Alternatives to ZSNES for all platforms with any license



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  • Snes9x icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • higan icon


    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...

    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 portability and therefore is not always the...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • RetroX icon


    RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX...

    Freemium Android

  • Happy Chick icon

    Happy Chick

    Happy Chick emulates more than 18 systems all in one APP, some of the included emulators are...

    Free Windows Android iPhone iPad

  • DroidEmu icon


    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...

    Freemium Android

    • Discontinued No longer available.
  • uosnes icon


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

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued No activity since 2011.
  • Provenance icon


    Provenance is an iOS Frontend for multiple emulators, currently supporting Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Master System and SNES. It is one of the only emulators that...

    Open Source iPhone iPad

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  • SNEeSe

    SNEeSe is a Super NintEndo Entertainment System Emulator for PC's running MS-DOS, with at least a 486 CPU. Initial development by Savoury SnaX, with Santeri...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Latest public release: v0.841 (22-6-2005).
  • Pasofami icon


    Pasofami is the first Super Famicom emulator in Japan, it started developing from 1995.

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued No recent activity/updates.
  • Snes9X Direct3D icon

    Snes9X Direct3D

    This is a derivative of Snes9x which switches the its display code from DirectDraw to Direct3D9.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued last version: 1.51: February 25, 2009

ZSNES Comments

Overseas Netplay

about ZSNES · ·

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.