List All Available Emulator Consoles / Systems

Name Image Name Emulators Number Downloads

M.A.M.E. - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator Emulators

M.A.M.E. - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
M.A.M.E. - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator Emulators M.A.M.E. - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator 8 216575

Nintendo DS Emulators

Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS Emulators Nintendo DS 14 207423

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1
Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 20 206891

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Super Nintendo Entertainment System 25 181348

Sega Genesis Emulators

Sega Genesis
Sega Genesis Emulators Sega Genesis 18 175310

Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Nintendo Entertainment System 25 170896

Nintendo 64 Emulators

Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Emulators Nintendo 64 18 170441

Sega Game Gear Emulators

Sega Game Gear
Sega Game Gear Emulators Sega Game Gear 12 166565

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16
PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 10 164230

Neo Geo Emulators

Neo Geo
Neo Geo Emulators Neo Geo 5 161169

Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators Nintendo Game Boy Color 22 157447

Nintendo Game Boy Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Emulators Nintendo Game Boy 16 154918

Game Boy Advance Emulators

Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance Emulators Game Boy Advance 17 153885

Sega Saturn Emulators

Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn Emulators Sega Saturn 10 152869

Sega Master System Emulators

Sega Master System
Sega Master System Emulators Sega Master System 12 151152

Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan Color
Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators Bandai Wonderswan Color 7 148925

Bandai Wonderswan Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan
Bandai Wonderswan Emulators Bandai Wonderswan 8 148921

Neo Geo Pocket Emulators

Neo Geo Pocket
Neo Geo Pocket Emulators Neo Geo Pocket 7 145846

Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators

Nintendo Virtual Boy
Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators Nintendo Virtual Boy 7 144120

Atari Lynx Emulators

Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx Emulators Atari Lynx 6 143974

PC-FX Emulators

PC-FX
PC-FX Emulators PC-FX 5 143752

Capcom Play System 2 Emulators

Capcom Play System 2
Capcom Play System 2 Emulators Capcom Play System 2 5 142392

PlayStation Portable Emulators

PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable Emulators PlayStation Portable 11 139169

Capcom Play System 1 Emulators

Capcom Play System 1
Capcom Play System 1 Emulators Capcom Play System 1 3 138203

Sega Dreamcast Emulators

Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast Emulators Sega Dreamcast 13 136820

Atari 2600 Emulators

Atari 2600
Atari 2600 Emulators Atari 2600 13 131924

Sega 32X Emulators

Sega 32X
Sega 32X Emulators Sega 32X 7 130503

Atari 5200 Emulators

Atari 5200
Atari 5200 Emulators Atari 5200 6 129601

Atari 7800 Emulators

Atari 7800
Atari 7800 Emulators Atari 7800 5 129487

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo
PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo 5 128234

Atari Jaguar Emulators

Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar Emulators Atari Jaguar 5 127577

Atari ST Emulators

Atari ST
Atari ST Emulators Atari ST 3 126797

ZX Spectrum Emulators

ZX Spectrum
ZX Spectrum Emulators ZX Spectrum 6 126256

3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators

3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators 3DO Interactive Multiplayer 4 125895

Dos Emulators

Dos
Dos Emulators Dos 4 125478

Sharp X68000 Emulators

Sharp X68000
Sharp X68000 Emulators Sharp X68000 2 87915

Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine (ScummVM) Emulators

Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine (ScummVM)
Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine (ScummVM) Emulators Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine (ScummVM) 7 38450

Nintendo GameCube Emulators

Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo GameCube Emulators Nintendo GameCube 8 22924

Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 2
Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators Sony PlayStation 2 3 16574

Nintendo Wii Emulators

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii Emulators Nintendo Wii 4 15136

Capcom Play System 3 Emulators

Capcom Play System 3
Capcom Play System 3 Emulators Capcom Play System 3 2 14465

Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators Sony PlayStation 3 2 10227

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System)
Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) 4 7679

Sega CD Emulators

Sega CD
Sega CD Emulators Sega CD 5 6871

Sega NAOMI Emulators

Sega NAOMI
Sega NAOMI Emulators Sega NAOMI 3 6462

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64)
Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) 5 2220

Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators

Commodore 64 Preservation Project
Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators Commodore 64 Preservation Project 3 1486

Philips CD-i Emulators

Philips CD-i
Philips CD-i Emulators Philips CD-i 2 1046

Amiga Emulators

Amiga
Amiga Emulators Amiga 4 848

Apple 2 Emulators

Apple 2
Apple 2 Emulators Apple 2 1 351

Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators

Acorn BBC Micro Model B
Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators Acorn BBC Micro Model B 2 334

Everything You Need to Know about Emulators

For most gamers, the word emulator is a well-known term that simply translates as the ability to play old games today. Actually, emulators are used for countless applications and they have been with us for decades. Now is the time to explain all you will need or want to know about them.

Emulator: Basics

An emulator can be software or hardware development. It is used to allow for a device, for instance, computer to run files which were developed for another platform. Let's take an example in which you will run a GBA file on a computer. Normally you will need a cartridge and a GBA device itself. The emulator allows you to play it on a computer. In other words, an emulator will allow a computer (host) to behave like a GBA (guest).

Emulators are the most common in software variant. These are ordinary pieces of software that have to be installed on a device in order to be used. There are countless of them available online and there are a lot of different versions of each one.

Different Consoles & Systems

Some emulators can be used with different files. An emulator can be able to run GB, GBA, NES, and other games. However, it can be installed on a device with a specific operating system. Some emulators run only on Windows, while others run only on Mac computers. Emulators that run on multiple platforms come in different versions, each one developed for a specific platform.

A separate type of emulators is those designed for Android. They can be installed on an Android smartphone like an ordinary app and they can be used to play suitable games instantly. Most of the emulators that are developed for computers can run on Android, with a different version of course.

Benefits for Gamers

The main and biggest usage of emulators is for gamers who want to play classic games on computers today. These emulators are a complicated piece of software that can run most of the classic game ROMs and can do it equally well as the original console. Basically, a gamer will get the same controls, the same features, and even some advantages.

Aforementioned advantages include the ability to take a screenshot, to speed up time, to use cheats and so much more. Not all emulators support all of these features. Using cheats is possible only if an emulator allows it. Hackers are able to tweak emulators so gamers can get all kinds of specific benefits.

The process for using an emulator is basically the same, despite its version and type. All you have to do is to launch the emulator and open the ROM file. After that, the game will start and you can start playing it.

The Importance of Emulators in Retro Gaming

Emulators come in many versions and forms, but they are essential for gamers who want to play classic console games today. Emulators use ROM files to operate and they can simulate any game ever developed. They are extremely easy to use and run on different platforms including Windows, Android, and Mac.