This “PS5 controller” has a built-in screen and on it you can play Gameboy, MAME and even Neo Geo games.
It looks like a PS5 controller, but it isn’t. What it is is a singular portable console that imitates the design of that remote but takes advantage of it to integrate a screen and a series of emulators to be able to enjoy old console titles like Gameboy, MAME and even NEO-GEO.
The surprising thing is that this portable console it costs only 19 dollars, and although the build quality and the experience is not extraordinary, it does deliver what it promises, and the truth is that the games run without problems on this curious device disguised as a PS5 controller.
Weak build, surprisingly strong experience
The screen has a diagonal of 2.8 inches and it integrates perfectly into the upper part of the controller, making it a unique portable console that allows you to play games from various old consoles such as the Gameboy, the Nintendo Entertainment System or the arcade games with MAME.
The handle is light but still has a 800 mAh rechargeable battery to be able to enjoy these back-emulation functions for extended periods. On the back of the controller we find a USB-C connector (another surprise in such a cheap product) to recharge it.
The controller has two analog sticks, a D-Pad on the left and action buttons on the right. A strange grille appears under the screen for the speaker output, and in the command we have two triggers, not four as in the conventional controls of the consoles.
Behind the screen we have a series of connectors and controls: a small volume dial, a headphone output (which doubles as a video output to connect it to a TV), the power button and a Micro SD slot where the ROM images of the video games are stored.
The construction of the remote control is of very low quality, yes: in the video analysis you can see how the housing of one of the side panels peeled off easily because it was badly stuck, and the quality of the buttons and sticks is low, something certainly to be expected in a remote with this price.
Despite this, in the video of the YouTube channel Retro Dodo you can see how games load fast and run surprisingly well through the emulators installed in the miniconsole.
It is clear that the quality of the screen is not spectacular, but the truth is that for the $ 19 it costs the command in AliExpress, this unique portable retro gaming console does the job surprisingly well.