microByte is an open hardware tiny handheld game console for $45 and up during crowdfunding

The microByte is a pocket-sized game console with a tiny display, game controllers, a speaker, and microSD card reader for storage. It supports several emulators, allowing you to play classic games on the system. And it’s an open hardware project – the firmware, PCB design files and schematics, and other documentation are all available to […]

Nintendo Game & Watch hacking scene brings Pokémon, CHIP-8 and more to the $50 handheld

The Nintendo Super Mario Bros Game & Watch is a $50 handheld game console designed to run just three games. But Nintendo’s latest retro console has proven to be hackable… at least by folks with the necessary skills and hardware. Launched this fall as an homage to Nintendo handhelds from the 80s, the new Game […]

Intellivision Amico teases 17 exclusive games (14 months ahead of launch)

The Intellivision Amico is a game console expected to ship in October, 2020 for around $180 or less. So far the company behind the retro-inspired game console have shared a few details and started to tease some upcoming games, including a brand new Earthwork Jim game. Now we’re getting our first (very brief) look at […]

Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini as the mini retro console parade continues

The TurboGrafx-16 never had the same level of commercial success in North America as rival game consoles from Nintendo and Sega. But it was a relatively popular device in Japan, where it launched two years earlier, and the TurboGrafx-16 earned a place in video gaming history with some exclusive titles. Now game maker Konami is […]

Sega Genesis Mini will ship with 42 games, support optional “tower of power” add-ons

The Sega Genesis is a game console best known for classic games like Sonic the Hedgehog. When the console first launched in the late 1980s, it was was designed to play 16-bit games from cartridges. But Sega eventually offered accessories including Sega CD and Sega 32X that allowed you to play games stored on optical […]

Roshambo Retro Gaming Kits help you assemble a DIY game console

These days you can buy a $35 single-board computer with plenty of horsepower to play classic video games designed for the PlayStation or older consoles. But while you could just buy a Raspberry Pi, load up RetroPie software, and plug in some game controllers, and call it a day… sometimes it’s nice to have a game […]

Evercade’s retro handheld game console will pack multiple games on removable cartridges (if and when it ships)

Retro game consoles are all the rage these days, with Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and SNK all getting on the action by offering modern replicas of their classic game systems. But there are also some interesting things happening in the third-party space. For example, the upcoming Retro Champ is a handheld that plays actual NES cartridges. […]

Kittenbot Meowbit is a tiny, cheap, and programmable retro game console

The Kittenbot Meowbit is a handheld game system with a 1.8 inch display, six programmable buttons, an SD card reader, and a 500 mA battery. It’s also a programmable device, allowing you to code your own games or modify the software that runs on the system. And has a 40-pin connector that’s compatible with the […]