While Nintendo, Neo Geo and SEGA waver on whether or not their classic titles should get into the mobile App stores, the A380e Pocket Retro Game Emulator has taken action and birthed a NES controller-sized portable retro game player to host the many classics!
There are innumerable sources of ported retro games (aka roms).
Many of the sweet Capcom Street Fighter games from the SNES and the SEGA Genesis, as well as a ton of classic console games from the NES, GBA, or Neo Geo are available. And many of these are available for download for starkly cheap prices, including for free, folks.
The A380e plays all of the 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit, and 3D console games you can fit on the 4GB (expandable up to 32GB) data drive.
This tiny pocket controller fits snugly in the hand, has a classic four button system to fit nearly any old gaming system’s needs and a D-pad to the left of the bright 3.2 inch LCD screen; the pixel resolution is only 480 x 240, but for these types of games, that’s all you need for a clear, playable picture.
But this little guy does a whole lot more than just queue up Ryu with a swift uppercut while shouting, ‘OOWEEOOLLSON!’
The A380e Pocket Retro Game Emulator also doubles as an e-reader for TXT, HTML, RTF, DOC formats, and triples as a Hi-Fi voice recorder.
The stereo speakers pump out sound alongside a headphone jack, an audio output jack, and a video output jack, to keep you all jacked up.
The platform is fluid in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, and Korean.
The 1800 mAh Lithium ion battery charges via the USB plug into a Mac or Windows machine, so spend $90 on this and not $100 on a Vista OS.
ThinkGeek is currently working with Dingoo to support its use, possible mods, and to make it easier to acquire roms of retro gaming goodness.