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16-09-2020, 23:51   #1
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retro gaming console

Has anyone got one of these?
Seriously tempted to purchase, looks class id be interested to hear if anyone has one?

https://thebestofretrogaming.com/pro...aming-console/
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17-09-2020, 08:53   #2
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It is simply a Raspberry Pi computer in a nice case, with an SD card full of downloaded games.
The best thing about it is the controller, but that might be a knock-off as well.
I'd steer clear of it, to be honest, as the component parts are pretty cheap and you could make your own for a fraction of the cost, the case, computer and controller are probably about €60, the sd card is a tenner and you could find an image for it via Google for free.

If you really, really have to own one there are similar devices for a lot less on Adverts.ie
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Pretty much yeah, with a load of fancy marketing slapped on top!
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Seems if you buy the components in Europe, they add up to around 100e not including the SD card. Parts of most likely AliExpress'd ordered though.
Case - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Retroflag-C.../dp/B07G44K9FR
Gamepad - https://www.amazon.co.uk/8Bitdo-SF30.../dp/B0748S3GXG
Raspberry Pi3 (seems to be running one of those instead of a Pi4) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-P.../dp/B07BDR5PDW

Wonder if they have the licences for the 12-50k games they ship with?
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And the emulators that they use that no doubt say that the emulators are free and can't be sold for profit.
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Some amount of games though

Any other retro console offering that many games? Without having to buy multiple retro consoles?
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Some amount of games though
That's actually a bad thing, it's a one way ticket to choice paralysis. You're much better off curating your own list of games to play.
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It's not even a feature. It's basically here's a download I got off a torrent site stuck on a SD card. You can do that yourself.
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Can someone recommend to me a bettet option? would love something like this
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the best option is as the others have said, buy the Raspi 3b, case and SD card (controller optional) and follow a guide on how to set one up
much better enjoyment setting up the thing than playing some of the games
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the best option is as the others have said, buy the Raspi 3b, case and SD card (controller optional) and follow a guide on how to set one up
much better enjoyment setting up the thing than playing some of the games
I have more fun setting them up than playing with them too!
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very simple to make with a raspberry pie and few games
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the best option is as the others have said, buy the Raspi 3b
If you have to use a Pi, you're FAR better off with a Pi 4. It'll give you the ability to use the runahead feature of RetroArch....which is a game changer in terms of latency reduction. I find games like Sonic, Super Mario World, etc, borderline unplayable with regular emulation latency.....but with runahead, it's very very close to how the game should feel.
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Actually...
Following on from the other thread, just going to CEX and buying a Wii might be just the ticket.
The modification of it is pretty simple and you end up with a console ready to run loads of emulators and games and already have a perfectly useful controller and access to more.
It's robust and ready to plug into your TV.
Plus, it can play Gamecube and Wii games right away!
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Actually...
Following on from the other thread, just going to CEX and buying a Wii might be just the ticket.
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