This tiny computer is amazing for emulation. Why spend $60 on a NES Classic when this can play NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA, Master System, Genesis games, and many more! Unlike with the NES Classic Edition, which only has 30 games, this lets you add as many as you want! The NES Classic controller has a 24 inch long cord. lame. Raspberry Pi works with practically any USB controller, even wireless bluetooth ones! This is cheaper than the NES Classic, and you can actually BUY ONE. It’s Nintendo’s loss for not making more.
Assembly of the Retropie is so easy! Just put the motherboard inside the clear case and it snaps shut. Download Retropie from their website, extract the program from the Zip Folder, and write it onto a Micro SD Card using win32diskimager (a free, easy to find program). Then just insert that Micro SD Card in the Raspberry Pi and turn it on. After it boots up, plug any empty flash drive into the Raspberry Pi, and it’ll create all the necessary folders for roms. Then remove the flash drive when its light stops flashing and use your PC to put the right roms into the right folders, then plug that flash drive back into the Raspberry Pi. It’ll copy over all the roms, so you won’t need the flash drive anymore. And that’s it! Just configure your controller and your done! Its so easy even a dummy like me could do it! I mostly use it for 2D games and they all run and look great in HD!