If you’re a fan of retro games, then you should probably keep an eye out for the Starforce Pi. This compact machine is based on the Raspberry Pi and is designed to mimic the classic arcade game cabinets of yore. That’s not a new concept of course, but this is a great option if you don’t want to DIY.
Starforce Pi is built to support all of old school console and PC games that you know and love, and there are plans to push the Starforce Pi as a platform for 8-bit and 16-bit game development.
The console features a 4.2″ 320×240 TFT screen that’s magnified/tinted to give it that retro vibe. It also features an 8-way microswitch arcade joystick, HDMI output (so you can play your games on a bigger screen!), USB inputs, a 3.5mm jack for headphones, a microSD card slot and a 3000mAh battery that can last roughly five hours between charges.
Creators Marcel de Haan and Hartmut Wendt are planning on launching a Kickstarter on 11/15/15, and a pledge of €199 (about $220) will get you a Starforce Pi.
More details and updates on the Starforce Pi are available on the Starforce website.
Here’s a teaser for their upcoming Kickstarter video:
And here’s a brief intro about the prototype: