I'm using an old computer with a square flat panel monitor (the kind you see in schools and businesses) which will eventually be installed into a wooden arcade style case. A pi is nice too, but I had the computer lying around, and it would be upgradeable to some extent, has bigger storage, and probably performs a bit better with more customization.One of my friends has a raspberry pi with about 6-7 retro systems on it. I am sold after seeing that. Playing old games on a laptop is one thing but putting it on the big TV in the living room is worth the money for a pi. The latest pi has bluetooth for using PS4 controllers wirelessly.
The new pi's are space-heaters. Get a good enclosure with active and passive cooling.One of my friends has a raspberry pi with about 6-7 retro systems on it. I am sold after seeing that. Playing old games on a laptop is one thing but putting it on the big TV in the living room is worth the money for a pi. The latest pi has bluetooth for using PS4 controllers wirelessly.
That's why of all the consoles I've had I only kept my Dreamcast and PS2. All of the others are emulated on an Orange pi board because a Raspberry pi was just too plug and play for my :autism:.Personally, Dreamcast emulation is a pain in the ass. No matter how hard you try, some of the games will either run like shit, have graphical issues, or both. The others run just fine. Still less of a pain than Saturn emulation, though.
Not to mention FF7 Crisis Core, MGA1/2, MGPW, and Third Birthday.PSP is the ultimate emulator device. Nothing like playing some Wonderswan or Genesis on the go. PSP's own library isn't bad either, with stuff like Tactics Ogre, Brandish the Dark Revenant, and Ys Seven (and arguably the best ports of Final Fantasy 1-4).
Off the top of my head I can think of a few.Any recommendations on must-try DS games?
Thanks, I'm big into Castlevania games so those are a must, I'll be adding the others to my try list.Off the top of my head I can think of a few.
Final Fantasy IV for sure.
Metroid Prime Hunters is good even if it kills your hand.
Meteos is a pretty great puzzler.
Etrian Odyssey 3 if you hate yourself.
Retro Game Challenge and its fan-translated sequel are great.
Elite Beat Agents and its two Japanese equivalents Ouendan are amazing rhythm games.
Pokémon Black and White weren't bad.
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a unique experience.
The Castlevanias are really fun.
Contact is grindy but humorous. The manual was even styled like a personal blog.
I haven't played it in years, thanks for the idea.Chrono Trigger. Even if you've played it on the SNES, the new translation alone is worth it.
PCSX2 has always been touch and go. It took them years before they could get the emulator beyond proof of concept level usable, and some games to this day are still nigh impossible to run well, if at all.I have my Wii homebrewed and I have a few emulators through it, mostly the Nintendo ones (GBA/NES/SNES). They run practically flawlessly, and I've yet to find an issue with any of them. Same with ePSXe.
Meanwhile, PCSX2 is a fucking nightmare. Games that work fine through it usually look ugly as sin, even if they're not constantly glitching out. And usually, they glitch out. First time I ran Jak and Daxter through it, everyone's eyes were missing.
I thought it was a nice idea, but way too little for way too much, especially after the scalpers got a hold of them. The games didn't even have manuals, and the controllers they used could literally be used on a Wii since they have the same connector port. Add to that Nintendo intentionally gouging everyone by producing as little stock as possible (as they always do), and I passed.I did want to give the official NES Mini, or whatever its called, a chance, but its filled with so much bugs in it, wasn't that the case?