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Retropie Alternatives for Windows

Retropie is not available for Windows but there are a few alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Lakka, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked seven alternatives to Retropie and three of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Retropie are HyperSpin and RetroBat.

Retropie alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Linux Distros or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Retropie.
This page was last updated Mar 17, 2020
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Raspberry Pi

RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation,...

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  1. Lakka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid

    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.

  2. HyperSpin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HyperSpin is an animated arcade frontend for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. HyperSpin takes a more artwork oriented approach to creating menu's.



  3. RetroBat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    RetroBat is a set of Batch and Powershell scripts written to easily configure and launch EmulationStation for Windows. This frontend software is intended to gather your ROMs collection and run games with compatible emulators such as RetroArch.

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