So, How Well Does RetroPie Game Emulation work with the Raspberry Pi 3?

Honestly, the most fun I’ve had on a Raspberry Pi project was turning my Pi B+ into a RetroPie retro game console and my Pi 2 into a Plex Media Server (which grabs content from my external hard drive connected to my Netgear router). By far, turning a Raspberry Pi into a RetroPie is possibly the most popular project for the affordable microcomputer. So with the release of the Pi 3, just HOW WELL does it perform compared to prior models? Luckily, we have videos for that!

The above video from Adafruit uses a Raspberry Pi with a base setup of the RetroPie software, showcasing possible glitches and how the emulators look, run and perform on the new Raspberry Pi 3. Here’s a rundown if you don’t have time to watch the video:

  1. NES, Game Boy, SNES, Genesis, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, and Playstation all work awesomely well
  2. Decent luck was had with some PSP games, as there were some sound glitches along the way
  3. There was difficulty running emulation on Saturn games and Dreamcast games (which might have been a control setup issue)
  4. Nintendo DS and Sega CD games could NOT operate or load at all. Oh well, maybe after another update…

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