Awesome Portable Arcade | Powkiddy A13 | Review
This one is the pow kitty: a13 it’s, a clamshell design, arcade style, retro gaming console that claims to come with 3 000 retro games. It sports a 10 inch display and has all kinds of fun features, but how well does it perform let’s? Take a closer look. The packaging is pretty basic and it comes with the console itself: a set of instructions as well as a charge, cable, the console sports that clamshell design and it gives off the aesthetic of a small laptop or maybe like a portable dvd player. The console got 6 arcade style buttons and has what looks like a battery compartment towards the screen. But when you pop it open, you can see that it’s, a housing unit, housing, the actual joystick, the joystick screws right into place, and you have a neat functional, portable arcade machine over on the top left. You have your start and select button. You have a plus and minus button that controls the system’s volume and a back button that you use to exit out of whatever game you’re playing flipping the console over to its backside. You have a power on and off button a usb type c port for charging. A micro sd card slot, you have a headphone jack, two usb ports, so that you can plug in some extra controllers for multiplayer games as well as hdmi output. You can plug this thing up to a tv and use it like a regular console.
The entire console has a bit of a plasticky feel to it, and the buttons and joystick definitely don’t feel the best quality, but for the price it’s pretty solidly built, the 10 inch display is actually really nice and vibrant and handles glare really well. Making this thing good to go for outdoor use, it has a built in rechargeable 4000mah battery, while filming this video. I had this thing powered on and playing for well over an hour, and i hardly put a dent into its battery life, so the menu is pretty basic. You have a history tab listing the games that you played before the game. Tab is where all the console’s games are stored. You have a movie tab, i’m, not sure exactly which file types this console is capable of playing, but apparently it has video playback. Then you have a file explorer along with the settings tab going into the games tab. The console has cps emulation, final burn, alpha famicom game boy, game, boy, advance, game, boy, color, game gear, mega drive, neo geo and playstation one as well as super famicom, as i previously stated, the console sports 3000 classic games, but i noticed that some of them are Repeats now, one area that this console really really surprised me is with its built in speaker. This thing is loud and really deep. I would have never expected legit arcade style audio to come from this plastic housing. Listen how loud this thing gets: Music Applause.
So, although i stated the buttons and joystick aren’t, the best they’re still good enough to perform fairly well, i had a relative easy time with my inputs while playing fighting games and there is a ton of fighting games on this console in case you haven’t already guessed Here i am playing street fighter 3 third strike using the console’s final burn, alpha emulator right now, i’m playing tekken 3 using the console’s ps1 emulation and once again it handles it pretty well playing mk2 i’m, actually using the console’s sega mega, drive, emulator, and i have To say, it runs really well and looks really good marvel superheroes versus street fighter. Everyone always talks about marvel vs capcom, but i feel like this is the more underrated entry into the franchise, a really great game. One thing that i found fascinating was the inclusion of handheld titles with this console. It was definitely a unique experience playing some of these handheld games using a joystick and arcade buttons. It felt pretty interesting almost like a whole new experience. I definitely can see myself playing a lot more of these handheld games using this console. Some of the choices for the playstation console are a bit strange as well, like. I don’t ever see myself playing silent hill using an arcade’s thickened buttons, but i suppose you can always hook the console up to a tv plug in a controller and play most of these games that way so it’s nice that they thought about the console’s multiple uses.
When loading up the game’s library you got ta do a little bit of digging too to find certain games. I noticed some of the game’s names are off, probably due to poor translations. I don’t even want to know what electrosperm is. I have to say. I really dig the console’s game. Selection it’s got a ton of classics and some really great games that i always felt should have been arcade games, so the pow kitty a13. I have to say if i had played this console about like three years ago, i would have thought it was the greatest thing ever made. But right now we live in a deep ocean of really good retro emulation consoles is the pow kitty, a13 good. Yes, it’s! Very good it’s, a very good console and for the price you get a ton of versatility, the ability to play games in arcade, tabletop mode or plug it into the tv and play them in console mode. As far as features go, this thing is great, but in terms of performance i feel like there are other emulation consoles out there that perform a whole lot better for about the same price. Do i recommend this console absolutely if you’re looking for a solid arcade style experience and you don’t want to break the bank, this is the one for you, but i’ve, seen other portable consoles that can emulate n64 playstation portable and even sega dreamcast really smoothly for about The same price point of under 100 us dollars – it just all depends on what you’re.
Looking for personally, i think something like this is great. I just wish it had more horsepower and can emulate more games. If you guys are interested in the pow kitty, a13 i’ll put links in the description below until next time.