GameSir G3s Gamepad: A GameBoy-esque Experience But With a More Serious Fling
The mobile gaming community has always had a chip on the shoulder, wanting to be taken seriously. The GameSir G3s Gamepad Portable Game Controller I received to review helps lessen the ideological gap between console gaming and mobile gaming. The G3s is a controller with a mount for your smartphone so you can play mobile games with the dexterity of a console controller, instead of tapping your fingers on your phone’s screen. Finally, no more excuses for messing up in Flappy Bird!
It is a difficult task to differentiate a product such as a game controller, as most on the market look virtually the same. On the other hand, the G3s has colorful lights that illuminate your fingertips, while the phone mount is of sturdy design. The installation and removal of the mount is incredibly easy and you can always trust that your phone will not slip out, especially if any children are handling the phone. Even with the NuGuard KX Case on my phone featured in the picture, the phone stays secure. If you want to transfer from mobile gaming to the computer, it’s a simple button combination to switch the connection. While the directions for setting up this product were vague, with a little extra research, you’ll be fine.
All in 1 App
For the actual gameplay that this product offers, it’s a toss-up. The G3s can only play mobile games through their own app, Happy Chick, but that does not cause a lack of content. With this gamepad, you can play titles like Pokemon and Tekken at no cost, which seems like all the sketchy perks of jail-breaking your phone without actually doing it. However, the performance is something to be desired because the app is susceptible to crashing if the size of the game file is too big. For example, Pokemon ran just fine while Tekken couldn’t even load to the title screen. These are just a few examples, but with a few adjustments by the company, I’m sure the quality will increase.
“If you want to take your mobile gaming seriously, you will want to try out this product. It allows for a GameBoy-esque experience but with a more serious fling,” – William Fraser, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer
Disclosure of Material Connection: YBLTV Writer / Reviewer, William Fraser received the GameSir G3s Gamepad for free from GameSir in consideration for a Product Review.