Posted inNews

Micro Arcade handheld put Frogger, Galaga, and Pac-Man in credit card-sized packages

There are handheld game systems… and then there are really, really tiny handheld game systems. A few years ago, after creating and running a Kickstarter campaign for a credit card-sized game system called the Arduboy, the developer of that project launched a single-purpose game system called the Tetris MicroCard. As the name suggests, it’s a […]

Posted inNews

Retro Champ is a handheld game system that plays NES carts (not ROMs)

There’s no shortage of handheld gaming devices capable of running Nintendo games… but most of them do that thanks to an emulator and ROMs that you download from shady areas of the internet. I mean, theoretically it’s possible to rip games you own from the original NES game cartridges, but it’s not exactly easy to […]

Posted inNews

The KillMii is a Nintendo Wii game console stuffed in an Altoids tin

The Nintendo Wii introduced a whole new way to play console games when it launched in 2006. At a time when Sony and Microsoft were releasing big, power-hungry devices with high-performance graphics, Nintendo went a different direction and launched a small box that came with a motion controller that allowed you to interact with games […]

Posted inHow to..., News

Gameshell modular DIY handheld game console: unboxing, assembly, and first look

The Clockwork GameShell is a modular, hackable handheld game console that runs open source software and comes as a DIY kit, with some assembly required. When fully assembled, you can use it as a handheld gaming device capable of running classic console games or indie titles. But first you need to assemble it. Last year […]

Posted inNews

ODROID-GO is a $32 handheld game console (programmable and Arduino-compatible)

Hardkernel’s latest ODROID device isn’t a Raspberry Pi-like single board computer. Instead it’s a handheld game console that looks a bit like a classic Game Boy… but it’s way more of a DIY device (it’s also a little smaller than a Game Boy). The ODROID-GO is a kit that you assemble yourself to create a […]

Posted inNews

Wanle iPhone case puts a game console on the back of your phone (Looks like a Game Boy, doesn’t play Game Boy games)

Want to play some classic games on your smartphone? Just fire up an emulator and your $1000 phone can run some decades-old, grayscale Game Boy games. But if you miss the physical buttons, greyscale (or greenscale) display, and distraction-free environment of the original Game Boy, the Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone is something a little… […]

Posted inNews

GPD XD+ handheld game console with 4GB RAM, MTK8176 coming soon

It’s been more than two years since Chinese electronics maker GPD launched the GPD XD, an Android-powered handheld game console that looks a bit like a Nintendo DS. Since then the company’s probably gotten more buzz for its Windows devices like the GPD Win and GPD Pocket. But now a refreshed GPD XD is on […]

Posted inNews

Nintendo Switch previews paint picture of a promising multi-purpose game console (that’s still a bit unfinished)

Nintendo’s next game console officially launches March 3rd. But Nintendo Switch preview units were sent out to a bunch of tech and gaming publications ahead of launch, and you can find some early impressions from sites including Ars Technica, Engadget, Gamespot, Polygon, and The Verge. Overall, it seems like the general consensus is that the platform […]

Posted inNews

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ retro handheld game console ships Oct 20th

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is a handheld gaming system designed to run old-school games developed for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It also happens to come with a thousand fully-licensed games pre-loaded. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, the makers of the retro handheld game system have announced that the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ will begin shipping […]

Posted inNews

Creoqode 2048 is $146 handheld game console for DIY games (crowdfunding)

London-based Creoqode’s handheld game console designed to let you play… and develop retro-style games. It’s called the Creoqode 2048 and it gets its name from the unusual display, which is made from 2048 individual LED light bulbs. The system is designed as a DIY, open source game console that allows you to develop games using […]