Whilst Nintendo are still (apparently) working in the background on a virtual console for their DSi - which will allow users to play Game Boy and Game Boy Advanced titles on their DSi - along comes this inventively titled PMP, known as the GAME-800, which packs a integrated emulator allowing it to run NES, FC, GB, GBC, and MD games.

The GAME-800 PMP, which has obviously gone for the cheap and tacky look, and has positively excelled in this respect, comes with a 3.5″ 320 x 240 (QVGA) TFT LCD display, 4GB of inbuilt memory (which can be supplemented with SD cards), back mounted camera of unspecified resolution and, in terms of multimedia file format support just about ticks all the boxes (except for OGG). In fact, it’s a particularly comprehensive list comprising of MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC, RM-Audio, AMR, AAC+, RM, RMVB, AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG, MPEG, MPE, MP4, DAT, MOV, DAT, JPEG, GIF and BMP.

Add into this a TV-out connection, an onboard speaker, USB connectivity and a handy text to speech function that, to quote the product site, ‘will read out loud any TXT file in Chinese or English.’ (it adds, incidentally, ‘Other Romance languages can be read, but the pronunciation will very often be incorrect’ (sic)) and, looks aside, its reasonably hard not to be impressed with what this device has to offer.

Yes, it doesn’t quite look the part, though it does, in fairness, have an undeniable retro tinged appeal (apart from the iPhone/Touch inspired icons), but if you consider what’s on offer here and then factor in it’s price - a mere $80 - its an extremely hard feature rich PMP to criticise, however much you might want to.

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