The RetroMini was released back in November 2017 and despite its good looks and authentic 240×160 Game Boy Micro LCD, it never really found its feet. The problem for the most part is that the factory firmware is very poorly implemented making many GBA games painfully slow or plain unplayable.
I was kindly sent one of these a couple of weeks ago, though I wasn’t asked to review it and I have no retailer or other beneficiary to promote in this post – just so you know!
Now that we know the RetroPlus (aka RetroMini 2.0) will be sharing the same shell as the cheapo Famiclone RetroMax, I thought it’d be an idea to compare it to the original RetroMini and see how they differ. The new shell is better than that of the OG RetroMini in every aspect. A larger 3.0″ … Read more
In a previous post I mentioned that the Digi RetroBoy could be a Revo K101 equivalent if it was ever released. Instead of relying on emulation it utilises a hardware solution to play GBA games from a customised GBA cartridge with a MicroSD card inside it. It looks as though the unit is released now, although … Read more
Early last year I discovered a Hong Kong website showing off images of what appears to be another GBA hardware clone. The translation on mponline.hk implies that it was due to be out at the end of last year, but then radio silence until last December when a website called digiretro.com was registered. The digiretro … Read more
Of all the things I could have posted on here in the past 6 months, for some reason it’s yet another GBA emulator that has piqued my interest. I can’t explain it and I’m sorry. Never the less, I absolutely love stuff like this and I’m going to tell you as much as I know … Read more
Despite not having been updated since 2015, Google Now is still my Launcher of choice because of the articles it recommends for me in the swipe left screen. Today’s mildly interesting read came in the form of a Kickstarter campaign for what are essentially a pair of custom circuit boards that fit inside of a … Read more
The Super Retro Boy from Retro-Bit (it’s not on their site yet) is yet another reason that Nintendo should re-release the GBA. Retro Bit have done a brain fart and bundled the GBA hardware into an original Game Boy shell, whilst doing away with the shoulder buttons. The machine is lovely to look at, it’s obviously as … Read more
You might have gotten the same promo email this morning that I did, but if not then here’s the news. The white K101+ is being phased out, and the crystal black K101+ is now available for pre-order. The price remains at $69.99 and the shop are receiving them in batches from the factory. If you’re … Read more
It’s been two and a half years since the original Revo K101 was released, and true to his word that he would never give up on it, Max Zhou has announced a new hardware revision of the K1 powered GBA clone. I’ve been holding off posting about this thing because I wanted to get some info on what changes have been made since the original hardware was released in September 2012. Today I managed to get a translation of something Max Zhou posted on the internet that outlines the changes made in the new version. The K101Plus is not a successor to the K101, really it’s just had some tweaks and improvements made to it, with a smattering of improvements added to boot.