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What can the Miyoo Mini Plus play?

Miyoo Mini Plus supported systems

It’s no secret that retro gaming is having a huge resurgence in popularity currently, and the Miyoo Mini Plus is the perfect way to hop aboard the nostalgia train. This pocketable retro gaming handheld device combines the best of old school consoles and new technology, introducing you to the capabilities of a powerful yet simple handheld console. So what games can you play with the Miyoo Mini Plus? Let’s find out.

The Miyoo Mini Plus emulates consoles up to the Fifth Generation, handhelds up to the Sixth Generation, and even home computers.

For each generation or category, I’ve listed a few devices the Miyoo Mini Plus can emulate, and highlighted a few games. This doesn’t begin to scratch the surface. It can emulate many devices not mentioned and can play thousands of games in total.

The Power of Onion OS

Let’s start with an aside. I’m going to assume you’ve got OnionOS installed. Virtually everyone does and, if you buy your Miyoo Mini Plus from us, we do it for you.

The listed consoles are all supported by Onion OS but may not all be supported by the stock operating system. See the Onion Wiki for more detail.

Why install Onion OS? You get better performance and usability; there’s a large, helpful community; and you get to use the GameSwitcher. This is what’s made the Miyoo Mini and Mini Plus great. See our on-line user guide for more information.

Onion OS: User interface
Onion OS: Package Manager
Onion OS: Main screen
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A revelation

K-TEC have configured a beautiful device. The software works smoothly, and the constant auto save feature is fantastic. Switching between games you are playing is so easy. This device has honestly been a revelation, showing just what can be achieved by a company (British – hooray!) that knows what it is doing. You pay a bit extra but that pays for the configuration which works so well. It is worth it.

~ Mark Adams.

a journey into gaming’s golden era

Arcade machines

The Miyoo Mini Plus can play arcade games all the way from the earliest entries, in the form of 1975’s Gun Fight, to the graphically impressive Mortal Kombat 3 from 1995. It can even play games from Capcom’s powerful CP System arcade machines.

Pac-man arcade cabinet, from the Golden Age of arcade video games

Midway, Namco, Sega, etc.

1970s to 1990s

Arcade games from the golden age popularized the concept of high scores and competition. This led to the rise of arcade culture, with players frequently gathering to showcase their gaming abilities.

Many iconic video game franchises were born during this time, such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Galaga. The golden age of arcade games laid the foundation for the future of the gaming industry.

Arcade: Gunfight



Arcade: Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3




Arcade: Out Run

Marvel Super Heroes (CPSII)


CPS II: Marvel Super Heroes
CPS I: Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II (CPSI)


CPS III: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (CPSIII)


Capcom Play System III arcade cabinet


1988, 1993, 1996

Inspired by the home games consoles of the time, and their game cartridges, Capcom’s innovative CP System arcade machines could play multiple games. Each title was stored on a removable daughterboard.

Miyoo Mini Plus, with optional speaker upgrade

Relish the joy of gaming’s golden era with your favourite classic arcade games from the 1970s to the 1990s, all on one portable device. Relive the arcade experience at home or on the go with the Miyoo Mini Plus, skillfully optimized by K-TEC UK, with brand-name SD card and Onion OS pre-installed for your convenience.

Miyoo Mini+ retro handheld games console in Transparent Purple
bringing video games home

Home video game consoles

As arcade machines became more popular, manufacturers saw the opportunity to bring the gaming experience into the home. Thus, the home video game console was born. The First Generation (1972-1980) consisted a few rudimentary games, so we’ll skip to the Second Generation.

Second Generation (1976-1992)

Driven, in part, by the golden age of arcade games, home consoles of the Second Generation supported a wider variety of games, improved graphics, and better sound.

Honourable mentions: Fairchild Channel F, Vectrex.

Atari 2600


Launched in 1977, the Atari 2600 brought the arcade classics, Space Invaders and Pac-Man, into the home. It also led to the formation of Activision.

Atari 2600: Breakout



Atari 2600: Frogger



Space Invaders


Atari 2600: Space Invaders

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons


Intellivision: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
Mattel IntelliVision: Astrosmash



Mattel IntelliVision: Night Stalker

Night Stalker


Mattel Intellivision


Launched in 1979, the Mattel Electronics Intellivison features an innovative controller that allowed for more complex input. It succeeded in its primary aim to offer more advanced graphics and sound that its competitors.

ColecoVision Second Generation home video gaming console



Launched in 1982, the ColecoVision pushed the boundaries of what could be achieved by a home console, bringing the game quality closer to that found in the arcade.

ColecoVision: Q*Bert



ColecoVision: Zaxxon



Space Panic


ColecoVision: Space Panic

Third Generation (8-bit) (1983-2003)

This generation marked a shift in the dominance of home video game consoles from the USA to Japan.

Along with much improved graphics and sound, the games of this generation had larger worlds. This led to the invention of the ability to save your progress.

In this generation, we can find the genesis of iconic game franchises that still endure:

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Mega Man
  • Final Fantasy

The Miyoo Mini Plus can play games from Third Generation consoles with ease, including the following:

NES Third Generation home video gaming console

Nintendo Entertainment System


The machine that made the name “Nintendo” synonymous with video-gaming, the NES revitalized the video gaming industry after the crash of 1983. It also introduced us to many enduring game franchises.

The NES brought the D-PAD to the home console and set the standard for future controllers.

Nintendo Entertainment System: Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.


Nintendo Entertainment System: Metroid



The Legend of Zelda


Nintendo Entertainment System: The Legend of Zelda

Sonic the Hedgehog


Sega Master System: Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega Master System: Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World


Sega Master System: Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage


Sega Master System Third Generation home video gaming console

Sega Master System


More powerful than the NES, the Master System was more successful in Europe than in America.

Atari 7800 Third Generation home video gaming console

Atari 7800


Notable for its backward compatibility with the 2600, the Atari 7800 was late to the market, in 1986, and was never able to make up the lost ground to its competitors. The console offered a strong game library.

Atari 7800: Double Dragon

Double Dragon


Atari 7800: Ninja Golf

Ninja Golf


Alien Brigade


Atari 7800: Alien Brigade

Fourth Generation (16-bit) (1987-2004)

Dominated by the rivalry between Nintendo and Sega, known as the “console wars”.

The transition from 8-bit to 16-bit processors brought a significant step forward in graphic and sound capabilities.

Some consider this generation’s releases to be the definitive entries in various iconic game franchises: Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Street Fighter II, etc.

Honourable mention: NEC TurboGrafx-16.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Fourth Generation home video gaming console

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)


A continuation of Nintendo’s market domination.

One of the standout features of the SNES was its Mode 7 graphics capability. Mode 7 allowed developers to create a pseudo-3D effect by scaling, rotating, and manipulating background layers. This technology was used in games like “Super Mario Kart” to create the illusion of depth and perspective, giving players a unique gaming experience that was not possible on previous consoles.

Nintendo SNES: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


Nintendo SNES: Super Metroid

Super Metroid


Donkey Kong Country


Nintendo SNES: Donkey Kong Country

Sonic the Hedgehog 2


Sega Mega Drive: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sega Mega Drive: James Pond 2

James Pond II


Sega Mega Drive: Knight Adventures

Rocket Knight Adventures


Sega Mega Drive Fourth Generation home video gaming console

Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)


The Mega Drive featured the Motorolla 68000 processor, also used in early Apple computers. It boasted impressive expansion capabilities, allowing the use of CD-ROMs, with the Sega CD, and even 32-bit processing with the Sega 32X.

SNK Neo Geo Fourth Generation home video gaming console

SNK Neo Geo


The most powerful console of this generation, the Neo Geo brought arcade-quality gaming into the home. In fact, their arcade machines used a variant of the same device and cartridges were interchangeable between the two.

SNK Neo Geo: Magician Lord

Magician Lord


SNK Neo Geo: Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug 3


Blazing Star


SNK Neo Geo: Blazing Star

Fifth Generation (32/64-bit, 3D graphics) (1993-2006)

The Fifth Generation brought immersive, 3D graphics to mainstream gaming. Larger games saw a shift from cartridge to CD-ROM as a storage medium. 3D worlds brought the introduction of the analogue stick to console controllers.

The Miyoo Mini Plus can emulate only one console from this generation but, fear not, it’s the biggest name of all.

Sony PlayStation Fifth Generation home video gaming console

Sony PlayStation


Sony stormed onto the video gaming console scene with the PlayStation. Ever since, PlayStation has been one of the biggest, if not the biggest, names in gaming.

The PlayStation popularized the CD-ROM as the primary game storage medium, allowing for larger games, high fidelity audio, and richer visuals. Sony’s first video gaming console became the way most people experienced full 3D gaming in the home for the first time.

The PlayStation sold in huge numbers and has a vast library of games.

Sony PlayStation: Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider


Sony PlayStation: Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid


Final Fantasy VII


Sony PlayStation: Final Fantasy VII
Miyoo Mini+ retro handheld games console in Transparent Purple

Miyoo Mini Plus, with optional speaker upgrade

Relive the golden era of gaming with your favourite classic retro games from the First to Fifth Generation of home video-game consoles, all on one portable device. Discover the Miyoo Mini Plus, meticulously optimized by K-TEC UK, complete with brand-name SD card and Onion OS pre-installed.

gaming on the go

Handheld game consoles

The concept of handheld gaming can be traced back to the late 1970s and early 1980s when companies like Milton Bradley and Entex Electronics released portable electronic games. These devices featured simple LCD screens and pre-programmed games, such as variations of popular arcade titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

However, it was Nintendo that revolutionized the handheld gaming industry with the release of the Game Boy in 1989. The Game Boy’s success can be attributed to several factors. First, it had a compact design and used interchangeable cartridges, allowing players to carry multiple games with them. Second, it featured a monochrome display that was visible in various lighting conditions, making it suitable for portable use. Third, it had a long battery life, which was crucial for extended gaming sessions on the go.

The Miyoo Mini Plus can play various titles from Nintendo’s single-game Game & Watch devices, but we’ll skip straight to the Fourth Generation (corresponding to the home console Fourth Generation) and the introduction of the Game Boy.

Fourth Generation (1987-2004)

The Fourth Generation (corresponding to the Home Video Game Console Fourth Generation) brought handheld gaming to the masses. Helped by affordability, greater power, refined form-factors, and impressive game libraries, the handheld became mainstream.

Nintendo Game Boy Fourth Generation handheld gaming console

Nintendo Game Boy


The big boy on the block was the Game Boy. Its killer app was Tetris. Its dot-matrix LCD screen allowed for more varied games. It was compact, robust, and had a long battery life – all things you want from a gaming handheld.

Nintendo Game Boy: Tetris



Nintendo Game Boy: Pokemon Red and Blue

Pokemon Red & Blue


The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening


Nintendo Game Boy: Link's Awakening

S.T.U.N. Runner


Atari Lynx: STUN Runner
Atari Lynx: Chip's Challenge

Chip’s Challenge


Atari Lynx: Xybots



Atari Lynx Fourth Generation handheld gaming console

Atari Lynx


The first handheld game console to feature a colour LCD display. It was more than twice the price of the Game Boy, but also more powerful, with a 16-bit graphics processor, a larger display, and stereo sound.

Its high price and short battery life led to poor sales and its discontinuation in 1995.

Sega Game Gear Fourth Generation handheld gaming console

Sega Game Gear


The Game Gear shared much of its hardware with the Sega Master System, and could play Master System games with the use of an adapter.

Like the Atari Lynx, the Game Gear had a colour, back-lit display that was larger than the Game Boy’s. It also had some clever peripherals in the form of a TV tuner (to watch TV on the device) and a rechargeable battery pack.

Also like the Atari Lynx, it was a lot more expensive than the Game Boy and suffered from a short battery life. Though it suffered the same fate as the Lynx, and was discontinued in 1997, it boasted a strong game line-up.

Sega Game Gear: Road Rash

Road Rash


Sega Game Gear: Ristar



Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers


Sega Game Gear: Power Rangers

Fifth Generation (1983-2006)

The Fifth Generation brought colour to the Game Boy and further improvements to processing power.

Nintendo Game Boy Color Fifth Generation handheld gaming console

Nintendo Game Boy Color


As you may have guessed by the name, this handheld came with a colour display, although it still wasn’t backlit. It had an expansive game library, but was also compatible with all games from the original Game Boy.

The handheld came in a range of colours, including the influential Atomic Purple.

Nintendo Game Boy Color: Dragon Warrior Monsters

Dragon Warrior Monsters


Nintendo Game Boy Color: Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble


Wario Land 3


Nintendo Game Boy Color: Wario Land 3

Bust-a-Move Pocket


SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color: Bust a Move Pocket
SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color: Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure

Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure


SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color: SNK vs Capcom

SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium


SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Fifth Generation handheld gaming console

SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color


The Neo Geo Pocket Color was more powerful than the Game Boy Color and had a better screen. It had a small, but strong, game library.

One clever feature was the ability to link the handheld to the Sega Dreamcast, using the Neo Geo Pocket Link Cable, for games that were available on both systems.

Sixth Generation (1998-2015)

The Sixth Generation brought with it a step-up in power and innovation in design.

Bandai WonderSwan Color Sixth Generation handheld gaming console

Bandai WonderSwan/Color


Only ever sold in Japan. The WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color had a low price point and long battery life in comparison with the Game Boy Color. Uniquely, the handheld could be played both horizontally and vertically. Popular Anime franchises feature prominently in its game library.

Bandai WonderSwan: Kaze no Klonoa Moonlight Museum

Kaze no Klonoa: Moonlight Museum


Bandai WonderSwan Color: Judgement Silversword

Judgement Silversword


Golden Axe


Bandai WonderSwan Color: Golden Axe

Metroid Fusion


Nintendo Game Boy Advance: Metroid Fusion
Nintendo Game Boy Advance: Mario Kart Super Circuit

Mario Kart: Super Circuit


Nintendo Game Boy Advance: Castlevania Aria of Sorrow

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow


Nintendo Game Boy Advance Sixth Generation handheld gaming console

Nintendo Game Boy Advance


Nintendo’s first horizontal form-factor handheld. Backwards compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.

The 32-bit RISC processor and 2D graphics accelerator marked a significant leap in graphical power, in comparison with its predecessor. The GBA also introduced a built-in rechargeable battery.

Miyoo Mini Plus, with optional speaker upgrade

Embark on a journey through gaming history with a Miyoo Mini Plus from K-TEC UK. This ultimately-pocketable device allows you to effortlessly play countless classic retro-games from handheld video-game consoles up to the Sixth Generation. Experience the convenience of carrying all your favourite games in one device, complete with a brand-name SD card and Onion OS pre-installed.

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from pioneers to pixels

Home Computers (1977-1980s)

From the late 1970s, a technological revolution swept through households. The advent of home computers brought the power of computing right into living rooms, transforming the way we lived and played. From the pioneering days of the beloved ZX Spectrum to other notable machines like the legendary Commodore 64, these home computers not only revolutionized personal productivity but also laid the foundation for a new era of gaming. For many of us, there is a special nostalgia for the simple graphics and the sense of anticipation brought on by the electronic tones of a loading cassette tape. You can relive that (minus the load times) with the Miyoo Mini Plus.

Honourable mentions: Amstrad CPC 464, MSX

ZX Spectrum home computer

ZX Spectrum


Named “Spectrum” due to its colour graphics, this low-cost machine quickly became the UK’s best-selling microcomputer. Remembered for its rubber keyboard, the Spectrum is credited with launching Britain’s Information Technology industry boom.

Those of us who owned one remember it for its extensive game library.

ZX Spectrum: Knight Lore

Knight Lore


ZX Spectrum: RoboCop



Skool Daze


ZX Spectrum: Skool Daze

Target Renegade


Commodore 64: Target Renegade
Commodore 64: Impossible Mission

Impossible Mission


Commodore 64: Shadow of the Beast

Shadow of the Beast


Commodore 64 home computer

Commodore 64


The Commodore 64 holds the Guinness World Record for the highest-selling single computer model of all time. Apart from in the UK and Japan, the C64 dominated the home computer market.

The Commodore 64 boasted advanced graphics and sound capabilities that were ahead of many of its competitors.

Commodore Amiga home computer

Commodore Amiga


With its custom co-processors, the Amiga introduced pre-emptive multi-tasking to the home computer. The Amiga’s graphics capabilities were far superior to many of its contemporaries. It offered a colour palette of up to 4096 colours, high resolutions, and unique graphical effects, making it a popular choice for video game developers. The Amiga also provided advanced stereo sound with four independent audio channels.

Commodore Amiga: Speedball 2

Speedball 2


Commodore Amiga: Sensible Soccer

Sensible Soccer


Turrican II


Commodore Amiga: Turrican II
Miyoo Mini+ retro handheld games console in Transparent Purple

Miyoo Mini Plus, with optional speaker upgrade

Step into the golden era of gaming and enjoy your beloved classic Home Computer games from the 70s and 80s, all on a single portable device. Discover the meticulously optimized Miyoo Mini Plus from K-TEC UK, designed to bring you the nostalgic joy of gaming across multiple generations. With a brand-name SD card and Onion OS pre-installed, relive those cherished moments with ease.

games that run natively


The Miyoo Mini Plus offers a wide selection of game ports that have been optimized for native performance. Without the need for an emulation layer, you can even enjoy classics like Quake with smooth gameplay.

Honourable mentions: Super Mario 64, Doom, Cave Story

Port: Diablo


Port: Quake




Thousands of games

The huge catalogue of games supported by the Miyoo Mini Plus can sometimes feel overwhelming. Don’t forget that you can use the Search App (FUNCTION/MENU + X) to find your sought-after game quickly. This is one of my favourite features because you can find all entries that you have on your SD card for a given game franchise. Can you tell I’m a Metroid fan?

Connect and play

The Miyoo Mini Plus has built-in WiFi. This can be used for RetroAchievements and even some multi-player games. Check out the Retro Game Corps video guide:

More than just games

Your Miyoo Mini Plus, with Onion OS, can do even more than play games. You can read e-books, play videos, and play music. All of these applications can be installed using the Package Manager from the Apps menu:

Read e-booksPixelReader, Green
Play musicGMU
Play videosFFplay

With a third-party app, you can even stream your game-play to Twitch.


The Miyoo Mini Plus truly provides a revolutionary retro gaming experience. Not only does it offer the capability to play thousands of classic games, but it also has the power of pre-installed OnionOS (when bought from K-tec) to customize your gaming experience. Plus, you can connect with other players, making the experience even more enjoyable. The Miyoo Mini Plus offers plenty of gaming possibilities for everyone.

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Ready to join the retro gaming revolution?

Discover endless possibilities with the Miyoo Mini Plus, available now at K-tec! As a UK customer, you’ll enjoy added benefits when you choose to purchase from us. Receive a brand-name SD card, with a lifetime guarantee, included with your purchase. Our experts have pre-installed OnionOS and fine-tuned the device’s configuration to optimize your gaming experience. Optionally, we can even install an upgraded speaker. Trust in our commitment to providing a seamless journey into the world of retro gaming. The Miyoo Mini Plus from K-tec delivers a complete package that ensures satisfaction and endless gaming enjoyment.

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