RG35XX review: best gateway to neo retro gaming?

Avis RG35XX : meilleure porte d'entrée du neo retro gaming ?

The RG35XX is a safe bet

Looking for a gentle introduction into the world of neo retro consoles? The RG35XX is probably made for you. This alternative portable console allows you to easily find your favorite consoles, computers and arcade systems from the 80s and 90s, all in a format that fits in your pocket.

Review and video test on the RG35XX

Want to see the RG35XX console in action? That's good: the very popular RG35XX, which is one of the many "neo Game Boy" that have seen the light of day in recent years, has been scrutinized by the Passions Rétro YouTube channel.

You will find a complete presentation of the hardware, controls, ergonomics, emulation quality, an update on advanced functions, and more. The emulators tested are varied: home consoles, portable consoles, 2D and 3D and arcade systems.



Test of the famous RG35XX retro console on the Passions Rétro YouTube channel

The test reviews the emulation possibilities almost exhaustively with the following systems: NG, GBA, SNES, Arcade and Vertical Screen Arcade, MD, PS1, GB, GBC, PCE. It is also possible to emulate vintage microcomputers like the C64.

A beautiful symbiosis between design and functionality


The RG35XX is a rather well thought out console and above all very coherent, in the sense that what it allows you to do is in line with its external appearance and its functionalities, which is not always the case in the very moving universe neo retro consoles where the very good rubs shoulders with the frankly curious.

Its Game Boy-inspired format and button layout are perfect for all 2D games, whether for the 8-bit and 16-bit generations or even 32-bit with the advent of 2.5D games. At the rear, the L1, L2, R1 and R2 triggers arranged "in line", complete the range of action buttons.



On the side, there are two memory card ports : one for the operating system, and games if you have space left, the other, optional, devoted exclusively to game storage. Having two memory card ports is an advantage that is not necessarily found on more expensive retro consoles, and should delight fans of a well-developed game library.

RG35XX: the reasons for success

The RG35XX owes its popularity to several factors:

  • A successful design, immediately reminiscent of the Game Boy
  • Good build quality, with a console that is pleasant to handle
  • Relative ease of use
  • Many consoles and arcade systems emulated perfectly
  • An enthusiastic community of gamers and developers, to whom we owe the much-loved alternative operating system "Garlic OS"
  • Real listening from the manufacturer to improve the console and respond to the requests of the gaming community
  • Consistency between appearance and functionality
  • A very affordable price

The format has proven itself, because there are alternatives like Miyoo Mini Plus , also an excellent console, and with a design very close to the RG35XX, which itself is a response to the first Miyoo Mini model.

The RG35XX and its developments

Building on its popularity, the RG35XX has become a true franchise and is now available in two new versions.

Upgraded Model RG35XX Plus

This version with a boosted processor which allows new 3D consoles to be added to the emulation possibilities.

RG35XX Plus


Alongside the PS1 , there are now N64, PSP and DC, enough to cover a good part of the gaming of the 2000s. And even if water has flowed under the bridges, it is impressive to see machines running which represented the best of technology at the time, on a console that fits in your pocket.

The console now also benefits from a Wi-Fi connection, to simplify firmware updates, for example.

Order the RG35XX Plus on DOCK & PLAY

Horizontal model RG35XX-H

For players preferring a horizontal GBA / PSP / Switch type grip, this model is perfect. It also adds a significant bonus: two analog joysticks in order to take full advantage of the new emulated 3D consoles.

RG35XX Plus portable console emulator retro gaming dockandplay


This horizontal RG35XX H model
is available now.

Order the RG35XX H on DOCK & PLAY

Dual Boot with Stock OS + Garlic OS


At the software level, the current versions of RG35XX offered on DOCK & PLAY are equipped with dual boot , with the original Anbernic system ("Stock OS") as well as "Garlic OS", a system of alternative exploitation developed by the community, which provides a simplification of the interface, customization possibilities and improved emulation performance. Switching from one to the other is done with a simple additional button at startup.

Order your favorite RG35XX safely with special offer

In the end, the RG35XX and its variants is a console that has it all, and has established itself in just a few months as a reference in the (neo) retrogaming world. It's a great first console to get started in the field and reactivate great memories!

RG35XX, Plus and H retrogaming console family

From left to right: RG35XX original, RG35XX Plus. Bottom: RG35XX H. The family is complete!

So, are you ready to have a real video game museum in your pocket with this adorable modern Game Boy capable of reproducing around twenty vintage consoles, arcade systems and even microcomputers ?

Order your RG35XX in complete security from a serious reseller (4.5 on Truspilot.fr) offering all guarantees in terms of delivery, as well as unique and personalized customer service in French .

A real team of enthusiasts is at your service to help you get the most out of your console. Even if you are a beginner, you will have fun in no time and find incredible sensations. It’s the magic of neo retro!

Order the RG35XX console on DOCK & PLAY
Neo Retro Gaming Blog Offer: -10% with promo code: DOCKPLAY10 (valid until 04/21/2024).

Anbernic RG35XX emulator console


Order the RG35XX Plus console on DOCK & PLAY
Neo Retro Gaming Blog Offer: -10% with promo code: DOCKPLAY10 (valid until 04/21/2024).

Anbernic RG35XX Plus emulator console

Order the RG35XX H console on DOCK & PLAY
Neo Retro Gaming Blog Offer: -10% with promo code: DOCKPLAY10 (valid until 04/21/2024).
Anbernic RG35XX H emulator console

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