Retroid Pocket 2: In-depth review

Retroid Pocket 2: In-depth review

Last updated: 18OCT2020

I’ve had my Retroid Pocket 2 for about a month now, so I think it’s time to share my final thoughts on the device. I’ve made a lengthy video (below) that walks you through all of the aspects, but here is a written review as well.

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Guide: Among Us on the Retroid Pocket 2

Guide: Among Us on the Retroid Pocket 2

Last updated 10OCT2020 (see Changelog for details)

Among Us is a popular game on Steam and smartphones, and given that it isn’t very CPU-intensive, it seems like a perfect fit for the Android-based Retroid Pocket 2. The only problem is that the game is designed for touch controls. Luckily, there’s a very easy workaround to get this game up and running on your handheld device.

Note that this method will work for just about any touch-based Android app, so if you have a favorite game that you’re itching to try, this is your solution.

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Guide: Sega Dreamcast on the Retroid Pocket 2

Guide: Sega Dreamcast on the Retroid Pocket 2

Last updated 29SEP2020 (see Changelog for details)

I have a confession to make: I’d never really played the Sega Dreamcast until my Retroid Pocket 2 arrived in the mail. Because of this fact, I ended up diving into this system first, to explore all of the new games (well, new to me). Here is my quick guide on how to set up Dreamcast emulation on your Retroid Pocket 2. There are still a lot of people out in the community finding new ways to improve gameplay on this device, so expect frequent updates to the guide in the future.

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Guide: Nintendo DS on the Retroid Pocket 2

Guide: Nintendo DS on the Retroid Pocket 2

Last updated 24SEP2020 (see Changelog for details)

One of my most pleasant surprises with a new Retroid Pocket 2 is that it can play Nintendo DS games surprisingly well. I just didn’t think that was possible with a single screen, let alone a lack of touchscreen, but it turns out that many games are very manageable with the Retroid Pocket 2, thanks to a special DS emulator called DraStic. So in this guide I’ll walk you through how to download and configure DraStic, and list off some games that perform really well with the Retroid Pocket 2.

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Retroid Pocket 2 Day 3 — Launchers, Among Us, DS, and more!

Retroid Pocket 2 Day 3 — Launchers, Among Us, DS, and more!

Last updated 19SEP2020

So I’ve had a few days with my new Retroid Pocket 2, so here is a quick video to demonstrate some of the things I’ve learned. I still have a ways to go in getting it fully up to speed, but I thought you’d appreciate some of the progress I’ve made.

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