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DroidEmu Alternatives

DroidEmu is described as '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 speed' and is a Game Emulator in the gaming software category. There are more than 50 alternatives to DroidEmu for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DroidEmu are OpenEmu, mGBA, Mednafen and Mesen.

This page was last updated Jan 20, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android

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  1. RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

  2. OpenEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.



  3. mGBA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy.

  4. Mednafen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features.

  5. Mesen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Mesen is a NES/Famicom emulator and NSF player. It is still a work in progress and under active development.



  6. Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.

  7. RetriX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    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. PicoDrive

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PicoDrive is a Sega Mega Drive/Pico emulator programmed by notaz. It works on windows systems and has the functions that would be expected of a Pico emulator.

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  9. Delta Emulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Bitbucket

    The number one Game Boy Advance emulator for iOS is back, and has been rewritten from the ground up for iOS 7.

  10. puNES

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PuNES is a high accuracy NES emulator.

    In addition to the standard color pallettes used by most NES emulators, PuNES uses a color palette derived from an actual tv.

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