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Retro Arena: An Anbernic RG Arc Custom Firmware

Retro Arena: An Anbernic RG Arc Custom Firmware

The Anbernic RG Arc is such a strange, yet cool device. Resembling a Sega Saturn controller, it is a little disappointing that some of the performance for Saturn isn’t the best. The hopes of a Custom Firmware arriving to fix that besides GammaOS have been slow and...

The Nintendo DSi: An Appreciation Post

The Nintendo DSi: An Appreciation Post

I am a child of the early 2010s, and as pretty much anybody alive at that time would know, everybody owned a DS. Your kids begged you for one, your classmates would sneak in a couple of minutes of Pokemon during class, and your teachers picked them off those...

Practicality of Pocketable Portables

Practicality of Pocketable Portables

Retro Handhelds are great. One of the biggest selling points is how portable they are. I am always intrigued by that as a person who never takes them anywhere. I just play on the couch while watching tv. Sure, I have taken my Steam Deck to a hotel once or twice and...

Nintendo Handhelds As Subway Subs Pt. 2

Nintendo Handhelds As Subway Subs Pt. 2

by joe Salutations fellow New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Limited Edition Console enjoyers! Thank you to the 1 person who asked for part 2 of this... Thing, for without it Stubbs wouldn’t have thrown me another 100mbs of internet. Instead of using it to ask for...

Celeste 64: A Challenging New Perspective

Celeste 64: A Challenging New Perspective

Celeste is a great game. It was even a joke for a while that anytime someone asked for a hidden gem, it was always Celeste being suggested. Jokes aside, it is because it is one of the best indie games ever released. If you haven’t played it before, I highly suggest...

An In-Depth Android Handheld Setup Guide

An In-Depth Android Handheld Setup Guide

Greetings friends and fellow enthusiasts! This is Mikhailov from Team Retrogue, where we like retro games and the devices that bring them to us. In this article, we're diving into the world of Android Handhelds. There are so many great handhelds that run Android as a...

Retro Handheld Valentine’s Day Cards

Retro Handheld Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine's Day is coming tomorrow whether you like it or not. Do you have a gaming partner that you forgot to buy for? Well, don't you worry! We here at Retro Handhelds have you covered with some Valentine's cards that are sure to spark some true (legally backed-up)...

WTF Do I Play On This Thing: The RGB30

WTF Do I Play On This Thing: The RGB30

If you're anything like me, part of the handheld hobby addiction is receiving the new device in the mail, and not diving into playing it and enjoying games, but rather optimizing the experience from the hard work of users in the community. I love seeing updates about...

ROG Ally – Disassembly and Modding Guide

ROG Ally – Disassembly and Modding Guide

This Article was written and provided by community member Dan W. ROG Ally, Meet Sakura Retro Modding Earning My Modern Gaming Side Quest Like any good member of the RH community, I spend a large portion of my gaming time playing retro games, specifically the RH Games...

MinUI for RG35XX Plus and RG35XXH Guide

MinUI for RG35XX Plus and RG35XXH Guide

If you are like me, then when you get a new device you are instantly interested in what custom firmware is available that can make the experience even better than dealing with the stock firmware. The RG35XX Plus and RG35XX H are the newest installments from Anernic. I...

Steam Deck OLED Woes: Don’t Skip Steps

Steam Deck OLED Woes: Don’t Skip Steps

As soon as the Steam Deck was announced, I immediately jumped on the waiting list. At the time I wasn't sure whether it was really going to change how I played games, as I've primarily been a console gamer. It's done just that, and so much more. Now, I have more...

GotM February

GotM February

It is now February, the month of love! Maybe we can find some new games for you to love in our February Game of the Month. The theme for this month was Follow Up February. Games that were up for voting had to be a direct sequel or the next game in a franchise of a...

Playnite on Windows Handhelds: Setup Guide

Playnite on Windows Handhelds: Setup Guide

Greetings friends and fellow enthusiasts! This is Mikhailov from Team Retrogue, where we like retro games and the devices that bring them to us. In this article, I’m going to give a detailed, written tutorial on how to set up the Playnite frontend on your WIndows PC...

5 Non-Pokémon Romhacks

5 Non-Pokémon Romhacks

Pokemon romhacks get a lot of love, and for good reason. But there are plenty of other great romhacks out there! Let’s look at 5 unique ones to enjoy.

GotX: What is It?

GotX: What is It?

GotX, or Game of the Quarter, is a special section of RH that encourages participation, camaraderie, and exploration. Let’s discuss some details!

Game of the X: January 2024

Game of the X: January 2024

Check out the Game of the Month info for January and see which titles we have on deck! Join us in playing some of these old gems as we ring in the new year.

10 PS2 Games Worth Playing in 2024

10 PS2 Games Worth Playing in 2024

WOW the PS2 had a lot of games! Luckily, many of them were superb. Let’s take a look at ten games you should consider next time you’re wondering what to play!