Retro Gaming with ameriDroid
The Retro Gaming fever is sweeping the world. People everywhere are reliving the glory days of the video game arcade, in their own homes and even on the go. Take a look at what is going on at ameriDroid: You no longer need quarters or an extensive collection of game cartridges to join the fun- just an inexpensive single board computer and one of these cool cases. There is even a Game Boy style, open source handheld console that allows you to take the sensation with you.
Let’s take a look at some of these cool new platforms:
This case is designed for use with the powerful, Octa-core ODROID-XU4, using the OGST image available from HardKernel. Although other emulators can also be used, The OGST image takes full advantage of the LCD display on the front of the case, which can display a startup image and information about the games being played. This setup supports the play of games as far back as the original Atari game system, and as recent as the Nintendo64 and even Sony Playstation. This system also boasts 4 USB inputs for up to four players to play simultaneously, making those epic multiplayer battles we all love possible.
Bringing us back to what is highly considered the most popular video game system of all time, almost everyone will recognize the design of this case. Utilizing the extremely popular Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+, it offers a smaller form factor that is true to the original. Two USB controller inputs, available function of power and reset buttons via additional scripting, and support for multiple emulators make this case an instant classic.
Remember Super Mario World? Well so does this case from Retroflag. For those of you that are craving that 1990’s vibe in your gaming center, look no further than these cases. Again using the popular Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and B+, and available in the classic Famicom or US versions, this case has everything the NESPi case has, updated for the grunge generation. As with the NESPi case, power and reset button functionality are available with a little extra scripting. The game cartridge slot even opens to offer physical storage for microSD cards.
This Do-It-Yourself handheld gaming kit is one of our most popular sellers! You build the handheld gaming system yourself, learning about the components and their functions in the process. Not only does the ODROID-GO offer retro gaming fun, but it has Arduino functionality, MicroPython programming, and a host of projects involving different sensors, servos, and more. All this from a handheld unit small enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere you ODROID-GO!
Retro Gaming is the wave of the future...Or is it a blast from the past? Check out ameriDroid's Retro Gaming section and decide for yourself!