Overview of the Raspberry Pi PiBoy XRS portable game console

If you’re looking for a Raspberry Pi based handheld game console, you might be interested to know that the official Raspberry Pi Magazine website posted a review of the PiBoy XRS this week giving it an outstanding 10 out of 10. Saying it’s “perfect Finally Then came the retrostyle handheld system, and you can even use it to comfortably play modern games.”

The Raspberry Pi PiBoy XRS handheld game console is now available for purchase for £150 or £125 depending on your location and features a partially assembled PiBoy XRS, LiPo batteries, RPi connector faceplate, quiet cooling fan, builtin heatsink and screwdriver. . In addition to purchasing the console, you will also need to provide a build, Raspberry Pi 4B, Micro SD card, USBC 3A/5V charger, downloadable images, and games.

“Playing games is incredibly easy. Once the PiBoy image is installed, you can start playing right away, and since it’s a familiar RetroPie interface, you can easily customize it to your liking. Compatible games run smoothly thanks to the extra power of the Raspberry Pi 4, and everything on the screen looked great while playing. Our kit included a mini HDMI adapter, and we had no problem playing games on a large TV with it plugged in, though the graphical prowess of some games made it look better on a smaller screen with a higher pixel density. “.

Raspberry Pi Handheld Game Console

“Following the design of the original Game Boy, the Neo Geo Pocket, and nearly every handheld game system since the release of the Game Boy Advance, this updated kit also includes a second analog stick for a massive improvement in gaming experience. There are now four shoulder buttons instead of two, and while that means two fewer face buttons, this is the layout we prefer for the vast majority of games. Turns out there’s a reason handhelds went horizontal after the Game Boy.”

“The power and headphone jacks are brought out to the bottom of the console, and batteries up to 5600 mAh are connected to this USBC power port for hours of gaming time. The standard USB and Ethernet ports are then left open on the top of the XRS for easy, if not a bit inconvenient, access for peripherals and memory cards. They slide out of the fake cartridge slot, which is a nice little design touch, especially when paired with a manually removable cover that allows you to change microSD cards without taking the screwdriver back out.”

Source: Experimental Pi: MagPi

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