December 3rd, 2013, 15:19 Posted By: wraggster
Today i have a PSP Clone that comes at a cheap price £23/$35 that like Alladin in the Disney Movies is a Diamond in the Rough.
The KO G6000 Ultrathin 4.3" Touch Screen MP5 Game Console is from the gadget specialists at DealExtreme.com, first off lets look at the console itself with a few pics:
Very thin and looks like a psp
Heres the Camera
The options screen
Heres the specs
||480 x 272 Pixels
||AVI / RM / RMVB / PMP / FLV / MP4 / M4V / VOB / WMV / 3GP / MPER
||APE / MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / OGG / FLAC, supports multiple audio switching
||JPG / BMP / PNG / GIF
||TXT / EPUB / PDF / WORD / EXCEL
||GBA / BIN / SMD / ZIP / GEN / FBA
||Video output, shooting function
|Slots / Interface
||1 x TF card slot / 1 x Mini USB / 1 x 3.5mm earphone jack
||Mini USB charge
||Indonesian / Danish / German / English / Spanish / French / Croatian / Italian / Latvian / Lithuanian / Hungarian / Malay / Dutch / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Slovak / Finnish language / Swedish / Swahili / Filipino / Turkish / Zulu / Greek / Russian / Korean / Japanese / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese
||KO W6000 has video function, TV out function, recording function, FM function, English-Chinese dictionary; KO W6000 is an ultrathin game console with super long endurance. 1. Built-in 3000 classical games, supports free downloading a large number of games of GBA, NES, MD and other formats. 2. Supports MP3, WMA, WAV and other formats, there are many sound effects can be chosen. 3. Supports video playing, supports 576P movies, 480 x 272 resolution. 4. Supports pictures of different formats, can picture thumbnail viewing, 3D effect changing, slide playing. 4. Supports TV-OUT output.
||1 x Game console
1 x USB cable (51cm)
1 x Earphone (68cm-cable)
1 x Chinese / English user manual
Onto the Review
The KO G6000 Ultrathin 4.3" Touch Screen MP5 Game Console has a lot of options as you would expect with any of the consoles that come from China. Ill go through them all one by one.
The console itself is very slim and the build quality whilst not as good as the PSP for instance is still ok and features a better analogue stick than the PSP.
To turn on the system make sure the little on/off switch is in the on position and press the start button for 3 seconds, it then boots up with a sound like the one on Windows when it boots up.
You will then have the options screen but if your unlucky it will be in chinese, the settings area took me a minute or so to find then i turned the language to english, not too hard to find but fun nonetheless.
On the options youll see theme, basically that lets you change the colours, nice and simple.
On the photo section theres already 5 photos on the system and they show you that despite this being a cheap system its good at showing high res photos, it wont be anything like ipad quality but for what you pay its good enough, you can zoom in and do a slideshow but its basic at best. The Camera can go up to a very high resolution but the results are very low, although theres some options avoid unless you want the kids taking basic snapshots.
On the Music side of things it works best off a set of headphones and the options are like what used to be on old ipods, music can be sorted by genre, artists, album and theres a few options to play around with the music, for a cheap device it delivers the music in a way thats fint to listen to.
Next up is the Ebook section, i used a text version of an Harry Potter Book to test, unlike on a few Android Tablets ive tried there was no problems with question marks in the text, the text itself was perfectly readable even in the dark, turning pages was no effort, the one annoying thing is that words would get split up at the most inconvenient of times, a small annoyance but still great for reading.
Next up the Video section, i did try an AVI file and it didnt work strangely although it supports them, next up was a Real Media file and it was a sample of the film Madasgar, the audio and video worked perfect, for the price of the console you couldnt fault it. Next i tried a MP4 file and it played perfectly, big thumbs up there.
I next tried the recorder but couldnt fathom out where it saved the wav file it made, so cant give it a thumbs up or down.
It also has features such as stopwatch, calculator, calender, file browser, settings, and some obscure options like video study and 4 other educational bits which i tried but they were of no interest and pointless in my opinion.
Now we are onto the area i was so excited to try, the games area, the Games area also shows up on the desktop with thumbnails of each game.
The game area has 2 options, Classic Game and games on demand.
The Classic Game area has a massive list of GameBoy Advance Games built in. Although they repeat themselves after a while there are a Hundred GBA Games on the KO G6000 Ultrathin 4.3" Touch Screen MP5 Game Console. The emulation may not be 100% in every department but they are fully playable and you can do save states on games at any time.
The Games on demand had 2 Nes games on there and they worked perfectly as well, i then tried Super Mario Land on the Gameboy, Several Gameboy Colour titles and Super Mario Bros 1, 2,3 and Nes Open Tournament.
They all played great, not perfect but totally playable and with close to 4GB to store on the system you can get a lot of retro Nintendo games on there, Next up was Megadrive games which you must have with a .bin or .smd file extension, also some megadrive games are locked to certain countries so you may need to try some before success. Yet again Megadrive emulation was pretty decent, it did struggle with Sonic blast but the vast majority of games were great.
I did try Master System and Game Gear but both didnt work.
Last system to try was Snes games, I tried around 20 and first off any with a special chip didnt work properly, also games with large memory didnt work, games such as Donkey Kong Country loaded but very slow, i then tried some of the smaller sized games such as Super Mario World, Mario World was fully playable, so as long as you stick to the smaller games with no special chips they should all work.
The system has a Micro SD Card slot to make the system have much bigger memory. One thing that didnt work although advertised was the touch screen, it didnt work in any way shape or form.
I dont know if its just my PC but the console doesnt seem to be holding its charge for me, maybe an old motorola charger or something simliar would be a better option for charging.
So Good Bad or Ugly
The KO G6000 Ultrathin 4.3" Touch Screen MP5 Game Console is a very cheap console that has good GBA, GBC, GB, Nes, Megadrive and Snes Emulation, can play a range of videos, good for ebooks and displaying photos, the downers for me are the lack of a charger, the camera, the uneeded options.
So would i recommend you to buy this?
I would say if your looking for a device thats easy on the wallet for playing 8/16bit Nintendo and 16 bit Sega Games then you cant go wrong, if i couldnt afford a 3DS or a Vita for an Under 8 year old this is an essential buy for the hard up family, if your a retro emulation fan then the ability to play Nes, GBA, GBC, GB, Snes and Megadrive games bar the special chip games for £23/$35 you just cant go wrong, i will try to see if any more systems are playable, this could be a great system to hack?
All in all a big thumbs up for a cheap device, thanks to DealExtreme.com for letting me review the console.
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