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  • ZSNES icon

    ZSNES

    ZSNES is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Aside from emulation accuracy, many interface features first introduced in ZSNES have been adopted by other emulators. ZSNES interface features include: Smoothing and dynamic...

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    • Discontinued last update: January 24, 2007
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    VisualBoyAdvance

    VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a free software (GNU GPL) emulator targeted for the Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

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    • Discontinued Development on VisualBoyAdvance stopped in 2004 with version 1.8.0 beta 3.
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    RetroArch

    What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features few other emulators frontends have, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry iPad

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    Snes9x

    Snes9x is a portable, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. It allows you to play most games designed for the SNES and Super Famicom Nintendo game systems on your PC. Main Snes9x mirror:...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    OpenEmu

    Open Emu is an open source project to bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X technologies such as Cocoa, Core Animation and Quartz, and 3rd party libraries like Sparkle for auto-updating. Open...

    Open Source Mac

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    No$GBA

    NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, such as Pokémon Diamond which the latest version is able to run at full speed with no...

    Freemium Windows

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    MESS

    MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system. MESS supports 231...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    mGBA

    mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Snes9x EX

    Snes9x EX is an SNES/Super Famicom emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and Linux. It uses the emulation backend from Snes9x and is built on top of the Imagine engine.

    Free Linux Android iPhone iPad

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    GBA4iOS

    iOS: The popular Game Boy Advance emulator, GBA4iOS has been updated to version 2.0 and now works without requiring a jailbreak or any crazy workarounds. On top of GBA emulation, you'll also get support for Game Boy and Game Boy...

    Open Source iPhone iPad Bitbucket

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    Cloud Emus

    Cloud Emus is a mobile-first collection of emulators aimed at playing classic and retro game ROMs on iOS devices without jailbreak, sideloading, hacks, or other exploits to get the emulators working on the iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • RetroBoxTV

    RetroBoxTV is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroBoxTV will take care of the rest.

    Freemium Android

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    iDeaS

    iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit. The touch screen is fully emulated with a mouse cursor instead of a stylus, and a keyboard can be used to...

    Free Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued last update: February 12, 2012
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    BGB

    BGB is a GameBoy emulator/debugger which runs on Windows and Wine. BGB is a Gameboy emulator, a program that lets you play Gameboy and Gameboy Color games on a pc. It does this with many features that give a good gameplay...

    Free Windows

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    BoycottAdvance

    BoycottAdvance is a free and portable emulator for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld. Program is available on Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, Linux, FreeBSD and there is even a Java port, playable online.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD Haiku

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    • Discontinued last update: September 27, 2008
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    KiGB

    KiGB is the most accurate and free portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy for Windows, Linux and MS-DOS.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    DroidEmu

    DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone. It runs thousands of games at full speed. 1.Multi emulator for android - Play SNES, NES, GBA...

    Freemium Android

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    • Discontinued No longer available.
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    GNOME Games

    Games is a GNOME 3 application to browse your video games library and to easily pick and play a game from it. It aims to do for games what Music already does for your music library.

    Open Source Linux

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    SuperRetro16

    SuperRetro16 allows users to play SNES Games on Android Phones. This Super Nintendo emulator that delivers the full console experience.

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    uosnes

    uosnes is an unofficial Snes9x Windows port using its source code.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued No activity since 2011.
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    GameBoid

    Gameboid, also known as GBAoid, is one of the best Gameboy Advance emulators you can find for Android operating systems. The project is based on sources published by original GameBoid developer, who in turn used code of gpSP2X...

    Open Source Android

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    nds4droid

    nds4droid is a free, open source Nintendo DS emulator written for Android smartphones. It is based off of the excellent emulator DeSmuME. The source code can be found on sourceforge.

    Open Source Android

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    Provenance

    Provenance is an iOS Frontend for multiple emulators, currently supporting Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Master System and SNES. It is one of the only emulators that nonjailbroken iOS users can download with the "Date Trick"....

    Open Source iPhone iPad GitHub

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    F-Zero VS

    F-Zero VS is an emulator that gives multiplayer capability for the game, F-Zero. It's a custom build of Snes9x that constantly patches the game with player positions and other data. You can play locally or online with up to four...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued No activity since 2009.
  • SNEeSe

    SNEeSe is a Super NintEndo Entertainment System Emulator for PC's running MS-DOS, with at least a 486 CPU. Initial development by Savoury SnaX, with Santeri Saarimaa and later Charles Bilyue' joining the project...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Latest public release: v0.841 (22-6-2005).
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    Pasofami

    Pasofami is the first Super Famicom emulator in Japan, it started developing from 1995.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued No recent activity/updates.
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    SNESGT

    SNESGT is a super famicom emulator. It is said it has the most accurate BS Satellaview emulation.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued No recent activity/updates.
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    Snes9k

    This is an unofficial work in progress of Snes9x with Kaillera netplay support.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued last version, 0.09z, was released on April 3, 2005
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    Snes9X Direct3D

    This is a derivative of Snes9x which switches the its display code from DirectDraw to Direct3D9. The advantages are an optional bi-linear filter and no problems with Aero on Vista. One disadvantage: the menu doesn't work in...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued last version: 1.51: February 25, 2009
  • TigerSNES icon

    TigerSNES

    The famous SNES emulator for android - FREE - Save/Load states - Virutal Touch Keys - Seamless Integrated with ROM download - Customize keys - WiiMote support - Save/Load states

    Free Android

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    snes4iphone

    snes4iphone is a Super Nintendo emulator for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This port was developed by ZodTTD and the original source code was ported from Dr. PocketSNES. Though much of Dr PocketSNES' emulation cores were replaced...

    Commercial iPhone

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    • Discontinued No activity since 2010.
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    iSNES

    iSNES is an SNES emulator for your iPhone / iPod Touch. It is fully featured and includes: * Multiple save slots. * Save state screenshot previews. * Landscape and portrait views. * Achievements, added replay...

    Commercial iPhone

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    • Discontinued
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    SNESoid

    SNesoid is the famous Super Nintendo emulator for Android. * Net-play through Bluetooth (requires Android 2.x) or Wi-Fi! - Very fast - Run nearly all games (Mario RPG, StarFox) - On-screen keypad! - Save states - Cheats -...

    Open Source Android GitHub

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    • Discontinued No activity since 2011.
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    SNEShout

    Based on the Snes9x core, this emulator features a few few minor tweaks and one major improvment; SNES games can be played using the Japanese version of ViaVoice. It comes with voice mappings for Street Fighter 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 but...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, v3.2, released on April 2001, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net

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