Think back to your childhood. If you were a geek who was born in the late ’70s like I was, what are some of your most cherished memories? Riding your bike? Maybe a little. Thanksgiving in Fargo? Absolutely not. Nintendo Entertainment System, SEGA Master System, SEGA Genesis, and Super Nintendo? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
For many of us, playing video games as a kid brings nothing but the fondest of memories. Now imagine paying $100 to be able to stuff fond memories in your pocket and take them with you wherever you go. This is the a320 Pocket Retro Game Emulator, available for $100 from ThinkGeek.com.
The a320 is a wonderful portable emulator. The long battery life, great D-pad and button layout, and relatively broad console compatibility make it a worthy option for those of you who long to do a little retro gaming on the go. At $100, it’s priced higher than most entry-level portable emulators, but you get a solidly-built device with plenty of nice features for your money. And the most important features – good button layout, nice screen, save and load states – are all spot-on.
a320 Pocket Retro Game Emulator [ThinkGeek.com]