Lakka Alternatives

    Lakka is described as 'is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Lakka for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android and Mac. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lakka are SteamOS (Free, Open Source), Retropie (Free, Open Source), Recalbox (Free, Open Source) and LaunchBox (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2020

      • 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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    1. 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...

    2. PES is a graphical front end for a variety of games console emulators that has been written in Python which is intended for use on the Raspberry Pi.
    3. ChimeraOS (formerly GamerOS) is an operating system that provides an out of the box couch gaming experience. After installation, boot directly into Steam Big Picture and start playing your favorite games. If you want Steam in your living room, you want ChimeraOS.
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      More of a modern/steam game hub than retro. No apparent Raspberry Pi compatibility.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Raspberry Pi
      A fully customizable "console" in your living room that not only plays all the classic games you grew up with, but also brings modern features such as Gaming Achievements, Gaming Profiles, Online play, Social Interaction and more?.


      The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by ( and the source code is available on GitHub:

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      RetroBat is a set of Batch and Powershell scripts written to easily configure and launch EmulationStation for Windows. This frontend software is intended to gather your ROMs collection and run games with compatible emulators such as RetroArch.
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