The result is an open source games console which you can also use as a media center, for linux games and even for browsing the internet and general computing.
The RetroPi reads games right off your original cartridges, so you can either play them right away or save your collection onto an SD card so you can keep your originals pristine.
A clever design means you can access all of the ports on the Raspberry Pi, plus the SD card slot, and even externally access the Retrode2 USB port.
This is done by exposing all these ports at the back, but hiding them under a small corner roof. This means it looks great beneath your TV but still lets you do everything you can do with a normal Pi!
Power is supplied to the Pi and Retrode 2 via a single Micro USB connector, the Retrode 2 is connected to the Pi via a short USB cable hidden under the roof.
Classic Cartridge Support
The RetroPi supports SNES/Megadrive controllers, and reads catridges from these platforms right out of the box:
- MegaDrive / Genesis
- Super Nintendo / Super Famicom
And with the use of plug-in adaptors, you can add support for:
- GameBoy (Mono/Color/Advance)
- N64 and N64 controllers
More plugins are currently in development.top