With this retro gaming guide and a little help from an emulator (EMU), you can download ROMS right on your Azulle Mini PC and turn it into a retro arcade for Atari, Nintendo and Sega Genesis. If you’re new to emulation, emulating is the process of simulating the software of one machine on another. Using a rom, which is the image of the actual game converted from a game cartridge or CD, you can run games right on your mini PC. We’re going to show you how to set up a retrogaming arcade in three easy steps.
1 . Download Retro Gaming Emulators
First you’ll need to pick and download some retro game emulators to make your Azulle Mini PC run software that is designed for other systems. Here are some retro arcade emulators we found on the internet, for different gaming systems:
- CoolRom Emulators
- Emulation General Wiki
- Game Boy Advance
- Gameboy Color
- Sega Genesis
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2. Choose and Download ROMs
Now you are going to download the actual game files to play on your emulator. To build up you retro arcade library, you’ll have to visit third-party sites to find games you want. You can download the games by visiting the websites from your browser and downloading them directly onto your mini PC. You could also download the ROMS on your computer and save them into an SD Card or into Google Drive.
3. Extract and Download ROMs
If the files are in .zip, .rar or .7z format, you will need to use the Total Commander or ES File Explorer applications to unpack the files. To load the files simply long click the file and select the emulator you want to use to open the file from the pop-up. You may need to consult the emulators manual for controls and configurations.
You have the emulators and you’ve downloaded your favorite games. Now all you have to do is run the emulator, load the ROM, and enjoy your mini retro gaming setup!
*Please note: It is illegal to emulate games of which you do not own a physical copy. Azulle doesn’t condone piracy. Use the following content and links at your own risk.