Some great retro games (and a lot of crap ones too)
Simple to use
Some duplicate games
Audio out to TV is mono
Video out to TV is not HDMI
Doesn't store language preference
Some games corrupt
Game selection UI could be greatly improved.
The console is styled very much in the design of the classic Gameboy, though with four action buttons, rather than two, the d-pad, start and select buttons, and a reset button that takes you back to the main menu. Games are selected from a scrolling menu. Thankfully, you can skip a page at a time by pressing left/right, rather than up/down. The list doesn't seem to be in any particular order, and there are very definite duplicates on there (the one that stuck out for me was Pac-Man, but I counted quite a few.) I suspect these are just different region ROMs that have been used.
The machine has a rechargeable battery, much like an old Nokia phone battery, and charges from an older style mini-USB port, rather than the more modern micro-USB or USB-C. The AV output is at the top of the handheld unit, a 3.5mm jack, but sadly only has a 2-RCA connector cable, so the audio output looks to be mono. Also, sadly, no HDMI, so for those modern TVs without RCA connectors, you'll be stuck playing on the handheld. That said, the screen is clear and easy on the eyes. It does have the occasional glitch though, like a mid-90's laptop screen, rather than a modern LCD/LED, but generally these occurred on the home menu rather than in the games.
A second controller is included so that you can play two player games - not tried this yet (Billy-nae-mates and all that) but again, it's styled very much on the old NES controller, albeit with four buttons rather than the two.
Somehow, I'm not convinced that this is a fully licensed machine though, with the 400 titles included. There are some of the classic Mario games, some Konami arcade conversions, etc. Rolling Thunder, Pac Man, Excitebike, Rush'n'Attack are just a few of the games that I've played so far. The one that seemed to have serious issues was Hyper Olympics. I was never a huge Nintendo NES fan. When it was around, I was more interested in the Sega consoles, or more importantly, the Spectrum or Amiga. That said, I have to admit that there are quite a few worthwhile games on the system.
This would be ideal as a cheap distraction for kids for a long car journey. Cheap enough to buy one each, and with reasonable enough games that they shouldn't complain too much that it's not a Vita or Switch. Also, not a bad gift for a retro games fan, though the more hardcore fans will probably turn their nose up at it...
My biggest complaint is that there's no way to store your language setting, so every time you switch it on, or even just hit the reset button, you're asked to choose your language - 1. Chinese / 2. English... On more than one occasion, I've ended up with the system in Chinese because I was too busy trying to get back into a game... A minor complaint though, and for the price, it's really not that bad...
This product is subject to specific safety warningsWarning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended
1.You may find a few repeated games inside, that is because the games are different versions and have various features.
2.This game console does not have the function of saving the progress of the game. When you quit the game, all progress will be clear.
3.Tips for the TV connection
1)If you want to play on television, please make sure your TV is able to connect with AV OUTPUT cable before you purchase.
2)The Kiztoys handheld game console can only support those television with NTSC system. Please know that and check your television system if you want to use the TV connection function.
3)The red terminal of the AV cable is the audio terminal, which is responsible for sound output, and is connected to the red terminal of the television (AUDIO);
4)The yellow terminal of the AV cable is the video terminal, which is responsible for image output, and is connected to the yellow terminal of the TV (VIDEO);
5)TV Connecting Steps:
Ⅰ. Connect the wired controller & the AV cable to the handheld game console;
Ⅱ. Connect the red terminal of the AV cable to the red terminal of the television (AUDIO);
Ⅲ. Connect the yellow terminal of the AV cable to the the yellow terminal of the TV (VIDEO);
Ⅳ. Turn on the TV and the handheld game console.
1.To avoid to burn out the IC of the game machine, do not turn on them before you finish the steps of cable connections.
2.The AV terminal interfaces on television could be rusty or have patina because of the rare using, which will cause poor connection for electricity. If this happens, you should remove the rust before using it.