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  • RetroArch icon

    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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    Mame

    MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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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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    LaunchBox

    LaunchBox is a portable box-art-based games database and launcher for DOSBox, emulators, and PC games.

    Freemium Windows

  • Lakka icon

    Lakka

    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Cubieboard Raspberry Pi Odroid

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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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    HyperSpin

    HyperSpin is an animated arcade frontend for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. HyperSpin takes a more artwork oriented...

    Free Windows

  • Pi Entertainment System

    Retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi and includes RetroArchievements.org support, HDMI-CEC and PS3/XBOX 360 control pad support.

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

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    Mednafen

    Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features. The Atari Lynx, GameBoy (Color), GameBoy Advance, NES, PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16), SuperGrafx, Neo Geo...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Gelide icon

    Gelide

    Gelide is a configurable frontend which let you manage any kind of emulated system (PC, console, arcade, etc) letting you to catalog and launch any game from any existing emulator under GNU/Linux. With Gelide,you can configure any...

    Open Source Linux

  • recalboxOS

    recalboxOS is a light embedded system created to run on the raspberryPi and raspberryPI 2. You can transform your rpi in an emulation platform, supporting up to 16 systems !.

    Open Source Linux Raspbian Raspberry Pi

  • RomStation icon

    RomStation

    Simple and all in one emulation with RomStation! Features * All in one GB, GBC, GBA, NDS, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Game Gear, Master System, MegaDrive, 32X, Mega-CD, Dreamcast, Neo-Geo, PS1, PS2 and Arcade together in...

    Free Windows

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    AdvanceMenu

    AdvanceMENU is a GNU/Linux, DOS and Windows front-end for AdvanceMAME, MAME, MESS, RAINE and any other emulator. The main features are: Simply download and run. Copy the executable and run it. Auto update of the ROM info. ...

    Open Source 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

    • Discontinued No longer available.
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    RetroFE

    A frontend for arcade cabinets and media PCs. Runs on Windows and Linux to help you to navigate through your collection of games or apps.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • GameEx icon

    GameEx

    GameEx is a graphical DirectX based front-end for MAME, GameBase, Daphne, PC Games, and all command line based game emulators, along with being a complete Home Theatre PC solution or plug in for Windows Media Center. It's...

    Freemium Windows

  • Ignition (gaming OS)

    A fully customizable "console" in your living room that not only plays all the classic games you grew up with, but also brings modern features such as Gaming Achievements, Gaming Profiles, Online play, Social Interaction and...

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Archive.org (https://web.archive.org/web/20160317030645/http://ignition.io/) and the source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/alexjstubbs/ignition-dev
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    Atomic FE

    Atomic FE is a Front-End for Multi-emulators. It?s been made mainly to be used with games of arcade MAME. Furthermore, it would be possible to utilize Atomic FE with any other emulator as a result of small configuration...

    Free Windows

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    Mala

    MaLa is a multi emulator front-end designed for all 32bit Windows operating systems (I have had reports it work fine on 64 bit) . It supports the Windows command line version of MAME with XML ROM info (> 0.84), PC Games and all...

    Free Windows

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    John GBC

    John GBC is GB/GBC emulator for android 2.3+. This app does not work without your own game files. Please try John GBC lite before purchasing. John GBC can take over John GBC Lite data. Features - Original GBC engine - High...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • WinDS PRO icon

    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 emulator iDeaS, DeSmuME, the complements of No$GBA and the...

    Free Windows

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