Raspberry Pi – Picade Arcade Cabinet Review!

Retro video games are darn cool. Street Fighter. Pac-man. Space Invaders. Doesn’t get much better than that right?! And if you can play them on a proper arcade cabinet, with proper controls and buttons, that makes it even cooler?! Well the Picade from Pimoroni tries to do just that – turn your Raspberry Pi into a fully-fledged desktop emulation-infused arcade cabinet. It features an 8″ screen, arcade joystick, speakers and 12 customisable microswitch buttons. But does the UK’s first ever Kickstarter live up to the hype? How good is the Picade at recreating that classic feel? Find out in my review!

INFORMATION:

You can grab a Picade from Pimoroni’s website here: http://shop.pimoroni.com/products/picade

Pimoroni’s original Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pimoroni/picade-the-arcade-cabinet-kit-for-your-raspberry-p

View the different configurations and buying options on Pimoroni’s website too: http://pimoroni.com/

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2 comments on “Raspberry Pi – Picade Arcade Cabinet Review!
  1. Billy says:

    Hi, great review. I am more than likely going to purchase the picade but I was just wandering how fighting games are like street fighter etc. Did you find any difficulty pulling off the special moves (dragon punch, fireballs etc) ? Could I plug headphones in if needed?

    Also, I would like to put my own artwork under the picade joystick acrylic. Is that possible?

    • Hi there… I have to say that from the games that I was playing I did not have any trouble with specific moves etc. it is worth noting that you can remap the buttons in the Picade software too! There is indeed a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right of the Picade and the whole thing is supplied as a kit, so you could easily put your own decals under the joystick acrylic etc.

      Thanks for watching!

      Matt

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