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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • 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

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

    • Discontinued last update: April 25, 2011
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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 plugin system to emulate GPU, SPU, and CD drive functions, similar to the model first introduced in...

    Free Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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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 their own software. It is an emulator, meaning that the user has the option to run ROM files that...

    Open Source Windows

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    ScummVM

    ScummVM is a multi-platform interpreter that runs games using the SCUMM engine made by LucasArts which allows you to run classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you have their data files.

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

  • Mame icon

    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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    higan

    higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator. higan is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that began development on 2004-10-14. It currently supports the following systems: ...

    Open Source 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

  • Kega Fusion icon

    Kega Fusion

    Kega Fusion is an emulator for the Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Master System, Game Gear, 32x, SegaCD/MegaCD, SVP, Pico, SG-1000, SC-3000, and SF-7000 emulator for Win9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7, Mac OSX (Intel), and Linux.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued last update: March 7, 2010
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    LaunchBox

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

    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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    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

  • 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 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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    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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    Boxer

    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 commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in...

    Open Source Mac

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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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  • 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 to run nearly all old DOS based games on modern hardware with any of the newer Windows versions.

    Open Source Windows DOSBox

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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

  • Mednafen icon

    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

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    Gens/GS

    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 from various forks of Gens, as well as improving portability to other platforms.

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued last version: r7: February 23, 2010
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    Yabause

    Yabause is a Sega Saturn emulator under the GNU GPL. It currently runs on FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Dreamcast, PSP and Wii. Yabause supports booting games using Saturn cds or iso files.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued last official update: 2014-11-22
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    1964

    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 popular N64 emulators, supporting many commercial N64 games. With the right plugins, you can play...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued last update: August 17, 2012
  • Gens icon

    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 for these classic SEGA 16bit game consoles on your x86 compatible PC. Gens is developed by...

    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 accuracy: Genesis/MegaDrive Master System Game Gear SC-3000 SG-1000 Support...

    Free Windows Linux

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    SSF

    SSF is a Sega Saturn emulator for Windows systems using DirectX 9.0c or higher. The current version claims near-complete implementation of the Saturn hardware, and can also emulate the Saturn-based Sega Titan Video arcade hardware.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Author's website not available.
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    UltraHLE

    UltraHLE was an emulator for the Nintendo 64. It was hailed as a massive step forward in emulation technology on its 1999 release. Emulating the N64 (which was only 3 years old at the time) made it the first of the N64 emulators to...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued last update: January 28, 1999
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    Snowflake

    Snowflake is super easy to use and understand. With it's 'batteries included' approach, you longer need to spend hours setting up emulators just to play a game. Games are intelligently scraped - download accurate...

    Open Source Windows

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    MD.Emu

    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, sideloading, hacks, or other exploits to get the emulators working on the iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Kawaks icon

    Kawaks

    Kawaks is a streamlined Neo-Geo/Capcom (CPS1/2) emulator that works well even in low-end computers and is compatible with Kaillera Netplay. You can assign macros to specific keys to perform otherwise complicated supermoves!

    Free Windows

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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

    • Discontinued last update: February 12, 2012
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    DBGL

    DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend. DBGL serves as a frontend / Graphical User Interface to DOSBox (configuration). It tries to make creating DOSBox configuration files a little...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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