Dingoo A380 Mini Game King – Is it the Ultimate Retro Handheld Video Game System?

The Dingoo A380 is a handheld gaming console that will let you relive your favorite games from years gone by. It has built in wifi that supports 2 player gaming and wireless controllers. It also has AV out so that you can play games on a big screen TV. The Mini Game King can play ROMs from quite a few old systems such as GBA, Mega Drive, Neo Geo, CPS1, CPS2, GBC, Master System, Game Gear and more. It has 4GB of memory built in and offers a MicroSD slot to add even more games. The A380 is priced at $125.95 and is available from I Share Gifts. What is your all time favorite handheld game system? I loved the original Gameboy and was also a big fan of the Atari Lynx.

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  • Jackie Cheng October 26, 2011, 11:08 pm

    I purchased an earlier version of this from DealExtreme for half the price. Works pretty good as a GBA/GBC emulator. Haven’t used it with the other console files.

  • James Goforth October 27, 2011, 6:25 am

    I was a big fan of the original Game Boy as well, I was and still am a big fan of the Legend of Zelda series games from Nintendo, after that the Sega Game Gear was my next favorite, Sonic the Hedgehog was another favorite title. Still love the Nintendo for there handheld games, the latest being the 3DS, just wish they had more titles for the system. Most popular for me now is the Playstation Portable, can’t wait for the Playstation Vita to be released…I am still a kid at heart….

  • Gary Bunker October 27, 2011, 8:03 am

    I played with my Dingoo A320 for a couple years before my son inherited it. It was great for GBA games, but a little sluggish and buggy on Genesis or other more-powerful titles. The A380 is significantly better-specced though, so it may be something I’ll look at for an Xmas gift to myself.

    As for non-emulated hardware, I bought both a Gameboy and Lynx in 1990. I eventually sold the Gameboy, since the Lynx was such a better system. I’ve never been good at predicting market trends. I still have two Lynxes and a bunch of games in a cabinet.

    • Julie October 27, 2011, 8:05 am

      Anyone remember the Turbo Grafx Express? I wanted one of those soooo badly back in the day.

  • Gary Bunker October 27, 2011, 8:44 am

    The Turbo Grafx Express and the Sega Nomad were two CHUNKY handhelds, but then putting 1990/1995 era console games into a handheld must have been quite the engineering challenge. Amazing to think you can get all that power and more in something which you could misplace in a coin purse today.

    • Julie October 27, 2011, 10:01 am

      @Gary thanks so much for making me feel old ;)

  • Gary Bunker October 27, 2011, 11:10 am

    I’m fairly certain we’re of similar vintage, Julie. I did own a brand-new VIC-20, as my first computer, and my dad bought a home Pong-like machine from Radio Shack when I was a kid. I feel old every time my son asks what a record is. :-)

    • Julie October 27, 2011, 12:21 pm

      @Gary us old gadget freaks have to stick together ;)

  • Jackie Cheng October 27, 2011, 1:34 pm

    My first system was an Atari back in the 80s. Was totally awesome at that time. =P

  • Brian November 29, 2011, 1:49 pm

    @Julie I own a Turbo Express from back in the day. Still works great!

  • Razvan T. Coloja January 18, 2012, 11:16 am

    I have bought an A380 and two F-11 wireless controllers for it. I love this device.

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