Author Topic: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld  (Read 1526 times)

Verdugo (OP)

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2017, 10:04:52 am »
GBC ROM is converted with Goomba Color Alpha 6.

Thanks!
Do gameboy advance games run well? Are there any framerate/speed problems?

jonothan

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2017, 04:59:42 pm »
I would seriously love to see a full review of this thing.  Does anyone know of one?  It's hard to Google for with so many differently named companies selling it.  Price is all over the place too, seems $50 is the low end on aliexp, with it topping out at $80-90 BIN noe eBay.

Verdugo (OP)

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 10:38:55 am »
https://youtu.be/nlsfeDVaHSs
It's sped up so not really useful. In the comments uploader mentions that FC, SFC, gba and megadrive work.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2017, 10:48:41 am by Verdugo »

Verdugo (OP)

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 10:49:59 am »

retzone

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 08:23:16 am »
Hi all,

Have read through your posts and make a general video to show the Retromini operating. The video is raw in the sense that no cutting or speeding up has happened during the loading or game play in order to provide a genuine feel of the console. Excuse our in-game fails :P.

Without any patching it can read GBA, NES (SFC) and SNES (SFC). For GB and GBC it needs to be patched to GBA format and not all games will run perfectly. In order to run ROMS you must use a Micro SD card.

If you do not buy it from our website we cannot guarantee the functionality will be the same. Without bias it is a pretty cool system, in general I personally prefer a larger screen though (it is just 2").

Feel free to ask any questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beEceAqjthY

P.S. Could not get youtube to embed for some reason.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 08:27:39 am by retzone »

Verdugo (OP)

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 12:34:09 pm »
Do GBA games have Frameskip enabled or do they run without?

gibberish

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 12:47:02 pm »
$32 on FT today, free shipping.

retzone

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 01:28:39 pm »
Do GBA games have Frameskip enabled or do they run without?
No adjustments were made to any of the games apart from the GB + GBC games being patches to GBA format.


gibberish

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2017, 02:20:25 pm »
Do GBA games have Frameskip enabled or do they run without?
No adjustments were made to any of the games apart from the GB + GBC games being patches to GBA format.

you say no adjustments were made, but is there an option for adjusting frameskip? and what is it set to by default?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 02:26:20 pm by gibberish »

Verdugo (OP)

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2017, 04:41:06 pm »
$32 on FT today, free shipping.

What is FT?

gibberish

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2017, 04:43:00 pm »
Sorry, it's fasttech.com

Beware: It says ships in 5 days so they don't have stock yet. may be longer than 5 days. FT is a great site for many things, but shipping on time isn't always one of them :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 04:47:18 pm by gibberish »

Verdugo (OP)

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2017, 05:05:38 pm »
Thanks! Here's another youtube vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2k6myP-qtg . Not sure if I can see any frameskip.

jonothan

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 05:13:18 am »
Just ordered from Fasttech.  We'll see what happens.  I've been looking for a Micro-class system to carry around but manufacturers have been avoiding that size class for whatever reason.  I'll update you guys if it ever comes in.

retzone

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 05:10:31 pm »
Sorry, it's fasttech.com

Beware: It says ships in 5 days so they don't have stock yet. may be longer than 5 days. FT is a great site for many things, but shipping on time isn't always one of them :)

We deal direct with the factory. For a competitor to sell at that price with shipping (as it has a battery included shipping is not cheap) they are definitely making a loss. -So seems like they are doing it as a way to build up their e-mail list + obviously they are obviously hoping to sell a large quantity so they can minimize the costs. Anyway, buying elsewhere means you will not get product support.


Do GBA games have Frameskip enabled or do they run without?
No adjustments were made to any of the games apart from the GB + GBC games being patches to GBA format.

you say no adjustments were made, but is there an option for adjusting frameskip? and what is it set to by default?


Within the actual console you mean? No. Only options within the console is for the saving slot feature. If you want to make changes to the ROM/s that would be something you would need to do yourself with software prior to loading it onto the console.

gibberish

Re: New Retro mini: gba micro handheld
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 09:27:32 pm »

We deal direct with the factory. For a competitor to sell at that price with shipping (as it has a battery included shipping is not cheap) they are definitely making a loss. -So seems like they are doing it as a way to build up their e-mail list + obviously they are obviously hoping to sell a large quantity so they can minimize the costs. Anyway, buying elsewhere means you will not get product support.


you might deal with the factory direct, but you're not based in China, probably don't speak Mandarin, and you don't have the buying power that Fasttech does. they won't be making a loss on these, FT is a giant - they don't need the custom that a few dozen emulators will net them.

FT support is excellent btw. they refund return shipping costs on failed units, and occasionally don't even require you to return the product at all in order to get a full refund.

$75 is just greedy, either that or the factory is ripping you off.