Adafruit has this week updated their ongoing Raspberry Pi retro gaming guide which provides all the information you need to transform your Raspberry Pi $40 mini PC into a retro gaming console.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Raspberry PiAnd it’s retro gaming prowess, as well as the multitude of ready to go SD card images that can be combined with emulator software.
The days of installing emulators onesy-twosey are behind us; and the Pi Store (an online app store for Raspberry Pi, recommended in earlier versions of this guide) was shuttered in 2015. Before committing to a big arcade project build, we recommend testing one or more of these packages with a keyboard connected and confirm you can set up and run all the games you’re most interested in…then move ahead with more interesting controls.
These are all free downloads, so there’s no harm in downloading them all and seeing what fits your tastes. Also, as you work with each one and tweak and tune, it’s not uncommon to have to wipe and start over. Keep careful notes of your setup process and any configuration changes you make!
For the full guide jump over to the Adafruit blog via the link below.
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.