Final Review: Anbernic RG351MP

Final Review: Anbernic RG351MP

The Anbernic RG351MP is the latest in a line of RK3326-powered handheld gaming devices. In this video, we’ll take a final look at this console within four different use cases to determine whether the RG351MP is a good fit for you.

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TP Link AC600 5GHz WiFi dongle

Other devices worth considering:
Anbernic RG351V
PowKiddy RGB10 Max
Anbernic RG351P
Anbernic RG350M
Anbernic RG280V
PowKiddy V90

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Guide: Moonlight on Retro Handhelds

Guide: Moonlight on Retro Handhelds

Last updated: 23SEP2021

Moonlight is a game streaming tool designed to allow you to stream your screen (and games) from a PC to a connected device. This means you can stream games that wouldn’t normally run on your device, such as GameCube, PS2, PC games, and so on. This is an excellent option if you want to play a few games while in bed, or on the couch, or maybe at the dinner table.

For this guide, we will focus on Moonlight support for ArkOS and RetroOZ firmwares on the following handheld devices:

Anbernic RG351P (ArkOS final) — requires WiFi dongle
Anbernic RG351M (ArkOS final)
Anbernic RG351V (ArkOS)
PowKiddy RGB10 (ArkOS) — requires WiFi dongle
PowKiddy RGB10 Max (RetroOZ) — requires WiFi dongle for 5GHz
GameForce Chi (ArkOS)
RK2020 (ArkOS) — requires WiFi dongle
ODROID Go Advance (ArkOS) — may require WiFi dongle
ODROID Go Super (RetroOZ) — requires WiFi dongle

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Anbernic RG351MP — First Impressions and Comparison

Anbernic RG351MP — First Impressions and Comparison

Seemingly out of nowhere, the RG351MP (“Metal Pro”) dropped from the sky. This device has the oft-requested 4:3 aspect / 640×480 display but in a horizontal form factor. So is this device getting, or would it be better to grab an older (and cheaper) handheld instead? Let’s find out.

Anbernic official (AliExpress)
Anbernic official (eBay)
Anbernic direct

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Guide: Streets of Rage Remix on RG351 Devices

Guide: Streets of Rage Remix on RG351 Devices

Last updated: 08AUG2021

Streets of Rage Remake is a beloved game among emulation and homebrew fans. First released in 2011 after eight years of development, this fan-made game mashes together the first three Streets of Rage games and adds in over 100 stages, 15+ playable characters, and an epic soundtrack. Sadly, the game was pulled down from official release at the request of SEGA, but has remained available on various websites over the years.

Porting SoRR to a device is a right of passage for any true retro handheld, so today let’s walk through how to play this game on the Anbernic RG351P, RG351M, and RG351V.

Note that you will need to be running ArkOS custom firmware for this to work. This is easily one of my favorite custom firmwares for these devices, and you can install it on the ArkOS wiki page. This guide will work on other devices that are supported by ArkOS, such as the RGB10, RK2020, and GameForce Chi.

The ArkOS developer plans on implementing the SoRR folder structure in a future update, but for now, the instructions will get you on your way. Once the changes happen in the firmware, I will modify this guide accordingly.

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Introducing 351Droid for RG351P, RG351M, and RG351V!

Introducing 351Droid for RG351P, RG351M, and RG351V!

Last updated: 04JUL2021

351Droid is an unofficial build of LineageOS 18.1 (Android 11) for Anbernic RG351 devices, and as of today it now has a public testing build. This build supports proper control layout, it resizes the userdata partition on boot, and supports the wifi chips in 351M and 351V. Let’s take a look at how to install this firmware, and its potential for Android-based retro gaming.

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Quick Guide: File Transfer Options on Retro Handheld Devices

Quick Guide: File Transfer Options on Retro Handheld Devices

Let’s look at the four ways you can transfer files to and from your device. This guide applies to all RK3326-based devices, like the Anbernic RG351 series, PowKiddy RGB10/20, ODROID Go Advance/Super devices, and so on.

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