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Retropie Alternatives

Retropie is described as 'RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite classic games with the minimum set-up' and is a Game Emulator in the gaming software category. There are seven alternatives to Retropie for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Lakka, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Retropie are Batocera.linux, Recalbox, Pi Entertainment System and RetroBat.

Retropie alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Linux Distros or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Retropie.
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RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation,...

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    Lakka

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid
    20 alternatives to Lakka 

    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.

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    Batocera.linux

    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Odroid
    6 alternatives to Batocera.linux 

    batocera.linux is an operating system (like Windows 10 and Mac OS) specialized in retrogaming available for your pc and different nano computers like the Raspberry and the Odroids. Note that you must own games you play in order to respect legality.

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    Recalbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Odroid
    6 alternatives to Recalbox 

    Recalbox is a light embedded system created to run on the raspberryPi ,raspberryPI 2 and others!

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  4. Pi Entertainment System

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    4 alternatives to Pi Entertainment System 

    PES is a graphical front end for a variety of games console emulators that has been written in Python which is intended for use on the Raspberry Pi. For ease of use on the Raspberry Pi, PES has been packaged into a SD card image using ArchLinux as the OS together with various...

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    Main PES screen showing recently earned achievements.
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    RetroBat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    4 alternatives to RetroBat 

    RetroBat is a set of Batch and Powershell scripts written to easily configure and launch EmulationStation for Windows. This frontend software is intended to gather your ROMs collection and run games with compatible emulators such as RetroArch.

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    HyperSpin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    19 alternatives to HyperSpin 

    HyperSpin is an animated arcade frontend for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. HyperSpin takes a more artwork oriented approach to creating menu's.

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  7. Ignition (gaming OS)

    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    4 alternatives to Ignition (gaming OS) 

    A fully customizable "console" in your living room that not only plays all the classic games you grew up with, but also brings modern features such as Gaming Achievements, Gaming Profiles, Online play, Social Interaction and more?.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Archive.org (https://web.archive.org/web/20160317030645/http://ignition.io/) and the source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/alexjstubbs/ignition-dev

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