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Author Topic: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase  (Read 1620 times)

Jutleys (OP)

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Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« on: August 20, 2020, 11:37:43 pm »
Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase.

I was pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the device today the device you all know runs on the CM3 module. I know some say CM3 is outdated now it is far from it as this performs better than some high end handhelds i have tried. We all know the form factor of the pocketgo so you should all be at home on this one its very comfortable to hold and very pocktable but it always suffered being under powered. Well not anymore now its powered by a CM3 module to boot and emulation station build to boot and it works all very well indeed. The only physical change on the device externally is the right hand side a switch which handles the volume and a micro switch allows to to switch from analogue and digital pad instantly which i found to be pretty cool feature.

The internal changes being the main board modified to accommodate the CM3 module Gamecase and @alwaysbefun have done a amazing job bringing this device to the market samples were sent to myself and ETA prime for review and they should be available in the next few days to purchase on Gamecase website which i will be linking below. Lets get down to performance a lot of you will be wanting to know just how well this little device can perform i have done a few videos of different systems showing the performance of each system and i have to say i was mightily impressed they way it handles the games i had no slow down issues or sound stuttering issues.

Here is the device itself at you can see in the pics above it resembles the original pocketgo device the shell has been slightly modified to accommodate the OCA screen and the internal board. Lets get back to performance i tested most the standard emulators being snes.mame,fba,n64,sega32x and it handles these with no issues some N64 games may be harder to emulate the ones i tried all worked great with no issues. I have to test PSX,PSP which i will be doing in the next day or two so watch out for some videos on performance on these. From first impressions of the device i really do think this is a great device as its portable and powerful and yes no screen tearing the other cool feature i really likes was you can plug the sd card in windows10 and copy over your games with no issues bonus points there. Another cool feature you will see in the video's is when i switch over from digital pad to analogue in the N64 games pretty cool feature a simple press on the micro switch on the right will activate it the same switch adjust the volume levels up and down.(edited)

From my testing so far it has performed extremely well i think many will be happy with the device as its truly pocket able power which will appeal to those looking for those features. The screen is crisp and sharp and i see no screen tearing the screen is also a OCA screen which is a special tempered scratch proof screen with maximum clarity used on this device not the same screen lens used on the pocket go devices. i will list the device specs below just to remind those again who are unaware of the internals of the device availability should be in a few days going up on @alwaysbefun shop Gamecase pricing and quantity will be announced shortly as i think there will be a discount off the first 50 devices.

https://www.rghandhelds.com/post/here-is-my-mini-review-of-the-super-pocketgo-made-by-gamecase

I hope you have a brief idea of the devices performance from this mini review we are glad to bring you this and many more customised devices from Gamecase keep an eye out for them on the discord i hope you guys enjoy the videos above and hope this review will help you decide if it for you or not more soon videos above.
Screen: 2.4 inch 320 x 240 IPS OCA Screen with 2.5d Polish Glass Screen Lenses CPU: Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.2GHz . Pi CM3 RAM: 1 GB LPDDR2 Storage: External Micro SD Battery: 1000 mAh
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https://www.myretrogamecase.com/
« Last Edit: August 24, 2020, 12:24:45 pm by Jutleys »

02k0

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 11:58:39 pm »
Finally!
It's is tiny and powerful, thank a lot!

Have price now?

Jutleys (OP)

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 02:51:03 am »
 It will be live in a day or two at the link in the review.

iball

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 03:08:09 am »
This one looks interesting.  Now how much is it going to cost?

Jutleys (OP)

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 11:10:30 am »
Super pocket go will be live to buy the link will be listed on here tonight check here https://www.myretrogamecase.com/ We will use rghandhelds as the discount code to get 15% off for the first 50 preorders.

Jutleys (OP)

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 07:53:58 pm »

iball

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 07:21:29 am »
$155 bucks?  No thanks.  Not seeing the value proposition here other than being smaller than most handheld systems.

Qinti

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 05:12:33 pm »
No additional buttons added, no analog stick added. No sense in having N64 if no analog. Sure some games will play, but lots of potential lost. And not having the other 2 shoulder buttons limits it a lot as well.

LauweLoempia

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 03:47:32 pm »
Thanks for sharing. The price is actually not that surprising: the just released 'GP430' has the same pricetag for a CM3 based handheld and DIY kits like the freeplay CM3 kit or the Circuit Sword are even more expensive (and to not have a case, buttons, etc.).

I am sure die hard fans of RetroPie are happy with such a device, however their value in terms of performance quickly evaporates when compared to new devices like the RK2020 or the Retroid Pocket...
 

Jutleys (OP)

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2020, 12:38:44 pm »
No additional buttons added, no analog stick added. No sense in having N64 if no analog. Sure some games will play, but lots of potential lost. And not having the other 2 shoulder buttons limits it a lot as well.

If you read carefully see below

Hotkeys:

Select + Volume Slider Up/Down: adjust the brightness

Reset + L1/R1: swap to L2/R2

Press Volume Slider : swap dpad to analogue stick(mostly for PSP N64 games)

msx

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Re: Here is my mini review of the super Pocketgo made by Gamecase
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2020, 11:10:33 am »
Nice little review, @Jutleys. Too bad it glosses over a little detail like that this device has got pretty severe horizontal tearing., as you can clearly see in this video:

https://youtu.be/DZH9PVmXvoE (skip to 0:23 to see the tear-fest).

This was tested with a specific tearing test rom (thanks to @hi-ban for providing it!), , but it's pretty evident with games as well, especially fast scrolling horizontal ones like Sonic, Sonic CD, Super Mario Bros, and so on.

For a device costing $155 plus import taxes and shipping... I was expecting a bit more.

« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 11:12:19 am by msx »

 

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