Alternatives to MESS for all platforms with any license

  • 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

    RetroArch

    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

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    Project64

    Project64 is a Nintendo 64 emulator for the Windows platform. It employs a plugin system that allows 3rd party developers to implement...

    Open Source Windows

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    ePSXe

    ePSXe (enhanced PSX emulator) is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. ePSXe makes use of a...

    Free Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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    higan

    higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator. higan is a Nintendo multi-system...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Nestopia icon

    Nestopia Discontinued

    Nestopia is a NES emulator that was written in C++ and it is perfect for games requiring precise timing since it is very...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Kega Fusion icon

    Kega Fusion Discontinued

    Kega Fusion is an emulator for the Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Master System, Game Gear, 32x, SegaCD/MegaCD, SVP, Pico, SG-1000...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    EmulationStation

    A graphical and themeable emulator front-end that allows you to access all your favorite games in one place, even without a keyboard!

    Open Source Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

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    FCEUX

    FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • No$GBA icon

    No$GBA

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

    Freemium Windows

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    Mupen64Plus

    Mupen64Plus is a plugin-based N64 emulator for Linux which is capable of accurately playing many games. Included are four MIPS R4300...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • NESBox icon

    NESBox

    Nesbox Emulator is a multiplatform emulator of video consoles. You can play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and...

    Open Source Windows Windows RT Windows Phone Self-Hosted JavaScript Adobe Flash Player

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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

  • 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

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    Gens/GS Discontinued

    Gens/GS is a version of Gens maintained by GerbilSoft. The main goal of Gens/GS is to clean up the source code and combine features...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    PCSX-Reloaded Discontinued

    PCSX-Reloaded is a PlayStation Emulator based on PCSX-df 1.9, with support for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X as well as many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Yabause Discontinued

    Yabause is a Sega Saturn emulator under the GNU GPL. It currently runs on FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Dreamcast, PSP and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 1964 icon

    1964 Discontinued

    1964 is a Nintendo 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows, written in C and released as free software. It is one of the oldest and most...

    Open Source Windows

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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...

    Open Source iPhone iPad Bitbucket

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    Gens

    Gens is a Win9x based emulator for the SEGA Genesis/Mega-Drive/Sega-CD/ Mega-CD/32X systems, it allows you to play games developed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Regen icon

    Regen

    Regen is an accuracy focused emulator which can emulate the following Sega console and computer systems with very high degree of...

    Free Windows Linux

  • MD.Emu icon

    MD.Emu

    Advanced open-source Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega CD, and Master System/Mark III emulator

    Commercial Android

  • UltraHLE icon

    UltraHLE Discontinued

    UltraHLE was an emulator for the Nintendo 64. It was hailed as a massive step forward in emulation technology on its 1999 release....

    Free Windows

  • SSF icon

    SSF Discontinued

    SSF is a Sega Saturn emulator for Windows systems using DirectX 9.0c or higher. The current version claims near-complete...

    Free Windows

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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

  • pSX icon

    pSX Discontinued

    PSX is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. It is Windows and Linux compatible. The original...

    Free Windows Linux

  • puNES icon

    puNES

    PuNES is a high accuracy NES emulator. In addition to the standard color pallettes used by most NES emulators, PuNES uses a color...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Mini vMac icon

    Mini vMac

    The Mini vMac emulator collection allows modern computers to run software made for early Macintosh computers, the computers that Apple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone

  • PCE icon

    PCE

    PCE is a collection of microcomputer emulators. At the moment it contains three emulators: PCE/atarist is an Atari ST emulator. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

    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

  • Genecyst Discontinued

    Genecyst is a Sega Genesis system emulator released in 1997.

    Free Windows