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Ouya
"The revolution will be televised."

The Ouya is an Android-based microconsole, famous for being financed by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign.

It became quite controversial, however, for a flawed launch: many backers did not receive their units in advance, early controllers had issues with lag (since patched) and buttons getting stuck (requires a very simple hardware mod), poor wireless performance, and some games had framerate drop issues for not being properly optimized for the Tegra 3 chip.

On the other hand, as it's dead-easy to port from Android, it launched with over a hundred titles, and has since amassed a few hundreds more — including emulators for tons of classic systems (up to PS1/N64 run well) and media players. And if that is not enough, you can easily install pretty much any Android program as well, without modding. For a $99 machine, it's nothing to sneeze at.

The list

Box Art Title Genre Description
Another World Ouya cover Another World Action-adventure An Amiga classic, one of the most brutally hardcore games ever. An accident teleports a scientist to a world where everything is out to kill him.
Beast Boxing Turbo Ouya cover Beast Boxing Turbo Fighting It's like Punch-Out!, but with monsters.
Chronoblade Ouya cover Chronoblade Beat 'em up A brawler with RPG elements, from the creator of Lemmings and GTA.
Flashout 3D Ouya cover Flashout 3D Racing Futuristic racing/shooting a la Wipeout.
Giana Sisters Ouya cover Giana Sisters Platformer A damn good old school platformer, sequel to a classic European rule-63'ed Mario clone.
Maldita Castilla Ouya cover Maldita Castilla Platformer Spanish homage to the Ghosts 'n Goblins series. So deliciously old-school, you could easily believe it's a late 1980s arcade under emulation (and the music was actually produced by emulating the YM2203 sound chip, which many arcade boards used back then).
Sine Mora Ouya cover Sine Mora Shooter Beautiful shmup with time-manipulation elements and character designs bound to please the furfags.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ouya cover Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Platformer Does this even need much of a description? It's Sonic, it's 2D, it's good. Both episodes are available, as well as Sonic CD.
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