MESS Alternatives

    MESS is described as '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'. There are more than 50 games similar to MESS 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 MESS like games are Snes9x (Free, Open Source), ePSXe (Free), Project64 (Free, Open Source) and VisualBoyAdvance (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      PicoDrive is a Sega Mega Drive/Pico emulator programmed by notaz. It works on windows systems and has the functions that would be expected of a Pico emulator.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      VirtuaNES is Famicom/NES emulator for Win32.

      Discontinued

      last version, 0.97, was released on October 14, 2007

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      Jnes is a NES emulator for win32 platforms that uses DirectX for its hardware interface. Its emulation capabilities include graphics, sound, input devices, and emulating quite a few memory mapping boards found in most USA games and a few popular japanese ones.
    1. Nintendulator is an open source Win32 NES emulator written in C++ (plus some assembly optimization).
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SSF is a Sega Saturn emulator for Windows systems using DirectX 9.0c or higher. The current version claims near-complete implementation of the Saturn hardware, and can also emulate the Saturn-based Sega Titan Video arcade hardware.

      Discontinued

      Author's website not available.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Bitbucket
      iOS: The popular Game Boy Advance emulator, GBA4iOS has been updated to version 2.0 and now works without requiring a jailbreak or any crazy workarounds. On top of GBA emulation, you'll also get support for Game Boy and Game Boy Color.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      nemulator is a NES emulator. nemulator uses DirectX 10, therefore Windows Vista or Windows 7 is required.
    2. GENPlusDroid is an open source Sega Genesis emulator powered by GENPlus. Runs Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive games. High compatibility, games like Virtual Racing and Phantasy Star work full speed!. Devices with a good GPU can use shaders to increase the graphic quality.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      My Nes is a portable open source NES/FAMICOM emulator written in C#. My Nes covers thousands of nes games and getting close and close to the real nes.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Basilisk II is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it allows you to run 68k MacOS software on your computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use Basilisk II.
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