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FB Alpha is described as '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' and is a Game Emulator in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FB Alpha 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 FB Alpha are Mame, Ludo, Kawaks and Nostlan.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

FB Alpha or FBA as it is commonly known is an emulator of arcade games, that is, it takes the program code, graphics data,...

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    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.

    Main view
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    Mame

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer.

    Screenshot


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    Ludo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ludo is an Emulator Frontend able to run retro video games. Ludo does not emulate the consoles itself, but does it through emulator plugins called libretro cores. Libretro cores are well known emulators (like Snes9x or Genesis Plus GX or PCSX) stripped from their user interface.

    Ludo's user interface is distraction free and configuration is always optional.
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    Kawaks

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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!

    Rom selection screen
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    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.

    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]


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    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.

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    Nebula

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Happy Chick

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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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    RetroX

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest.

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    Shmupmame

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Shmupmame is a variant of the MAME emulator optimized for Shoot-em-up games (Shmups). Based on Mameplus! '99, it includes improved drivers, audio and audio volumes to enhance these types of games.

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