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  • ZSNES icon

    ZSNES Discontinued

    ZSNES is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Aside from emulation accuracy, many interface features first introduced in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • VisualBoyAdvance icon

    VisualBoyAdvance Discontinued

    VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a free software (GNU GPL) emulator targeted for the Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

  • Snes9x icon

    Snes9x Discontinued

    Snes9x is a portable, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. It allows you to play most games designed for the SNES and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • RetroArch icon


    What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has...

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

  • OpenEmu icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac

  • DeSmuME icon


    DeSmuME is a freeware emulator for the NDS roms & Nintendo DS Lite games created by YopYop156. DeSmuME is also known as YopYop DS...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • No$GBA icon


    NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo...

    Freemium Windows

  • MESS icon


    MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Snes9x EX icon

    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...

    Free Linux Android iPhone iPad

  • mGBA icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • GBA4iOS icon


    iOS: The popular Game Boy Advance emulator, GBA4iOS has been updated to version 2.0 and now works without requiring a jailbreak or any...

    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...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • iDeaS icon

    iDeaS Discontinued

    iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit. The...

    Free Windows Linux

  • BGB icon


    BGB is a GameBoy emulator/debugger which runs on Windows and Wine. BGB is a Gameboy emulator, a program that lets you play Gameboy...

    Free Windows

  • BoycottAdvance icon

    BoycottAdvance Discontinued

    BoycottAdvance is a free and portable emulator for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld. Program is available on Windows, Macintosh...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD Haiku

  • KiGB icon


    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

  • DroidEmu icon

    DroidEmu Discontinued

    DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone....

    Freemium Android

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

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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  • GNOME Games icon

    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • uosnes icon

    uosnes Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

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    WinDS PRO

    WinDS PRO contains the best emulators for the consoles Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS for PC. It contains the latest version of the...

    Free Windows

  • GameBoid icon


    Gameboid, also known as GBAoid, is one of the best Gameboy Advance emulators you can find for Android operating systems. The...

    Open Source Android

  • Provenance icon


    Provenance is an iOS Frontend for multiple emulators, currently supporting Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Master System and SNES. It is...

    Open Source iPhone iPad GitHub

  • F-Zero VS icon

    F-Zero VS Discontinued

    F-Zero VS is an emulator that gives multiplayer capability for the game, F-Zero. It's a custom build of...

    Free Windows

  • SNEeSe Discontinued

    SNEeSe is a Super NintEndo Entertainment System Emulator for PC's running MS-DOS, with at least a 486 CPU. Initial development...

    Free Windows

  • Pasofami icon

    Pasofami Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

  • SNESGT icon

    SNESGT Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • Snes9k icon

    Snes9k Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • Snes9X Direct3D icon

    Snes9X Direct3D Discontinued

    This is a derivative of Snes9x which switches the its display code from DirectDraw to Direct3D9. The advantages are an optional...

    Open Source Windows

  • TigerSNES icon


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

    Free Android

  • snes4iphone icon

    snes4iphone Discontinued

    snes4iphone is a Super Nintendo emulator for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This port was developed by ZodTTD and the original source code...

    Commercial iPhone

  • iSNES icon

    iSNES Discontinued

    iSNES is an SNES emulator for your iPhone / iPod Touch. It is fully featured and includes: * Multiple save slots. * Save...

    Commercial iPhone

  • SNESoid icon

    SNESoid Discontinued

    SNesoid is the famous Super Nintendo emulator for Android. * Net-play through Bluetooth (requires Android 2.x) or Wi-Fi! - Very...

    Open Source Android GitHub

  • SNEShout icon

    SNEShout Discontinued

    Based on the Snes9x core, this emulator features a few few minor tweaks and one major improvment; SNES games can be played using the...

    Free Windows

  • Super Sleuth icon

    Super Sleuth Discontinued

    Super Sleuth is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. It features a realtime debugging system and great compatibility.

    Free Windows

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