Feeling Retro

Posted by TDOT on July 26, 2010, 5:25 p.m.

So I've been on a ROM downloading spree. Have close to 350 games downloaded. Right now I've got NES, SNES, Genesis/Megadrive, Neo Geo, and GBA ROMS. Mostly NES and SNES though. The reason behind my recent ROM addiction is this little beauty:

The Dingoo a320. It's more or less a portable emulation device, much like the GP2xWiz or Pandora. It's got built in emulators for all the ROMS I listed above, plus a couple extras. It's got 4GB of built in harddrive space, plus a miniSD slot. It doubles as an mp3, and video player too. It's a nice little chunk of electronic goodness, and it'll be in my hands tomorrow :3

Bought a kingston microSD with mini and standard SD adapters for $15 bucks, as well as a carrying case for my a320 for another $10. The SD card is so I can dual-boot Dingux (the Dingoo implementation of linux) onto my a320 and get all the best emulators so that I don't have to worry about the glitches in some of the rather shitty factory loaded emulators. For $99 dollar device, I expect for this to be one of the best benjamins I've ever spent :D

Comments

Ferret 13 years, 11 months ago

I've always wanted one of those. Jealous.

Juju 13 years, 11 months ago

Pretty.

Toast 13 years, 11 months ago

For $99 I got a DS and an R4, but these handhelds are still an interesting bit of kit. I bloody wish they'd released the Pandora half a decade ago though.

TDOT 13 years, 11 months ago

@Ferret,

You oughtta get one. As far as I can tell, it's a stable little bugger. Worth the money in my opinion.

@Juju,

Very :3

@Toast,

The actual price of one of these is around $80, I believe. Mine was a little overpriced because I got it from thinkgeek.I wanted to order from a US based company. Places like dealextreme, where you can also get it, take weeks to get it shipped.

Misconstruct 13 years, 11 months ago

You are aware that GBA games and GBA-playing DSs are still readily available?

I understand using it for the others though.

TDOT 13 years, 11 months ago

@Cyrus,

You found your psp in a park…? O.o

@FCYW,

Yes, I do :p But, it's pretty cool to have everything in one handheld. No cartridges necessary.