Some of these cases, pi-cades and more seem to be dropping from the Kickstarter people faster than you can say “JUMP MARIO!” but they’ll keep coming and we’ll keep grabbing some of them to take a look!
The Raspberry Pi seems to have become the go-to mini-computer of choice for emulation enthusiasts. It’s cheap, flexible and small enough for just about any project. You’ll soon be able to add the Starforce Pi to the growing ranks of pre-built, retro game-playing devices available to the masses, powered by the Pi, the Starforce Pi will come in two models — one based on the older Pi B+ and another on the fresher Pi 2. Full details aren’t available for the latter, but the former will come with a 4.2-inch, 320 x 240 screen, two speakers and headphone jack, eight-way joystick and four buttons and a 3000mAh battery.
Oh, and the neat enclosure, bringing the whole package to just 100g shy of a kilo and 15 x 18 x 25cm in size.
We have put a lot of effort in bringing the arcade experience to the smallest form-factor possible, without compromising audio, visual or haptic feedback quality. An actual arcade joystick and four buttons are paramount to the experience, as well as true stereo sound and authentic vivid video playback.
The console runs games in the resolution it was intended (320×240), in the correct ratio (4:3), sunken behind a magnified window to bring the arcade vibe alive. The orientation of the screen can be fixed in either vertical/tate or horizontal position by the user, to be as accurate as possible with both side and vertical scrollers. With the powerful rechargeable battery gamers are guaranteed 5+ hours of untethered gameplay.
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