RETRO GAMING CRAZE IS ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE
WE HAVE THE BEST GAMES ON THE PLANET!
I’ve even noticed they’re bringing back some of the old games like Donkey Kong and Mario Brothers with even more graphics than it had and in higher definition. But you have to admit, there’s nothing like a Pinball machine or an old arcade game with PacMan, right?
But here’s what I’ve noticed:
The RetroPie project has always been one of the best things about the Raspberry Pi. This software suite turns your tiny, single-board computer into a retro gaming engine and has powered such exciting projects as the CupCade. RetroPie includes all of the emulators necessary to play anything from the Atari 2600 to the Game Boy Advance. The new version, 3.0, it features many improvements including the use of virtual gamepads and “lots of configuration tools accessible from Emulation station including setting up WiFi, a configuration editor, file manager, audio settings and more.” In short, he RetroPie project just got a lot cooler and it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the Pi. While it will never beat the smell of pizza and greasy quarters at the local arcade/slice joint if you close your eyes and tilt your head just right while playing Galaxian on the RetroPie you can still hear your fifth-grade friend whining that they keep crashing in Pole Position.