An area of gaming that has gained a lot of traction in the last couple of years is retro gaming. Not just collectors breaking out their old SNES systems, but extending to newer hardware projects like building your own arcade machine on a RetroPie. The problem a lot of project builders are facing is getting compatible hardware for these projects. A couple of weeks ago, we took a quick look at the 8BitDo SN30 Pro and today we’ll take a look at an option to realise your retro gaming reality.

The Arcade Stick will set you back $119.99 via Amazon and it’s just the ticket to bring your arcade experience to life. Offering users options for connectivity inclduing:

  • Lag free bluetooth connection
  • 2.4g wireless
  • Wired USB-C connection

Once connected users have a huge amount of functionality that can be controlled at the flick of a switch. Current generation consoles, mobiles and PCs or switch back to a wired connection for longer gaming sessions. The programmable buttons and even macros bring even more to there’s a lot that you can achieve with it.

Given the target market, 8BitDo have been very clever in their design making the arcade stick easy to access and easy to mod. So let your imagination run wild and use this long weekend to get into some good old gaming.