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Game Emulators

Old dedicated video game platforms from childhood can often be disproportionately expensive for what is oftentimes just a desire for a nostalgic escape from the moment. That’s where emulation comes into play. From multi-system emulation systems such as RetroArch to specialized and high performance emulators such as higan, there are many modern methods to play the games of your childhood without having to break the bank in order to get old hardware.

  1. batocera.linux is an operating system (like Windows 10 and Mac OS) specialized in retrogaming available for your pc and different nano computers like the Raspberry and the Odroids. Note that you must own games you play in order to respect legality.
  2. Download Free Game ROMs. ISOs for your emulators to play on any platform, Windows/PC, MAC, Linux, Android. We focus on CD/DVD based Systems like Sony PlayStation (PSX), PS2, PSP, Gamecube.


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    It is a Nintendo Switch Emulator programmed in C#; unlike most emulators that are created with C++ or C. This emulator aims to offer good performance, a friendly interface, and consistent builds. Ryujinx is created by user gdkchan over at the GBAtemp forums.
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  3. 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 an original arcade game and emulates the hardware to make the game run in it's original form.
  4. 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 graphical glitches.
    • FreeProprietary
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    • Android
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    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.
  5. 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!
  6. Over 500,000 ROMs for NES, SNES, DS, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Advanced arcade games, Sega, Commodore from the world’s largest retro gaming site.
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    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. Graphics quality may be dependent on the power of the hardware.

    Discontinued

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

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    Amiga emulator.
    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
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    Small Package, Monster Performance.
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    A working online resource for roms.

    Warning

    The "Download" button downloads an EXE file ("Download Manager") that can contain harmful pieces of software. Use the "More Options" menu and choose the "Browser Download" to download the rom directly

    Use with caution

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  7. Emulate Nokia games, Sony Ericsson games, Samsung games, LG games, Motorola games and all other manufacturer's mobile java (j2me) games and applications on your PC. Save your time, by testing your .jar files on your computer, before transfer them to your phone.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
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    RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.
  8. BGB is a GameBoy and Gameboy Color emulator and debugger for Windows and Wine.