A Raspberry Pi is a fantastic machine that is more than capable of playing your retro video games.
Below, we will show you some of the best ways you can turn your Pi into the perfect retro gaming machine.
You can achieve this by installing a prebuilt operating system that has been fine-tuned for retro gaming. Alternatively, you can install 64-bit and 32-bit emulators to help play your old games on the Pi’s ARM hardware.
There are even some retro games that you can install and run on your Raspberry Pi natively.
Retro Gaming Emulators
If you want to run a retro game that is available on Linux but not for ARM devices, there is a unique tool that you can use.
That tool is called Box86 and allows you to run x86 software on an ARM device like the Raspberry Pi.
Our tutorial will walk you through compiling and installing this software on your Pi so that you can try out your retro games.
Retro Gaming Packages
RecalBox is another pre-packaged operating system designed to turn your Pi into a retro video game console.
It sports functionality and system support similar to RetroPie but uses its graphical interface.
Retro Games for the Raspberry Pi
When it comes to retro shooter games, Quake 3 still stands out as one of the best multiplayer arena shooters.
Thanks to the original developers releasing the source code, this game has been heavily optimized, allowing it to run natively on the Raspberry Pi’s hardware.
Our guide will show you a couple of different ways to run this retro game on your Raspberry Pi.