Welcome to the site of Raspberry Retro. This site is dedicated to the growing number of people who are interested in using the Raspberry Pi for Retro Gaming. Here you will find up to date news on anything related to retro gaming on the Pi, including building cabinets and consoles, how to install the software to get it all running and what to do once it’s all installed.
Retro Gaming involves using emulators to ’emulate’ the old gaming systems such as the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Mega Drive and even old PC’s like the Commodore 64, Apple II and Sinclair Spectrum. Old handheld devices like the Atari Lynx, Nintendo DS and even the good old Game & Watch can also be emulated. But what get’s most people excited about Retro gaming is the fact that you can play many of the old arcade machines like Space Invaders or Pacman.
This opens up the retro gaming scene to have access to literally tens of thousands of games that you can play around with and satisfy your individual tastes. The scene is continually evolving as well – so the amount of systems being emulated and the games available just keeps getting bigger. Check out our Software section to get an idea of just what types of systems and games are available.
All of this and running on a very cheap little computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The Raspberry Pi really has opened up a world of possibilities to the home user. Retro Gaming is but one of those possibilities – but it really is a good and entertaining one.
Please take the time to register on our site. Registration will give you access to our newly active forums and also put you on the mailing list for our weekly (or fortnightly – depending on how much news and information comes out) newsletter.
Again – thank you for taking the time to visit out site. Don’t forget to forward on this site to anyone you think might be interested in Retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi.
Happy Retro Gaming …