My intentions for doing this project were simple. To relive some childhood memories and actually try to complete some of the games I used to paly as a kid. Its also quite neat, being a gamer, to have such a huge library of video games at my disposal.
I ended up buying a Cana kit online, since I have future plans for this pi. Some items included with the kit:
- raspberry pi 4
- 128GB micro SD card
- Case w/fan
- power supply
- micro HDMI to HDMI cable
- micro sd card reader
Some other items I ended up needing/used:
- flash drive
- usb controller
- some sort of TV/Monitor
I followed the setup guide online (https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/). It was a big help with this project. Retropie uses files, called roms, to run an emulator (video game) without needing the actual game system (PlayStation for example). In my case I chose Frogger, since its something me and my wife both played as kids. Its also easy enough for my daughter to play 🙂
I enjoyed the learning process of Retropie. I can definitely say that this is one of the more enjoyable projects I’ve done. I love scrolling through the library of video games and remembering the ones I enjoyed so much as a kid. Retropie is a must for anyone who loves video games.