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Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« on: August 28, 2015, 04:33:29 pm »
http://www.dreamgear.com/my-arcade-retro-machine-gaming-system-with-200-games/

This seems like the perfect thing to hack. Thoughts?
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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 03:16:32 pm »
Looks like it has potential.....however I would go cross eyed trying to look at a screen that small. Cupcades, micro builds etc.

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 03:37:59 pm »
Is there a game list somewhere ??? It says 200 games but from looking at the pic of the box the games seem to be unknown rather than any actual classic games - so hard to tell if it would be worthwhile to hack.

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 06:17:03 pm »
I think they're all just knock-offs. No real games on there.
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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 06:26:58 pm »
I think they're all just knock-offs. No real games on there.

Ahh - so your just wanting to use the outer case, display, etc. to hook up to a Pi then -- have you actually tried one and what are the buttons and joystick like in use or would you need to replace them for decent play and is the 2.5" monitor a decent resolution to see on ?? I have a small setup using an old 7" portable DVD monitor and one of the Jakks Pac Man games and even it is hard to see the games on for play so unless it is a very good 2.5" monitor I'd think it would be hard to play on.  :dunno
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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 06:46:16 pm »
It might be a clear display. Online reviews complain about the controls and quality of the games.

I have the Adafruit Cupcade. It runs the RP1 and 2.8" display (mine in vertical). Very clear display. Runs great. Not a fan of the analog joystick, but it works with the 4/8 way microswitch games just fine. I'd like to convert the joystick to one like this micro-arcade. Might get one just to pull out the joystick.

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 04:38:26 pm »
What's a clear display?
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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 11:53:23 pm »
JDFan wondered if the display was high enough quality to see the graphics well. I believed it would be good enough to see. I did not see any complaints about it.

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 08:19:03 pm »
I just picked up one of these, hoping someone has hacked it already!   Anyone?

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 08:25:58 pm »
I just picked up one of these, hoping someone has hacked it already!   Anyone?
Keep us informed on the dissection!

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 04:58:04 pm »
Just waiting on a Pi Zero to finish it off. The stock Pi's are just a tad too big to fit.


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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2016, 07:06:37 pm »
Just waiting on a Pi Zero to finish it off. The stock Pi's are just a tad too big to fit.



Any update on this? what screen did you use?

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Re: Is this ripe for some Pi Love?
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2017, 01:03:00 pm »
I would like to know about this. Have a newer version, and replacing some games with new ones would be a lot of fun. Especially as some are just re-skins of others

  
 

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