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RetroArch Alternatives for iPhone

There are many alternatives to RetroArch for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is PPSSPP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to RetroArch and 12 are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to RetroArch are ScummVM, Snes9x EX, Delta Emulator and uoYabause.

RetroArch alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Compatibility Layer Tools or Game Library Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RetroArch.
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  1. PPSSPP icon

    PPSSPP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry

    PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs).

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    PPSSPP is an emulator, whereas RetroArch is a front-end for multiple emulators and the games using them.

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    ScummVM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files.

    ⚫︎ PortableScummVM can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ScummVM is an emulator, whereas RetroArch is a front-end for multiple emulators and the games using them.

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    Snes9x EX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Snes9x EX is an SNES/Super Famicom emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and Linux. It uses the emulation backend from Snes9x and is built on top of the Imagine engine.

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  4. Delta Emulator icon

    Delta Emulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • AltStore

    The number one Game Boy Advance emulator for iOS is back, and has been rewritten from the ground up for iOS 7.

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  5. uoYabause icon

    uoYabause

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    uoYabause aka Yaba Sanshiro, is a unofficial port of Yabause SEGA Saturn Emulator. This project is focused on the Android version of yabause using OpenGL ES 3.x. Versions are also available for iOS and Windows.

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  6. Happy Chick icon

    Happy Chick

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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...

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    Simple,fast easy to use and you can also get your roms here tho

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    snes4iphone

    • iPhone

    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.

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    Discontinued

    No activity since 2010.

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    iSNES

    • iPhone

    iSNES is an SNES emulator for your iPhone / iPod Touch. It is fully featured and includes:

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    Discontinued

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    gpSPhone

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    gpSPhone is a Nintendo Gameboy Advance emulator for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It has been ported by ZodTTD from the original source code of gpSP (made by Exophase). They are now both working together on this project.

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    Discontinued

    The app seems to be no longer updated.

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    SkyEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • Android

    SkyEmu is a low level GameBoy, GameBoy Color and Game Boy Advance emulator. Its primary focus is to provide a good user experience through a good mixture of tradeoffs of accuracy, performance, features and usability.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSkyEmu supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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