The Q20 Mini is the latest budget device from PowKiddy, and at $40 it’s definitely in the realm of “impulse buy” options. So let’s look at how this one performs, especially within the very competitive budget handheld market available today.Continue reading “Review: PowKiddy Q20 Mini”
Last updated: 27JUL2021
The Super Console X King is a rebranded version of the beloved Beelink GT King Android TV box, but pre-loaded with EmuELEC 4.2 and a bunch of games. Let’s see how this performs as an all-in-one retro gaming console.Continue reading “Super Console X King Review & Guide”
With so many retro handhelds on the market (and quite a few more on the way), it’s a good time to round up my top five devices as of right now.Continue reading “My Top 5 Retro Handhelds Right Now (under $150)”
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that runs RetroArch front and center. So is this ultra simple firmware a viable option for retro handheld devices like the Anbernic RG351P, RG351M, or RG351V? Let’s dig in and find out.Continue reading “Review and Guide: Lakka for RG351 devices”
I’m really excited to learn about Valve’s recently-announced Steam Deck handheld computer. Let’s take a look at its specs and the potential it has to be a best-in-class handheld emulation device.Continue reading “How will the Steam Deck handle emulation?”
Let’s get real here. For $10, you can get a really nice chicken sandwich, which will provide you about 15 minutes of happiness; or you can get this case for your Anbernic RG351V, and be happy for the rest of your life. Your choice.Continue reading “RG351V Case Review”
Last updated: 11JUL2021
The tiny TrimUI Model S (now rebranded as the PowKiddy A66) has received a lot of excellent development over the past few months, so it’s time for me to revisit my initial review. And while I initially recommended avoiding this device, these new updates have changed my mind — this is now a device worth considering. Let’s check it out.Continue reading “TrimUI Model S (PowKiddy A66) — Updated Review & Guide”
In this video we’ll take a look at the latest Nintendo 64 emulator for the PS Vita, DaedalusX64, and how to get the best performance possible for your beloved device. I think you might be surprised to see how well it runs.Continue reading “Nintendo 64 Emulation on the PS Vita”
Last updated: 08JUL2021 (see Changelog for details)
The iPhone can do a lot of things seamlessly, and it’s a very powerful device. But something as simple as running an NES game can be quite challenging. So let’s set up your iPhone as a retro game emulation device — no jailbreaking required.
Like with my previous video about gaming on an iPhone (which covered standalone games, Apple Arcade, and streaming), the Backbone One is an essential component of gaming on iOS. There are other options available, like the Razer Kishi or GameSir X2 BT controller, but the Backbone One is miles better than these options thanks to its ease of use and helpful app integration.
One final note before we get started: emulation on iOS is a moving target. With each new iOS update, some things may get broken, or (very rarely) things might actually improve. My advice is to be patient with new iOS updates, and give the development teams to catch up. I’ll keep this guide updated with the latest developments going forward.Continue reading “Retro Game Emulation on an iPhone”