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25 Retro Gaming Gift Ideas

From Pocket-Sized Gaming Devices to Revived Rare Video Games

— December 15, 2018 — Tech
The video game industry has finally begun to release revamped old-school gaming gear and this list of retro gaming gift ideas showcases some of the best offerings made this year.

Designed for the DIY-inclined, the 8BitDo DIY controller mod kits lets gamers take their old controllers into the modern age. Granting Bluetooth and wireless capabilities to old-school controllers, these mod kits are incredibly easy to use and are fairly forgiving for first time builders. The kits are currently available for NES, SNES, Super Famicom and Mega Drive controllers and do not require the use of a soldering iron or extensive toolbox.

Also included in this are the Arcade1Up Machines. Offering full-sized arcade cabinets, this retro gaming machines stand 4-feet tall and require some user assembly. Each machine features an exclusive game as its defining artwork, but will also come preloaded with an assortment of classic titles. All the games emulated on the cabinets will maintain the controls, sounds, and gameplay elements as their original counterparts.
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Revamped Retro Arcade Games
Revamped Retro Arcade Games
Tetsuya Mizuguchi Updated Tetris to Be More Visually Engaging
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Re-Issued Iconic Videogames
Re-Issued Iconic Videogames
'Return of Double Dragon' Will Finally See a Release Outside of Japan
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Miniature 90s Gaming Consoles
Miniature 90s Gaming Consoles
The PlayStation Classic Comes Preloaded with 20 Classic Games
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Revived Rare Video Games
Revived Rare Video Games
Donkey Kong 3: Daigyakushuu is Now Playable for Retro Game Fans
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Nostalgia-Inspired Game Consoles
Nostalgia-Inspired Game Consoles
The 3DS XL Super NES Edition Draws its Design from the Super NES
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Nostalgic Handheld Games
Nostalgic Handheld Games
The 'Oregon Trail' Game Brings a 1970s Classic Back to Life
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Faithfully Redesigned Retro Consoles
Faithfully Redesigned Retro Consoles
The Mega Sg Plays the Classic Cartridges of it Predecessor
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Affordable Retro Revived Consoles
Affordable Retro Revived Consoles
The Intellivision Amico Wants Everyone to Enjoy Gaming
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Retro-Inspired Gaming Controllers
Retro-Inspired Gaming Controllers
The PDP GameCube Controllers Come in Three Design Styles
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Iconic Console Revivals
Iconic Console Revivals
The Atari VCS Will Be at GDC 2018 and Pre-Orders Will Be Open Soon
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Retro Replica Gaming Consoles
Retro Replica Gaming Consoles
The Sega Mega Drive Mini Console will Launch in 2019
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Retro Game-Upgrading Consoles
Retro Game-Upgrading Consoles
The Hyperkin 'SupaRetroN HD' Console Plays Classic Cartridge Titles
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DIY Wireless Controllers
DIY Wireless Controllers
These Wireless Controller Mod-Kits Modernize Classic Controllers
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Revamped Japanese Consoles
Revamped Japanese Consoles
The Famicom Mini Will Celebrate a Manga Magazine With 20 Games
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Modernized Retro Game Controllers
Modernized Retro Game Controllers
The Nintendo Switch Wireless NES Controller is Nostalgic
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Retro Video Game Journals
Retro Video Game Journals
The Super Mario Moleskine Collection Strongly Raises Nostalgia
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DIY Retro Game Consoles
DIY Retro Game Consoles
The Odroid-Go Console Kit Lets Users Create a Portable Handheld System
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Pocket-Sized Gaming Devices
Pocket-Sized Gaming Devices
The 'PocketSprite tiny Game Boy' Brings Nostalgia in a Mini Package
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Portable Retro Gaming Console
Portable Retro Gaming Console
The 'Retro' by Atari is a Potent Hit of Nostalgia for Gamers
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HD Retro Gaming Consoles
HD Retro Gaming Consoles
The Polymega Console Plays All of Your Favorite Classic Games
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Arcade Cabinet Console Holders
Arcade Cabinet Console Holders
The PixelQuest Arcade Kit Works with the Nintendo Switch
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Arcade Game-Inspired Watches
Arcade Game-Inspired Watches
Romain Jerome Introduces the 'Pac-Man' Level III Timepiece
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Handmade Retro Arcade Consoles
Handmade Retro Arcade Consoles
Love Hulten's 'OriginX' is Styled After the Original Pong Cabinet
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Plug-N-Play Retro Gaming Devices
Plug-N-Play Retro Gaming Devices
Blast! Games Can be Plugged into a Television
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Home Arcade Cabinets
Home Arcade Cabinets
Arcade1Up Machines Will Bring Cabinet Games to the Home Market
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