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

      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Nebula is an arcade emulator. Specifically it emulates the CPS 1 & 2, Neo-Geo, PGM (PolyGameMaster) and Konami systems. Features include multiplayer, netplay and cheat code support.


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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      BoycottAdvance is a free and portable emulator for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld. Program is available on Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, Linux, FreeBSD and there is even a Java port, playable online.

      Discontinued

      last update: September 27, 2008

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      KiGB is the most accurate and free portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy for Windows, Linux and MS-DOS.
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      • Windows
      SNEeSe is a Super NintEndo Entertainment System Emulator for PC's running MS-DOS, with at least a 486 CPU. Initial development by Savoury SnaX, with Santeri Saarimaa and later Charles Bilyue' joining the project in-progress.

      Discontinued

      Latest public release: v0.841 (22-6-2005).

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      • Windows
      Pasofami is the first Super Famicom emulator in Japan, it started developing from 1995.

      Discontinued

      No recent activity/updates.

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      • Windows
      SNESGT is a super famicom emulator. It is said it has the most accurate BS Satellaview emulation.

      Discontinued

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    1. The CD-i emulator program (cdiemu) provides a fairly complete emulation of the hardware of an actual physical CD-i player.
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    2. Snowflake is a brand-new zero-config emulator frontend powered by HTML5. Ready to use out-of-the-box ...
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      GameEx is a graphical DirectX based front-end for MAME, GameBase, Daphne, PC Games, and all command line based game emulators, along with being a complete Home Theatre PC solution or plug in for Windows Media Center.
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