The folks over at GoGameGeek are providing awesome handheld gaming systems to the masses such as the Anbernic RG353P and the Anbernic RG35XX, as well as fantastic peripherals and accessories (check out our review of the Zeuslap Portable Monitor!). They’ve sent us the latest big dog in the retro gaming park. Lets get stuck in!
Miyoo Mini Plus
The Miyoo Mini Plus is compatible with games on multiple platforms via emulation, and even supports online multiplayer mode via WiFi. The console has the ability to instant save on all games, along with 10 archive locations. The game management settings enable easy access to the game collection, recent game viewing, and cover display, including a favourites menu. An essential feature when it comes to a games library of this size!
The console supports various open-source emulators aswell as the RetroArch platform, including NES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SNES, Mega Drive, Neo Geo, Neo Geo Pocket, PC Engine, Master System and WonderSwan.
The Miyoo Mini Plus also allows you to alter the custom settings for the game library, system sleep, system language, key mapping, and one-click system restoration. The console boasts allows the user to choose the theme of the UI, complete with artwork and music! The screen can also be adjusted for contrast, hue, colour correction and a host of visual options.
The handheld ensures you can enjoy your favourite 8 and 16 bit retro consoles and games and even features up-to Playstation emulation.
The Miyoo Mini Plus 3.5” IPS display is an upgrade from the original v2 model and makes games look as authentic as the original platform releases.
The included library features over 5000 games to play within seconds.
Dimensions: 7.85cm x 10.8cm x 2.2cm
CPU: ARM Cortex A7 dual core processor @1.2GHz
RAM: 128 MB DDR3
Screen: 3.5inch, 640 x 480 IPS Screen
Storage: memory expansion support to expand up to 128GB SD Card.
Battery: Built-in 3000mAh Li rechargeable Battery
Battery Life: 4h+
Charging: USB Type-C 5V/1A
Operating System: Linux, MINUI, (users can install OnionOS system by themselves) RetroArch.
Audio: 3.5mm Headset
Color: Transparent Black, Transparent Purple, White, Grey
In the box:
Miyoo Mini Plus
USB Charging Cable
It’s worth noting that the Miyoo Mini Plus boasts a larger screen over the original Miyoo Mini, the internal specs remain the same, however the Plus offers a bigger battery and more-comfortable design. This larger battery is ideal for travelling on holidays or during a lengthy commute, both of which I have tested extensively.
On that note, this console was ideal for travelling and when paired with the corresponding case accessory from GoGameGeek made for a fantastic gaming companion.
The games library is vast and I found myself adopting the “Netflix method” of spending more time browsing than actually playing. It’s a great opportunity to play Nintendo Gameboy releases of Pokemon and Zelda.
For me, for the most part, the shoulder buttons on the console feel redundant due to the majority of emulators being pre-shoulder consoles. I’m glad they are an option however. The included screen protector was also a nice addition.
Of all the console we’ve reviewed this one is my favourite so far. The build is comfortable and the weight of the product lends an sense of quality to the handheld. The price point is below what you might expect for the handheld and that can only be a good reason to grab one when they are available.
You can pick up the Miyoo Mini Plus from GoGameGeek via their website for around $80 USD (£63 GBP)
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