Raspberry Pi 2: RetroPie

One of the first things I wanted to try out with the Raspberry Pi 2 is RetroPie, the vintage gaming emulator. Using RetroPie you can play Nintendo (NES), Neo Geo, Sega Genesis, Atari 2600 and a whole slew of other platforms on your Raspberry Pi.

Mike Tyson's Punch Ou

To get started I followed the RetroPie installation setup. It went pretty smoothly overall. However, getting some of the emulators to setup proved a little tricky. It’s not always simply plug and play. You’ll need some patience and further research to get some of them to work, and to be sure that you have the correct ROMs. Remember that you have to copy the ROMs to the correct folder on your Raspberry Pi so that the emulators will find them, and they will show up in the right game system’s menu to play. Also, the PS3 controller setup can also be a bit of a pain, but that could be unique to my particular controller.

Links I used to get started and to acquire the applicable ROMs (games) are found below:
RetroPie Setup Wiki
Emuparadise (ROMs)

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