Nintendo has long been one of the best video game console producers in the world. Alongside their fantastic franchises like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid, they have also created some of the most influential and successful consoles of all time. These consoles created the bedrock that the video games industry still walks on today. Here are some of the best retro Nintendo consoles.
The N64 was the first 3D Nintendo console and had some of the most widely loved games released on it. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is widely considered to be one of the best games of all time. Super Mario World 3D is also considered to be a groundbreaking game that showed that the platform genre could be amazing in a 3D world. This console also game with an improved controller and 4 player support for many games. The N64 still has fantastic games that are getting re-released on Nintendo’s latest consoles.
The NES is what started it all. Standing for Nintendo Entertainment System, it was many people’s first introduction to video games in general. While many people played had likely played video games at arcades, this was one of the first truly popular home consoles thanks to standout games like Super Mario and Castlevania showing that video games could be more than just arcade games. This console was recently re-released by Nintendo as the Mini NES Classic which came with a lot of classic games pre-installed. The demand for this kind of retro gaming can be seen throughout the games industry with indie games aping this style and the success of the NES Classic. There has also been a rise in the popularity of jackpot slots games on mobile sites like LadyLucks which is, even more, evidence that retro gaming is a huge phenomenon.
The GameCube is likely Nintendo’s least successful console but it might be a close running with the Wii U. In a generation dominated by the PlayStation 2, the GameCube was often overlooked. Which is a shame because it gave 4 controllers slots off the bat, included functionality with the GameBoy Advanced and had some fantastic games to boot. Super Smash Bros Melee is still played today as an esport and is a fantastic game. The really quirky Super Mario Sunshine was also released on this console which saw our favourite plumber washing away pollution in a unique adventure. The GameCube is a great and underappreciated console.