It was surprising to see such a small console with very little RAM as well as big Dreamcast games, and that`s why we love it. On the back, you`ll find small handles so your console doesn`t slip off the desk. You`ll also notice a lot of ventilation. We`ve found that the Super Console X tends to get hot, but not enough to worry about. Many readers may despise some of China`s products, but we can assure you that these retro game consoles, like many of their best retro handhelds, are getting better and better. So what you really get here – aside from the fact that it`s completely shady to sell such a console with ROMs already installed – is a long gaming history that includes the late 1970s and early 1980s, arcade games from the 1980s and 90s, the classic 8 and 16-bit, the transition of the game to 3D, the evolution of handhelds from Game & Watch (really!) to Sony PSP. and much more. As a time capsule, it is a wonderful portal to the game`s past glory and a virtual playground rich in exploration potential. Of course, I prefer to play the games here on legally perfect platforms – like Antstream, Evercade, countless compilations and remasters for modern consoles and original hardware. And I also use these means. But I can`t deny the incredible convenience of being able to switch from Cannon Fodder for the Amiga CD32 to Crazy Taxi for the Dreamcast, via truly outdated MSX and Spectrum titles, without leaving the couch. Hi, I seemed to have changed a setting that has now broken all the emulators on the X superconsole.
It says error core: Frontend is built for Libreto dynamic cores, but the path is not defined. Unable to continue. Fatal error in „init_libretro_symbols()” PLEASE NOTE – This article is for educational, scientific and knowledge enhancement purposes only and should be treated in the same way as a very exciting thesis or dissertation. Retro Dodo does not tolerate illegal downloading or other shady activities that could cause trouble to anyone (i.e. us). Please check the legality of downloading ROM in your area and always follow government guidelines on internet security and copyright. And yet, here we are. And here I am, with what`s called Super Console X Pro, which includes over 41,000 games preloaded from a variety of personal computers, consoles and handhelds, as well as a few ports and hacks. Watch the video below to see what systems this cheap sticky plastic box can support, as well as some gameplay elements (note that there is only sound during the game, which starts at 3:30 am). The frame rates of these little games were absolutely correct, there was no freezing problem, nothing.
Moving on to bigger consoles like PS1, Nintendo 64 and PSP also worked well! Game consoles carry the connection to the network via LAN & Wifi. It is very convenient to add games and watch movies on the Internet. Until early 2021, I wasn`t much for ROMs and emulators. But since I made peace with probably no next-gen console this year, and I enjoyed more and more revisiting the video games of my childhood and adolescence, my head was turned. In February, I bought an Anbernic 351P, a Linux-based handheld that can run everything from 8-bit consoles to the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast, and I got a bullet with it. It`s so good that I haven`t touched my switch since. And the other day, I tried my luck for something more suitable for television. Before I go any further here, I should point out that I did not download any ROMs myself, neither for the Anbernic system nor for what I will describe in detail below.
The distribution of ROMs is illegal – you can`t sell them and you shouldn`t download them. However, a number of emulation devices currently available will ship to customers who come preloaded with games – and not just the homebrew type found on the FunKey S (we`ve covered the palm-sized Game Boy device in detail here). We are talking about games from Nintendo, PlayStation, SEGA, Capcom, Activision, SNK, Atari, Namco, Square (Enix) and so on. Under no circumstances should the form or legal form of these games be sold with these emulation devices (if not completely exaggerated). It`s very naughty. Like again. The build quality of the console itself is nothing special. They designed it to look like a SNES Mini, which may sound appealing to some, but when you hold it yourself, it looks like air. The hull also gives the impression that it could be broken from below with a slight breeze. There`s a lot of tinkering you could do with the Super Console X Pro – I know, because I`ve watched YouTube videos a lot (research, guys – that should back up any tech purchase). But what I chose exclusively was its capabilities as a plug-in-and-play mini console, similar to Nintendo`s Mega Drive Mini, PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini and NES Classics. Only obviously, this is the super version of such devices.
The clue is really in the name. This is a cheap home console for retro gamers looking for something new for their living room or office, and in no way will it compete with the big consoles. In other words, is there a way to connect the super console directly to my computer and somehow manage all the different inputs in that way? Sorry if this is a really confusing way to phrase things, but I`m super new to this. First, I wanted this for its 32X emulation, since my own 32X ditched the ghost a few years ago, and it`s a cheaper option than fixing the mushroom-shaped Mega Drive add-on. Virtua Racing Deluxe, Knuckles Chaotix and the worst version of DOOM, back? I love it – and since I own these games, I don`t feel so bad playing them on anything else. I was also very curious about how three-dimensional Virtual Boy games would work on a regular TV. It turns out it`s not great, but I appreciate being able to try them out now – as well as games for Nintendo`s Pokémon Mini handheld console, the uniquely vectored 1983 Vectrex, and the Magnavox Odyssey 2, an even older console than me. Almost. The cost of this thing (made by the Chinese company KinHank, as far as I know) into my home? Over £70 from eBay, donate or take postage and packaging.
And that`s for the console with 128GB of ROM pre-installed; two very cheap Bluetooth controllers inspired by the PlayStation DualShock 3 (I almost immediately ditched them in favor of better options – any USB or Bluetooth pad should work, and the PlayStation Classic Mini controllers certainly do); a remote control, as it is also an Android box; HDMI and power cable, with a UK adapter, as there is an American plug; and some pretty useless instructions that really only cover how to turn it on and assign a new controller. The Super Console X is a $50 retro gaming console that can emulate everything up to your best Dreamcast games, fine. It`s not a next-gen console, it won`t power your Gamecube games, and it won`t leave you „Netflix and chill”. As with any AliExpress product, the packaging is honestly nothing special. In the box, you get the console itself, two WiFi controllers, your power adapter, and an HDMI cable. The world of retro gaming is constantly evolving, and the release in China of the Super Console X proves that the demand for cheap and powerful „naughty” consoles is increasing. Hey, guys. So here`s a strange question. I have the X-King superconsole and many additional cables and connectors.
But I`m wondering if, instead of plugging it directly into my monitor and treating it as a separate PC, I can somehow plug it into my existing desktop computer and access it that way? Could this be the beginning of China`s affordable retro game consoles? Hopefully, but keep in mind that setup can be a bit tricky, and it`s a random game to install already high-quality ROMs. We predicted that smaller consoles like Gameboy, SNES, Gameboy Advance, NES, and Wonderswan would all work well, and that`s what happened. The Super Console X is an affordable retro gaming console that can emulate much of your favorite retro video games. And so we just had to check, the drop in prices mixed with the potential made it a product that we had to get into. The gameplay is great, you will rarely have problems playing anything on Dreamcast. And for Dreamcast itself, it`s still pretty good when it comes to emulation. The Super Console X is a few months old, but what interested us was the new cheaper price. Originally, it sold for $119, but we managed to find it for $48, well. It`s worth every penny. If you need help, let me know. I am still 6 years old and I am also trying to understand some things.
It`s not big and certainly not smart, but for the price of a PlayStation 5 game, it`s absolutely overwhelming to be able to choose from so many titles. Get a decent controller and maybe learn your way through the settings to improve the graphics and performance of each emulator (there are guides on YouTube), and I think you could easily fill a year or two with a Super Console X Pro or similar device and not feel FOMO for not owning a PS5.