Were you also one of the unlucky saps who never even got a chance to see a NES Classic Mini in real life, much less buy one from someone who wasn’t an asshole scalper? Here’s the thing, though: You don’t have to be left out in the cold simply because you aren’t rolling in Benjamins!

This video tests out the awesome emulation capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, in 1080p! Even better, the Pi uses a MicroSD card as its primary storage, and I managed to get an actual 128GB card that wasn’t a cheap knockoff!

From the NES all the way to the Playstation One, the Pi can definitely do what the Mini Nintend-can’t! After a solid month of programming, I now have:

  • a dedicated capture device that blows away the original consoles and easing the burden on my already taxed PC.
  • a new heart for my XArcade-powered home arcade cabinet that’s leaps and bounds ahead of the Windows XP computer that used to run it.
  • a highly portable and customizable console that can output into HD and SD monitors with ease.

My total investment into the Raspberry Pi project is around $70 for the kit and the 128GB MicroSD card. If you’re looking for something that you can truly make your own, I highly suggest getting yourself a Raspberry Pi and get gaming!

(Editor’s note: An affiliate Amazon link is included below. Get an awesome Raspberry Pi 3 and help support your favorite clown!)

If you’d like the same kit that I used for this video, you can pick up your own Raspberry Pi 3 on Amazon!

Thanks for watching, and Lumpz the Clown OUT!

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