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

    1. Gens Re-Recording, formerly known as Gens Movie Test, is a modification of the highly popular Gens emulator by Stéphane Dallongeville (also known as Stef).
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      "jEnesis" is a Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Emulator entirely written in Java.
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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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Regen is an accuracy focused emulator which can emulate the following Sega console and computer systems with very high degree of accuracy: Genesis/MegaDrive Master System Game Gear SC-3000 SG-1000 Support for SegaCD, 32x and SF-7000 addons is...
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      • iPhone
      iSNES is an SNES emulator for your iPhone / iPod Touch. It is fully featured and includes: * Multiple save slots. * Save state screenshot previews. * Landscape and portrait views. * Achievements, added replay value by introducing a unique twist.

      Discontinued

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    3. snes4iphone is a Super Nintendo emulator for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This port was developed by ZodTTD and the original source code was ported from Dr. PocketSNES.

      Discontinued

      No activity since 2010.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • GitHub
      SNesoid is the famous Super Nintendo emulator for Android. * Net-play through Bluetooth (requires Android 2.x) or Wi-Fi! - Very fast - Run nearly all games (Mario RPG, StarFox) - On-screen keypad!

      Discontinued

      No activity since 2011.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      F-Zero VS is an emulator that gives multiplayer capability for the game, F-Zero. It's a custom build of Snes9x that constantly patches the game with player positions and other data. You can play locally or online with up to four players.

      Discontinued

      No activity since 2009.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      This is an unofficial work in progress of Snes9x with Kaillera netplay support.

      Discontinued

      last version, 0.09z, was released on April 3, 2005

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    4. This is a derivative of Snes9x which switches the its display code from DirectDraw to Direct3D9.

      Discontinued

      last version: 1.51: February 25, 2009

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