FCEUX Alternatives

    FCEUX is described as 'Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (USA/JPN) modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FCEUX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Nestopia, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FCEUX are Mesen (Free, Open Source), Nesoid (Free, Open Source), NESBox (Free, Open Source) and MESS (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Feb 4, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Nestopia is a NES emulator that was written in C++ and it is perfect for games requiring precise timing since it is very cycle-accurate. With support for an incredible amount of mappers.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.40, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    1. Mesen is a NES/Famicom emulator and NSF player. It is still a work in progress and under active development. Features: - High Accuracy - A lot of effort has gone into making Mesen as accurate as possible.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      NES emulator for Android phones. This project is based on sources, published by original Nesoid developer, who in turn used code of GPFCE, forked from FCEUltra, currently incarnation of which is known as FCEUX.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows RT
      • Windows Phone
      • Self-Hosted
      • JavaScript
      • Adobe Flash Player
      Nesbox Emulator is a multiplatform emulator of video consoles. You can play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and GameBoy Color/Advanced games on any computer working under Windows 8.1/RT/Phone or directly in the browser.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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
      • 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      NES emulator for Android devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      A JavaScript NES emulator.
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    2. DroidEmu is a 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.

      Discontinued

      No longer available.

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