New Price Points and Collection Changes

Welcome retro gaming fan!

We are please to announce our first ever big change on our price points for all our collections sold at the website. There are many reasons why we’ve decided to make this change. All of them we think are beneficial to our customers.

The first reason is the lowering costs of microSD cards and some Hard Drives. Since the height of the pandemic, the cost for these items reduced a bit, and therefore, allow for us to reduce our costs as well. Since our main goal is to share retro gaming and make it easy for our customers, we think it is just fair to share that reduction with our clients.

Second, it will allow first-time subscribers to our mailing list to use their coupons on products with reduced prices. Since the coupon does not allow them to be used with items on sale, we thought that a permanent price change would benefit our new clients a lot more.

But are announcing not only significant price changes, but we are changing a few things on the collections themselves.

Orders that come with a MicroSD or SD card will no longer come with a manual. Our manuals get outdated quickly and they are a lot of work to edit. We believe a digital delivery of the manuals makes a lot more sense. WE are still keeping our DVD-style cases with colorful cover, but the manual will not be present on the boxes anymore. Some recent orders shipped already without manual, because most of them do not represent well what’s inside the microSD card. New orders stating today will have their manuals/instructions in a link to a page in our site, where we can make changes and updates on the fly and they can always be accessed by the clients.

Longer production times. In order to charge less for our products, we have to implement a slightly longer production and delivery time. We no longer have the ability to ship items in 2 to 3 days like before. Constantly we have customers expecting items too soon and they complain about our shipments being late. Retro Mini Store is not a large-scale operation with many employees.

This is a work done mostly by volunteers and with little to no profit at all. I don’t live off of this website, and it only exists as as ways to share my own emulation creations to the masses, and with that it comes a cost that is not only monetary, but there is a time cost. Everyone involved with Retro Mini Store has a “real life” job or goes to school, etc, so time is of essence.

With that in mind, we are stretching a little bit the delivery times (look at each product page about it’s particular delivery time frame), and we are limiting our trips to the post office to once a week. Always on Fridays or Saturdays every week we will ship products that are ready to be shipped. As always, when a product is ready to be shipped, we will purchase the labels online and the clients will receive their tracking numbers by e-mail.

Adjustments on Shipping Costs

Since we opened up about 5 years ago, shipping costs have increased. We’ve being doing free shipping for all orders in the U.S., and $20 flat rate shipping for the rest of the world, regardless of the size of the order. But since the pandemic, shipping costs have escalated everywhere. To ship a Hard Drive to Japan, for example, went from about $39 to nearly $80. This means we can’t keep the same arrangement for shipping purchases from the site, but we have not decided yet the best new formula. We will unveil new shipping costs in the next few days. In the meantime, enjoy free shipping and also flat rate for international orders!

No more sales?

New, lower price points and a coupon for new customers, means that we are not going to be performing sales anytime soon. Enjoy the prices are they are from now on! We might do one-off item sales, but right now, we are suspending all sales.


Welcome Our New Collections By Theme!

We are happy to announce that our first thematic collections for the Rapspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ and Windows/RetroBat are available! Now you can enjoy your favorite type of classic games, and only them, on dedicated, exclusive collections!

Want to shoot some baddies from the sky? Pop our “Shoot ’em Up Collection”! Feeling like throwing some punches and cleaning the streets of bad guys? Insert the “Beat ’em Up Collection” on your Pi or Windows computer and you are ready to go! And there’s the #1 requested collection ever: A RPG collection with literally all RPGs made since “Adventure” on the Atari! American, European, Japanese, action, dungeon crawler, turn-based, medieval, futuristic, steam punk… they are all here! Literally THOUSANDS of hours of gameplay on RPGs alone! Continue Reading Welcome Our New Collections By Theme!

Introducing our fully customizable RetroBat Emulation Hard Drive!

Ever wanted to have your own custom Hard Drive where you pick the exact games you’d like to have in it? Maybe you don’t want to have a complete set of all ever released USA games or Japanese games on your HD, but you just want to customize it to your with, let’s say 1000 or 2000 selected games? Now you can!

This is our brand new service: The Custom Emulation Hard Drive! Instead of picking complete sets of games for your favorite systems, pick the specific games you want! We will pick them for you, combine them with our RetroBat setup with 4 different themes, and put on a adequately sized hard drive!

This is how it works (Please Read!):

STEP 1. When buying the Custom Emulation Hard Drive from our website, you’ll pay a $100 non-refundable deposit for the service to start. We will send you the lists of all games we have available to be added to the drive for you to take a look or choose from: You will be able to pick from an universe of Arcade, Computer, Console and Handheld games from all systems from the Atari 2600 to the PS2. Don’t worry, the $100 deposit is taken from the final price of your order.

STEP 2. You return the lists to us with the games you want included on your drive. (The lists are all in text format, and you can just delete the names you don’t want and send them back to us with your final selection, it’s as easy as that!)

STEP 3. We will put together your choices with their boxart and preview videos for the front-end (if applicable), and calculate the size of the Hard Drive you’ll need to have to hold the collection. At this point, you can remove a few games to go down to a smaller hard drive, or add more games to “complete” the current drive you’ve got. This process can take anything from 2 to 5 days to be completed.

STEP 4. After the selection is complete, you’ll be charged for the rest of the order using the same method of payment used for the $100 deposit, or we can send you an invoice so you can pay from your end using a different card. The rest of the order is calculated according to the size for the Hard Drive needed. After the payment is complete, we will order a new drive and work on it to ship to you in 7 to 10 days max. Customers outside of the United States pay a $20 flat rate shipping fee. USA customers get free shipping.

All drives will come with RetroBat installed and all the games and systems will be fully setup to play on Windows 10, just one click away!

Hard Drives Sizes and Prices

1TB External = $149.95
2TB External = $199.95
4TB External = $249.95
8TB External = $449.95
10TB External = $549.95
12TB External = $599.95
14TB External = $699.95
16TB External = $749.95
20TB External = $999.95

Drives will be either Western Digital or Seagate, depending on stock.

A Note About Internal Hard Drives: if you want an internal SATA drive instead of an external, we can do it, but we will add an additional $50 to the final cost.

A Note About Discount Coupons: Our 10% Off coupon is valid only for the $100 initial deposit in this specific product. You’ll still have to pay the price of the drive in full at the end in order to receive your drive, minus the deposit you paid initially when you ordered. If you want a full discount on the entire product, get our 12TB or 16TB RetroBat drive products.

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With No interruption of Service, Our Digital Downloads Are Back!

We are proud to announce that we were able to come to terms with our Cloud Server provider, and the digital downloads are back! Although there was no interruption for current customers of both individual Raspberry Pi image files and Retro Games Cloud subscribers, we were unable to offer these products on the website any longer. We were told that on March 15th, the account would be closed and all files removed from their servers. Continue Reading With No interruption of Service, Our Digital Downloads Are Back!

Brand New RetroBat Hard Drives Aimed at Japanese Retro Gamers!

Starting today we are offering two new RetroBat Emulation Hard Drives to cater our Japanese fans! We’ve received recently a lot of inquiries from fans from Japan about collections catered to them. Many of them have some level of difficulty with the USA and European localized games, and they want to play their classics in Japanese.

Typically, for example, if we can include a game like Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation, or a Final Fantasy game, it will often be the US version of the game. We feel that this is unfair to our Japanese-speaking friends, and we decided to create the collections that have all these games in their native language on the versions released in their country!

So, by popular demand, we now have a “RetroBat PlayStation 1 and 2 12TB Complete Collection” that includes absolutely all games released for these platforms in all the 3 major regions and also Korea and India. It’s over 11,000 PS1 and PS2 games for everyone to enjoy! However, if you only want games in English, you can still go after our original PS1 and PS2 5TB drive that has only the USA releases and translated games.

Take a look:
RetroBat PlayStation 1 and 2 12TB Complete Collection

And the most sought-after collection of them all for Japanese speakers only, is our all new “16TB RetroBat Complete Japanese Hard Drive Collection”. It’s all systems released in Japan, with only the titles released in Japan. All these collections are complete, meaning this is the definitive collection for our friends from Japan!

Take a look:
16TB RetroBat Complete Japanese Hard Drive Collection

We’ve even customized the theme to have expressions in Japanese to make it even easier for Japanese citizens!

All our previous hard drive collections still stand, so if you only want games that are played in English,

Digital Collections temporarily not being offered – UPDATE: THEY ARE BACK!

Dear Retro Mini Store fans and clients,

We are sadly announcing that we will no longer have the capacity to offer digital purchases on our website for the time being. Our partner Sharefile pulled the cord on our cloud server account because it was taking up too many resources on their system. If you have made a digital purchase for a Raspberry Pi or Flash card collection, you have until March 15 to download your purchases.

UPDATE: DIGITAL DOWNLOADS ARE BACK! Click here for more information!

Continue Reading Digital Collections temporarily not being offered – UPDATE: THEY ARE BACK!

Welcome the RetroGames Cloud! Unlimited Retro Gaming for a lifetime!

Have you ever wanted to have all of Retro Gaming content in one place, where it is easy to get what you need to build your own collections, or use the ones we have already built for you? Get not only all ROMs you can, but also artwork (Screenshots, box art, flyers, adverts), videos (previews, reviews, TV shows, documentaries and commercials) and even publications (books, magazines, instruction manuals)?

If you tried to build your own custom setup, you know how hard it is. Or if you are just a Retro lover that enjoys the history, the artwork and tons of information about games and systems, you know how hard it is to go after all that.

What if there was one place where you could get it all? Continue Reading Welcome the RetroGames Cloud! Unlimited Retro Gaming for a lifetime!

Welcome our Brand New 400Gb Retropie PlayStation Collection for the Raspberry Pi 4

We are finally unveiling our 400GB Retropie PlayStation Collection, exclusive for the Raspberry Pi 4, the collection is a welcome addition to our library, and it includes 800 PlayStation Classics, including not only USA titles, but also some of the most sought-after Japanese titles, that are playable by Eastern gamers!

You can grab your 400Gb PlayStation Retropie Collection for the Raspberry Pi 4, right here:

PlayStation 400 GB Retropie microSD Card – 800 Games Pre-loaded for Raspberry Pi 4

The collection comes with an improved version of our now famous custom PlayStation theme, with more categories, organizing the PS1 games into genres, so it’s easy for you navigate and find what you want to play among the 546 games included here! No more scrolling long lists of PS1 games in a single column on Retropie!

Free Digital Collections no longer being offered on Physical Purchases plus some other announcements

Hello Retro fans! We are going through a restructuring process here at Retro Mini Store and the first big action we are taking is removing free access to digital collections when you make a physical purchase. We started to offer this late last year as a stop gap for the Post Office’s shortcomings. We’ve had a number of packages lost, undelivered and returned to us, and many customers would be waiting weeks for their purchases in that mixture of Post Office defunding by the Federal Government due to the elections and pandemic issues with most of it’s aging workforce not being able to work. Continue Reading Free Digital Collections no longer being offered on Physical Purchases plus some other announcements

It’s Finally Here, the Raspberry Pi 4 Arcade 128GB Retropie microSD Collection

It is finally here! The Definitive Arcade Collection for the Raspberry Pi 4! Play it on your Wide Screen HD Monitor, vertical monitor, or 4:5 / 4:3 aspect ratio arcade monitor, it does not matter! We’ve included 5 different themes that will allow you to pick the aspect ratio in which you’d like to play, and all you need to do is stick the card on your Raspberry Pi 4, setup your controller and play! Continue Reading It’s Finally Here, the Raspberry Pi 4 Arcade 128GB Retropie microSD Collection