I’m currently playing through GBA Advance Wars, which I’ve somehow never played before. It’s absolutely perfect for a half-hour pickup.

So, what are you playing? Let me see those Miyoos!

  • kratoz29
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    210 months ago

    Last game I finished was Pokémon Yellow, a real help to have all the perks of emulation on the go lol.

  • @sicjoke
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    210 months ago

    I have just discovered that this hardware exists and now I want one.

    • DaveOP
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      210 months ago

      Be warned, it’s something of a rabbit hole… Pretty soon you’ll be craving every colour of Miyoo Mini, and also contemplating picking up a couple of PSP form factor Android devices… you know, because having 10,000 games you never play isn’t enough… you need 12,000!

      • @sicjoke
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        210 months ago

        Thanks to your post I am already fairly deep down the rabbit hole.

        I am not a stranger to emulation. I am old enough to remember 8-bit gaming and loading from cassette so have already shared many of my childhood favourites with my kids using emulation on a raspberry pi. I have a drive full of ROMs.

        However, I had no idea that these little devices existed.

        Any recommendations in terms of choosing and buying the hardware? I am in the UK if that makes a difference.

        (My wife is going to hate this)

        • DaveOP
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          110 months ago

          If you’re looking for a device with this form factor, the best bets are either:

          • Miyoo Mini Plus
          • Ambernic RG35XX

          The differences are:

          • MM Plus has wifi, single SD card slot
          • Ambernic has no wifi, double SD card slot (one for system, one for games), HDMI output

          Otherwise, they’re pretty similar in terms of specs and capabilities. Both will do up to PS1 well.

          In both cases, you should probably think about replacing the OOTB SD card (which tend to be pretty cheap and prone to failure). And while you’re at it, install the relevant custom OS (OnionOS for MM, GarlicOS for Ambernic). The custom OS adds some nice functionality that the stock OS doesn’t have.

          I bought mine from droix.co.uk, which worked out a bit more expensive, but delivered faster. Alternatively, look for Miyoo’s official store on AliExpress, or Ambernic’s website.

          Hope that helps!

          • @sicjoke
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            310 months ago

            It helps immensely, thank you.

            I feel new purchase coming.

            • kratoz29
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              110 months ago

              I feel new first purchase coming.

              FTFY!

  • k-tec
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    210 months ago

    I’ve been playing PICO-8 games just recently. Mostly for the purposes of testing compatibility.

    Compatibility and performance are good but not perfect. Many of the games are so much fun.

    Pictured is Bap the Ball Dragon. Real Mario Bros. vibes.