“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older”
With arcades and gameboys, the late 80s and 90s kids have had a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor games unlike kids in today’s world who don’t seem to have a good balance of the two. This generation has passed their childhood with Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario 64, Final Fantasy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Resident Evil, The video games played in this era ideally set the bar for other games which followed suit, with a lot of these games making a comeback and having their own movie franchises. Now, with the help of Retropie you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming machine.
It builds upon Raspbian to help you build your favourite arcade, home console and PC games and involves minimal setup. Raspberry Pi 3 is highly recomended for this as it provides the best performance for Retropie.
You will need:
- Raspberry Pi (any model although 3 is recomended)
- Raspberry Pi case (optional)
- Ethernet or WiFi Dongle (if not using the Pi 3)
- 5V 2.5A Power supply
- 8 GB Micro SD Card Minimum
- HDMI or RCA 4 Pole Cables
- Micro SD Card reader
You will need other special hardware kits such as:
The ControlBlock helps you connect Arcade Buttons, original SNES controllers and an on/off switch. The PowerBlock provides a simple power switch functionality that lets you switch on and switch off your Raspberry Pi with an Arbitary switch and an LED indicator. The GamepadBlock is an arcade and original game controller USB interface which supports Raspberry Pi.
You can buy the Raspberry 3 from our website