When it comes to handheld gaming, you only have a few choices of what to play. You can play the Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita or stick to your phone. Tablets are getting smaller, but I still wouldn’t consider them a handheld gaming device. I did mention phones, but for long form gaming it wouldn’t make sense because you couldn’t use any other app or even the phone. The two handheld gaming devices that mostly used, by those who like to game on the go, are the Nintendo 3DS or Playstation Vita. Each have a vast library of games, but people are always clambering for those Nintendo and Sony to put out their classic games. If you like handheld gaming and have a nostalgic itch that is constantly needing to be scratched, I may have the thing for you.

All you need is a Rasberry Pi, which can be purchased for around $30 online.

The GameKid features the following

  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi A+, B+ and 2
  • Configured for RetroPie to emulate all your favorite consoles and Pi games.
  • D-Pad, 4 Front Buttons, Start/Select/Option, and 2 Trigger buttons
  • Built in Stereo Speakers and a Headphone Jack
  • 2500mAh Battery (lasts ~5 hours with an A+ Pi), rechargeable by Micro USB port
  • HDMI out! Connect to a TV and add USB controllers for a portable multiplayer game console!
  • Functional Raspberry Pi mini computer! Just add a mouse and keyboard.

With those USB slots, you can play any 8, 16 or even 32 bit game that you can get your hands on. I have an Ouya and all I use it for is an emulation machine. Check out this video of all the games that can be played on just one device

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.

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