Hardware, Flash Cartridges & Accessory Reviews

Hardware Review: The Eagle Box (Android Emulation Console)


Over the last few years the Android operating system has opened up a whole new realm of affordable gaming options. With Google's policy on what applications are allowed on their digital store being incredibly relaxed, and the ability to manually install software, the platform has become a modern haven for emulators and retro gamers. As a result, a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 January 2017 )

Review: MVS MagicKey (Neo Geo MVS To AES Adapter)


SNK's Neo Geo is famous with gamers the world over, which is surprising when you consider that in terms of pure units sold, it barely registers on the scale. The SNES and Mega Drive – the Neo Geo's contemporary rivals – outsold it by a considerable margin, yet the system still managed to attract a loyal fanbase which delighted in the fact that the [ … ]


Hardware Review: Everdrive GBA X5 (Game Boy Advance) Flash Cartridge


In what could be described as the most anticipated arrival from Krikzz’s retro gaming headquarters, the Ukrainian mastermind has finally released an Everdrive flash cartridge for the Game Boy Advance. Simply dubbed the Everdrive GBA X5, this modern solution for Nintendo’s 2001 handheld enters a slightly crowded market with the aim of coming out on [ … ]


Hardware Review: Revo K101 Plus (Game Boy Advance Clone)


With or without permission from Nintendo, cloned hardware has become a common sight in the gaming world ever since the arrival of countless Famiclones in the late 80s. These production lines have since spread out to cover 16-bit systems and beyond, with the more recent offerings mimicking the Game Boy line up. One of the more recent releases in thi [ … ]

Last Updated ( 04 May 2016 )

Hardware Review: BitBoy (SD Card Ready Game Boy Printer Replacement)


As technology continues to press on, a wide range of devices once fulfilling our daily needs are sadly lost to time. While the retro gaming community may still be championing their classic consoles, there are still aspects of our hobby that remain somewhat abandoned. Although only focusing on a small sector of this issue, one New York based gamer h [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2016 )

Hardware Review: Rhea / Phoebe - SD Card Enabled Sega Saturn CD Drive Replacement


With countless titles being ported to the Sega Saturn from the coin-ops, along with unique experiences such as Panzer Dragoon Saga, the 1994 console has quite the strong following. One fan of the system in particular though has pretty much immortalised the Saturn for future generations, by providing the flash cartridge experience on the CD based sy [ … ]

Last Updated ( 23 January 2016 )

Hardware Review: Gamepad Digital GPD XD (Android Gaming Tablet)


From the early days of NESticle offering Nintendo NES action on 486 computers, emulation has always been something I’ve followed closely. The ability to have our gaming past on newer platforms has always been a fantastic asset to retro gamers, and the perfect excuse to avoid digging out and hooking up your consoles in the attic. Further adding to t [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 November 2015 )

Hardware Review: Hyperkin's RetroN 5


Waiting. It's not something retro collectors are used to doing. By definition the things we like to buy are old, they are games from bygone eras on systems that are no longer made. Unlike our current gen collecting friends we don't have to wait for midnight launches or DLC release dates. Perhaps this is why when we are forced to wait for something, [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 January 2015 )

Book Review: Commodore 64 Book: A Visual Commpendium


In our little hobby of videogames, nostalgia has always played an important part. Our memories keep alive games we haven't played for years - even if they were absolute stinkers. This is where the Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium comes in. Each game (100+ of them!) is lovingly spread across two pages with annotations from industry giants past and [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 November 2014 )

Hardware Review: Super Retro Trio


For the majority of retro gamers there's one thing that has the power to completely stop our collection from growing. Sure, money may be an issue, but that doesn't mean you can't still look in charity shops for a lucky find. No, the real nemesis to a collector is storage. Old games are big, often in large oversized special edition boxes. They consu [ … ]

Last Updated ( 20 November 2014 )

Hardware Review: GDEmu - Sega Dreamcast SD Card ISO Loading Disc Drive Replacement


As of recent there's been a rather significant breakthrough in the retro gaming world. Similar to flash cartridges, console hackers have somehow found a way to trick disc based systems into running games from SD card. With the ability to now store and play a large library of game images from removable media, are the days of discs now nearing an end [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 November 2014 )
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