a price that’s a fraction of a PS5 or Xbox Series X — and a lot more available too.
Right now during the pre-Black Friday sale, shoppers can pick up a Mini Game Entertainment System with 620 Built-In Classic Games for just $30.60 when they used the sale code SAVE15NOV when they make their purchase. Buyers can also get a version that also includes an HDMI adapter for $38.25 (regularly $45). Or they can pick up two-packs with a pair of these fun holiday-friendly systems for $55.25 with the AV cable, or $72.25 for adding a pair of HDMI attachments.
Prices are subject to change