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ZSNES Alternatives

ZSNES is described as 'Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Aside from emulation accuracy, many interface features first introduced in ZSNES have been adopted by other emulators' and is a very popular Game Emulator in the gaming software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZSNES for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZSNES are Snes9x, Kosmi, higan and Snes9x EX.

ZSNES alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Group Chat Apps or Watch Videos Together Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ZSNES.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

ZSNES is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Aside from emulation accuracy, many interface features first...

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    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Snes9x

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Snes9x is a portable, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. It allows you to play most games designed for the SNES and Super Famicom Nintendo game systems on your PC.

    ⚫︎ PortableSnes9x can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Kosmi icon

    Kosmi

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Kosmi is a free real time application and communication platform that offers voice, text and video calls along with games and applications such as SNES Party, NES Party, OpenArena, Poker, Virtual Cardtables, Synced YouTube and Cowatch Video.

    ⚫︎ Watch Videos TogetherWatch video streams in sync together with your friends with Kosmi.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Kosmi without registration.
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    higan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator.

    ⚫︎ Portablehigan can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Snes9x EX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Snes9x EX is an SNES/Super Famicom emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and Linux. It uses the emulation backend from Snes9x and is built on top of the Imagine engine.

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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.

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    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
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    Super NES - Nintendo Switch Online

    • Nintendo Switch

    With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, gain access to a large collection of Super NES games that are great to play anytime, anywhere! For the first time ever, you can play these classic games online and use voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.

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    RetriX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.

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    MESS

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Snes9x rerecording

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ PortableSnes9x rerecording can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    No longer developed.

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