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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.

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    VirtuaNES is Famicom/NES emulator for Win32.

    Discontinued

    last version, 0.97, was released on October 14, 2007

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    My Nes is a portable open source NES/FAMICOM emulator written in C#. My Nes covers thousands of nes games and getting close and close to the real nes.


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    Nebula is an arcade emulator. Specifically it emulates the CPS 1 & 2, Neo-Geo, PGM (PolyGameMaster) and Konami systems. Features include multiplayer, netplay and cheat code support.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    WinFellow is a Commodore Amiga emulator that has high compatibility and supports all existing models.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Haiku
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    BoycottAdvance is a free and portable emulator for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld. Program is available on Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, Linux, FreeBSD and there is even a Java port, playable online.

    Discontinued

    last update: September 27, 2008

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    KiGB is the most accurate and free portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy for Windows, Linux and MS-DOS.
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
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    Sixtyforce is an emulator that runs Nintendo 64 games. It does this by dynamically translating the code that a Nintendo 64 uses into something your Mac understands.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
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    Lxdream is an emulator for the Sega Dreamcast system, running on Linux and OS X. While it is still in heavy development, it is capable of running most demos and some games.

    Discontinued

    last update: Jun 29 2009

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    SNEeSe is a Super NintEndo Entertainment System Emulator for PC's running MS-DOS, with at least a 486 CPU.

    Discontinued

    Latest public release: v0.841 (22-6-2005).

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

    Discontinued

    No recent activity/updates.

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

    Discontinued

    No recent activity/updates.

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    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
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    The famous SNES emulator for android
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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
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    Matsu is a free and ad-supported emulator for Android supporting multiple videogame systems from SNES to PSX and featuring save states, fast forward and rewind.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    Based on Gens 2.12a and Gens+ 0.0.3.39, Gens32 is a Sega Genesis/32X/SegaCD emulator for Win32. It allows you to play games developed for these classic SEGA consoles on your x86 compatible PC.

    Discontinued

    Gens32 is currently discontinued since the project evolved into Gens32 Surreal ( Gens32 Surreal ).

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    HazeMD is an emulator for the PC designed to faithfully and precisely emulate the entire software library released for the Sega Mega Drive, including many unlicensed cartridges which did not then function correctly on rival emulators.

    Discontinued

    "The emulator has since been discontinued, as all of the code has since been merged with the MESS project ( MESS ). It is no longer available to download on Haze's site. "

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