We’ll show you how to download retro games and emulate them with Raspberry Pi computers. You’ll discover how to build your own consoles, both handheld and television-based.
The arcade cabinet was a defining feature of 1980s and 1990s culture, and you can build your own from kit form. Our huge step-by-step guide makes it easy to assemble an arcade cabinet, add buttons and joystick, decorate it with the design of your choice and load up classic games. It’s like being a kid again.
Head into the loft and dig out your classic joysticks and console accessories. We will show you how to hook up equipment like this Kempston Joystick to Raspberry Pi. Then use it to play games using an emulator for classic computers.
The 8-bit games scene never really disappeared. There are hundreds of developers making games every bit as good as back in the 1980s and 1990s. And they’ve only got better at making classic games. Plus, new systems like this incredible PicoSystem and ZX Spectrum Next are merging the best of the old school with the new cool. Get involved with this incredible gaming scene.
Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi is available as a free digital download, or you can purchase a print edition from the Raspberry Pi Press store. Subscribe to The MagPi in print for 12-months and get a free Raspberry Pi Zero 2 computer.