An Indie gaming company, RobotLovesKitty had the amazing idea to combine the Raspberry Pi’s RetroPie emulation project with a 3d printer to create a gameboy-like handheld that will play NES, SNES, Sega, Playstation 1, Nintendo 64, , x86 PC, Amiga, Sega Genesis, Turbo Grafix 16 and about 20 other formats. The Kickstarter still has a few weeks to go but has already reached its goal and the lower tiers are selling out fast! Get yours while you still can!
The quest of all retro gamers is to somehow have every classic game they ever played at their disposal on a platform that feels like the original games they love so much and also emulates them faithfully. We use computers, 3rd party consoles and handhelds and sometimes even purchase 20-year old hardware to pull this off.
In the past few years computer emulation has become almost flawless and at the same time computers have gotten smaller and faster. The Raspberry Pi – for those unfamiliar – is a credit card-sized computer that packs as much power as a middle-of-the-road computer and each model is getting faster and more stable.
I am personally excited about the fact that it runs the Scumm emulator. The possibility of playing some classic SCUMM games while I’m on the train just sounds like the greatest thing ever.
The project had already been funded and most of rhe lower tries have filled up. But there’s still some awesome high-end ones available, the ultimate being a stainless steel “run it over with a tank version” for the modest price of $5,000. Get in while you still can!