Awesome Star Force Pi Cabinet Retro Gaming Machine
VoxMachina wants to bring that retro gaming experience back and they come up with this awesome retro design. They’ve developed a tabletop prototype called Star Force Pi: STORMTROOPER that comes complete with more than 10,000 games, an image-laden box, instruction book, and the kind of control configuration we all know and love.
The concept is based on the pre-NES Grandstand Starforce Electric Tabletop Game System from 1984, but far better looking and with the potential to play more games than we could have ever dreamed of back then. The system includes some of the most beloved side scrolling arcade games of all time like X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Simpsons.
According to a post on the system’s Facebook page, the device consists of “Raspberry Pi, hdhardsoft’s Arcade Kit, a rechargeable 3000mAh battery, QVGA screen, HDMI/LAN/USB extensions, speaker, 10 switches/buttons and knobs, and a full-size microswitch Arcade Joystick.” The back also features two USB inputs, HDMI output, and an Ethernet plug to actually install games onto the system. When the machine is fully charged thanks to the five volt plug, you get about five hours of continuous gameplay.
At this point they don’t have concrete plans on selling the system, but are looking to see if there’s enough interest out there to sell “something larger, professionally developed and crowdfunded.”