Retro Systems

NES

NES (1985)

The Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES, for short) is arguably one of the most popular consoles ever created. Released in Japan as the Famicom ('Family Computer'), Nintendo's 8-bi...

Super Nintendo

Super Nintendo (1991)

Widely regarded as possibly the best videogame console ever created, the SNES is a machine that needs little introduction. Released in the early '90s, the machine built on the alread...

Virtual Boy

Virtual Boy (1995)

Released in 1995 the Virtual Boy is possibly Nintendo's most significant failure in the hardware arena. The brainchild of Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi, this unusual machine promised...

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64 (1996)

After the amazing NES and SNES, people expected the N64 to run away with the industry and put Sony and Sega in the shade. It didn't happen. Nintendo decided to stick with carts while...

GameCube

GameCube (2001)

After the N64 lost the battle against the 32-bit Playstation Nintendo decided to design a machine that was intended to go head-to-head with Sony's next console. Codenamed 'Dolphin' i...