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 well-known app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZSNES for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZSNES are Snes9x (Free, Open Source), higan (Free, Open Source), Kosmi (Free) and Nostlan (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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      What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
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      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.

      Main Snes9x mirror: http://snes9x.ipherswipsite.com
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      Almost everyone thinks Snes9x is a great alternative to ZSNES.


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      higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator. higan is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that began development on 2004-10-14.
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    1. 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.
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    2. 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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      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      • Windows Phone
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      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.
    3. 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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    4. Happy Chick emulates more than 18 systems all in one APP, some of the included emulators are FAB/MAME/MAMEPLUS,PS,PSP,FC(NES),SFC(SNES),GBA,GBC,MD,NDS,DC,NGP,WS(WSC),PCE, ONS…etc. More games will be updated in the future...
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      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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