Anbernic RG350 Review: This Budget Friendly Handheld Game Emulator Should be In Your Retro Gaming Arsenal

For less than $90, you can own one of the best handheld game emulators in existence. The Anbernic RG350 Handheld Game Emulator is so good that they regularly sell out on Amazon and see gouge-level prices from eBay sellers that ship from the United States.

If you time it right, just $90 or less will let you play just about any retro video game ROM you can throw onto a MicroSD card. I’m not exaggerating. The Anbernic RG350 supports Mame, NeoGeo, Ps1, NES, SNES, PC, GB, GBA, GBC, Genesis, DOS, FBA and Wonderswan.

I can’t stop you from loading every game under the sun… but you should only download and play ROMs for games that you legally own in another form. Thankfully, I own a thousands of physical NES, SNES, TG-16, N64 and other cartridge based games that I’m addicted to collecting.

Anbernic RG350 Handheld Game Emulator
Anbernic RG350 Handheld Game Emulator

This little handheld retro gaming wonder ticks all my fanboy boxes. The Anbernic RG350 utilizes a dual 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, a 3.5-inch 60Hz IPS LCD, 16GB of onboard storage, and a MicroSD card slot for up to 128GB of additional storage. It’s powered by a 2500 MAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and even includes a mini-HDMI output.

Actual gameplay is nothing short of spectacular. Every ROM I’ve leaded and every game I’ve experienced plays as expected (only having issues if the ROM itself has noted issues.) I noticed a few games that played noticeably better on the RG350 than on my RetroPi Arcade setup.

Anbernic RG350 Console, Type-C Charging cable, a 32 gb MicroSD Card, and a user manual.

The Anbernic RG350 package includes an RG350 Console, Type-C Charging cable, a 32 gb MicroSD Card, and a user manual. Yeah, it’s gonna take a while to get here from overseas, but the sooner you order, the sooner you get to gaming.