RetroGame RS-97 2019 Edition

The hugely popular RetroGame RS-97 from December 2017 has already seen one update in the form of the RS-97 Plus, which features an “analog” nub tacked on to the lower left corner. Unfortunately for the early adopters this first version of the Plus model also swapped out the LCD for one locked at 30hz. This meant that many games suffered from screen tearing and the community developers refused to support the hardware due to this.

Newer versions of the Plus variant now have the 60hz LCDs in them and aren’t a bad choice if you really want that analog nub.

But this week has seen yet another new variant of the device hit the shelves, the RS-97 Plus V3.

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New BittBoy With Shoulder Buttons – PocketGo Available Soon!

One of the problems with last year’s BittBoy is that many of the systems it can emulate require use of shoulder buttons, which weren’t implemented on the portrait oriented version from last year.

The PocketGo looks to be the same hardware as the BittBoy (AllWinner F1C100S) but re-jigged in to landscape mode to allow for a more versatile layout.

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A Round Up Of Currently Available Handhelds

It’s been a good few years since I did this, and a few people have asked. Below is a table of some of the more obscure handhelds that are currently available. I’m sure this list isn’t exhaustive, indeed I have purposely left out all of the Famiclone style devices and some of the older machines …

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