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  • 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.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.51, released in January 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.0 beta 3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from FileHippo
  • PCSX2

    PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows, Linux & Mac, started by the same team that brought you PCSX (a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator).

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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: http://snes9x.ipherswipsite.com

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • RetroArch

    What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Blackberry iPad ... OpenPandora Raspberry Pi

  • 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.

     

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

  • ePSXe

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

     

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    Free Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

  • 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.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows Android

  • Dolphin Emulator

    Dolphin is a Gamecube and Wii emulator. Most games run perfectly or with minor bugs. Games are playable at HD quality. This is a remarkable feature the actual Gamecube and Wii consoles are not capable of.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Mame

    MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

  • DeSmuME

    DeSmuME is a freeware emulator for the NDS roms & Nintendo DS Lite games created by YopYop156. DeSmuME is also known as YopYop DS is written in C++ for Microsoft Windows and can play Nintendo DS homebrew and commercial nds roms.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac

  • 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.

     

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    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.64, released on March 7, 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • No$GBA

    NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows.

     

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    Freemium Windows

  • Nestopia

    Nestopia is a NES emulator that was written in C++ and it is perfect for games requiring precise timing since it is very cycle-accurate. With support for an incredible amount of mappers.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.40, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • CoolROM

    CoolROMS is a database and download site for emulators and roms of classic videogame systems such as N64, SNES, Gameboy and more.

     

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    Free Web

    • Warning The "Download Now" button downloads an EXE file (CoolROM Downloader) that can contain harmful pieces of software. Use the "Alternative Download Link" to download the rom directly
  • WinUAE

    WinUAE is a Windows port of the emulator UAE. UAE is a mostly complete software emulation of the hardware of the Commodore Amiga 500/1000/2000.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows

  • EmulationStation

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

     

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    Free Open Source Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.1a, released in March 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Mupen64Plus

    Mupen64Plus is a plugin-based N64 emulator for Linux which is capable of accurately playing many games.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Emuparadise

    Emuparadise is one of the largest retro gaming sites on the net. With over 5 million users a month, roms, isos, games, video game tv-shows/music and more!

     

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    Free Web

    • Discontinued The website has taken down ROM downloads, for fear of being sued by Nintendo.
  • FCEUX

    FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (USA/JPN) modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows Linux

  • pSX

    PSX is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. It is Windows and Linux compatible. The original game CDs can be used to play the games. ISO files are also supported.

     

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    Free Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.13, released on February 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • Project Amulet

    The Amulet Project is an open directory dedicated to the preservation and archiving of classical digital works.

     

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    Free Web Self-Hosted Discord

  • NESBox

    Nesbox Emulator is a multiplatform emulator of video consoles. You can play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and GameBoy Color/Advanced games on any computer working under Windows 8.1/RT/Phone or directly in the browser.

     

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