15,000 Video Games on One System? Let’s Talk Retropie Game Consoles
If you are in retro games and have a love affair for the 80’s and 90’s gaming, then this is for you. Whether you are a collector, hardcore gamer or just want access to as many games as possible on one console, then a Raspberry Pi 3 video game system is what you need.
As many of you know, up until a couple of years back, I had a retro collection of over 4K games, ranging from all the classic systems. The basement was full but I just could not stomach the fact of selling what I had held on to for over 20 years.
Low and behold, 2017 and the Raspberry Pi 3.
For Retrogaming console, you can build your own using a Raspberry Pi 3 while preloading it with software which then gives you ability to emulate and load a limitless number of old school gaming systems. The sky is the limit, NES, Sega SG, Playstation1, Playstation2, N64, Game Boy…all the way back to Commodore 64 if you want. We are talking over 60 types of systems that you can emulate.
For the computer geeks like me, you know what I am talking about when it comes to the Raspberry Pi 3 and how to set it up from scratch. However, I want to keep this post entertaining for someone who just wants to get their hands on one and not worry about any set up or complicated configuration. Basically, get it shipped, pull it out of the box, plug it to your TV and start playing.
If you want to set it up yourself to save money because you love mingling with hardware and software, you should first watch this tutorial video to get a sense of what needs to be done.
If you feel like you can do this yourself you can find cheap starter kits online for under $70 , then watch this tutorial video. I used this exact video and it was very clear.
Now on to the simplest way to get your hands on a Raspberry Pi 3 Retropie Video game system. Just buy one preloaded and ready to play. Many sellers are now doing an amazing job pre-loading and selling Ready to Go systems. You unbox, connect, and are playing within 10 minutes.
You just need to keep an eye on who you are buying from.
Trusted sellers build legit systems and you can tell by the price. They put quality into what they build.
What you need to be looking for is knockoffs and “too good to be true pricing”. Depending on how many consoles/games are preloaded, I would not spend on anything under 140$. What you are looking for is the size of the SD card. The larger the SD the more games you can fit.
The seller explains it best below:
Don’t Believe it when you see a 64Gb sd Card with 88k+ Games.
Most are Knockoff Games and did not take the time to setup the interface properly!
This Hyperpie Project Console is the best out there on Ebay.. PERIOD!!!
Comes with a High Quality Name Brand Samsung EVO/SanDisk Ultra 128gb SD Card linked with an automatic download to over 15k+ games
This stands very true.
Always read descriptions and look for words like: Plug-n-Play, Ready to Go, Pre Configured. You have a ton of sellers who do great work and save you a ton of time. If you think it’s worth 250$ to get access to over 10K retro games then jump in.
If you are a collector or just want a piece of retro gaming history, then a Raspberry Retro Pi 3 game console is a great investment.
It truly is amazing how creative we can get with gaming emulation. If only we had the option years ago, I would have saved a lot of room in my basement.
Bring back the 80’s and 90s gaming!