Summary: For the longest time I have been looking for an item where I can play older video games and Android games with the usage of analog joystick and buttons. I love playing games on my phone but when it comes to games with touch screen gaming I become frustrated. That is until I found the Archos Themed 8 GB Tablet - 7" - ARM Cortex A9 1.60 GHz and I must say I was pretty impressed with its capabilities such as the ability to surf the web, obtains apps from Google Play, and...
Good horsepower for emulators but mediocre controls and poor battery life
Lon J. Seidman "lon@ lon.tv", Amazon
5 February 2014
Summary: Length:: 8:18 Mins I picked this up to see how it compares to the new GCW Zero, an open source handheld designed to play retro video games. The Archos Gamepad costs the same but has a lot more processing power under the hood and a much larger screen. The Archos does a nice job emulating even newer consoles. Dreamcast emulation is smooth, and more modern arcade games run nicely as well. The old retro favorites from the 8 and 16 bit era also run quite nicely.
Summary: As with many tables confusion rules if this is the gamepad 2 it is getting good reviews. Same problem with nexus 7 is it a 1 or two? does it download from google play store ok? would it be ok for a 8 and six year old?
Summary: Bought this for testing games on and is truly awful you cant load any top games at all its not a tablet and the controller is very poor poor and totally integrated -- no memory -- completely sucks
Summary: The Good: - Nice buttons with a good "click" to them. Feels very "old-school". - Great button mapping tool makes it work with damn near any game. - MicroSD card slot - so it can hold a lot of videos and games. The Average: - The screen isn't the highest resolution compared to other Android tablets (such as Nexus 7). - The viewing angle isn't that great. - Though neither of those detract from gaming experience at all. The Bad: - Battery life isn't great.