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GPi Case by RETROFLAG Handheld Retro gaming Console

RETROFLAG
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W
  • Portable
  • High Quality
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This product comes in the following configurations:

  • Case Only (Raspberry Pi Case)
    • Only contains the RETROFLAG GPi case. You must supply your own Raspberry Pi, SD card, and RetroPie installation.
  •  Prebuilt
    • The RETROFLAG GPi case comes pre-assembled with a Raspbery Pi Zero W and a 32GB microSD card with RetroPie installed

Play retro games on the go with the Retroflag GPi case which is based on the classic Gameboy DMG design. Measuring at 135*81*32mm, it is a little smaller and a little lighter at 178g. It is the perfect size and more comfortable to hold for extended periods of time than other handhelds. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W for the best speed vs size performance for retro gaming on Raspberry Pi.

The display is a 2.8 inch 320×240 backlit LCD which is ideal for retro gaming. The GPi display is large, bright and colourful. And, unlike the original Gameboy you do not have to sit under a light to see the screen! It is the ideal retro console with games!

There is a great D-Pad and four gaming buttons (as well as Start and Select) on the front of the case, and located on the back are two shoulder buttons. This gives the best compatibility with a range of classic gaming systems while not detracting from the case design of the retro games handheld.

Keeping with tradition the GPi case is powered by three AAA batteries, or you can use the supplied USB cable with your mobile charger or a phone power bank.

The Retroflag GPi retro gaming handheld can run compatible Micro SD Card images such as RetroPie with games, Lakka & Recalbox builds (all 3 are compared here).The RetroPie runs systems from the 70’s up to the 2000’s.

Please note that some systems are not fully supported and as such some games may not run at full performance. These may be improved in future updates to the software.

Raspberry Pi 3B Specs
SoC 1GHz, Single-Core CPU
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
GPi Case Specs
Material High Quality ABS
Features Safe Shutdown/Reset
RAM
RAM 512MB
RAM(spec) LPDDR2 SDRAM
ROM
ROM 32GB (Depending on the purchased model)
STORAGE EXPANSION
STORAGE EXPANSION MicroSD/TF Card Slot
Dimension/Weight
Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 13.5 x 8.1 x 3.2 cm / 5.31 x 3.10 x 1.25 inches
Product Weight 183gr / 0.40lb
Package Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.60 x 15.00 x 4.50 cm / 4.94 x 5.90 x 1.77 inches
Package Weight 240gr / 0.52lb

Customer Reviews

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daniel moffat
Superb with the zero 2

This is an amazing case, really feels like Nintendo made it. I’m using recalbox with the zero 2 and it’s amazing for such a small board.

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Jonathan Steele
RETROFLAG GPi Case - a quality product

I've purchased two of these RETROFLAG GPi Cases from DroiX and the quality is excellent. The plastic moulding is of a high quality that is as good as any Nintendo or Playstation products I've owned. The case has a pleasant weighty feel and the buttons feel nice and are responsive when playing games. The screen is excellent and it's great playing Game Boy games etc. with a quality backlit screen. The speakers produce a good sound that helps create a pleasant gaming experience.
Nearly everything up to Playstation 1 works extremely well, though not all Playstation 1 games play at an adequate speed. The other notable issue for me was Super Nintendo games such as Starwing that use the SuperFX chip and those run quite slowly. These performance issues are when using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, but I would expect these issues to be gone when using the more powerful Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.
Installing the Raspberry Pi Zero into the case is pretty easy and only takes a few minutes.
Overall this is an excellent product and is great for retro gaming on the go.

One of the two I purchased was pre-built with a 32GB SD card containing thousands of games. Having a pre-built card saves a lot of time that would be required to put together an SD card with something like Retropie and a load of downloaded game roms. The pre-built version is very much worth the extra money unless you're comfortable with setting up an SD card which can be quite time consuming. My only word of warning with the pre-built one, and actually with any retro gaming system that comes with an SD card with games on is that you should backup the SD card before doing anything else. A lot of gaming systems come with unbranded generic SD cards that are prone to failure and you don't want to suddenly be stuck with a dead SD card as that'll mean your gaming system won't work. The quality of the SD card doesn't detract at all from the quality of the GPi Case which is very high.

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James King
Excellent gameboy form factor

Bought this recently and absolutely love it. Sadly it’s a gift but I had a quick play with it. I couldn’t source a zero but you can now use a zero 2 with 3rd party software. Highly recommend. Droix as always provide excellent service

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DAVID HANCE
Works well with new Pi Zero 2W

Bought this to try out with Pi Zero 2W and the Recalbox beta software, works good, tweaks are still needed with the software, also batteries not lasting long, but I like this case, feels very much like My original Gameboy.

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Sean Doherty
Very cool gadget

It looks and feels pretty amazing, and with a gpi image it’s like being a kid in a sweet shop. Insane what you can do these days 😂