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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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Scruffy’s grandfather had that game and Scruffy never landed on the aircraft carrier


CALL the fricking BALL, MAV!


ItNeverRains
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
Zelda
Metroid
Super Mario 3
Kid Icarus
Mike Tyson Punchout
Contra
Megaman 2
Dragon Warrior
Cowboy Kid
Dr Mario
Paperboy

I can play these games over and over and never get tired of them.


andwesway
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
But does it have the original Tecmo Bowl and Super Tecmo Bowl games?
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Dr RC
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
A lot of the TG16/PC Engine games are pretty easy to pick up and play.

When people say the SNES was easily the best system for RPGs I would say that the TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine gets that designation for shooters. It has so many great ones.

For SHMUPS I'd recommend NEXZR, Blazing Lazers, Lords of Thunder, Gate of Thunder, Final Soldier, Soldier Blade, Super Star Soldier, Sapphire, Air Zonk, Super Air Zonk, R-Type Complete, Salamander, Gradius, Gradius 2, 1941 Counter Attack, Spriggan, Spriggan Mark 2, Galaga '90, Image Fight 1 & 2, Download 1 & 2, Aero Blasters, and Psychosis.


But if shooters aren't your thing at the very least play Akumajou Dracula X - Chi no Rondo aka Castlevania Rondo of Blood. IMO it's easily the best Castlevania of that era.


A few other recommendations would be Ninja Spirit, the Bonk's Adventure series, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Neutopia 1 & 2, Legendary Axe 1 & 2, Alien Crush, Devil's Crush, New Adventure Island, Batman, and Splatterhouse.

It's an extremely underrated system and it's too bad the people who did it's US marketing and release didn't really know what they were doing.


NATidefan
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
Theres so many... I liked the ninja turtle games, NHL live 95, nba live 95, tecmo bowl and super tecmo bowl.

There was some western game on sega I loved.

Alot of the ones you listed.

Battletoads, nba jam, x-men....

Let's say 100000 out of the 135000 work well enough to play

That's 0.0016 cents per game... lol.


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NATidefan
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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But does it have the original Tecmo Bowl and Super Tecmo Bowl games?


From my understanding if it was on a main console that came out before gamecube and n64 it is on there FOR SURE


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DmitriKaramazov
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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Kid Icarus


I recall this game being incredibly difficult.


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NATidefan
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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When people say the SNES was easily the best system for RPGs I would say that the TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine gets that designation for shooters. It has so many great ones.

For SHMUPS I'd recommend NEXZR, Blazing Lazers, Lords of Thunder, Gate of Thunder, Final Soldier, Soldier Blade, Super Star Soldier, Sapphire, Air Zonk, Super Air Zonk, R-Type Complete, Salamander, Gradius, Gradius 2, 1941 Counter Attack, Spriggan, Spriggan Mark 2, Galaga '90, Image Fight 1 & 2, Download 1 & 2, Aero Blasters, and Psychosis.


Never played any of those.

I had an original nes, (didnt get a snes), then had a sega genesis, then a n64.


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AutoYes_Clown
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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How much did the Wii cost you


The Wii I modded was free hand me up from nephew. I had a Wii when they first came out. Im pretty sure you can buy used Wiis all day for $35.

Modded Wii is incredibly underrated. There is no hardware needed except external HD (must be compatible!) But you can get by with just SD card for about 4 games. Different controllers are the other cost.

The big difference between Modded Wii and Raspberry Pi is the Wii will play/emulate like factory where Pi you have to memorize button combinations and modifiers to navigate menus and saves. The Pi has all kinds of different quirks with navigation.

Seriously anyone with a Wii laying around, I followed these exact: soft modding Wii with Homebrew


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CAD703X
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
you ain't fitting 135,000 good games on a 128GB card.

you been had.

you're going to have to tweak this thing endlessly in retroarch and retropie so it shows up correctly on the display you choose.

some of those emulators don't support retoarch so be prepared for a PiTA time trying to configure them using the pi's command line.

i just finished building 3 pi 4s with 256GB cards for me and my 2 neighbors and imma be real, no way this thing will look good and play the games you want without you learning how to ssh into the pi and run a few commands.

hell its an art just to scrape the metadata correctly including the video thumbnails (essential) and to find a UX theme you like. retrorama is my current fav.



anyway, if you don't return it to amazon after you realize this is too good to be true, holler at me on the tech board and i'll walk you through some of the trickier emulator configs.

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AutoYes_Clown
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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no way this thing will look good and play the games you want without you learning how to ssh into the pi and run a few commands.


This is what I was referring to with my Wii vs Pi post above.


CAD703X
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
i just read the OP and replied. i haven't gone through all 3 pages


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NATidefan
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
Ill give an update. We will see. Its already ordered so too late now.

I doubt I'll go through every game, but if it will play the main console games and has everything I can think of Ill be happy.

More than willing to let anyone know of any specific games they ask about and game play.

Honestly, for me, if this thing plays 100 games I like it was worth the money and hassle.
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CAD703X
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***


i have N64 tweaked on my pi4 running super mario 64 and others games at full speed on my 20" 1600x1200 Dell monitor and the graphics look WAY BETTER than they did back in the day on an old CRT. i'll post a screenshot if you're interested.

i have this in an arcade1up unit so i mostly enjoy the nostalgia of playing the arcade games. I have EmulationStation collections by year starting at 1976 and i've been systematically working my way up through the 80s. incredible feeling to start a game up you didn't remember you played until you get back into it. boy some of these games bring me back to my misspent youth.

the atari 2600s, colecovision, intellivsion, amiga, pc ports, nintendos, segas, etc. are all icing on the cake and it did take me quite a bit of time to get each dialed in.

don't get upset if your favorite game doesn't work; more than likely you can swap emulators (very easy to do) esp. arcade games until you find one it works under. usually bundles like you bought will attempt to match these up to the emulator that works best (there are about 5 arcade emulators at the moment) but if its missing the audio or painted backdrop or something i can get it to you so you can enjoy.

its just too complex to have everything working 100% but you'll have a blast with what does work and if you decide to send it back & roll your own pi i can help with that.

the nice thing is if you have a pc or mac once you get the pi connected to your wifi you can access the key pi folders right on your desktop and modify files with your favorite text editor & drop new ROMs on it, etc.

its intimidating at first then you start to get the feel for how everything connects together & it gets easier to maintain it.

PROTIP - whatever you do don't click 'update retropie' thinking that will make things run better..more than likely you'll brick your setup and without a backup image for the sd card you'll be SOL. thats the other downside of this approach; i burn the sd images on my PC and if it all goes to shit, i just reformat it and drop a fresh image on it.

eta the pi4 is cool as shite.
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NATidefan
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
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PROTIP - whatever you do don't click 'update retropie' thinking that will make things run better..more than likely you'll brick your setup and without a backup image for the sd card you'll be SOL. thats the other downside of this approach; i burn the sd images on my PC and if it all goes to shit, i just reformat it and drop a fresh image on it.


Yeah, already planned to do this


LSU_postman
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
Any update on your experiences NATide ?


NATidefan
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
Not yet, its ordered and has been shipped. But hasnt come in yet.

Supposed to be here between Friday and monday.
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NATidefan
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
Also, the company that sells it also sells just the sd card loaded with retropie and the games for like 60 dollars


I didnt see this til after, but would be a good option if you wanted to buy your on raspberry pi, custom case, and controllers but didnt want to go through the hassle of setting up retropie and downloading all the games.

I kinda guess these controllers are gonna be crap and I'll end up buying others.

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oauron
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
I built a Pi 3 a while back and while it was neat, I spent more time getting it setup than actually playing on it.

I think the power of a Pi 4 makes this a more fun option to use often.


skrayper
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re: Classic game console.. Rasberry pi 4. 135,000 games up to Gamecube era. ***UPDATE in OP***
That is seriously tempting.

Reliving the days of playing FFII and FFIII would be nice.


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