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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:25 am

If you can download an emulator you can do the RetroPie.

Amazon has a few prebuilt RetroPies not sure if they come preloaded with games or not but I do know you can get sets that come with every thing you need. I might wait for the RaspberryPi4 to come out to see what features that adds and if it'd benefit RetroPie.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby daikaijusaurus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:16 pm

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Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:II'll just do the Raspberry Pi3 Retro Pie for classic gaming.


I keep hearing good things about this. Unfortunately my tech knowledge base is about a decade behind. Is the overall process easy?


Here is the video that got me started to build my own rasberri pi/retropie. I actually used Zero instead of 3 because we only were interested in playing the old consoles such as Atari 2600, NES, SNES and Sega Genesis. But if you want to do the consoles with 3D games such as sega dreamcast, Nintendo 64, etc I would recommend going with the 3.

It's not hard to build your own but you need to do research and learn. The below video is just an introduction, so I wouldn't solely rely on it to get going, since the guy does leave out a couple of important details you need to know. Watch additional videos, read forums, read articles, etc. The more you learn the less mistakes you will make and the more fun the end result will become.

There are literally an endless library of games and consoles you can find, just do a Google search and you can find them easily. What I did was instead of using a NES cartridge as a shell, I used an old Atari 2600 cartridge and also created my own custom label. The end result turned out really awesome and endless nostalgic fun for me and my wife! :D

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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks. Altough I have more nostalgia for older consoles, I'm always a 'more the merrier" type person. I'm actually hoping more that it will also allow games from other coutries as well. I had still have a SFC (for SNES adapter), since there were so many great Famicom & SFC games that never got released in the U.S.

Of course the issue is time, if I have time to devote I will, and I know it would be way more satisfying, but at the same time, I'd be willing to pay a reasonable price for a system that was "ready to play" fully loaded with games.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby daikaijusaurus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:40 pm

O.Supreme wrote:Thanks. Altough I have more nostalgia for older consoles, I'm always a 'more the merrier" type person. I'm actually hoping more that it will also allow games from other coutries as well. I had still have a SFC (for SNES adapter), since there were so many great Famicom & SFC games that never got released in the U.S.

Of course the issue is time, if I have time to devote I will, and I know it would be way more satisfying, but at the same time, I'd be willing to pay a reasonable price for a system that was "ready to play" fully loaded with games.


Well before I built my own retropi, I was thinking the same thing about buying an already build one. You can find a whole bunch on ebay, etsy, or other online sources, but either they're too fancy and expensive, or they're too crappy and cheap. So I just built my own and saved a ton of money. Regarding games, most of these prebuilt systems won't have the games preinstalled, you have to load them up yourself. I guess this is done for legal reasons since it's legal to build your own retropi system but illegal to load the roms (aka games).

Regarding Super Famicom, since my wife is Japanese that's the console she grew up on in Japan. Our retropi easily plays Super Famicom as well as the Sega Megadrive roms. As far as I can tell, all international roms will work with retropi.

Just a quick tip on the Rasberri Pi Zero, if you plan on getting that instead of the 3: The Zero doesn't come with wifi, and you need internet access to do updates and to install additional console emulators. So what I did was just connect my phone to the Zero using a micro USB cable and use my phone's 4G to connect to the internet. But the 3 already comes with wifi. This is one of the important details left out of the video I attached in the previous post.

Good luck!
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Re: Super Nintendo Classic

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:26 pm

Super Nintendo Classic Coming in September
The never-released 'Star Fox 2' is among the 21 games that will be available.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby The Shadow » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:42 pm

I never saw the NES mini in stores, I hope Nintendo has a whole lot more of the SNES Mini available from the get go. At $80 bucks each (especially considering the SNES Classic likely has same internals driving it as the NES Mini has) and only 21 games the price seems on the steep side though.

Nintendo's web page for the SNES Mini is pretty cool: http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic

Games List:
  1. Star Fox 2 (Never before released)
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Super Mario Kart
  4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  5. F-Zero
  6. Super Metroid
  7. Street Fighter 2: Turbo
  8. Super Punch Out!!
  9. Super Castlevania IV
  10. Donkey Kong Country
  11. Mega Man X
  12. Kirby Super Star
  13. Final Fantasy III
  14. Kirby's Dream Course
  15. Star Fox
  16. Yoshi's Island
  17. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  18. Contra III: The Alien Wars
  19. Secret of Mana
  20. Earthbound
  21. Super Ghosts and Ghouls

It's a really nice list {and I still have my SNES and 8 of these games, plus others} but I'm certain there are another 9 games that could at least bring the list up to 30 total.

EDIT: Off the top of my head (and a quick search) worthwhile additional games could have been: Mega Man X2 --- Kirby's Dreamland 3 --- Final Fantasy II (really 4) --- Chrono Trigger --- Super Double Dragon --- any of the Super Star Wars games (probably trickier being a licensed property) --- I know there's plenty of others, but I can't recall anymore just now.

Checking out IGN's top list, there's also Uniracers which apparently Pixar sued Nintendo over and won.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:57 pm

Sorry, pass. Even with a "new Exclusive" game, is not worth $80, only for 21 games. Unlike NES, I do have the full library of SNES as ROMS on my computer. I'm surprised, especially with all the mods that made so many more games possible, and all the complaints about the lack of availability of the NES classic mini, and limited number of games, I would think Nintendo would have fixed its missteps. I guess not.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:22 pm

Not excited for it. I have a working Super Nintendo someplace.

I was excited to play the original Super Mario Bros. trilogy from my childhood and play the original Zeda and Metroid for the first time, but, as has been ran into the ground by this point, I was never able to get my hands on a NES mini.

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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby lhb412 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:48 pm

Finally snagged one of these. Beat Super Mario Bros., dipping into SMB 2 and 3, and sampling a few of the other iconic games (most of which I have never played).

I can not figure out how to not instantly crash in Excitebike.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm

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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:39 pm

^ I never really liked the game, but true story, at a sleepover when I was a kid, my friends and I stayed up all night designing tracks, and racing them, man..we were dumb :lol: .

On a side note, I surprisingly saw the NES & SNES classics together at my closest Walmart store yesterday. I've gone back & forth on the ideas, but if I ever do get one, it will be a modded one on eBay that has pretty much all games loaded onto it.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby lhb412 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:43 pm

They made more of both mini consoles this summer.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:58 pm

O.Supreme wrote:^ I never really liked the game, but true story, at a sleepover when I was a kid, my friends and I stayed up all night designing tracks, and racing them, man..we were dumb :lol: .

On a side note, I surprisingly saw the NES & SNES classics together at my closest Walmart store yesterday. I've gone back & forth on the ideas, but if I ever do get one, it will be a modded one on eBay that has pretty much all games loaded onto it.


You can easily mod it yourself. I did it in less than 5 minutes.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:18 pm

Really? --Just shows how far I've come. In 2002 I modded my PS2, rebuild several computers etc... Now 16 years later, married & with kids, I'm happy, but just to lazy to do my own mods... :lol: I'll have to look that up.
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Re: Nintendo Classic Mini

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm

O.Supreme wrote:Really? --Just shows how far I've come. In 2002 I modded my PS2, rebuild several computers etc... Now 16 years later, married & with kids, I'm happy, but just to lazy to do my own mods... :lol: I'll have to look that up.


Yeah, the longest part is just downloadinga and extracting the ROMs. Other than that, you download the program, open it up, plug the machine into the computer, and follow the simple instructions on screen. Now I would still recommend watching the YouTube video someone made on it, which is what made it so easy for me.
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