Retro System Review: Sega Genesis Retrobit Portable Handheld

There are many retro gaming systems available right now. Some of these systems play only one kind of game, some play up to three kinds of games, and some are portable As many people are aware of China made products can be very cheap quality and most of these systems are made in China. Some of the systems work fine but some do not even work. This means you will want to learn how the system compare before you buy one. The Sega Genesis Retrobit Portable Handheld is one example of a portable system. To find out how the Sega Genesis Retrobit Portable Handheld compares to the other portable retro systems then you need to read on.
From the name you probably already figured out that the Sega Genesis Retrobit Portable Handheld is a portable device that plays Sega games. However unlike most portable handheld and other retro game systems this system does not let you play games from the cartridge. Instead you are given 20 games to play and that is it.

Obviously having only 20 games and not being able to play more is a major drawback. The good thing is that the 20 games that the machine will play are some of the more popular titles and cover a broad spectrum of ages and genres. The machine has classics like Golden Axe and Altered Beast but later made games like Sonic and Knuckles. There are puzzle games like Dr. Robotnics Mean Bean Machine and beat em ups like Altered Beast.

Being limited to only 20 games only some which you are likely to like really hurts the machine. The Retrobit also has all the disadvantages of other portable retro systems. About the best thing that is going for it though it that it does not use batteries as fast as other similar systems. Not taking cartridges means that you do not have any problems with a cartridge bigger then the machine sticking out.

The system can be hooked up to the TV. The system is Retrobit is probably the most portable of the retro systems though because of not using cartridges and taken less energy to run. The emulation is excellent because there are only 20 games to emulate. The controls though are a bit awkward. You have fewer buttons then the standard Sega button which would limit you if you had other games for the system. The A, B, and C buttons are also side wise to fit into the small console. This may make sense to keep the machine smaller but not for a person to actually use.

Overall I am not a fan of this system. If you really just want something with a few games you would like to play that is portable then it could be ok. However being limited to only 20 games when you have so many other options is lame.

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