Level Up! Use ChatGPT Prompts for a Rad Retro Gaming Experience

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At Retro-Center, we want to smack you with a cutting-edge tip for your gaming life: use ChatGPT. No really, do it. You can use it for most things, and retro gaming is no exception.

In this post, we’re going to explore some retro gaming prompts for ChatGPT that will take you to the next level. For some of these prompts, the basic premise is this: if you can Google it, you might as well prompt ChatGPT instead and get a much quicker and easier answer. For the others, ChatGPT can be there to hold hold your hand with Raspberry Pi issues…or talk to your stoned ass as Super Mario. Let’s a-begin!

1. Get Instant Lists of Cheat Codes

Finding cheat codes online can be a huge pain in the ass! You have to search Google, sift through different sites, and make sure you’re looking at the correct system. No thanks.

After one use of prompts like this, you’ll never go back. Promise. You just ask it for cheats, and it’s there for you.

So the next time you need to beat a boss, hurdle past the next level, or just get infinite lives…turn on ChatGPT.

Caveat: ChatGPT is not ALWAYS accurate, at least for now. So from time to time, some of the cheats may not work. If that happens, do a quick Google search or move on to the next cheat.

Contra Cheat Codes - Nintendo Entertainment System

2. Discover Awesome Lesser-Known Retro Games to Try on Your Emulators

Are you tired of playing the same retro games over and over again? I know I was. Do you want to try something new and exciting? I know I did. ChatGPT can help you generate a list of lesser-known retro games that you can try out and love. There are so many hidden gems out there that you might have walked past growing up. Get lists for all of your favorite systems.

Sega Genesis Games

3. List of Finishing Moves in Mortal Kombat

Finish him…with ChatGPT! Get finishing moves for all your favorite characters.

At this point, you may be asking yourself, “Why shouldn’t I just Google all this shit?” You can, but good luck. It will take you more time and won’t be nearly as easy. That’s time wasted that you could’ve spent decapitating your opponents in Mortal Kombat.

4. Troubleshooting Issues & Help with Mods on Your Raspberry Pi 

If you’re a fan of retro gaming, then you might have a Raspberry Pi with Emulation Station setup in your pad. As you know, it’s a great machine, but it can sometimes be a bit finicky. If you’re having trouble getting your Raspberry Pi to work correctly, then let ChatGPT help you troubleshoot the issue. And guess what? If it still doesn’t work, just keep asking ChatGPT questions in the same conversation. It will give you new suggestions. Is any piece of the instructions unclear? Then simply ask ChatGPT to explain it further in detail. In this example, ChatGPT shows you how to modify the boot screen.

Raspberry Pi - ChatGPT Help

5. Talk to Super Mario (or Any Other Video Game Character)

Why would anyone want to do this? I don’t know, but maybe you’re stoned, bored, alone, or just curious. Ask them about their favorite games, their hobbies, and even get tips on how to beat their toughest levels.

Super Mario on ChatGPT

6. List of Great Video Game-Related Movies

If you’re a fan of video games, then you might also enjoy watching movies that are related to gaming. Why wouldn’t you? From documentaries to feature films, there are so many great movies out there that explore the world of gaming.

List of Video Game Movies


As you can see, ChatGPT is an incredibly useful tool for retro gamers everywhere. Whether you need help finding new games to play, unlocking cheat codes, or troubleshooting your Raspberry Pi, ChatGPT has answers. Experiment with it and get creative. This is not an all-encompassing list. Ask it anything.  Really. And if you want to get more awesome ChatGPT prompts and cool AI information, head on over to our friends at Run The Prompts.

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