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    NESBox Alternatives

    NESBox is described as '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' and is a Game Emulator in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to NESBox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NESBox are Lakka (Free, Open Source), Ludo (Free, Open Source), Mesen (Free, Open Source) and Nestopia (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows RT
    • Windows Phone
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
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    Nesbox Emulator is a multiplatform emulator of video consoles. You can play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
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      RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Cubieboard
      • HummingBoard
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Nintendo Switch
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      Lakka 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      Ludo is an Emulator Frontend able to run retro video games. Ludo does not emulate the consoles itself, but does it through emulator plugins called libretro cores. Libretro cores are well known emulators (like Snes9x or Genesis Plus GX or PCSX) stripped from their user interface.
    1. Mesen is a NES/Famicom emulator and NSF player. It is still a work in progress and under active development.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      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.



    2. FCEUX is a 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      PuNES is a high accuracy NES emulator.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
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      NES emulator for Android phones.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      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
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      nemulator is a NES emulator. nemulator uses DirectX 10, therefore Windows Vista or Windows 7 is required.
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