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25 RetroPie Gaming Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print

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Looking for a fresh look for your retro gaming console? Here are our favorite RetroPie cases for your Raspberry Pi: Nintendo NES, SNES, Gameboy, Playstation, PSP, in fact, handheld cases for any portable console you can imagine.

Nintendo brought the NES back – in a light, small case that contains 30 famous NES classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, and Kirby’s Adventure. Unfortunately, this “NES Classic Edition” sold out in a matter of hours. Sure, will come back, but it’s a gamble if you can get it for Christmas 2016.

Watch out for: NES Classic Edition at Amazon

So, what can you do? If you own a Raspberry Pi and enjoy making things, your Raspberry Pi running the Retropie emulator software put into a 3D printed Raspberry Pi NES case could be an interesting alternative.

Don’t Miss: 12 Cool Raspberry Pi NES Cases (You Can Build or Buy)

So if you want to do retro gaming with your Raspberry Pi, look no further: We’ve picked the best-looking, most glorious 3D printable RetroPie cases we could find. Just download the 3D print files for free, print them and enjoy. If you don’t have a 3D printer, you can resort to an online 3D printing services. To get the best price available, you can use our price comparison service.

25 RetroPie Gaming Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print

Raspberry Pi Case Name Resembles Difficulty Level
Raspberry Pi Portable Unique design Medium
PiGGRL Game Boy Classic Medium
PiStation PlayStation High
PiGRRL 2 Game Boy Classic Medium
The nin10do NES Medium
Pi-Boy Classic Game Boy Classic Easy
Raspberry Pi Portable Game Station Game Boy Classic Medium
Raspberry Pi Zero Portable Game Station Game Boy Color Easy
PiStation Portable PSP Medium
The Arcade Cabinet Arcade cabinet High
The Pi-Cade Arcade cabinet Medium
Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer Case Unique design Medium
Super Game PiSP PSP Medium
Super Game Pi Unique design Medium
PortaBerry Pi Unique design Medium
NinTastic NES Medium
Mini Arcade Arcade cabinet Medium
RetroPiTV Classic TV set Medium
RetroPi Gaming Station Game Cube High
Mod your SNES SNES Easy
PieBoy Unique design Easy
RaspBMO Game Boy Classic High
BabyNES NES Easy
MiniNES NES Medium
Mini Space Invaders DIY Arcade cabinet Medium

RetroPie Case #1: Raspberry Pi Portable (Game Console)

The shiny front is made with a lasercutter. (source: Thingiverse)

What is it: A portable Pi gaming device with a laser-cut front plate.

What can it do? Emulate your old favorite video games, of course.

How to get started:

  • Buy or print the casing

Download & Instructions: Available for free at the Ben Heck show and Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #2: PiGGRL (Gameboy Raspberry Pi Handheld Case)

Pocket PiGGRL vs PiGGRL

What is it? This is PiGRRL, a DIY Gameboy. Look at it next to the new Pocket Pi GRRL: half the size, but just as powerful, with all sorts of retro games.

What can it do? It was designed and made by Adafruit. Here is a complete tutorial with many images so you can build one. We especially love the super slick portable design.

Download & Instructions: Here is a complete tutorial.

RetroPie Case #3: PiStation (PlayStation Raspberry Pi Handheld Case)


What is it: Give your RetroPie gaming console a unique styling with this PlayStation inspired case. Classy classic.

What can it do? It should look perfect beside your TV. All you need is a good controller and an emulator.

Download & Instructions: It’s available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #4:  PiGRRL 2  (Gameboy Raspberry Pi Handheld Case)

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Return of the PiGRRL! (image: Thingiverse)

What is it: Wait… is that a regular Game Boy? Not quite, it’s PiGRRL 2, the successor of the popular PiGRRL. It has a bigger screen, a better buttons layout, is easier to build and has several other improvements. You’ll love it.

What can it do? It emulates almost every classic console, from NES, SNES, Sega Master System – just what you wish for.

Download & Instructions: The files for free at Thingiverse; instructions at Adafruit.

RetroPie Case #5: The nin10do (Raspberry Pi NES Case)


What is it? Mainly a Raspberry Pi case for Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. We especially like the Color Scheme and the automatically opening cover of the USB Controller Ports. We think it looks even better than the official NES classic edition.

Who made this? Daniel Spies saw the Raspberry Pi and got this image of an epic new Version of an NES. So he went out and built the nin10do – a Raspberry Pi Nintendo case for retro games with some great extras.

Where can I get it? Parts and instructions for this Raspberry Pi NES case are available on

RetroPie Case #6: Pi-Boy Classic (Gameboy Raspberry Pi Handheld Case)

The split construction looks like a good idea. (source: Thingiverse)

What is it: A classic two-part GameBoy case for the Raspberry Pi.

What can it do? Emulate your old favourite videogames. This model has no batteries, so you need to plug it in with a phone charger or a USB cable.

Download & Instructions: Available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #7: Raspberry Pi Portable Game Station (Handheld Console)

Portable Raspberry Pi game console
One of the most adorable portable Raspberry Pi game consoles (image: Thingiverse)

What’s that? An interpretation of classic Game Boy Case, perfect for Raspberry Pi retro gaming.

Who made it? Rasmus Hauschild is a 14-year-old tinkerer from Denmark. He just finished his Portable Raspberry Pi game console with an amazing 3D-printed Case and D-Pad. More info on Rasmus Hauschild here.

Where can I get it? You can find all the project details over on Thingiverse. If you have kids, this might be just the right project to get em interested in programming and hacking (and retro gaming, of course).

RetroPie Case #8: Raspberry Pi Zero Portable Game Station (Handheld Console)


What’s that? Probably one of the cutest designs of this list. It runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero. The design should easily into your pocket, as it measures just 6.9cm x 4.8cm x 2.7cm. The 1,5-inch Adafruit OLED screen and the controls are tiny, so better check on a matchbox if your fingers aren’t too big for the design. But you can even connect it to a TV or monitor with an HDMI cable.

Who made it? Again, this design was made by teenager Rasmus Hauschild from Denmark. More info on Rasmus Hauschild here.

Where can I get it? You can find all the project details over on Thingiverse. If you have kids, this might be just the right project to get em interested in programming and hacking (and retro gaming, of course).

RetroPie Case #9: PiStation Portable (PSP Raspberry Pi Retro Case)

Fancy light-up buttons! (source: Thingiverse)
Fancy light-up buttons! (source: Thingiverse)

What is it: This handheld device is called PSP in short. So you can guess what it’s modeled after.

What can it do? It emulates a bunch of videogames.

Download & Instructions: Available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #10The Arcade Cabinet (Raspberry Pi Game Console Case)

Arcade Cabinet

What’s that? An classic arcade cabinet for your Raspberry Pi. Not an easy task to build, though.

Who made this? Thingiverse User Malopezn is a big fan of the arcade retro gaming culture.So what else could he do but to design and print this epic Arcade Cabinet including an old school joystick and buttons? Although it’s not exactly portable, this wonderful project wins the title “King of Retro”. We suggest printing one with Wooden Filament to make it even more awesome.

Here can you get it? The design files are free on Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #11. The Pi-Cade (Raspberry Pi Game Console Case)

The Pi-Cade
The Pi-Cade

What’s that? The Pi-Cade is a completely 3D printed arcade cabinet built for the Raspberry Pi 2.

What’s special? With a 7 inch screen, real arcade controls, an amplifier and 3 inch stereo speakers, this cabinet is the perfect size for a desk-top arcade!

Where can I get it? Over at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #12: Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer Case

A full keyboard gives you all the options. (source: Thingiverse)
A full keyboard gives you all the options. (source: Thingiverse)

What is it: A full-fledged Raspberry Pi to go- with a full keyboard and 10 hours of battery life. It isn’t modeled after something.

What can it do? Anything you can do with a Raspberry-based PC. Which doesn’t exclude many things. This build even has a SSD included so you can store a lot of data.

Download & Instructions: Available for free at PARTSpeople.

RetroPie Case #13: Super Game PiSP (PSP Raspberry Pi Retro Case)

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What is it: It’s a 3D printed retro gaming Raspberry Pi case, based loosely on the PlayStation Portable PSP.

What can it do? It’s a derivate of Adafruit’s Super Game Pi, packed into a 3D printed case looking like a PSP.

Download & Instructions: You can download it at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #14: Super Game Pi (Raspberry Pi SNES Case)

This look classic. And really classy.
This look classic. And really classy.

What is it: This project comes from Adafruit itself. It looks a bit heavy, but it’s fun to play on it. This DIY gadget has 12 buttons, an analog joystick, stereo speakers and a 5” HDMI display. You’ll use Raspberry Pi A+ and RetroPie image.

What can it do? Give you back those childhood memories (after a good deal of tinkering).

Download & Instructions: You can download the 3D printing files at Thingiverse and follow this link to the schematics at Adafruit.

RetroPie Case #15. PortaBerry Pi (Raspberry Pi Portable Emulator)

Portaberry Pi, a Raspberry Pi powered portable emulation machine (image: 3Derp)
Portaberry Pi, a Raspberry Pi powered portable emulation machine (image: 3Derp)

What is it: A great portable case for retro games.

What can it do? This project has been remixed several times, so look at the fork you’re interested in. An excellent set of instructions/schematic for this project which can be found here.

Download & Instructions: You find everything at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #16. NinTastic (Raspberry Pi NES Game Console Case)

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What is it: A printable Raspberry Pi case for anyone who starts to get into 3D printing. The case consists of just three parts that easily snap together. Doesn’t look exactly like Nintendo’s NES classic edition, but it will do nicely.

What can it do? Basically, it fulfills your retro gaming needs.

Download & Instructions: All the files and detailed instructions are at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #17. Mini Arcade (Raspberry Pi Arcade Cabinet Case)

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What is it: It’s the gadget you always wanted as a kid – it looks a bit like the star of an old radio shack catalog from the Eighties. Beware: You need some serious tinkering skills if you want to build this one.

What can it do? The Raspberry Pi arcade gaming cabinet comes with a 7″ display and a suitable shield for button management. The front panel is backlight; the whole system is powered by 5VDC/2A switching power supply. All sides of the cabinet were made with a 3D printer.

Download & Instructions: All the data on Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #18: RetroPi TV (Case for LCD Screen)

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What is it: It’s a stylish 3d printable case for a 3.5″ LCD screen. Maker Joo bought his monitor here, but you can fit other models, too. The frame was laser-cut from stained birch, but you can also 3D print it.

What can it do? Its adorable design will keep you glued to this tiny screen while you keep trying to archive high score in Tetris.

Download: Available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #19: RetroPi Gaming Station (Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Case)

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What is it: It’s the big one; it has roughly the size of a GameCube. With this 3D printable RetroPi Case, you have enough space to connect several controllers, a keyboard, joysticks… you name it. It comes in two flavors: one for the Raspberry Pi and one for the Raspberry Pi B+.

What can it do? It’s the right way of connecting all your old controllers, install RetroPi and have some great gaming weekends.

Download: Available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #20: Mod your SNES (SNES Raspberry Pi Case)


What is it: If you happen to have an old SNES around, you can modify it to house a Raspberry Pi. This is a port plate for the American SNES with port holes specifically for the Raspberry Pi 2.

What can it do? Whatever you want. We’d think of it as a perfect disguise for your retro-gaming station. Think about playing Sonic on a system which once belonged exclusively to Mario.

Download: Available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #21: PieBoy (Retro Game Console Case)

Nintendo GameBoy Case

What is it: This portable retro game console isn’t complicated to build. It just consists of two parts to 3D print. Also, you need an old SNES controller from eBay. Maker Melawis501 designed “this Raspberry Pi retro handheld gaming console from scratch because I cannot find the specific ready-made case for all my needed parts for my personal Retropie console project. The printed case came out good and fit every part just nicely. And I’m really enjoying playing all those retro games from SNES and Game-Boy Advance.”

What can it do? Thanks to a pro battery pack, you can take it on the road and play your favorite games.

Download: Available for download at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #22: RaspBMO (Handheld Console)


What is it: A nice big screen, a powerful battery pack, stereo speakers, and a fully 3D printed Raspberry Pi case – this is a great weekend project. Even the buttons are 3D printed! But beware, you need some building and soldering experience if you want to build this.

What can it do? It’s a great gaming device “on the go”.

Download: Available for free at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #23: BabyNES (Retro NES Console)

Baby NES Raspberry Pi NES Case 2

What is it: This is a stylish Raspberry Pi NES case for the B+ and Model B. It is based on the Nintastic design, but was completely re-designed from scratch. When it comes to 3D printed Raspberry Pi cases, it’s one of the easier ones.

What can it do? You can use it with wired controllers, but also with wireless models like the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 4 wireless controllers.

Download: Available for download at Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case #24: MiniNES (Retro NES Console)


What is it: This Raspberry Pi NES case gets pretty close to the real thing. It even has a flip-top lid for 3D printed cartridges with NFC chips. If you insert a cartridge in the Raspberry Pi NES case, the computer starts the game accordingly – pretty nifty. We have more information in this article on the Mini NES.

What can it do? It comes pretty close to what Nintendo offers with the “NES Classic Edition”.

Download: Best follow this link for the download and detailed instructions.

RetroPie Case #25: Mini Space Invaders DIY (RetroPie Arcade Case)

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What is it: Maker tiburcio from Santiago was restoring a classic “Space Invaders” arcade cabinet for his kids. When finished, he realized the original cabinet was way too big and bulky for his little kids to play. Do he decided to do a scaled-down version using a 5.5 inch CTR black and white TV, a laser cutter and self-designed 3D printed parts. You find more information on how to build this marvelous Raspberry Pi retro gaming case right here.

He did a second retropie game case for the arcade classic Galaga, by the way.

What can it do? It’s designed to look like a mini-me version of the original arcade cabinet, but you sure can use it as a Raspberry Pi retropie case and play any classic arcade game you want.

Download: The design is available for free at Thingiverse,

RetroPie Case Bonus #1: Mini Nintendo R.O.B. (3D Printed Replica)

What is it? Nintendo’s “Robotic Operating Buddy” is one of the most sought-after NES accessories. The gyro operated robot was published in 1985, but only the two games (“Gyromite” and “Stack-up”) supported R.O.B.

What can it do? This isn’t a Raspberry Pi NES case, but this little model is posable – adjust the shoulder height, head angle, and swivel the arms. Print this one out in US or Japanese colors, or get creative!

Download & Instructions: Download from Thingiverse.

RetroPie Case Bonus #2: Han Solo in Carbonite (Retro Case)


What is it? Technically speaking, this has nothing to do with retro computing. But as this Star Wars Raspberry Pi case fits neatly into the early home computer area, we couldn’t help but adding it to this list.

What can it do? You can impress your friends with it by playing the NES Star Wars game on it.

Download & Instructions: You find it on Thingiverse.

Oh.. and one more thing: RetroPie

Now, you have a Raspberry Pi and a cool Raspberry Pi case for retro gaming but of course, you need emulators to get your portable gaming station running. The best resource for that is the RetroPie website. It’s a dedicated and well-maintained software, which is dedicated to you retro gaming needs.

RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favorite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users, it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customize the system as you want.

Emulators for RetroPie: Get all the Classic Gaming You Want

RetroPie SD-card includes emulators for a whole range of gaming history. Some of these systems are:

  • Amiga (UAE4ALL)
  • Apple II (LinApple)
  • Atari 800 (Atari800)
  • Atari 2600 (RetroArch/Stella)
  • Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon (Hatari)
  • Apple Macintosh (Basilisk II)
  • C64 (VICE)
  • Amstrad CPC (#CPC4Rpi)
  • Final Burn Alpha (RetroArch/PiFBA, RetroArch/FBA)
  • Game Boy (RetroArch/Gambatte)
  • Game Boy Advance (GpSP)
  • Game Boy Color (RetroArch/Gambatte)
  • Sega Game Gear (Osmose)
  • Intellivision (jzIntv)
  • MAME (RetroArch/mame4all-pi, RetroArch/mame4all)
  • MSX (openMSX)
  • PC – x86 (rpix86)
  • NeoGeo (PiFBA, GnGeo)
  • Nintendo Entertainment System NES (RetroArch/FCEUmm)
  • Nintendo 64 (Mupen64Plus-RPi)
  • TurboGrafx 16 – PC Engine (RetroArch/Mednafen/pce_fast)
  • Ports
    • – CaveStory (RetroArch/NXEngine)
    • – Doom (RetroArch/PrBoom)
    • – Duke Nukem 3D (eDuke)
  • ScummVM
  • Sega Master System / Mark III (RetroArch/Picodrive, Osmose, DGen)
  • Sega Mega Drive / Genesis (RetroArch/Picodrive, DGen)
  • Sega Mega-CD / CD (RetroArch/Picodrive, DGen)
  • Sega 32X (RetroArch/Picodrive, DGen)
  • Playstation 1 (RetroArch/PCSX ReARMed)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (RetroArch/Pocket SNES, snes9x-rpi)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum (Fuse, FBZX)

Have fun with your new RetroPie case!