Introduction

Retropie supports many popular controllers out of the box.

This guide will show you how to configure the SNES-styled controllerincluded in The Gamer's Kit for Raspberry Pi.

Complete this guide to start retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi.
    • Included in The Gamer's Kit for Raspberry Pi is an SNES-styled game controller.
      It has 12 buttons in total. That's enough buttons to play many retro games on various emulators for GBC, GBA, NES, SNES etc.

    • The buttons are: 

      • D-pad up
      • D-pad down
      • D-pad left
      • D-pad right
      • Start
      • Select
      • A
      • B
      • X
      • Y
      • Left shoulder
      • Right shoulder

    • Retropie is an application for retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi and other boards such as the Odroid as well as on PC.

    • The microSD card included in the kit has Retropie already pre-installed. 

    • As Retropie has already been pre-installed, you will see the Retropie splash screen on boot up.

    • After the splash screen, you will see 'WELCOME'. This is the menu that will take you through configuring the controls. 

    • Hold down any button on your controller or keyboard and the name of it will appear. "... GAMEPAD DETECTED" will appear at the top. 

    • Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the game controller.

    • If there are not enough buttons on your controller (the SNES controller in the kit has 12 buttons), just hold down ANY button to skip a control. Finally, when you get to the 'OK', press the button which you have configured as "A"

    • If you would like to set up more controllers, connect another controller to the Raspberry Pi's USB port.

    • Press the 'Start' button

    • Select 'Configure Inputs'

    • Select 'Yes'

    • Hold down any button on the second controller 

    • Map the button configurations

    • The SNES controller has 12 buttons, and will not cover every control listed in the configurations. Just hold down ANY button to skip a control.

    • When you get to the 'OK', press the button which you have configured as "A"