PocketGo Portable Retro Emulation Handheld


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!

My Favorite NES Games

NES Controller

My earliest memory of the Nintendo Entertainment System was when I was around 5 years old. I was at the Robinson family Christmas at my grandparents house in Perry, Michigan. My cousin’s family brought over the N.E.S. and the game Super Mario Brothers. I got to play that game, and it was the best game I have ever played! It was so cool to play as a human character that could run fast and defeat enemies by jumping on them of throwing fireballs. Since that day, I dreamed of one day owning a Nintendo. That day came true about a couple of years later when my dad took my brother and I to Toys R Us and bought the N.E.S. Sports Set Console with 4-player adapter and a 2-in-one game featuring Super Spike V’Ball and Nintendo World Cup! I was in heaven. I played that system all the time, had a lot of fun with it, and have a lot of great memories. The N.E.S. is my favorite video game console of all time!

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NES Emulation on the Ouya

Here is my list of my favorite games for the N.E.S.:

Adventures of Lolo, The
Balloon Fight
Bonk’s Adventure
Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Championship Bowling
Double Dribble
Family Fued
Ice Hockey
Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou No Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi
Kickle Cubicle
Mario Bros.
Mega Man 2
Metal Storm
Nintendo World Cup
Pipe Dream
Simpsons: Bart vs. the World, The
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Spike V’Ball
Tecmo Super Bowl
Tiny Toon Adventures

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