Raspberry Pi detailed console list

GAME CONSOLES

GAME CONSOLES

NINTENDO ENT. SYS.

Works as it should. There isn’t really anything that needs explained for this one

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Nintendo-Entertainment-System

NINTENDO NES CLASSIC

Works as it should. This is just a collection of the games that can be found on the NES Classic.

This runs off of the NES emulator.

NINTENDO NES HACKS.

Works as it should. This is a collection of user/community created rom hacks.

This runs off of the NES emulator.

FAMICOM

This works the same way as the NES, I just have the Famicom (Family Computer) and NES games separated.

This runs off of the NES emulator.

FAMICOM DISK SYSTEM

R2, L2, R2 to switch disks, or whatever you assign to the right and left trigger buttons. 

These are Japanese games with Japanese text, but they all seem to work properly. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Famicom-Disk-System

SUPER NINTENDO SNES

Works well.  Works as it should. There isn’t really anything that needs explained for this one

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Super-Nintendo-Entertainment-System

SNES CLASSIC

Works as it should. This is just a collection of the games that can be found on the SNES Classic.

This runs off of the SNES emulator.

SNES HACKS.

Works as it should. This is a collection of user/community created rom hacks.

This runs off of the SNES emulator.

SUPER FAMICOM

Works just as the Super Nintendo. Nothing to report here. Works just fine.

This runs off of the SNES emulator.

NINTENDO BS SATELLAVIEW

Works just as the Super Nintendo. Nothing to report here. Works just fine.

This runs off of the SNES emulator.

GAME BOY

Select + X, Quick Menu, Core Options, GB Colorization will change palette color. Works as it should otherwise.  

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Game-Boy

GAME BOY COLOR

Works as it should.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Game-Boy-Color

GAME BOY ADVANCE

Works as it should. Nothing needs said here.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Game-Boy-Advance

NINTENDO 64

Some lag here and there, due to the fact that Raspberry Pi can't process as fast as it needs to sometimes. You can try switching the emulator in the config menu if you find a game that doesn’t run that well - right after you click the button to start the game, and before the game loads. 

The emulator that starts with ‘LR-‘ can use the default controller setting, and can be exited with Start + Select. Otherwise, all the other emulators are odd and you will need a keyboard to exit, Esc will exit the game. I’m providing a link with a video if you want to try and assign the exit button to a button to a controller, but I couldn’t get it to work with my controller. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Nintendo-64

NINTENDO 64DD

That one can’t be used with the Nintendo 64’s default emulator so you will need to switch emulators when wanting to play between the two consoles, N64 and N64DD.

VIRTUAL BOY

Nothing really needed here, everything should work proper without your eyes bleeding.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Virtual-Boy

SG-1000

This is Mainly the SG-1000, but there are also some Othello Multivision games as well, nine to be exact. Both work with a controller nicely.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/SG-1000

SC-3000

There aren’t very many games here, but what is here does work. It runs off the SG-1000 emulator.

SEGA TEC TOY

Runs off of the Master System emulator, everything seems to work as it should. These are Brazilian games. 

MASTER SYSTEM

Works as it should. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Master-System

GENESIS / MEGA DRIVE

Works as it should.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Genesis-Megadrive

GAME GEAR

Works as it should, noting really to say about it.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Game-Gear

SEGA 32X

Everything looks and works good here.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Sega-32X

ATARI 2600

Works as it should.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-2600

ATARI 5200

Needs Keyboard. Pick cartridge type, generally a "5200" cartridge (Cartridges that will likely work: Standard 8 KB 5200 cartridge, or One chip 16 KB 5200 cartridge, or the Two chip 16 KB 5200 cartridge (or something of the likes)). If the game crashes, fails to load, or enters a ‘Self-Test’ exit out, F9 will exit game, and try a different cartridge type. 

The controls are on the number pad: up, down, left, right, fire, are '8', '5', '4', '6', 'R-Ctrl' respectively and F4 seems to be the ‘start’ button if a game asks you to press start. If the arrow keys won’t let you pick between cartridges, exit out, F9, and try again. If it still doesn’t work, try resetting the console (Start – Quit – Restart System). Other than all this, it works pretty well.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-800-and-5200

ATARI 7800

Works as it should, works with a controller.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-7800

ATARI LYNX

Works as it should, works with a controller.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-Lynx

PC ENGINE / TURBOGRAFX 16

Everything seems to work as it should.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/PC-Engine

SUPERGRAFX

Everything seems to work as it should. This and the PC Engine / TurboGrafx16 share an emulator so you will need to switch emulators when you want to play one or the other consoles.

GAME & WATCH

Works as it should. Pretty straight forward, typically the directional buttons will control the left-sided buttons of the game, and the action buttons, A, B, X, Y, will control the right buttons. The L and R usually are for the start and game type selection. It is not hard to figure out, when you press the right button the screen’s button will have an animation.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Game-&-Watch

NEO GEO POCKET

Works as it should. There are only nine games here, that is all that was released for the Neo Geo Pocket. Some of these games are in Japanese, though some are in English. The games titles with a ‘(J)’ are the ones in Japanese, the rest should be in English, there are only 3 that were exclusive to Japan.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Neo-Geo-Pocket

NEO GEO POCKET COLOR

Works as it should. Same as the Neo Geo Pocket, if it has a ‘(J)’ it is a Japanese game. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Neo-Geo-Pocket-Color

VECTREX

Works well with a controller, D-pad and four buttons is all it needs. It can also be played with a keyboard, the arrow keys are for movement, and the 'a, s, z, and x, keys are the action buttons.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Vectrex

WONDERSWAN

Nothing to say here, everything should work proper. All the games are in Japanese however.

Pressing Select on a controller will turn the orientation 90 degrees.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/WonderSwan

WONDERSWAN COLOR

Same as the original Wonderswan, everything works and everything is in Japanese. 

Select will turn the screen here as well.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Wonderswan-Color

ARCADE

ARCADE

AAE

This is a set of old vector-based arcade games. It runs off of MAME so everything pertaining to MAME will pertain to this as well.

CAPCOM PLAY SYSTEMS

This pertains to all three of the Capcom Play Systems. They all run off the Final Burn Alpha (FBA) emulator. The FBA emulator is similar enough to MAME that you can use the MAME instructions well enough for the FBA based games.

MAME

‘Select’ will add more coins and ‘start’ will start the game. R1 will bring up the emulator's menu, 'tab' on the keyboard will also bring this up. Generally, the ‘select’ button is ‘5’ on a keyboard, and ‘start’ is ‘1’. Most of the games will work, but the game will tell you upon load if there are any issues, just minor problems. If there are issues though, I have found that they do not affect gameplay, usually just the lack of audio, odd coloring, or graphical artifacts. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/MAME

NEO GEO

'Select' to insert more coins. Works with a controller. Works well and looks good. Uses FBA.

NINTENDO VS. SYSTEM

This is a set of Nintendo Vs. arcade games. This works off the MAME’s emulator, so it will be the same controls as MAME (Select to inset coin, Start to start). I moved these out of the MAME folder, so there shouldn’t be any Nintendo Vs. games in with the MAME games.

Works Well though, and no URL, it is the same as MAMEs.

NINTENDO PLAYCHOICE

This is a similar setup as the Nintendo Vs. System. It is a Nintendo arcade line, but it is a little different; the original arcade cabinet had ten different games a player could choose from. The controls are the same, though you will need a keyboard. Select will add credits/time. “0” on the keyboard will run through the games, though there is only one, so highlight the first game. Press “-“ to initiate the game, and then “2” to start the game. From here, a controller should work. Alternatively, you can press “5” to add credits. 

COMPUTER

COMPUTER

ADVENTURE GAME STUDIO

Requires a mouse, point and click games. "Ctrl + Alt + End" will exit the game. Each game folder has the game and a file called 'winsetup'. Clicking the winsetup won't do anything so you don’t need to click it.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Adventure-Game-Studio

PC – DOS

Each game is a separate folder, and each game folder has a file that needs selected to run the game. Most game folders have more than one file, but the file to make it run is usually pretty easy to tell. Let’s say a hypothetical game called “Doom” has multiple files in the folder, the file titled “Doom” will most likely be the right file. Another hypothetical example, a game called “Light Moon Sleep of the Starshard” has a file called ‘LMoon’, and ‘Starshard’. Either of these files could be the correct file, just need a little trial and error. The majority of the games I tested work, I tested about 30 and only one didn’t load.

Utilizes the keyboard and/or mouse, I did not try a controller but games that supported one probably can use one. To exit you can either go back all to way to the game’s menu and exit through the menu, or Ctrl + F9 for a quick exit. If a game asks about the computers disk drives, the Hard Disk option is the one to choose, though I only found one game during my testing asking for this.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/PC

AMIGA

Some require a mouse, some require keyboard, some can be played with a controller. You can press F12 on a keyboard to bring up the menu. In the menu you can change the disk, for multi-disk games. Some games might not run well and you can try changing the setting in Configuration, CPU and FPU, Chipset, ROM, RAM. If you are having problems with the controls you can go to the Input setting of the menu and map your buttons. The menu is also where you can utilize save-states. Here is a link to a video that will show you better how to get the game started. If you want to just message me I can send you the URL:

https://youtu.be/GzIZw5b15d4

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Amiga

AMSTRAD CPC

Keyboard and mouse games. There are two different emulators this can use. The first is capricerpi, it works, but every game has their own key configuration. The other is lr-caprice32, it also works and it shares the default controller/key configuration. The downfall with this one, however, I tried playing a text adventure, and some of the keys were predefined, so it made it difficult to type my commands. ‘P’ is pause in lr-caprice32 so typing something with a ‘p’ in it will pause the game.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Amstrad-CPC

APPLE II

F10 to exit. Every game has their own set of controls, from this, some of the games are hard to figure out the controllers. A controller is supposed to work for some games, but I haven’t found any yet.  F1 brings up a screen of all the control options. Some games take a while to load. Everything seems to work however. I've had some games that use the left and right arrows for left and right movement, and then the 'a' and 'z' buttons for up and down. Then another that had 'j' and 'k' for left and right. 

To change disks using the first disk drive, press F3 and select the disk you need, after navigating to the right folder: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/Apple2/.

If a game asks you to insert a disk into the second disk drive, use F4. You can use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to navigate through the game list faster when you need to select the second/other disks. If it does not say which drive to insert the game into, use the first drive, F3 option.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Apple-II

ATARI ST

Needs mouse/keyboard. If the game opens to a green OS screen, the game will generally be located in 'Disk A', the game will look like 'game title'.PRG/TOS (white square with black top border). Generally, if there is an 'Auto' folder, the game will be in the 'Auto" folder.

F12 will bring up the emulator menu. This one can be a nuisance to get to work properly. The STX games have a better chance of working than the ST. You can try changing the console type in the menu: F12 – System – Machine Type. Or try changing the emulator. Some games take a long time to load up. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-ST-STE-TT-Falcon

COMMODORE 64

Some games take quite a long time to load (some take a minute or two); just wait it out until the game loads. The emulator does support controller play, but a keyboard can still be used.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Commodore-64-VIC-20-PET

TANDY (COCO)

Some games require the keyboard or mouse, some can use a controller, an interesting twist, some need both (keyboard to start the game, and controller to play).  Ctrl + C to exit emulator. Most of the games I testes work, some did get hung up though.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Coco

DRAGON (COCO)

Same as Tandy (CoCo)

Hit or miss to have the games work. Ctrl + C to exit

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Dragon

COLECOVISION

Ctrl+Esc to exit. Keyboard and mouse needed. F4 restarts. Everything seems to work how it should.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Colecovision

INTELLIVISION

F1 to exit game. Works best with keyboard. There are some that do not load, but for the most part they seem to work. The controls are usually pretty similar, arrow keys to move, space is usually action. The Enter key on the keypad seems to be the default Enter key, for game menus.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Intellivision

MSX

All seem to work, most with a controller, though a keyboard is needed for some to work the menus prior to gameplay.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/MSX

MSX2

The same as the MSX, better odds of getting a controller to work than the MSX.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/MSX

ORIC

Works best with keyboard. F1 will bring up the menu where you can exit if need be. Several of the games are not in English so it can be challenging to figure out what to do. A few that are in English that I have found generally will tell you the controller layout. This is still experiential so it does not always work proper.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Oric

SAM COUPE

Alt + F4 to exit rom. Works with Keyboard and mouse. Seems like every game has a different controller scheme. Keys ‘Q’ ‘A’ 'O' and 'P' seem to be a recurring ‘up’ ‘down’ 'left' and 'right' button layout if the arrow keys do not work, with 'space' as the action button. F7 will remove the 'scan lines,' this is just a cosmetic thing.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Sam-Coupe

TI-99 / 4A

Exc will exit. It is straight forward, press any key at the first screen, then usually option '2' (option '1', For TI Basic, is for a console command). F10 is restart.

Number pad seems to be the default controller scheme, were zero is the action key.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/TI-99

VIDEOPAC / ODYSSEY 2

The emulator says it uses Retroarch’s default controller configurations and some gamepads work, but for almost all of your games you will need a keyboard to start the game. Typically, you will press 1 to start a game. I’ve found that a lot of games can be played with a controller, but still need a keyboard to start the game. Start + Select on a controller will exit the game. 

The provided link will tell you how to change the logo from Videopac to Odyssey2 if you’d like

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/VideoPac-Odyssey-2

INFOCOM ZMACHINE

Text adventures, defiantly need a keyboard. Type 'quit' to quit the game. Everything seems to work though.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Zmachine

ZX SPECTRUM

Keyboard works the best, there is an emulator that should support a controller, but it doesn’t seem to work with a controller half the time. The best bet is to start with the arrow keys. The top row number keys also are popular, along with the top letter keys on either side of the keyboard, ‘q’ ‘w’ ‘o’ ‘p’, also seem to be a popular pick. Figuring out the controls is sometimes just trial and error however. 

F1 will open the menu, then file, and exit will exit the game.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/ZX-Spectrum

OPENBOR

Side scrolling beat 'em ups! These can be found in the 'Ports' folder under the OpenBOR option.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/openbor

OTHERS

OTHERS

3DO

The Raspberry Pi doesn’t handle this so well, it lags quite a bit. Don’t expect too much from this. Uses the default controllers ‘start + select’ will exit the game.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/3do

ATARI 800

This one can be tricky. First, if it loads the last Atari 5200 game you played, you need to switch the ‘console type’ in the emulator program. After the game starts press F1, go to System Settings, then under Machine change it to Atari 800.

Second, if you try loading a Basic game, the game title will have ‘Basic’ at the end, F1 to menu, then Emulator Configuration, Disable BASIC… should be ‘No’. Some games take a long time to load, and some games just do not load at all. This emulator is hit or miss it would seem. 

F4 is the ‘start’ button, and F3 is ‘select’.  F9 will exit game. The controls are on the number pad: up, down, left, right, fire, are '8', '5', '4', '6', '0' respectively. If you are unable to pick a cartridge, reboot the Raspberry Pi.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-800-and-5200

ATARI JAGUAR

Works as good as it can. It is slow and lags, but that is the best it can do. Not much can be done here until the emulator is updated more, or the next Raspberry Pi comes out and possibly makes it run better.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Atari-Jaguar

DREAMCAST

It can be very laggy and buggy, but some games work great, you’ll have a better chance with the newer Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to have the games run better. If your game starts to get laggy, restart your Pi to fix the issue. You will need to configure your controllers prior to playing. To do this go to the RetroPie menu and enter the RetroPie Setup menu. From here go to Manage Packages – Manage Option Packages – Reicast – Configuration/Options – Configure Input Devices for Reicast. From here, select your controller, and follow the directions. You will need a keyboard to configure your controllers (to select whether or not to assign a button to the Dreamcast controller button. You should skip these buttons: C, D, Z, D-pad 2. The first button it asks you to configure is a button to exit the emulator, I generally do the R3 button, pressing down on the right trigger. 

The first link will take to you a compatibility list. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AD91IcudqHP7dDmEXLO25Pzb85uUgAy4chU2QxlZBQk/edit#gid=379183179

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Dreamcast

PC 8800

This is still experiential. It is all in Japanese, the games and the emulator menus. Mouse and keyboard are needed. To exit the game press F12 three times, once to open the menu, another to bring up the exit menu, and once again to confirm the exit. The number pad seems to be a default for movement, and ‘z’ and ‘x’ are action buttons; at least for a few games I tried. The ‘Return’ key seems to be the number pads enter key. The provided link shows how to maneuver the menu a little bit if you want/need to. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/PC-8800 

PC 9800

This is still an experiential emulator so it doesn’t work 100% of the time. Don’t have great expectations with this, I somehow opened the Raspberry Pi's command console from a game... F11 brings up the menu. All games are in Japanese and some take a little while to load. Requires mouse/keyboard. To exit press F11, Emulate, Exit. 

Some games just do not work, usually the ones that say they need installed. The games that do work, however, the majority of them are multi-disks and will need other disks loaded. You will know if you need to load another disk if the screen has Japanese text with a ‘2’ or a ‘b’ that is legible within the text. Press F11, click on FDD2 then Open… Now for the annoying part, back all the way out to the root directory by clicking on the double periods       ‘ . . ‘ then follow this path /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc98/ and then find the second disk, or whatever one it is asking for. There are two buttons in the bottom right corner, the top one is the button to press (two characters, one looks like a square and the other looks like a ‘less than’ sign. Once opened, press enter and it should work.

So experiential it doesn’t even have a URL.

PC-FX

This is highly experimental, though, it seems like most of the games will load up. Even if they load, however, does not mean they play well as of now. There is some lag, and the audio is shoddy at best. I testes ten games, and they all loaded, so hopefully the emulator will be fixed eventually.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/PC-FX

PLAYSTATION

Nothing really to say about this, the vast majority of the games work. Most of the games can be played with a basic controller; there are only a small handful that will require an analog stick. If you want to try and tweak the setting to make the game look better (such as enhanced graphics and bilinear smoothing), look at the link and it will have directions.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Playstation-1

SCUMMVM

Requires a mouse and keyboard. Everything seems to work well. I had all the games organized, but when adding them to ScummVM, it added them all to the menu and disregarded the folder structure I created, sorry. 

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/ScummVM

LASERDISC

DAPHNE

Interactive movies from the 80’s. Dragon’s Lair is the most known and desired game here. A Keyboard is required to play. They do take some time to load and they do look a little crazy when they do load, but this is normal and they will work fine. 

Key:                          Action:

ESC                      Quit the game

5 and 6                 Insert Coin (coin chutes)

1                          Player 1 Start (and "FEET" in Cliffhanger)

2                          Player 2 Start (and "FEET" in Cliffhanger)

Arrow Keys              Directional Movement

CTRL or Space Bar    Button #1 (Primary fire and/or Sword)

Left ALT                Button #2 (Alternate fire, used in Bega's Battle, Cobra Command, etc)

Left Shift                Button #3 (used in a few games like Road Blaster, if memory serves)

/ (keypad)                Cadet skill level (Space Ace)

* (keypad)                Captain skill level (Space Ace)

-(keypad)                Space Ace skill level (Space Ace)

P                            Pause game (laserdisc player must be playing)

T                            Tilt game (just a gimmick, only works in a few games)

9                            Go into service mode (used in Dragon's Lair 2)

F2                            Go into test mode (similar to service mode, used in Cliff Hanger)

F3                         Reset/reboot game


https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Daphne

X68000

Experimental emulator.  F2 will pause the game, and to exit use F12, select 'System' and then scroll down to 'quit'. A game controller works for some games, some games require a mouse, and some will use the keyboard it seems. 

It is pretty much hit and miss. The multi-disk games can be switch by the F12 menu and selecting the other disk in the FDD1 selection. Note however, the games are not sorted so it is chaos searching through 2320 games looking for the second disk, this is experiential after all.

https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Sharp-X68000