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Retro Gaming - What are you using?

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Has any done any comparison between NES Classic Mini and PS TV emulation?
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So as a non-purist who just wants to keep my nephew away from my NES, SNES, and SEGA Genesis, I'm guessing that building a Retropie is my best bet?
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I'm using a bluetooth controller that has a grip for my old Xperia ZL that has emulators for nes, SNES, Master System, Genesis, Gameboy.......Etc.
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I sold my Pi3 with Retropie setup with pair of 8bitdo Super Famicom bluetooth controllers to a good friend of mine. His friends were over last week and each wanted their own after playing his so asked if I could make 5 more. One even sold off his NES classic on kijiji to replace it too :)
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mwong168 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 1:14 pm
I sold my Pi3 with Retropie setup with pair of 8bitdo Super Famicom bluetooth controllers to a good friend of mine. His friends were over last week and each wanted their own after playing his so asked if I could make 5 more. One even sold off his NES classic on kijiji to replace it too :)
How much do those controllers go for these days and where do you get them? Do they work on Wii or WiiU? I remember seeing them years ago for like $10 but they were wired
I'm thinking of getting a SNES classic for the hell of it but I'm so used to the QoL improvements in emulators that I'm worried it'll feel like a downgrade. Would love the controllers for my current setup though.
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Aug 8th, 2017 1:47 pm
How much do those controllers go for these days and where do you get them? Do they work on Wii or WiiU? I remember seeing them years ago for like $10 but they were wired
I'm thinking of getting a SNES classic for the hell of it but I'm so used to the QoL improvements in emulators that I'm worried it'll feel like a downgrade. Would love the controllers for my current setup though.
You can get them from amazon.ca for $39.95-49.95 shipped depending on which one you get. Just search 8bitdo and you will see all their offerings. Otherwise I have used these and work quite well on my Pi3 and Android phone. I know 8bitdo controllers are now Nintendo Switch compatible. I can't comment on whether they will work on the Wii or WiiU as I don't have either.

https://www.amazon.ca/SFC30-Yikeshu-Wir ... rds=8bitdo
https://www.amazon.ca/SNES30-Yikeshu-Wi ... rds=8bitdo

If I build another Pi3 setup for myself I will probably give these a try

https://www.amazon.ca/Controller-Wirele ... rds=8bitdo

Otherwise if you want to go wired I would recommend these ones made by iBuffalo

https://www.amazon.ca/Buffalo-Classic-U ... controller

I've had and tried the Retrolink wired ones and found the diagonals register better on the iBuffalo.
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mwong168 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 1:14 pm
I sold my Pi3 with Retropie setup with pair of 8bitdo Super Famicom bluetooth controllers to a good friend of mine. His friends were over last week and each wanted their own after playing his so asked if I could make 5 more. One even sold off his NES classic on kijiji to replace it too :)

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would you be kind enough to list out the parts you purchased for your setup? I've given up on finding an NES classic at a reasonable price, and think this is the best way to go.
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Aug 9th, 2017 9:30 am
would you be kind enough to list out the parts you purchased for your setup? I've given up on finding an NES classic at a reasonable price, and think this is the best way to go.
I'm not mwong168 but

I bought the same bundle for a raspberry pie 3. It include the case, 16 gig sd card, power supply and the raspberry pie 3 for 75 $ + tx at :

Raspberry pie 3 bundle

You need to buy the controller separatly.

Hope It help.
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I bought my Pi3 bundles from the Microsoft store linked above. I found it is the cheapest and fastest way to get one without having to worry about getting a knock off microsd card. My original Pi3 that I sold I also bought from the Microsoft store and I was able to stack the education discount and it came out to just under $70 shipped with taxes. Microsoft also sent me out a replacement microsd 16gb card because the one that came in the kit apparently wasn't authentic due to lots of other users (or RFDers) complaining about the performance.

Amazon.ca does sell a similar kit for cheaper but I would like it sometime before say Christmas :)

https://www.amazon.ca/LANDZO-Raspberry- ... +kit&psc=1
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That looks like a deal. I just sold my RetroPi setup however and went with an Nvidia Shield as I need a new Kodi box. Using Hyperspin setup. If you're willing to fork up a few bucks and have Dreamcast, PS1 work flawless, this is the way to go.

I would never touch these Nintendo retro systems, they are a rip off compared to what you can do out there with Pi, Shield and various other setups.
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mwong168 wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 11:46 am
I bought my Pi3 bundles from the Microsoft store linked above. I found it is the cheapest and fastest way to get one without having to worry about getting a knock off microsd card. My original Pi3 that I sold I also bought from the Microsoft store and I was able to stack the education discount and it came out to just under $70 shipped with taxes. Microsoft also sent me out a replacement microsd 16gb card because the one that came in the kit apparently wasn't authentic due to lots of other users (or RFDers) complaining about the performance.

Amazon.ca does sell a similar kit for cheaper but I would like it sometime before say Christmas :)

https://www.amazon.ca/LANDZO-Raspberry- ... +kit&psc=1
Thanks. Genius re: educational discount!!
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Original SNES and N64 with these games:
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Hagane is a replica. The Snes Gameboy holds Pokemon Red. lol

I also have a few NES games but no console (yet?)
I plan on installing RetoPie on my Pie3 so I can add some Sega and NES stuff.

Honestly, the SNES is holding up a lot better than the N64 IMO. So many N64 games look terrible and are almost unplayable. I sold Starfox for exactly that reason.
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a wii with component cables into a nice looking crt(does n64 games somewhat natively) but I havent touched it in months probably should get rid of it. Massive crt in the corner of my room just taking up space, too lazy tho.
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