I got the Pocket Go for Christmas this year from my friend Cameron from my band Motor City Skyline. He said as he gave me the gift, “Ben, you always give great gifts at Christmas and I wanted to out-do you this year. I hope you like it!” Now being late January, which is about a month that I have had this system, I have been having a lot of fun with it for sure! It is my most played handheld system now. I will be listing the pros and cons of the system in my opinion and then talk about the system and my experience with it.
– Screen color and brightness is great
– Adjustable sound with slide control
– It emulates GameBoy Advance and earlier systems great!
– Easy to recharge
– Saves game progress automatically
– Sound is loud
-Fits in your pocket easily
– Screen is smaller than I would prefer
– Updating firmware and adding ROMS was challenging
– Battery life is short (about 4 hours per charge)
Shortly after receiving my PocketGo, I wanted to get it set up and playing as soon as possible. I was determined to just get it done one night and at least get it good enough to where I can have fun with it. I changed out the A,B, X, and Y buttons to the other color that came with the system. Doing so meant that I had to take the whole thing apart, change the buttons, then put it back together. After that I had to use my laptop to upgrade the firmware and also add my rom files. This involved searching the internet for a bit to find the firmware file and also downloading special software to add the rom files. The entire setup for me took about 3 hours. That was not fun, but I got it all done that night.
Now that I have the system, I find myself playing it just about every day! I had a Sega Game Gear as a kid, then I got a Nintendo DS right after finishing college. I felt like I missed out on the Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. Now that I have the Pocket Go, I can play those classic games anytime I want. I don’t have to worry about batteries, and I can easily save my progress!
I mostly use this system for playing games designed for handheld systems. It can play Sega Genesis games well, but I much more prefer playing those on my living room T.V. I would suggest the Pocket Go system for someone wanting a great way to play classic handheld systems in the most portable way!