Raspberry Pi 400 - The Perfect Retro-Gaming Device
A new "toy" arrived a few days ago. The long wanted Raspberry Pi 400! I had it on my radar since I first saw a photo. The form factor remembering me of C64, and the Amiga 500, and so many other home computers of the 70s/80s/90s. And I thought it might be a good idea to use it for emulators of all kind. And man, I was right.
As soon as I flashed a card with RetroPi and booted up, it was clear. This is THE retro machine. It even felt like while booting, all so compact. A machine you don't have to crawl under the desk, and even though expandable. A PlayStation 3 Game pad plugged into the USB-Port, map the keys and perfect. A lot of modules, from the Oric, over the great MSX/MSX2 computers, Atari VCS2600, and really… Tandy Color and TRS-80. Insanity!
Now you wonder. I did not mention the C64. It happens that I bought "The C64" a year ago. Now of course I use that perfect copy of the breadbox computer for that. But the emulation of this in RetroPi, I will come back if some programs won't work on the "The C64". There are so many emulations, just take a look at the official RetroPi site. You name it. You'll probably never heard of the Wonderswan Color, but it's a blast from the past.
You can have an Amiga-emulation in RetroPi, too. I already purchased the needed Kick-ROMs from Cloanto. You can officially buy the ROMs in the Amiga Forever Plus package and the Amiga Essential App on Android.
There is also a complete project called Pimiga. You can search for it on YouTube. It's an all in one, carefully set up Amiga emulation package. You'll need the Kick-ROMs from Cloanto, too. This is not working on it's own!