Lakka is a Linux distribution Of which surely you have heard (here we have already done it) already of her. It is a distro based on the well-known OpenELEC, focused on implementing a cheap and open Media Center, but in this case the Lakka developers have focused on retro video game emulators for all those who love these digital hobbies that have been transformed in classics and that despite their precarious graphics and technology (compared to modern titles) continue to like, entertain and never go out of style.
If you are one of those nostalgic and lovers of retro video games, Now you can use Lakka to turn your computer into a great 8- and 16-bit video game emulator for any retro console, whether on a PC, laptop or your Raspberry Pi connected to a monitor or to the TV in your living room. Thanks to Lakka and the DIY (Do It Yourself) philosophy so fashionable today, you can create your console in a cheap and simple way to spend hours entertaining.
Although Lakka is in development, you can now download stable versions that allow you to emulate to play some retro games. If you want to download it, you can go to Lakka project official website where you will find more information about it and you will be able to find the different download options, since it is available for some SBC boards, not only the Raspberry Pi, as well as for Windows, Mac and GNU / Linux.
As for other Lakka features, it has drivers to support, among others, controllers for Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. It is very simple in terms of installation and configuration, as well as not presenting a great problem to use it. Therefore, it does not present difficulties, it only brings you a lot of entertainment and fun with the classics that you like the most, transforming your equipment into a vintage recreational center.