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Full Version: LeapPad2 now is working quite well as a retro emulator console
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Thanks to tremendous work by Forrest Martin it is possible now to turn LeapPad2 (and LeapsterGS) into a retro console. This is not a proof of concept, but quite useable console that could be used for everyday gaming (well, not every day - my kids have homework to do and I am supposed to work as well). Thanks to Forrest's efforts Retroarch works with the default interface, so it is quite functional. So far we have tested games for NES, SNES, Genesis, 8-bit Atari, GameBoy, GameBoy Color and GameBoy Advanced. Most games for older platforms work quite well, some games for more resource-intensive (SNES and GBA) devices are somewhat slow, but often still playable.

Of course, due to very limited number of buttons on LeapPad2 not all platforms and games are equally playable. Leapster GS is a better choice in this respect.

Here is the link:
https://github.com/mac2612/retroleap
Figures.... after a couple years of having hundreds of leappad2's around, I decided to toss them out a few weeks ago then this shows up ha ha. I may have saved a few so I will have to give this a shot and see if I can make use of what I have left.

Thanks for posting.