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I want to buy a retro games console for my (soon to be) 8 year old. Recommendations please.

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justanotherneighinparadise Mon 26-Oct-20 20:54:04

He already has a Sega which he has really enjoyed. He loves puzzle type games where you’re working stuff out and solving problems.

I don’t want him on a brand new console playing Fortnite, but I don’t mind getting him a retro one. Obviously there’s PlayStation, X-box and Wii but I have no idea what might be great for him as well as some classic games that’s hex enjoy.

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PaddyF0dder Mon 26-Oct-20 21:05:52

“Retro” is a debatable term.

How retro are we talking?

freezedriedromance Mon 26-Oct-20 21:17:04

Playstation Classic? Brand new console but modelled on the old PS1 with some classic games pre installed.

JustPickleRick Mon 26-Oct-20 21:23:49

Nintendo 64, I have one as an adult after having one as a child. I love it!

justanotherneighinparadise Mon 26-Oct-20 21:34:23

Im looking at the bundles on eBay that have the games on CDs. I guess I’m thinking the 90’s or the naughties.

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InFlagranteDerelicto Mon 26-Oct-20 21:36:15

Wii is retro now? We still have ours & I played it a couple of weeks ago.

InFlagranteDerelicto Mon 26-Oct-20 21:37:09

I feel old.

MindyStClaire Mon 26-Oct-20 21:52:21

We have a mini NES and mini SNES that came pre loaded with a bunch of games. Not sure if they're easy to get now though.

AriettyHomily Mon 26-Oct-20 22:01:34

My nine year olds are enjoying the wii but it looks so old fashioned in terms of graphics etc we're getting a switch for Christmas.

justanotherneighinparadise Mon 26-Oct-20 22:04:48

Ha ha I am old!! I just want something that isn’t crazy money and has age appropriate games.

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YesILikeItToo Tue 08-Dec-20 09:40:40

Nintendo GameCube - Pikmin would be a suitable game, it has a puzzley feel. Also Super Mario Sunshine is just lovely.

drspouse Tue 08-Dec-20 09:46:06

My nearly-9 is getting a Wii - he loves Mario so we are getting that game too. Birthday early Jan (he has a birthday calendar he's made, aaargh!)

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