My Retro Handheld Collection (+ Giveaway!)

My Retro Handheld Collection (+ Giveaway!)

To celebrate reaching 25,000 subscribers, I want to take a step back from reviews and tutorials and show off my current collection of retro handhelds. So let’s look at all of my devices and the story behind each of them.

Enter the giveaway here!

Thank you so much for your continued support, and I’m excited where we go next.

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Fix the “Format Disk” Windows 10 Error (EmuELEC, ArkOS, 351ELEC)

Fix the “Format Disk” Windows 10 Error (EmuELEC, ArkOS, 351ELEC)

Do you get an error that says “You need to format the disk in drive [letter] before you can use it” when putting in a multi-partition SD card? This video will show you how to remove drive letters from your SD card partitions so you just see the partitions you want. Additionally, I’ll show you how to make unassigned partitions appear.

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PowKiddy A13 Custom Firmware Guide

PowKiddy A13 Custom Firmware Guide

Last updated: 25JAN2021 (see Changelog for details)

The PowKiddy A13 is an impressive little tabletop arcade device, especially after modding it with new hardware. In today’s guide I’ll show you how to install custom firmware onto the device to unlock updated emulators and a more customizable user interface.

If you haven’t bought one of these hidden gems yet, here is a link to grab one yourself.

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PowKiddy A13 Hardware Mods — Buttons, Joystick, and Weight Rebalance

PowKiddy A13 Hardware Mods — Buttons, Joystick, and Weight Rebalance

In this video we’ll upgrade some hardware components of this nifty little tabletop arcade device. Let’s add in a new joystick, buttons, and some adhesive weights to balance everything.

Buy a PowKiddy A13 here.

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10,000 YouTube subs — thank you! (and a giveaway)

10,000 YouTube subs — thank you! (and a giveaway)

I’m overwhelmed by the support and love I’ve seen in my first few months with this website and channel. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this journey, and I hope that my guides and insights have been helpful for you.

To celebrate, a kind (anonymous) viewer who goes by “LWC” donated two RG351Ps to give away. I’ve pitched in a couple 128GB SD cards to sweeten the deal.

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Guide: RetroArch NetPlay on Handheld Devices

Guide: RetroArch NetPlay on Handheld Devices

Last updated: 12JAN2021 (see Changelog for details)

RetroArch has a neat feature that allows you to play multiplayer games on different handheld devices. But the setup is more complicated than you might think. So this guide will walk you through all the things you need to know before beating the utter daylights out of your best friend in Street Fighter II.

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Top 5 Retro Games (with MashTec and More Tech Sir!)

Top 5 Retro Games (with MashTec and More Tech Sir!)

I teamed up with MashTec and More Tech Sir! to showcase our own personal “Top 5” retro games. The rules were simple: the game must be playable on a retro handheld device, 5th generation (PS1/N64) or older, and one minute showcase per game. Amazingly there was no overlap!

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Introducing the RGC Patreon Page

Introducing the RGC Patreon Page

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that after receiving several requests, I have created a Retro Game Corps Patreon page.

My goal with this website is to bring 100% FREE content to anyone who wants it. For this reason, I am not creating any perks for becoming a Patron of my website and channel; in other words, no content is held back from non-Patrons. All proceeds will go towards supporting this website (paying webhosting and domain fees, storage space, etc.), and investing in new devices and equipment to bring more content to everyone.

Thank you all for your continued support with my platform. I started this website just a few months ago because I grew frustrated with trying to find guides for retro handheld consoles, and at some point I said to myself, “why don’t I just make a site?” — and here we are. I’m immensely proud and in awe of everyone’s enthusiasm for this unique niche of video gaming.

If you’re not interested in joining my Patreon page, but you want to support this site, I have also created a buyer’s guide which has my recommended online stores for retro handheld devices and accessories. Some of these stores have affiliate links, which provides me with a small commission on any purchase you make, at no additional cost to you.

More soon,
Russ