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#237974 27-Jun-2018 13:47
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Im building up a retro gaming Pi, but dont just want to fill it with every game under the sun, or else I'll never play one and complete it ;)

 

So, after some recommendations for some good old school gaming for the following systems. Probably looking at around 10 per system would be a good start.

 

Sega Megadrive
Sega Master System
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Super Nintendo (aka Famicom)
MAME
Atari 2600

 

Or is there some other system with some awesome games you think i must try ?

 

https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/

 

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  #2044780 27-Jun-2018 14:06
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I experimented with this a while back, the lag in some games irritated me to the point where i did not want to play anymore. Anyway good luck, I will be keen to hear if you suffer with the same problems.


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  #2044794 27-Jun-2018 14:31
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Wiggum:

 

I experimented with this a while back, the lag in some games irritated me to the point where i did not want to play anymore. Anyway good luck, I will be keen to hear if you suffer with the same problems.

 

 

 

 

I have the same issue - just reconfigured a RetroPi with the latest distro and am using a PS4 controller plugged in via USB and the input lag seems to make playing most games - especially SNES - a frustrating experience. I guess for RPGs and similar it is not so bad, but platforms/shooters etc? Forget about it!

 

I have tried tweaking settings based on a number of recommendations, but I never really got it to how I wanted and just gave up in the end. If I am desperate to play a bit of retro fun, I prefer to use my Macbook or PC now.

 

Sorry OP - probably not what you wanted to start with!

 

Some of my recommendations/all time favorites from the 16bit era - in no particular order)

 

SNES:

 

     

  1. Super Mario World
  2. Mario Kart
  3. Super Metroid
  4. Earthbound
  5. F-Zero
  6. Chrono Trigger
  7. Castlevania
  8. Zelda: A Link to the Past
  9. Pilot Wings
  10. Yoshi's Island
  11. Donkey Kong Country 1-3

 

MegaDrive/Genesis:

 

     

  1. Sonic 1, 2 and 3
  2. Desert Strike
  3. ToeJam & Earl
  4. ComixZone
  5. Ecco the Dolphin + sequels
  6. The Immortal
  7. Flashback
  8. Streets of Rage 1-3
  9. Gunstar
  10. Turrican
  11. Earthworm Jim
  12. Roadrash series




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  #2044800 27-Jun-2018 14:54
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I have the same issue - just reconfigured a RetroPi with the latest distro and am using a PS4 controller plugged in via USB and the input lag seems to make playing most games - especially SNES - a frustrating experience. I guess for RPGs and similar it is not so bad, but platforms/shooters etc? Forget about it!

 

When I looked into this I found that the USB is actually part of the problem due to a polling interval, wireless controllers just add to it. Unfortunately most emulators suffer from these lag issues.

 

Some useful info here:

 

https://forums.libretro.com/t/an-input-lag-investigation/4407

 

I have the NES Classic and it actually performs better than the retropi. Its also an emulator but it does not use wireless controllers. It does not seem to suffer as much with the lag as the same games on retropi. Perhaps because its not USB. 

 

Here are the 30games from NES Classic. They all pretty dam good.

 

  • “Balloon Fight”
  • “Bubble Bobble”
  • “Castlevania”
  • “Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest”
  • “Donkey Kong”
  • “Donkey Kong Jr.”
  • “Double Dragon II: The Revenge”
  • “Dr. Mario”
  • “Excitebike”
  • “Final Fantasy”
  • “Galaga”
  • “Ghosts ‘n Goblins”
  • “Gradius”
  • “Ice Climber”
  • “Kid Icarus”
  • “Kirby’s Adventure”
  • “Mario Bros.”
  • “Mega Man 2”
  • “Metroid”
  • “Ninja Gaiden”
  • “Pac-Man”
  • “Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream”
  • “StarTropics”
  • “Super C”
  • “Super Mario Bros.”
  • “Super Mario Bros. 2”
  • “Super Mario Bros. 3”
  • “Tecmo Bowl”
  • “The Legend of Zelda”
  • “Zelda II: The Adventure of Link”

 


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  #2044824 27-Jun-2018 15:20
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I experimented with retro gaming on my Pi's but never really got it to work the way I wanted.  Then upgraded my controllers to Xbox One controllers, found out it didnt support them so switched to a windows computer then proceeded to just watch TV shows instead :p  

 

My favorite MAME games are: 

 

WWF Superstars
WWF Wrestlefest
Gauntlet(2?)
1941
Raiden
Golden Axe
Ghosts & Goblins


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  #2044928 27-Jun-2018 18:46

I have a Pi running EmulationStation and it's working ok. Haven't updated or played with it in a while though so it may be even better. Some systems are better than others of course and I found your Pi makes a difference too.

 

Out of your list I would drop MAME only because as an arcade emulator and you need the right controller for it to feel right, but that is purely personal. If you have a controller, then sweet - but most of the good arcade games were ported over.

 

I got the N64 and PSX emulators running too. PSX works really well, some games have sound issues but that's ok, there are enough games to choose from and I have a PSX console anyway. N64 just seemed to be too much for the Pi and struggled. Was a good effort though...


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  #2045132 28-Jun-2018 07:35
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Thanks all :)

 

Yeah, Ive read about the lag, but so far hasnt been noticeable on anything Ive played.  

 

Im using Xbox One controllers at the moment, but cabled, not wireless. 

 

I am looking to build a cabinet for it (have a 32" LCD sitting in garage doing nothing) for a summer project with the kids, so will look at decent arcade controllers then.

 

 





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  #2045138 28-Jun-2018 07:54
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Keep us updated, Really keen to hear about your setup. There must be ways around the lag issues and I would love to give it another try.


 
 
 
 


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  #2060683 22-Jul-2018 21:31
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The Xbox One S Bluetooth controller does work in Retropie, with a bit of fiddlng and some custom button mapping. The lag seems fine to me, using Bluetooth.

I find Retropie great for PSX, NES, and SNES. It's OK for most N64 games (Conker and others are a bit too choppy though).

The input lag described above means I don't really play MAME on it much, as my arcade sticks are all USB.

To the poster above, even better than Raiden, is Raiden II, which is now fully playable in MAME, in case you weren't already aware :)


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