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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.

EmulationStation alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Game Library Managers or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of EmulationStation.
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  1. RetroArch icon

    RetroArch

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    138 alternatives to RetroArch 

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

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    1.  Controller SupportRetroArch supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    2.  Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to EmulationStation, some don't.
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    You need retroarch for emulationstation... they work together not alternates

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    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.

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    RetroArch is core (emulator) but emulationStation is like a interface or GUI.

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    Happy Chick

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    31 alternatives to Happy Chick 

    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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