We could say that retro has always been in fashion. Emulating games from the past is a practice that hooks many people, as it allows you to disconnect and go back to the past for a while. Most of the computers and mobile phones that we currently have allow us to emulate practically any retro console that comes to mind. However, playing with a computer keyboard or on a touch screen may not be entirely satisfactory. However, there are many generic consoles that are used precisely to load game backups and be able to enjoy them again with a quality screen, without losing our eyes in the attempt – or having to look for a second-hand analog television. These are some of the most interesting consoles that you can find:
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The Retroid is a portable console that is quite reminiscent of a mix between the Game Boy Advance and the Game Cube. Its design is the most conservative, or, rather, the style that has most convinced players throughout history. It is an easy to hold console, with a 3.5-inch IPS screen and a very comfortable button panel. The brain of this laptop is a quad-core ARM A7 processor . It has an Android operating system, so you’ll be able to access practically any emulator you can imagine, and it also supports dual boot , which significantly expands the capabilities of the console. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and the possibility of expanding its memory up to 128 GB using microSD cards. It allows multiplayer through Netplay, making a hotspot between two consoles and you will be able to emulate games up to PlayStation One without problems. You will also be able to play on the television, since it has an HDMI output .
With a very similar design we have the Anbernic RG351MP, a somewhat more compact console, but with very similar specifications in general. Its internal memory is 64 GB and it supports up to 20 different game formats , including relatively recent consoles like the Nintendo DS or the PSP . Its manufacturer promises that the laptop is capable of moving up to 20,000 different titles. Its capacity can be expanded using microSD cards up to 256 GB. And its CPU is a RK3326 quad core of 1.5 GHz and accompanied by 1 GB of RAM.
The best solution that exists from a legal point of view. While other consoles will only have a legitimate use if you own the titles of the video games you play on it, the Evercade is a retro console that will allow you to buy cartridges with a completely legal license. The games are distributed in different cartridges that are worth less than 20 euros on average, and each does not count between 6 and 20 games . Its screen is 4.3 inches with HD resolution and has a range of 4 hours of uninterrupted play.
The Retro CM3 is a console made up of a Raspberry Pi 3 . It’s not exactly cheap, but it has all the good things about using a Raspberry Pi, like access to all sorts of emulation programs you can imagine. Although it is a tiny console, the Retro CM3 can emulate PS1 games without breaking a sweat.
If you miss the first Nintendo Game Boys , the Anbernic RG351V is sure to enchant you. At the level of specifications, it is very similar to the Anbernic RG351MP that we described a few paragraphs ago, only that, in this case, it has a vertical format. We can find this Anbernic in various colors and designs , the most characteristic finish being one with a truly spectacular wood effect. The console has 16 GB of internal memory , and can be expanded with cards up to 256 GB. Its autonomy is 6 hours and it has a huge catalog of emulators compatible with its operating system.