RetroGame kit – How to install RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi

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The following instructions will explain how to:

  1. Format the microSD card
  2. Download the RetroPie img file
  3. Burn the image on the microSD card
  4. Configure your joystick

In order to format the microSD card, you can use SD Formatter (official software of  the SD Association), that will let you delete all the disk partitions (if present) and start with a clean installation (the download will start automatically):

SD Formatter

Download the latest Retropie image file clicking on the following link:


In order to install the image file, you can use Win32 Disk Imager, available here (the download will start on a new window):

Win32 Disk Imager

Insert the microSD card into the Raspberry Pi, connect the HDMI cable, turn on the TV, connect the joysticks and connect the power plug. After a few minutes of auto-configuration, you’ll see on the display the following screenshot and be able to configure your joysticks: