Like many cheap handhelds from the Chinese market, the PD-250 packs a wide variety of games into a portable form factor from the 8-bit era. But unlike other retro handhelds of the same class that I’ve reviewed in the past, there is a noticeable, and I would argue fatal, difference: It lacks actual retro games. While there are a true 220 games on this handheld, and none of them duplicates, none of them are games you’ve ever heard of.
Tag: Retro Gaming
Review: Mini Game Entertainment System
After playing around with the unit for 30 minutes, my thought process went from “but it’s only $20” in the beginning to “this isn’t worth $20” at the end. When I turned off the player and returned the Mini Game Entertainment System to its original packaging (likely to never be taken out again), I thought to myself that if paid any more than $9.99 for it, I would’ve felt ripped off.
Review: Odin Lite
My search for “the one” may have ended with AYN Technologies’ Odin Lite. There are some issues with this device as well, but taken as a whole, this may be the final handheld I ever purchase.
Review: JT16-6P Retro Handheld
So, to recap, the JT16-6P: (1) has nearly unplayable software; (2) has clunky hardware; (3) is overpriced; and (4) wouldn’t be entertaining to anyone over the age of 3. Other than that, the JT16-6P is perfect.
Review: Retroid Pocket 2+
The Retroid Pocket 2+ is a game changing device in the next generation of retro handhelds. Aside from coming in significantly cheaper than the current generation of handhelds at $99, it has a powerful Unisoc Quad-core Tiger T310 processor that not only plays the entire Dreamcast and PSP library nearly flawlessly, but even pushes up to a limited number of GameCube and PlayStation 2 games with the right tweaks.
Review: Anbernic RG280V
At the moment, there’s no better device in this category on the market. As with most Anbernic products, the RG280V has the look and feel of a high-end product. The premium plastic feels good on the hands, and provides a sturdy frame to the gorgeous 2.8 inch IPS screen.
Review: Powkiddy RGB20
The RGB20 is priced around $90, which is on par or more expensive than already existing handhelds in the RK3326 range. It’s also more expensive than the Retroid Pocket 2, which offers better PSP and Dreamcast emulation.
Review: Gameboy iPhone Case
There’s a certain novelty to the Gameboy iPhone Case. Take it with you out to dinner, and it’s sure to be a conversation piece. But in reality, that’s the most kick you’ll get out of this product.
Review: Retro FC Plus 168-in-1
There’s an adjective that I keep using to describe the Retro FC Plus 168-in-1: Adequate. As in, the 3-inch LCD screen is not well lit, but is adequate. The form factor is not compact, but is adequately portable. The game play is not revolutionary, but performs with adequasivity (not a word!).
Review: 1Up PiBoy
The PiBoy absolutely comes recommended if N64 and PS1 emulation is on your “must have” list, and you don’t mind paying $150-200 for a preassembled version. If you’re skittish on the price and want something that you put in your pocket as opposed to a backpack, the 1Up PiBoy will not be for you.