Cheap emulation machine help

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  1. Durelle
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    I'm in search of a cheap emulation machine such as this.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077...=M1RVFFHRR9C4GEHHSSM1&dpPl=1&dpID=71iilpTZ56L

    That will allow me to put any rom I wish , NES,GB (easy consoles to emulate)

    I'm in want of this for my mother, growing up she played our NES and Gameboy more than we did and I know she wished she still had one.

    I know I can probably find a PSP or something but I'm looking to keep it under 20-30$

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. koffieleut

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    If it is only for nes and gb games, you can't get wrong with a raspberry pi zero. Those are like 5 bucks. Then you search around for an 8 gb micro sd you have laying around somewhere, and you buy a nes style nes controller.
    Download retropie from there site and search for nes and gb games with a search engine, and you're good to go for probably 15 bucks.
     
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    I thought about a raspberry Pi but I'm trying to get a handheld. :/ Unless there's a raspie0 kit that I'm unaware of
     
  4. Localhorst86

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    I mean, you could put a screen and a battery on the pi0, get or 3d print a nice case and make it handheld that way, but that'll probably drive up the cost considerably and also be a lot of effort.

    Staying under $30 is probably close to impossible here, i'd say your best bet is probably A PSP with a CFW. The last PSP I purchased was 20€ but it was "only" an E1000 Street model. These can often be found from private sellers on craigslist-like markets for these prices, but unfortunately not in the Americas as the console was only released in Europe, IIRC. 2000/3000 models are probably a bit more expensive.
    Alternatively, I have been using a chinese console called the RS-97 for some time which I bought from aliexpress. There's a small homebrew community available that released a CFW containing tons of emulators. But that is also considerably more than a used PSP.

    https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/
     
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  5. JS7777

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    There is the retromini about 30$

    or the X6 Game console about 30$ too.

    I don't think you will find cheaper.
     
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    yeah i saw the X6 might grab a few of them for my mom and my Girlfriends nefews, need to be idiot proof if you know what i mean (they would break a PSP so easily it isnt funny)
     
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    haha
     
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  8. GreatCrippler

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    RS-97 runs about 40-50, and can run Dingux. Pretty cool little device.
     
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    You mean 40-50 fps?

    -edit-

    It's more than twice the price tough
     
  10. Localhorst86

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    No, he means dollerinos

    Gesendet von meinem Mi A1 mit Tapatalk
     
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    $40-$50. Good little emulation device. RS-90 (Retro Mini) runs about $30, but the 97 has a lot more power.
     
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    Hmm I can see them at 79$ :/ .Either way like I said NES/GB are the only things I want emulated and the x6 I think can handle some gba
     
  13. GreatCrippler

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    Runs Open Dingux, Bought mine from a US seller at 57, but if you get it from China and hack it yourself, runs 40-50. I spent yesterday throwing PS1 Games at it. Most ran well.
     
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