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  • 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

  • higan icon


    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

  • 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

  • MESS icon


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

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • uosnes icon

    uosnes Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • SNESGT icon

    SNESGT Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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    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

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  • 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

  • Snes9x rerecording icon

    Snes9x rerecording Discontinued

    Snes9x rerecording is a modification of Snes9x. The primary purpose of the project is to expand features related to creating...

    Open Source Windows

  • Snes9xpp icon

    Snes9xpp Discontinued

    This is a custom version of Snes9x which adds an HQ2X filter.

    Free Windows

  • Snes9k icon

    Snes9k Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

ZSNES Comments

Overseas Netplay

Positive Comment by Slugnaut
about ZSNES Sep 2012

ZSNES is pretty good, it's the only SNES emulator I use for Netplay. Works well, I've played with a friend from Europe (I'm in US), and aside from the occasional lag or rare desync, works without major issues. If you do desync, you can send your save state with ZSNES to fix it.


Hasn't been updated since 2007

Comment by jethro_tull
about ZSNES and higan, Snes9x May 2012

Zsnes was good for its time, but with more accurate (BSNES) and updated (Snes9x) emulators available, people really should move on.