FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (USA/JPN) modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility.
- - FCEUX is the most popular Windows & Linux alternative to VirtuaNES.
- - FCEUX is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to VirtuaNES.
Nestopia is a NES emulator that was written in C++ and it is perfect for games requiring precise timing since it is very cycle-accurate. With support for an incredible amount of mappers. It also supports NSFs, the famicom disk system, save states, IPS patching, battery-saved...
- - Nestopia is the most popular Mac alternative to VirtuaNES.
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.40, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system.
NES emulator for Android phones.
This project is based on sources, published by original Nesoid developer, who in turn used code of GPFCE, forked from FCEUltra, currently incarnation of which is known as FCEUX.
- - Nesoid is the most popular Android alternative to VirtuaNES.
Nesbox Emulator is a multiplatform emulator of video consoles. You can play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and GameBoy Color/Advanced games on any computer working under Windows 8.1/RT/Phone or directly in the browser.
- - NESBox is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to VirtuaNES.
Jnes is a NES emulator for win32 platforms that uses DirectX for its hardware interface. Its emulation capabilities include graphics, sound, input devices, and emulating quite a few memory mapping boards found in most USA games and a few popular japanese ones.
DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone. It runs thousands of games at full speed.
No longer available.
Nintendulator is an open source Win32 NES emulator written in C++ (plus some assembly optimization). The original goal was to emulate the NES down to its hardware quirks; though its fallen behind over the years, recent builds have caught up once again and can emulate certain...