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[Updated] Top 5 Budget Retro Handhelds for Gameboy Advance (GBA) Emulation

[Originally Posted on December 26, 2020.. RP2 dropped from List. RP2+ Added. RG280V Removed. RG351V Added. Images Updated.] If you are in the market for a retro handheld (ROM player), there are tons of options.  I f you are looking for a budget priced retro handheld that's specifically good at playing Gameboy Advance (GBA) ROMs here's the 5 I think are excellent options:  #1 Retroid Pocket 2 Plus $99 RP2+ The Retroid Pocket 2 Plus is another excellent option for GBA. Unlike the original RP2, the RP2+ is easy to set up which is why it's now my Top Pick for GBA play.  Retroid Pocket 2 Plus Review  #2 RG351P $80-$90 RG351P I'm not the biggest fan of the RG351P but the screen aspect is absolutely perfect for GBA games and they look better without filters on the RG351P than the other options.  Its a well built console that's perfect for on the go. The interface is simple and doesn't require a lot of knowledge like some systems.  #3 RG351V $100-$120 RG351V Despite hav

RG350P Simple Menu Disk Image

I hadn't done anything with the RG350P in a while so decided to check out the pre-configued Simple Menu image from LostYouthGamer. It all fits on a 16GB micro SD card making it an excellent option if you don't have any spare big cards or just want to set it up as a very simple user experience for someone.  This particular build includes mostly GB, GBC, Atari 2600, NES, SNES, SEGA Master System and SEGA Genesis ROMs with preview images for all the games.  Hit the link below for the video tutorial from MashTec. It's a very simple setup process. *This post is for informational purposes only. They legality of ROMs are certainly a grey area so make sure to do your research. Emulation by itself us most certainly legal in the US. The use of ROMs is the grey area part. To stay totally legal,  use ROMs you have the legal right to use or have physical copies of. 

Top 10 Dollar for Dollar Sub $100 Handheld Game Consoles TODAY

Things change rapidly in the retro handheld console world so this list will only be applicable for a short time. Community support and available modifications to firmwares, software etc also continually change how good or bad certain systems are. I generally go by the import prices not by the reseller prices. Resellers are often just charging to add ROMs which is highly unethical not to mention illegal.  This post is my personal opinion and links do not benefit me.  Retroid Pocket 2 $80  You simply cannot beat the value of the RP2 for $80 as long as you don't mind Android and don't mind having to tinker with the system a lot to get it all set up. This is a system for tech savvy people not beginners to emulation.  Retroid Pocket 2 Review   Anbernic RG351P $95 I'm not a big fan of the screen size with this one but community support has been making this a better option all the time. Great choice for emulation gamers of all levels. No built in WiFi is th

Top 10 Retro Handhelds From 2020

My Definitive Top 10 Retro Handhelds List  Now that the dust has settled from 2020 and I've had time to think,  here are my personal picks for the best handhelds of 2020: #1   Retroid Pocket 2 #2   RG350P #3   RG350M #4   RG351P #5   PiBoy DMG #6   RGB20 #7   RG350 #8   RG280V #9   RK2020 #10 Odroid Go Advance  While the Retroid Pocket 2 turned into my favorite after putting a LOT of work into it, the company of the year was definitely Anbernic who had 5 of my 10 favorite handhelds of the year. If you aren't looking to put a ton of work into things, the RG350P (or M) or 351P (despite the funky screen size) would be better options.  This list is not necessarily the best for everyone. These were my personal favorites in order.  You can order a Retroid Pocket 2 here: *I have no affiliation with this link.   

RetroArch Officially on OpenDingux Devices

Pretty interesting news here. Check out the guide below on putting RetroArxg on the RG350 or RG280. With official support of this app, it definitely adds a little value to the 350 and 280 line from Abernic.

RG350 Loose Buttons

The original RG350 has one major flaw and that's the fact that the bottom buttons (Power, Volume Up/Down and Reset) have no supports at all.  Mine started eventually feeling funny and like they might be getting loose.  A little soldering might have been the best option but I was in a hurry and just went with some glue. So far the console feels like brand new again. I did go a little overboard with the glue (lol) but it works. I have yet to crack open my RG350P or RG350M so I'm not sure how well built it is on the inside.  Fortunately taking apart the RG350 is extremely even for a novice.  One upgrade they did make from the 350 was with the Micro SD (TF) card where the internal is now electable. I'm tempted to upgrade the card insude the 350 at some point just as a project. I don't really need this model anymore but I like keeping it around. 

My Favourite Gaming Purchases of 2020: RG350P

2020 wasn't a bad year in gaming for me. I spent less focus on modern have and have gotten more and more into retro gaming. What really made 2020 special for me was discovering the RG350 line from Abernic.   Favourite Consoles Purchased : RG350P Retroid Pocket 2   Favorite Games Purchased : No More Heroes 1 & 2 (Switch) Okami HD (Switch) Favorite Apps Purchased : Dungeon Maker (Android) Dungeon Warfare 2 (Android) I can't say enough good things about the RG350 line. While the M model is a more solid build with better d-pad action I found myself simply liking the weight and feel of the RG350P. I spent $70 on it when it came out and don't regret the purchase at all. For the most part I use it for 8, 16 and 32 bit era gaming. While it can handle up to PS1, The RP2 handles that a little better.  You can't go wrong with any of the RG350 models. The original 350 has the left thumbstick above the d-pad while the P and M models have both thumbsticks at the botto

Best Retro Console Manufacturer of 2020

2020 was a pretty awesome year in the Emulation world. I have to say with no doubts that Abernic took the crown this year. Between the RG350P, RG350M, and RG351P they have is some serious options. I haven't had any hands in time with the RG280V which looks like a nice yet unnecessary move. There just wasn't enough there with the 280V to spark a lot of interest with me although I wouldn't mind having one. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us in 2021. Obviously the RG351M is just around the corner but I'm hoping for some other pleasant surprises.