Archos Gamepad Retro Gaming Handheld Now Available

Archos-Gamepad-Retro-Gaming-Handheld-Now-AvailableBack in August the RetroCollect Squad broke the news about an upcoming Android Tablet with physical controls - the Archos Gamepad. Given the wealth of retro gaming emulators and classic games available on the platform, this new device is the perfect Christmas gift for retro gamers and one which is now on sale.

Should you be a little confused as to why we're referring to a brand new device as a fantastic purchase for retro gamers, take a look at our expansive guide to retro gaming emulators on Android devices and you'll see why. Being able to play the likes of Super Mario 64, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and even Manic Miner on a 7" tablet with dual analog sticks and an boastful 1024x600 display is quite something.

The device quietly went on general sale via the Archos website earlier this week, and is already sold out. Luckily enough for those (including ourselves) who missed out on the first batch will be pleased to know that more stock is expected on the 18th December - and can be had for £129.98.

While we wait for that all important date to come around, here is a selection of videos showcasing the device running various retro gaming emulators.

Archos Gamepad in action (Retro Gaming Emulators on Android)

Link: Archos Gamepad

Last Updated ( 07 December 2012 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) gamesgaryjp 2012-12-08 18:44
Man, this looks really cool! And if its android, its going to be just what i was after. Im using a galaxy note ii and the touch screen control attempts for gta iii are horrendous.
(Link to this comment) Lord Innit 2012-12-08 21:18
This is what I've been waiting for. I can't get on with touch screen controls, so this will do me nicely. :-)
(Link to this comment) invaderboy71 2012-12-09 02:31
I will look at this,it could be a sale but my PSP can still do what Archous can do. :-)

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