3 Ways to Play Vintage Video Games Today

Ask any long-time hardcore gamer and watch them agree; some of the best games were made in the 80s through 90s. From Planescape: Torment to Donkey Kong and Sonic the Hedgehog –these vintage games remain an untouchable classic in the industry’s hall of fame. Unfortunately, fast-growing tech and state of the art gameplay has all but killed the option to play these games in their original form.

New consoles have also disbanded the use of cartridges many years ago; and continue to throw old tech out the window, leaving players forcibly upgrading to other alternatives. However, all is not lost.

Special Retro Game Systems

Behemoth game companies such as SEGA and Nintendo have totally discontinued the use of systems that process cartridges. Plus, since cartridges come with their own set of unique data, it’s pretty impossible to simply plug it into a port of a PC or laptop. However, some companies such as Analogue, Innex and Hyperkin have developed their own cartridge playing consolers that employ software emulation or hardware reading tech. The Analogue Super NT, for example, is a portable piece that allows you to play your favourite SNES wirelessly.