What is RetroPie and Raspberry Pi?

RetroPie is a framework of different pieces of software that allows us to emulate and play games from systems such as
Super Nintendo
and Nintendo System. Raspberry Pi is a tiny affordable computer that will be running the software.

With this combination of software and hardware, you are able to build your own
retro gaming console that plays all your favourite games of the past.


What Do I Need To Buy?

You will need to purchase a few items to start off


Raspberry Pi 3

This is a tiny affordable computer that will be running RetroPie.


Micro SD Card

The Micro SD Card will store the RetroPie software and all the games. Think of this as the hard drive of our system.

Micro SD Card Reader

This will read and write data onto the Micro SD Card.


Power Adapter

A power adapter for the Raspberry Pi that uses micro USB as its connection.


HDMI Cable

This cable is used to hook up your Raspberry Pi to your television set.


USB Thumb Drive

A simple USD Thumb drive to help us transfer the games from your computer to the Raspberry Pi.

Controllers

For the most authenticate feeling, we'll need some Super Nintendo style controllers.

Raspberry Pi Case

The case is completely optional, but it sure does make it look cool.

What Do I Need To Buy?

You will need to purchase a few items to start off


Bundled Raspberry Pi 3

This is a tiny affordable computer that will be running RetroPie. This bundle includes all the other required components.

Controllers

For the most authenticate feeling, we'll need some Super Nintendo style controllers.


Raspberry Pi Case

The case is completely optional, but it sure does make it look cool.


First Time Setting Up RetroPie?

Head over to this step by step setup guide to get your started!

RetroPie Guides

Check out these guides to help you with RetroPie

RetroPie Setup

First time setting up your RetroPie? Look no further, this guide has got you covered to get you up and running.

Transferring ROMs to RetroPie

You'll need to get the ROMs onto RetroPie somehow to start playing games. Check out this guide for a few different methods of transfer.

Xbox One Controller Setup

Got a spare Xbox One Controller laying around and you want to use it for your retro games? Check out this guide to find out how to set it up.

Let your friends know about building their own retro gaming console!

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