Plug-and-play video game consoles have been a part of gaming for years, but 2016's NES Classic Edition triggered an entirely new era for these products.
Swiftly followed by micro-consoles based on the Neo Geo, SNES, Mega Drive and PC Engine, this 'mini' boom shows no signs of slowing down, with the likes of the Commodore Amiga and Taito Egret II joining the ranks more recently.
If you've yet to take the plunge, you might be wondering which of these mini marvels is worth your hard-earned cash, so we've compiled this handy guide to take the hard work out of making a purchase.
Sega Game Gear Micro
While Sega's efforts with its other 'classic' systems have been most agreeable, the Game Gear Micro was a rare misstep for the firm.
Exclusive to Japan, the system is absolutely tiny – so small, in fact, you can't use it for more than a few minutes before cramp sets in. It's powered by batteries (no option to recharge here, sadly) and is available in multiple colours – a cute touch, until you realise that you have to buy all of them to get access to all of the available games, as Sega has split the library across each SKU (four games are included on each one).
It's a cool collectable and looks great on a shelf, but the Game Gear Micro isn't the essential purchase it could have been.