NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to an old school Nintendo Gameboy.
The open-source kit includes a 2.7 inch TFT RGB 60fps display, a programmable keypad, a 2-channel stereo speaker, the CPU, and all the other parts necessary to build this awesome looking little handheld. You can even choose from 3 case colors: Red, Yellow, or White.
Put the GameShell kit together and then get busy programming the Linux based Clockworkpi OS that comes with a Gameboy Advance emulator to get you up and running with some classic games.
This little weekend project will set you back $159.00 but you can’t put a price on fun right? Head over to Clockworkpi.com for all the details and it’s on Amazon too. And if you’re not a DIY kind of person and want a little Gameboy style device without going to the trouble of actually building it, check out my review of the Bittboy handheld gaming system instead. Just know that you won’t get any geek points for going that route 😉
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Another (and rather cheap) retro game console (and I own them all pretty much) is the Odroid-go.
You are limited to the 8-bit systems, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, NES, Game Gear, Sega Master, (and some mods for 2600 and C64 I believe). It’s not the most impressive handheld emulator on the market, but It’s worth WAY more than the ~$35 it sells for.
Invest a little bit more and just get the Nintendo Switch Lite.
What fun is that? 😉 The fun in this one is that you can build it yourself.
I’m on board with this, if it’s an “OR” situation. Retro games have a much different target market.
Not worth it. Game Hat is ok but you need to print a shell for it. Even still it needs an additional analog and 2 more bumpers