Continuing the discussion from In the future, astronauts might play MMORPGs to fend off boredom:
A great idea. This got me thinking… there’s tons of smartphone-era hardware that can easily run most classic emulators now.
Say you were an astronaut, going to Mars, or (insert favorite planet here). What’s the “best” emulator hardware out there to run as many of these classic emulators as you can with a great screen, great controls, and reasonable price?
I would say generic Android phone but the controls might be an issue since most smartphones are pretty much touch-only affairs these days. I guess you could bring a bluetooth controller, but that feels like… cheating. I was thinking more of an all-in-one device that has reasonable built in controls for most arcade and console games, at least a quality NES style d-pad and say, 3 to 5 buttons.