Alternatives to RetroArch 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

  • ePSXe icon


    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

  • ScummVM icon


    ScummVM is a multi-platform interpreter that runs games using the SCUMM engine made by LucasArts which allows you to run classic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... S60 Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

  • Project64 icon


    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

  • Mame icon


    MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

  • EmulationStation icon


    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

  • LaunchBox icon


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

    Freemium Windows

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  • MESS icon


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

    Free Personal 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

  • Lakka icon


    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Cubieboard Raspberry Pi Odroid

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Gens/GS icon

    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

  • Mednafen icon


    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

  • Yabause icon

    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

  • Boxer icon


    Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac. There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS...

    Open Source Mac

  • Gens icon


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

    Free Windows Linux

  • 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

  • Snowflake icon


    Snowflake is super easy to use and understand. With it's 'batteries included' approach, you longer need to spend hours...

    Open Source Windows

  • D-Fend Reloaded icon

    D-Fend Reloaded

    D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox . DOSBox emulates a complete computer including the DOS commandline and allows...

    Open Source Windows DOSBox

  • MD.Emu icon


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

    Commercial Android

  • Cloud Emus icon

    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

  • 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

  • DBGL icon


    DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend. DBGL serves as a frontend / Graphical User...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FB Alpha icon

    FB Alpha

    FB Alpha or FBA as it is commonly known is an emulator of arcade games, that is, it takes the program code, graphics data, etc., from...

    Open Source Windows

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