RetroArch Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to RetroArch for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Snes9x, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to RetroArch and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to RetroArch are ePSXe (Free), PPSSPP (Free, Open Source), Project64 (Free, Open Source) and ZSNES (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

    1. Gens Plus! is a Sega Genesis / 32X / SegaCD / Master System / Game Gear emulator based on the Gens emulator that has added features.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.0.9.61, released in August 2005, can be still downloaded from segaretro.org

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      1964 is a Nintendo 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows, written in C and released as free software. It is one of the oldest and most popular N64 emulators, supporting many commercial N64 games. With the right plugins, you can play almost any Nintendo64 game on your PC.

      Discontinued

      last update: August 17, 2012

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    2. A revamped version of Gens32. It has a smoother frame rate and an advanced sound configuration system.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Ages is a SEGA Genesis, SEGA 32X, and Sega CD emulator. Compare it to your favorite SEGA Genesis emulator and send your thoughts to the authors. This emulator has full sound, and has been built from scratch.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v0.30a, released on July 2002, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • AmigaOS
      DGen is a Genesis/Megadrive emulator, which currently runs under Windows 95/98/2000 and possibly NT using DirectX.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v1.21, released on January 2000, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net



      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      GenEm95 is a SEGA Genesis/SEGA Mega Drive Emulator.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.19, released on February 2010, can be still downloaded from Sega Retro.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Generator is a Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) emulator.
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      • 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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    3. Genesis Plus is a freeware, open-source, portable emulator for the Genesis and MegaDrive consoles. Mirror at Zophar's Domain: http://www.zophar.net/genesis/genesis-plus.html
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit. The touch screen is fully emulated with a mouse cursor instead of a stylus, and a keyboard can be used to emulate the DS buttons.

      Discontinued

      last update: February 12, 2012

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