I’ll be first to admit that I’ve been putting off setting up a Raspberry Pi for my wife to use for retro gaming. I knew there were a few games she missed but Mario Kart 64 was the big one. I’ll also be first to point out that setting up a RetroPi isn’t difficult with the correct setup guide. I will, however, point out that configuration can be time-consuming…unless you have all of your ducks in a row. This means you’re remembering to configure Bluetooth if you’re using Bluetooth controllers, you’ve verified you’re setup to add games wirelessly via your LAN and other minor considerations that are easy to overlook. Basically, you need to make sure your have all of your hardware handy and the ROMs ready to go.
Since everyone and their mother seems to flock to RetroPi, I decided to try something different called recalbox. It shares many of the same features as RetroPi and other solutions like it but I found recalbox to be a brain-dead simple way to get into retro gaming immediately. Note: RetroPi is a good option for those needing maximum customization. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)