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Handheld Emulator Plays Thousands Of Retro Games On The Cheap

Handheld Emulator Plays Thousands Of Retro Games On The Cheap

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By Evan Ackerman

We’ve all gotten pretty jaded on video games nowadays. I remember back when I was a kid, my Game Gear kept me endlessly entertained with top notch, high quality games like Tail Spin. They just don’t make ’em like that anymore. If that’s the kind of game you like (and who doesn’t?) ThinkGeek has a handheld emulator system that’s able to play retro video games from systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy Advance, Neo-Geo, and even some Capcom arcade systems. And, um, not the Game Gear. Dammit, I want my Tail Spin.

The Pocket Retro Game Emulator has a d-pad, four control buttons, and two shoulder buttons, as well as select and start to make it Konami code compatible. You load in ROMs (which you can find on the internet for free without looking to hard) via a USB cable, and if the 4 gigs of internal memory isn’t enough, it’s expandable with a micro SD card. It’s got a QVGA screen, runs for 6-8 hours on a charge, and also functions as a media player with an FM radio.

All of this awesomeness will only cost you $100, which is dirt dirt cheap considering the amount and variety of games you can cram into this thing. You’d better get on it, though, since ThinkGeek appears to be nearly sold out.

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6 responses to “Handheld Emulator Plays Thousands Of Retro Games On The Cheap”

  1. chalktrauma says:

    You can get them much cheaper on dealextreme:

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.23032

    Some of the emulators are not quite up to the task, but for the most part it works well and well worth the $82 it costs.

    There is a pretty large following on the net working to make it better:

    http://a320.freeforums.org/index.php
    http://www.dingoo-digital.com/
    http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/

    With linux right around the corner, you should definitely pick one up πŸ™‚

  2. chalktrauma says:

    You can get them much cheaper on dealextreme:

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.23032

    Some of the emulators are not quite up to the task, but for the most part it works well and well worth the $82 it costs.

    There is a pretty large following on the net working to make it better:

    http://a320.freeforums.org/index.php
    http://www.dingoo-digital.com/
    http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/

    With linux right around the corner, you should definitely pick one up πŸ™‚

  3. welshmouse says:

    Its actually called a Dingoo A320, do NOT buy form thinkgeek. its a brilliant device, but much cheaper elsewhere. thinkgeek purposely dont give its correct name so people cant shop around for a better deal. it 80 dollars or less everywhere else.
    it also has a budding homebrew community at http://a320.freeforums.org/

  4. chalktrauma says:

    You can get them much cheaper on dealextreme:

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.23032

    Some of the emulators are not quite up to the task, but for the most part it works well and well worth the $82 it costs.

    There is a pretty large following on the net working to make it better:

    http://a320.freeforums.org/index.php
    http://www.dingoo-digital.com/
    http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/

    With linux right around the corner, you should definitely pick one up πŸ™‚

  5. welshmouse says:

    Its actually called a Dingoo A320, do NOT buy form thinkgeek. its a brilliant device, but much cheaper elsewhere. thinkgeek purposely dont give its correct name so people cant shop around for a better deal. it 80 dollars or less everywhere else.
    it also has a budding homebrew community at http://a320.freeforums.org/