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The summer sunshine has well and truly arrived and it’s time to think about long, lazy vacation days spent kicking back and relaxing. Of course, no vacation would be complete without a little gaming time built in so here we look at some of the best compact gaming devices to keep you entertained without weighing down your hand luggage too heavily.
Lightweight and compact, the Nintendo 3DS is a great portable gaming device to while away the long days of summer vacation. 3D gameplay requires no special glasses, so this is a great pick up and play device. A wide range of games is available, from cute Nintendo offerings like Animal Crossing to fast-paced action games like Monster Hunter Generations and Metroid Prime: Federation Force.
For those with plenty of suitcase space, the new Nintendo 3DS XL is also a great option. It’s the bigger brother of the 3DS, coming complete with two large screens and Super-Stable 3D for a clear 3D image even while you’re on the move, making it an obvious option for passing the time while travelling.
Sega Genesis Arcade Ultimate Portable
If you like classic gaming and have a limited budget, the Sega Genesis Arcade Ultimate Portable is the ideal summer gaming gadget. The device comes bundled with no less than 80 games, including some real retro classics. Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage feature strongly among many gamers’ fond memories and the Sega Genesis Arcade Ultimate Portable is the ideal way to relive those halcyon childhood days.
Be warned though – the device also comes with Columns and Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, so be prepared to lose hours on end to these addictive classics!
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Your Cell Phone!
If you have simply no room in your life or your suitcase for a portable gaming device, you still have plenty of options for gaming thanks to your cell phone. If online casino is your thing, brands like Guts offer a large range of slots playable on mobile, including the officially licensed Jurassic World game. Before you go, check out local offers and bonuses to see you through your vacation, like the Guts bonus Canada promotion. These offers change regularly, so it’s easy to find a great deal that offers plenty of free credit and/or free spins.
Of course, the supply of games for your cellphone is almost endless. The overall global games market is projected to generate $108.9 billion in revenue in 2017, with mobile gaming responsible for 42% of that total.
Hyperkin SupaBoy S
Another excellent portable option for retro gaming is the Hyperkin SupaBoy S. This portable pocket SNES console plays original SNES and SFC cartridges. This means that while it doesn’t come with any games pre-installed, it provides a chance to play all of those beloved childhood SNES games that are currently sitting in a box in the attic – every single one.
As an interesting bonus feature, the Supaboy S also has two front-loading ports and an AV out. That means it can be used with two full-size, SNES-compatible controllers and a regular TV screen – so you can play all of your favorite classic SNES games on a standard size television.
Summer vacation is a great time to give a new game a chance and some excellent recent options include Super Mario Run, One Tap Rally and Binary Dash. So if you’re one of the world’s 2.2 billion gamers, make this summer count by enjoying portable gaming to the max!