Gens Alternatives

    Gens is described as 'Win9x based emulator for the SEGA Genesis/Mega-Drive/Sega-CD/ Mega-CD/32X systems, it allows you to play games developed for these classic SEGA 16bit game consoles on your x86 compatible PC' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Gens for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Xbox. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gens are Kega Fusion (Free), Nostlan (Free, Open Source), RetriX (Free, Open Source) and MD.Emu (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Kega Fusion is an emulator for the Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Master System, Game Gear, 32x, SegaCD/MegaCD, SVP, Pico, SG-1000, SC-3000, and SF-7000 emulator for Win9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7, Mac OSX (Intel), and Linux.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.64, released on March 7, 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.



    1. 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.
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      • 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.
      • Android
      Advanced open-source Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega CD, and Master System/Mark III emulator based on portions of Genesis Plus/Gens/Picodrive/Mednafen, designed and tested on the original Droid/Milestone, Xoom, Galaxy S2, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, NVidia Shield, Xperia Tablet Z, and...
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    2. Gens/GS is a version of Gens maintained by GerbilSoft. The main goal of Gens/GS is to clean up the source code and combine features from various forks of Gens, as well as improving portability to other platforms.

      Discontinued

      last version: r7: February 23, 2010

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Genecyst is a Sega Genesis system emulator released in 1997.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated, but last version, xxx for DOS, released on August 1998, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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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.
    3. Gens Plus! is a Sega Genesis / 32X / SegaCD / Master System / Game Gear emulator based on the Gens emulator that has added features.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.0.9.61, released in August 2005, can be still downloaded from segaretro.org

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    4. A revamped version of Gens32. It has a smoother frame rate and an advanced sound configuration system.
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