Retro Gaming Face-Off: Raspberry Pi vs PC vs Retro Minis #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
I have heard people say that all these new mini-consoles are just glorified pis with bigger price tags. Is it true though? How do they stack up. Tom’s Hardware has this super in depth comparison for the best retro playing experience.
Whether you have fond memories of playing Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo 64 as a kid or are just curious about what it was like to use dusty, old 8-bit consoles from before you were born, there are many reasons to play games from retro consoles. And because of the exploding popularity of retro gaming, there are now four main ways to play. You can use emulation software that runs on a modern PC, use a different set of emulators on a Raspberry Pi, get your hands on a retro console mini like the NES Classic Edition or, if you can find one in good condition, buy an original console and cartridges / discs.
But just what is the best option for playing retro games? To find out, we compared these retro gaming platforms based on five key criteria: cost, game selection, controls, performance and accuracy, and overall play experience. Let’s see how well they stack up against each other.
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