No doubt one of the hottest Christmas gift items this year is the NES Classic Edition. It's a mini Nintendo Entertainment System that comes pre-loaded with 30 games and, at a $60, it's hard to find as a lot of people want one, myself included. They were sold out the day they went on sale so, in lieu of getting one of those, here are some other options.

  • Retro-Bit Generations

    The NES Classic Edition comes with 30 games. This system from Retro-Bit comes with over 90 and includes games for NES, SNES and more. It even includes some games that never came out in the United States. Definitely worth looking into.

  • Sega Genesis Plug 'n Play

    This one has a very nifty feature not found in many plug 'n play-type consoles. Sure, it comes pre-equipped with 80 games but also has a cartridge slot that will allow you play your Sega Genesis carts, too! Again, it features 80 games, but not all of them were originally for the Sega Genesis. Still, a great value with the best Genesis games already built in.

  • Atari Flashback 7

    I grew up with the Atari 2600 so this is near and dear to my heart. Atari comes out with a new version about every year or so. The last one I have is the Atari Flashback 2. This has far more games at 101 classics and new hit titles (as says on the box) and the games are just as fun.

  • My Arcade Retro Machine

    This one just looks cool. It has 200 games built in to a little arcade unit. The 200 games aren't games that were originally in the arcade, but many of them will play very familiarly to the ones you grew up with. I haven't played one of these, yet, but it's on my wish list.

  • Colecovision Flashback

    The Colecovision came out between Atari and Nintendo. I had one but didn't get one until much later. It had its charm so it's cool to see they made an all-in-one system for Colecovision as well featuring 60 games built-in. For the guy who has everything but this, this is what to get him or her.