EmulationStation Alternatives for iPad

    EmulationStation is not available for iPad but there are a few alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to EmulationStation, but unfortunately only two of them are available for iPad. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

    This page was last updated Jun 26, 2021

    1. 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. What systems does it play?
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      RetroArch vs EmulationStation opinions
      Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to EmulationStation, some don't.
      RetroArch allows you to emulate directly using "cores" included with the program and downloadable from their website. EmulationStation does not do emulation, and only acts as a front-end for other emulators installed on the system.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      OKTAYMERCAN RetroArch is core (emulator) but emulationStation is like a interface or GUI.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Happy Chick emulates more than 18 systems all in one APP, some of the included emulators are FAB/MAME/MAMEPLUS,PS,PSP,FC(NES),SFC(SNES),GBA,GBC,MD,NDS,DC,NGP,WS(WSC),PCE, ONS…etc. More games will be updated in the future...
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