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RetroFlag MegaPi Case: Create a DIY Sega Megadrive Classic
As the NES Classic Mini, SNES Classic, and PlayStation Classic prove, mini versions of classic consoles pre-loaded with games are all the rage. However, if you've got a few technical skills, you can create your own do-it-yourself (DIY) classic consoles. With the Odroid XU4 and OGST N64 Kit, you can make a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini.
A Raspberry Pi running RetroPie, Recalbox, or Lakka is ideal for use as a retro gaming console. The MegaPi case boasts working power and reset buttons, an LED indicator on the front of the console, safe shutdown and restart functionality, EmulationStation metadata saving, and a hinged cartridge slot for microSD card storage. That's one of my favorite elements of previous RetroFlag releases. I prefer to use one operating system (OS) per microSD card, so onboard microSD card storage is a useful feature. I keep around a RetroPie microSD card, Raspbian microSD, and cards loaded with Lakka and Recalbox as well.
Additionally, as with its SNES Raspberry Pi case, there's a matching MegaPi controller which emulates the look and layout of the Sega Megadrive gamepad. Ultimately, this is a must-buy for any hardcore retro gaming enthusiast.
Your turn: What Raspberry Pi cases do you use?
Moe Long is an editor, writer, and tech buff with a particular appreciation for Linux, Raspberry Pis, and retro gaming. When he's not hammering away at his keyboard, he enjoys running, reading, watching cinema, and listening to vinyl. You can read his writings on film and pop culture at CupOfMoe.com and check out his thoughts on movies on the Celluloid Fiends podcast.