Has anyone out there built a retro gaming console with a Raspberry Pi? Super tempted to give this a try myself... with the NES Classic and other consoles coming to popularity again, all of these classic games and systems are cool again!
Retropie is the best way to go. I also bought a snes usb controller to go with my pi zero. Nostalgia complete!
I completely agree, it's a great platform for beginners and experts.
How well does SNES run on the Zero? I picked up a few handfuls of Zeros when Micro Center had them on sale for a dollar. I wanted to set them up for RetroPie and give them out as gifts but I got side tracked with other projects.
I built my whole setup for $90. That included the Raspberry Pi 3, a power adapter, a case, 2 SNES usb controllers and a 64gb micro SD. I've been enjoying it, and my 3 (almost 4) year old loves it too. He askes to play the porcupine game (Sonic 2) all the time.
The case I bought was similar to the one linked, except it had a fan. For some reason, the one I ordered links to a metal case. I'm still waiting on the 64gb card, but I flashed an 8gb one I had laying around. The retro pi file was about a half a gig, and with the the exception of the PSX and N64 games, most the other games were about a 1mb in size. I had the thing flashed and running in about 15 minutes. Besides one small config to make the sound run through HDMI, the thing runs with minimal setup.
I haven't tried it yet, but wired 360 controllers and bluetooth PS3 controllers are suppose to be supported to. I just liked the retro feel on the SNES controller while playing Donky Kong Country. Pi 3 and Power supply Controllers Case