GBAtemp 20th Anniversary giveaway and raffle announcement!


As we approach GBAtemp's 20th birthday which falls on the 22nd October we have partnered with some amazing sponsors to bring you GBAtemp's biggest ever giveaway with almost $2,000 worth of prizes to win!

A new giveaway will be held each week throughout October with the first starting this Monday October 3rd, leading up to a grand prize raffle on October 31st where you have the chance to win the grand prize of a Nintendo Switch OLED and game of your choice.

The giveaways are open to all registered members worldwide (don't have an account? Sign up here for free) and we have some incredible prizes to share with you!

How to Enter Entry is easy! But we're not ready to go just yet!

To enter an upcoming giveaway you simply need to reply to a giveaway news article! It's as simple as that!

All registered members are welcome to enter for free! One entry per giveaway - duplicate accounts will be disqualified.

Post in each giveaway thread for up to 4 chances to win in the final giveaway raffle on October 31st.

The first giveaway starts on Monday 3rd!


Week One
October 3rd - 9th

Sponsored by

For week one we have partnered with the incredible 8BitDo - the premier 3rd party video game hardware company known for producing some of the highest quality wireless controllers you can find.

8BitDo have kindly provided 2 of their brand new 8BitDo Ultimate Controller as the grand prizes for Week One and we will be following that up with runner-up prizes of a $50, $25 and $10 (USD/equivalent) Amazon gift cards.

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:arrow: 8BitDo Ultimate Controller

Week Two
October 10th - 16th

Sponsored by

For our second giveaway we have teamed up with DroiX and DroiX Global - a trusted UK retailer with over 9 years of experience. With Next-Day shipping available for UK customers, fast international shipping available and a no-questions-asked return policy. DroiX are your one stop shop for all AAA Gaming Handhelds, Retro Gaming Handhelds and Mini PCs.

DroiX have offered up the latest Retroid Pocket 3 handheld retro gaming system for 1st place and a Retroid Pocket 2+ handheld retro gaming system for 2nd place. We will be topping that up with some Amazon Gift cards for runners-up with $50, $25 and $10 (USD/equivalent) values up for grabs!

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:arrow: Visit DroiX (UK customers)
:arrow: Visit DroiX (EU and USA Customers)

Week Three
October 17th - 23rd

Sponsored by

Our good friends at Analogue have joined us for week three. Analogue make products to celebrate and explore the history of video games with the respect it deserves and have recently launched the incredible OpenFPGA platform; the first purpose built, FPGA driven hardware and ecosystem designed for 3rd party development of video game hardware.

Analogue are graciously giving away their latest and sought-after product - the incredible Analogue Pocket that is capable of playing a range of retro gaming consoles via hardware emulation (check out our review for in in-depth look!).


Runners-up will have the chance to win a $50, $25 and $10 (USD/equivalent) Amazon gift card.

:arrow: Analogue Pocket

Week Four
October 24th - 30th

Sponsored by

For the final giveaway we are working with the talented JayBoyModz - a professional modder who specialises in custom Game Boy's and controllers of all types. JayBoyModz have been providing custom built products of the highest quality for years - our Chief Editor @Chary reviewed a custom, purpose-built GBA back in 2019 - check out her full review here.

The lucky winner of the fourth giveaway will have the incredible opportunity to receive their own custom-built, fully-specced and blinged-out Game Boy (GB,GBC,GBA etc.) made to their liking up to a value of $300 USD! An incredible opportunity and a rather apt prize as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of GBAtemp!


If that's not enough, runners-up will have the chance to win Amazon gift cards with the usual $50, $25 and $10 values and a BONUS $100 (USD/equivalent) card available in week four!

:arrow: JayBoyModz

Grand Prize Raffle
October 31st


Our celebration month will conclude on October 31st with a grand prize raffle with the opportunity to win a Nintendo Switch OLED and game bundle!

Fancy a shot at winning the grand prize? Entry into the raffle is simple! To enter all you have to do is to have participated in any prior weeks giveaway!

But that's not all! You can get up to FOUR entries to the grand prize raffle for an increased chance of winning by posting in each prior weeks giveaways. The more giveways you enter - the higher your chance of winning the grand prize raffle!

First giveaway starts THIS MONDAY (Oct 3rd)

We're incredibly excited and proud to be celebrating the month of October with you as we approach's 20th birthday! We'll have more to share with you regarding our birthday on October 22nd but in the mean time we sincerely hope you are looking forward to our giveaways and raffle and wish you the best of luck!

A massive thank you to our sponsors - 8BitDo, DroiX (UK), DroiX (EU & USA), Analogue and JayBoyModz - please show them some love via the links below.

:arrow: 8BitDo
:arrow: DroiX (UK customers)
:arrow: DroiX (EU and USA Customers)
:arrow: Analogue Pocket
:arrow: JayBoyModz

We'll see you on Monday 3rd for the first giveaway, sponsored by 8BitDo!

- @Costello & @shaunj66 and all the GBAtemp Staff

Terms and conditions
1. The giveaway and raffle are open to all registered GBAtemp members. 2. The staffs decision is final. No cash alternative. 3. Contest is open to all world-wide but in some instances it may not be possible to organise delivery to some countries - in this case an alternative prize may be offered. 4. Duplicate accounts are forbidden - anyone found to be entering via duplicate accounts will be disqualified. 5. These terms and conditions can be amended at any time. 6. By entering a giveaway or the raffle you agree to be bound to these terms and that the staff decision is final. 7. Personal information provided for shipping will be kept in the strictest confidence and not sold to third parties but may be shared with the competition sponsors for delivery.


Jun 1, 2015
Good lord its been 20 years? Congratulations to the site for becoming such a great community over the years.

Looking forward to the the celebrations! (and free(tm) stuff :P)


New Member
Jul 29, 2007
United States
What a year to be able to remember my password from my account from 2007! Congrats on being around for so long, thanks for being part of my childhood!

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