This seems pretty cool. i havnt played much handheld games lately but kinda want to try this.
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Facts: Pandora is a seperate venture, made by Open Pandora Ltd, and only has an incidental relationship with the GP2X and co, through its creators, who are some of the larger vendors of Gamepark products in the UK and Germany.
Also, as an opinion, if that joystick is analogue, then the machine will be nearly useless for emulation.
"Also, as an opinion, if that joystick is analogue, then the machine will be nearly useless for emulation."
Very good point, and I agree. Most emulated games use a D-Pad, and an analog stick isn't quite the same. So you are stuck with a device that can't emulate old games properly, and at the same time doesn't have a second directional control (in addition to the action buttons and analog stick) to play newer 3D games where you have to look around while walking. Epic fail.
What's that you say? It has an accelerometer? Oh, so you can control the view with that? To you I say: play COD Zombies on the iPad, then get back to me. I like the idea, but the implementation is flawed. The only way I see this working is if they use the 4 buttons for walking, the analog for looking, one shoulder button for shooting, and holding down the other shoulder button lets you access a second function to the other 5 buttons?
As Captainhairy pointed out: GamePark does not make the Pandora. The Pandora's requirements came from members of the GP32X community that wanted to design a system better than the GP3 and GP2X.
I disagree with the idea that the analog stick makes it no good for emulation. It really just depends on how well the emulator is programmed. I've already seen some MAME demos on this, and it seemed to control fine.
At $120 or $150 for the fully-loaded version, it's tempting to pick up a Caanoo just for the heck of it. But, they're creeping ever closer to my position in the Pandora queue, and that system has better specs and controls. So, I think I'll pass for now.
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