Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label Retro Game Handheld

PiBoy XRS Details (March Pre-Order)

https://experimentalpi.com/PiBoy-XRS--Kit_p_59.html  It looks like the PiBoy XRS will be available for pre-order or sale by the end of next month (March) for $149.95. It will come partially assembled and require you to have a Raspberry Pi 4B, a charger and a microSD card which are additional expenses.  That all totals out to a fairly expensive handheld for the aging Pi gaming scene but it looks to be very high quality. This is definitely geared towards people who like to tinker with systems and don't mind a little DIY assembly work.  What keeps this handheld on my radar is the striking looks inspired by the OG Game Boy but in a horizontal form factor and what appears to be high end build quality.  Other Upcoming Handhelds  

Miyoo Mini Review (Micro Retro Game Handheld)

Guides:  https://www.retrokezins.com/p/miyoo-mini-v1v2-guides-info.html [UPDATE 1/10/22: The 4th official update from Miyoo drastically improves the screen and audio. The score I'd say now should be updated to 8.5/10.  They are tough to find,  so definitely keep an eye out on the next Miyoo restock.] [UPDATE 12/28: The 3rd Update from Miyoo moderately improves audio issues and RetroArch settings now take effect, so improvements have happened.  It looks like Miyoo used some code from Shaun Inman's work in the new update (without anyone knowing)]  *Using Update 20211226, I'm upgrading my Score on the Miyoo Mini from a 7.8/10 to a 8/10 .  Hopefully we see even more improvements in the near future...There are issues with RA Autosaves crashing games and an assortment of oddities but the latest firmware is an improvement. Some good CFW is really needed. Also appears some emulators are not utilizing screen resolution yet as they are using upscaling to the resolution, but the scali

Analogue Pocket: Finally Shipping December 13

People have been talking about the Analogue Pocket for a long time now. The retro inspired (Nintendo Game Boy Aesthetic) handheld had previously missed promised shipping dates but things appear to be on track now and they are set to start shipping on December 13.  https://www.analogue.co/pocket Out of the box, it will play original Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges. Adapters will be available for SEGA Game Gear ($29.99), Neo Geo Pocket ($29.99), TurboGrafx-16 ($29.99), and Atari Lynx ($29.99) as well. The adapters are listed as "Coming Soon"... At the moment only early adopters will be able to get their hands on one. The current price for the handheld is $199.99 which I suspect may increase after the pre-orders are taken care of. At the moment it is not possible to pre- order one. It's a pretty exciting project and hopefully it works out after all the delays. The ability to play old cartridges with a well built handheld reall