TheRA or The Retro Arena is an all in one retro gaming and entertainment software bundle on various platforms from Odroid, Pine, NanoPi, Asus Tinkerboard, Raspberry Pi 4, Nvidia Jetson Nano, and many more. This initiative is for those to of us that wish to push development forward on the more powerful and premium Single Board Computers (SBCs) in their categories. We are here for like minded folks that want to discuss retro gaming and all that it has to offer on an expanding gamut of SBCs/Mini PCs.
We wish to expand the horizons of what we offer to the great folks out there looking for a small entertainment platform that is low powered from the electric bill standpoint, yet well powered enough to provide enjoyment of retro gaming systems throughout the history of video games. With our easy to install operating system distribution based on stable versions of Linux it allows to you enjoy an array of video games from gaming consoles, handhelds, and personal computers spanning across the 70s, 80s, 90, and 2000s. Not only that, but you can also enjoy and consume your movies, TV shows, and music with your choice of applications directly or by using the included desktop depending on OS release and availability.
Currently we support the Odroid-Xu4, The Odroid N2, The Odroid Go Advance, The Droid Go Super, The Odroid H2 and H2+, The Odroid C2 and C4, The RockPro64 from Pine, The La Frite and Le Porato from Libre Computers, The Nano Pi Fire 3 from Friendly Elec, The RG351M/P/V/MP RG300x, RG300 IPS, RG280V, RG350M from Anbernic, The Game Force, The ESP32 GBC and GBA CM4 from Myretrogamecase, and more.
The upcoming ARES project will add support for a couple of other devices as well, Raspberry pi 4, and Asus Tinkerboard.
Current Download Links:
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