With a 5” display and 5:3 aspect ratio, the PowKiddy X51 might be a budget hidden gem. In this video we’ll take a deep-dive look at the handheld and see if it’s a good fit in the lower-tier space.Continue reading “PowKiddy X51 Review”
Last updated: 12JUL2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has become a massive hit, and for good reason. It’s a perfect mixture of old-school beat-em-up and modern control schemes, and it has plenty of fun stuff to unlock, too. In this guide we’ll get the game running on various handhelds so you can play this game anywhere.
Anbernic RG552 (AmberELEC, JELOS)
Anbernic RG353P (JELOS, TheRA)
Anbernic RG503 (JELOS, ArkOS, TheRA)
Anbernic RG351P (AmberELEC, JELOS, ArkOS wuMMLe fork)
Anbernic RG351M (AmberELEC, JELOS, ArkOS wuMMLe fork)
Anbernic RG351V (ArkOS, TheRA, AmberELEC, JELOS)
Anbernic RG351MP (ArkOS, TheRA, AmberELEC, JELOS)
PowKiddy RGB10 (ArkOS) and tangentially the RGB10S and RGB20S
GameForce Chi (ArkOS, TheRA)
ODROID Go Advance (ArkOS)
ODROID Go Super (The RetroArena, RetroOZ)
PowKiddy RGB10 Max and Max 2 (The Retro Arena, RetroOZ)
For best results, make sure you are running the most recent version of ArkOS, AmberELEC, or JELOS, and that you have installed the latest version of PortMaster. Here is my PortMaster guide.
Note that the “Final” version of ArkOS for the RG351P and RG351M will not support the game due to an outdated SDL2 library. However, wuMMLe’s fork of ArkOS has been updated to support it, but there are some script changes needed (see the notes below). If you want the latest for those devices, I recommend using JELOS or AmberELEC, since they are in active development.
Setting up this game is similar to other ports such as Celeste, Shovel Knight, Undertale, Timespinner, and Iconoclasts. Big thanks to developer JohnnyOnFlame for getting this port up and running; please consider buying him a coffee for his hard work.Continue reading “TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge on Retro Handhelds”
At about $40, the new PowKiddy X39 certainly looks pretty decent. So let’s do a deep-dive review to see whether this device’s performance and user interface is worth the price of an evening at the movie theater.
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Well, it’s certainly cute. The new PowKiddy RGB20S sports a lovely 3.5″ 480p (4:3) display, a nice compact design, and everybody’s favorite chipset, the RK3326. So does its unique features (and a few hidden surprises) make it worth $80? Let’s find out.Continue reading “PowKiddy RGB20S Review”
The PowKiddy V90 has a new color, and so let’s take this opportunity to give this device an updated review in the context of 2022 and a more saturated handheld market.Continue reading “Still My Favorite $40 Handheld! PowKiddy V90 Black Edition Review”
PowKiddy’s latest RK3326 handheld is an “upgraded” version of the RGB10 with an excellent new screen, better face buttons and d-pad, and shoulder buttons that make me want to vomit. At $80, does the good outweigh the bad?
Note that if you want to install ArkOS on this device, you will want to follow the instructions here in order to make it so the analog stick is not inverted.Continue reading “Review: PowKiddy RGB10S”
Sometimes, less is more. In this video I’ll show you how I’ve pared down my retro game collection to just focus on the games that I actually want to play, and how it has given me the opportunity to just focus on games, and not endless browsing.
Note that while I didn’t explicitly mention it, this same setup can be done within RetroOZ for its supported devices as well. Check out the latest version here.Continue reading “My current (simple) 351ELEC setup”
Amazingly, the PowKiddy Q36 is one of those rare handheld devices that is just about perfect as soon as you pull it out of the box — no need for hardware mods, custom firmware, or learning a new complicated OS. Much of that has to do with the open-source FunKey firmware that it uses, which has some excellent quality of life features that make this micro handheld a wonderful grab-and-go option. So let’s run this $50 device through its paces and look at why I like it so much.Continue reading “Review: PowKiddy Q36 Mini”
Amazingly and unexpectedly, this little project has grown to 100,000 subscribers. Let’s talk about the future of this channel, and I’ll give away a bunch of stuff too.Continue reading “100K Subscribers! Here’s what’s next.”
Let’s look at nine retro handheld gaming devices currently on the market or coming within the next few months, and which ones will give you the best value for your money.Continue reading “The 9 Handhelds to Consider in 2022”