Roshambo Retro Gaming Console Kit Features Rock64 or RockPro64 Board

Recalbox, Lakka TV, Retro Arena, and Batocera are some of the retro gaming distributions optimized to run on development boards. You can install those by yourself, and enclose the board is any case, but if you want something more fancy, Cloud Media is now selling Roshambo retro gaming kit based on Rock64 (RK3328) or RockPro64 (RK3399) SBC’s.

Roshambo Pro Retro Gaming Console

Roshambo and RoshamboPro retro gaming kits are compatible with respectively Rock64 and RockPro64 boards, come with a shell with carrier board, power supply, cooling fan (Pro model only) and support cables. The kits support 256GB or 512GB SSD cartridges provided by the company, and optional game controllers with analog triggers and buttons are also available for purchase.

Pine64 Rock64 / RockPro64 boards are compatible with Recalbox, Lakka TV, Retro Arena, and Batocera distributions, but bear in mind ROMs are not provided, so you’d have to install your own, or play free games only.

RockPro64 Retro Gaming Console KitThere are five kits to build your own Rock64 / RockPro64 retro gaming console:

  • $69.99 Roshambo retro gaming kit with Rock64 2G board, and 5V/3A power supply
  • $99.99 RoshamboPro retro gaming kit with RockPro64 2G board, fansink, and 12V3A power supply
  • $34.99 Roshambo retro gaming case with 5V3A power Supply, so you need to bring your own RPI compatible board such as Rock64, Tinker Board, or an actual Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • $29.99 Roshambo retro gaming case only
  • $31.99 RoshamboPro retro gaming case & fansink only

You can buy those and other accessories such as SSD cartridges and gaming controllers on Cloud Media store.

ETA Prime got a complete kit plus accessories, so you can have a better look at everything in the unboxing and assembly video embedded below.

Thanks to Roel for the tip.

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roel

I wonder which brand of SSD is in the cartridges.

coldfish
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Current one using Sandisk TLC. However, this cartridges design for game playback, not intent to use as a PC SSD drive.

tkaiser
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But in these cartridges most probably sit just ordinary mSATA or M.2 consumer SSDs and the interconnection on the PCB is made by some USB-to-SATA bridge (most probably JMS578 just like in Pine64’s SATA cable)?

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Talked yesterday to Pine64 people and it’s confirmed: USB-to-SATA bridge is a JMS578 (schematics) and the ‘cartridge slot’ is compatible to normal SSDs or 2.5″ HDD with 9mm maximum thickness.

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I was just thinking to put the OS on the cartridges. As the rock64 can boot from usb https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/NOOB#Booting_an_OS_image_from_USB_2.0.2F3.0_Storage and install on each cartridge another OS for example: Lakka, LibreElec and Manjaro

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Here is the Roshambo casing video review for Raspberry Pi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwfmZu9VKj0

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I’m glad they didn’t go with the ugly North American SNES.