DreamGEAR My Arcade Portable

Model number DGUN-2573
Type Handheld
Hardware VT368
Manufacturer Jungletac
Distributor dreamGEAR
Brand dreamGEAR


To give it its full name: dreamGEAR My Arcade Portable Video Game System (with 220 Video Games). One of DreamGEAR's recent forays into the handheld market, after many years focusing on plug-&-plays only (well, that and their main game accessory business, obv)

Hardware

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The console was designed by dreamGEAR themselves (in fact by their current Director of Product Design, Michael Ponce, who posted his designs for it on Behance) rather than simply being a rebranded Jungletac design.

Sadly the D-pad is pretty awful - not sure if it's just my unit, but the right direction is very unresponsive. Also the start button is completely redundant; most current Jungletac consoles don't have one, so their software doesn't make use of it, and here it just duplicates the A button.

It's the same hardware as the Reactor 120 in 1 among other recent Jungletac handhelds; supposedly this is VT368, so let's go with that.

Games

Naturally, most/all of the games from the Reactor are here, along with a few more VT368-native ones. But from game 141 onwards, Jungletac's old NES games make a return! (or whatever their slightly-enhanced-NES hardware was - VT09?)

So it would appear the VT368 hardware is backwards compatible with NES and VT09(?), similarly to the BL-826A - maybe that's VT368 too?

Variants

There's a 140-game variation too with a graphical menu (video here), and one called Gamer V with the same design and game count, but which (if the screenshots on the box are correct) comes with Nice Code VT03 games rather than Jungletac stuff.

Self-test menu

As with just about everything else Jungletac made, you can hold A&B when powering on to access a test menu. This gives the version as BBE03E7D.

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