by Marshal M. Rosenthal

Have you looked at a video game controller lately? What’s with all those buttons, knobs, joysticks, tabs…’s crazy!

That’s why so many of us prefer 8 and 16-bit games: the graphics might not be super-realistic, but the gameplay is always fun and you don’t need the reflexes of a 15-year-old or the memory of an elephant to remember which button does what.

Ready to play old school? Then here are the consoles you’ll need.

NES Retron 1 Gaming System/$29

Because NES is good enough, this console is good enough. And the two red-infused NES controllers included are good enough too. Top loading so none of that push-in-the-tray nonsense.

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