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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • AmigaOS
      D-Box is an easy to use front-end for DOSBox which enables you to run old MS-DOS games and other applications on a modern computer.
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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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    1. 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      uosnes is an unofficial Snes9x Windows port using its source code.

      Discontinued

      No activity since 2011.

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    2. EmuCon Playground EX is frontend for console emulators (videogames and handhelds). It is compatible with all versions of Windows (Windows XP up to Windows 7.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Based on the Snes9x core, this emulator features a few few minor tweaks and one major improvment; SNES games can be played using the Japanese version of ViaVoice.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v3.2, released on April 2001, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net

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    3. Super Sleuth is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. It features a realtime debugging system and great compatibility.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v3.2, released on August 2008, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net

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    4. Snes9x rerecording is a modification of Snes9x. The primary purpose of the project is to expand features related to creating Tool-Assisted movies.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed.

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