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November 16, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The Starforce PI tabletop mini-arcade is portable, has HDMI, and is on Kickstarter

Not long ago we wrote about this cool Raspberry PI based arcade unit, The Starforce PI, and loved it! While reminiscent of the tabletop games I played in the late 70s and early 80s, this unit has some great modern features like HDMI output and a rechargeable battery. Check out the Starforce PI Kickstarter campaign for more info.

The Starforce PI tabletop mini-arcade The ability to connect it to a TV is the main selling point for me. I see a lot of value in it's moderate portability, but I love the large screen compatibility. Next to that, the micro-switch joystick and buttons will give it both an arcade feel and durability!

I cringe when I see the enormous MAME cabinets being displayed around the Internet. They are ideal for some folks, but I like the compact nature of the Starforce PI. Combined with it's arcade-quality parts and ability to play games from arcades to consoles, this is a wonderful idea! I'm glad to see how much time and effort has gone into perfecting it's design. That gives me confidence that the unit is robust and will provide many years of gaming.

Check out the Starforce PI website and Kickstarter page for more info as well as their Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you like what you see, we hope you'll back this project.

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