This Game Boy inspired case is a Raspberry Pi fuelled time machine back to the days of VCRs, no internet, and sugary drinks. The level of effort and attention to detail that has gone into this case is some of the best we’ve seen. Not only have RetroFlag produced an accurate tribute to the original Game Boy. But they’ve also gone all out and added a ton of features to make this the ultimate Raspberry Pi Zero portable retro gaming machine! Retroflag GPi Case is based on GB DMG design which could play retro games everywhere and support Raspberry Pi ZERO and ZERO W.
Retroflag Gpi Case with classic Gameboy look is smaller and lighter. The perfect size and more comfortable to hold for extended periods of time than other handhelds. As a homage to the 8-bit handheld game console, Game Boy, not only does it carry the same looks. It also includes additional features like X/Y buttons hidden L/R shoulder buttons as well as POWER. The Retroflag GPi case contains a bright and clear 2.8″ IPS screen which provides excellent viewing angles. The brightness of the screen can be controlled via a wheel on the side of the case. On the front of the case are all of the usual Game Boy style buttons you’d expect. However, RetroFlag has also added two subtle L/R shoulder buttons on the rear of the case.
The Retroflag Gpi Case (with a Raspberry Pi Zero as its brains) is powerful enough to play a whole host of different retro games console emulators. RetroPie is a popular favorite amongst Raspberry Pi retro gamers, however, other packages are available. A speaker is included in the case and can be controlled by the volume wheel on the side. However, on the underside of the case, you’ll also find a 3.5mm jack to use with your headphones if you need to keep things quiet. Once you put the case together, you won’t need to disassemble it to gain access to the Raspberry Pi’s SD card. There’s a slot on the side for that. There’s also a dedicated USB upgrade port within the battery compartment.
Just 3x AA batteries are required to power the entire package (the Raspberry Pi Zero and GPi screen/board). The batteries are housed in the same rear compartment location as the original Game Boy. Another option is to use the included USB power cable and power the GPi directly. A power switch is fitted in the original Game Boy position at the top of the case. Which is configured to safely shut-down the Raspberry Pi. When your batteries run low, the case’s power LED will start to flash. And eventually will perform a safe shut-down on your behalf just before it runs out of power.
If you’re serious about retro gaming and would like to be able to play all the games in all the places, the RetroFlag GPi Case might just be your new best friend. We can buy it from TOMTOP at $61.99 in Flash Sale.