***The last little section here are playlists, they do not add any games, but are collections of specific games.***
This is the ultimate SD card for the Raspberry Pi 3! It is so sexy you might leave your wife/husband/kids/dog/grandma just to spend more time with this microSD card! This will range from early home console classics, all the way upto the PlayStation 1 and Dreamcast era of gaming. Relive your childhood with all these amazing classic games, or you could even relive somebody else's if you truly feel like it with this SD card! Almost every game has box art, a video, and a game description to help you choose what to play (the vast majority do, but there are just a few that do not).
This has Retropie installed (Retropie 4.6), and it uses EmulationStation as a frontend GUI. This will ONLY work on the Raspberry Pi 3 B or Pi 3 B+.
Honestly, I could go on about this, but just look at the pictures, and see the game list below, and then buy the damn thing already!
The console list and game count is as follows:· Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) - 819 - This has a complete North American game set.
· NES Upgraded games - 76 - You are probably wondering what in the world this could be? Well, it is a set of NES games that have been 'fixed' or 'upgraded' in some way. These could be color corrections, controller fixes, general game fixes or bug fixes. A few games here have been altered to resemble their original Japanese version, and a few have been made to resemble their arcade counterparts. Basically, these games are original, with minor tweaks to make the game better. These do have videos, box art, and descriptions.
· Nintendo NES Rom Hacks! - 4,926 - User/Community created games. These are generally modeled after a preexisting game that has some form of user created modifications. These modifications (hacks) can range from simple tweaks like the 'NES Upgraded games' to major changes that essentially create a new game. Ever wanted to play as Pikachu in The Legend of Zelda and name your character Samus (lol what?), now you can! This covers almost 400 different games, and for any Tecmo Super Bowl fan, there are over a thousand games here just for TSB! Due to the nature of these games, they do not have box art, video previews, or descriptions. Also, the NES Upgraded games are separated out, just in case you were wondering.
· Famicom (Family Computer) - 1,405 - The 'OG' in terms of gaming. This is the original, Japanese, NES. 352 of these games are translated into English and these can be found in a folder at the bottom of the Famicom game list.
· Famicom Disk System - 286 - A Japanese exclusive console that has Famicom/NES games on disks, somewhat like a 3.5 inch floppy disk. Has two additional folders for Translated and Unlicensed games (A note about the 'Unlicensed': Be aware of adult content).
· Super Nintendo - 787 - In my opinion, this is the crème de la crème. So many great games, this is what I grew up on!
· SNES Rom Hacks! - 634 - Same as the NES hacks, but with the SNES. There isn't as wide of a verity as the NES, but there are some good hacks here.
· SMW Rom Hacks! - 622 - Same as above (SNES Rom Hacks), but this is ONLY for the best and more popular Super Mario World rom hacks.
· Super Famicom - 1,631 - Much like the Famicom, this is the Japanese SNES game console. Comes with a pretty big set of translated games (183 games to be exact).
· Game Boy - 565 - If the SNES was the crème de la crème, the Game Boy is the crème de la handheld. This might not be as good as its successor, but a true innovator for handheld gaming.
· Game Boy Color - 535 - It's a Game Boy, but with color (and completely new games)!
· Game Boy Advance - 976 - Everything works well. Due to size restraints, there are only North American released games here.
· Nintendo 64 - 248 - This is a hit or miss, a lot of games run just fine, some lag. Most games will require a controller with an analog stick to play.
· Nintendo DS - 137 - Pretty cool right? 137 top rated games. A few Japanese games, but the majority are North American released games. There are even two New Super Mario Bros. rom hacks. An analog controller is recommended.
· Virtual Boy - 24 - Works well, but still might make your eyes bleed...
· Sega SG-1000 / Multivision - 68 - Most people don't realize Sega was making consoles and computers prior to the Genesis and Master System. This is one of them.
· SEGA Mark III - 39 - An early version of the Master System.
· SEGA Master System - 251 - Everything works well.
· SEGA Genesis - 706 - This was also my childhood. Nothing like some old school Sonic games. This is only the North American 'Genesis' games.
· SEGA Mega Drive - 385 - Actual Japanese Mega Drive games. Has 31 translated games.
· SEGA Genesis Rom Hacks! - 185 - Much like the other rom hack sections here. Expect a lot of Sonic and Streets of Rage hacks.
· Game Gear - 261 - This is just the North American and European set, no Japanese games. However, there are 12 translated Japanese games.
· Sega 32X - 38 - Everything works well. There are 33 official games, and five rom hack games.
· Sega CD - 26 - Top rated games. One Sonic CD rom hack.
· Sega Dreamcast - 19 - Top rated games. Works well enough, a hiccup here and there, but unless you are a fanatic, it probably won't bother you.
· Atari 2600 - 660 - Everything works well. Like the Famicom Disc system, be aware of 'adult' oriented games.
· Atari 7800 - 54 - Everything works well. North American game set.
· Atari Lynx - 76 - Everything works well. North American game set.
· PC Engine - 315- Japanese "TurboGrafx 16" games. Includes 14 translations.
· TurboGrafx 16 - 115 - North American "PC Engine" games (these two are like the Genesis and Mega Drive, same console, just different names depending on the region).
· SuperGrafx - 6 - Everything works well.
· PC Engine CD - 15 - Just the top rated/ well knows games here.
· Sony PlayStation! - 89 - There are a lot of bangers here. Everything you are wanting and expecting, plus a few you probably didn't know you wanted!
· Daphne (LaserDisc) - 14 - Before you even ask, yes, it is on here.
· Game & Watch - 56 - Not much to say here, if you know what this is, you know what to expect.
· Neo Geo Pocket - 9 - Everything works well.
· Neo Geo Pocket Color - 132 - Everything works well.
· Vectrex - 38 - Nothing says fun more than vector graphic games! This works well by the way.
· WonderSwan - 110 - Everything works well.
· WonderSwan Color - 92 - Everything works well.
***Below are the arcade emulators. They will generally work the same as the above consoles. Select will add a coin to the system, whereas Start will start the game.***
· Arcade - 987 - The bulk of the Arcade games. These are games that do not fit into one of the lower sets.
· Capcom Play System I - 40 - Runs off the Final Burn Alpha emulator.
· Capcom Play System II - 75 - Same as the CPS1.
· Capcom Play System III - 6 - Also the same as the CPS1.
· MAME - 687 - This one is a little different, it is divided up into ten different folders (Atari, Data East, Irem, Konami, Light Gun, Midway, Namco, Nintendo Vs. System, Nintendo PlayChoice-10, Old School, Taito, and Williams).
· Neo Geo - 152 - Everything works well. Uses Final Burn Alpha emulator.
***Below are the computer emulators, they will need a keyboard and mouse for the most part, unless otherwise noted. They are not as reliable as the above console and arcade sets, but they generally work for the most part.***
· PC – DOS - 341 - Keyboard and mouse recommended, controller works fine for some that I tested.
· Amstrad CPC - 106 - Some can use a controller, most need keyboard. Most games take a while to load. This does not have video previews, only gameplay images / boxart.
· Commodore 64 - 1,843 - Some can use a controller, most need keyboard. Most games take a while to load. This does not have video previews either, only gameplay images / boxart.
· ColecoVision - 117 - Everything seems to work how it should.
· IntelliVision - 147 - Seems to work well.
· ScummVM - 134 - Point and click games, so you might want to think about using a mouse for these games.
· Infocom Z-machine - 43 - TEXT ADVENTURES!!! Everything works well. Needs keyboard and an imagination might help as well.
· Ports - 16 - These are games that have been ported over to the Raspberry Pi. Generally older games that were ported to work better than an emulator and rom.
· Capcom - 97 - These are all four star our higher rated Capcom games throughout the microSD card. They range from the NES and Game Boy, all the way to the Capcom Play Systems, PlayStation, and Nintendo DS .
· Open Beats of Rage (OpenBOR) - 72 - OpenBOR is a royalty free sprite based side scrolling gaming engine. User/community created 'beat 'em up' games.
· Role Playing Games (RPGs) - 65 - More of the traditional J-RPG type games here. Anything from Final Fantasy to Earthbound, Phantasy Star, and Rune Factory.
· Space Fighters - 97 - They are arcade space fighter games. Only games from the arcade sets are here.
· All Games - If for some reason you want to peruse all the games on the SD card.
· Favorites - This is where you can add your favorite games for easy access.
· Last Played - In case you play a game you really enjoy and forget what game it was, these are your last played games.
· Custom Collections - This set actually consists of 21 different collections. All hand created by me. The 21 collections are:
- Beat 'em Ups
- Donkey Kong
- Dragon Warrior/Quest
- Final Fantasy
- Legend of Zelda
- Looney Tunes
- Mario Platformers
- Mega Man
- Metal Slug
- Mortal Kombat
- Star Wars
- The Simpsons
- TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Worst Games of All Time (Just for fun)
Just a few quick notes:
1) This has Kodi installed.
2) There is still enough room for saves and any other game related data.
3) The theme is customized by me off of a pre-installed theme. Switching themes is fine, but it won't look as good.
4) This runs off of Retropie (it is the Operating System). Retropie is community based as well as all the emulators. While I have this working extremely well, sometimes problems will arise with this and your Raspberry Pi. Note that this is EXTREMELY rare, but still something I want to point out. If this doesn't work, first check to make sure you have a correct power supply (5 volts, 2.5 amps). A typical phone charger isn't powerful enough.