List All Available Emulator Consoles / Systems

Name Image Name Emulators Count Downloads

Nintendo DS Emulators

Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS Emulators Nintendo DS 13 5179

Game Boy Advance Emulators

Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance Emulators Game Boy Advance 15 4342

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1
Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 19 4280

Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Nintendo Entertainment System 24 3827

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Super Nintendo Entertainment System 22 3746

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 7 3579

Sega Genesis Emulators

Sega Genesis
Sega Genesis Emulators Sega Genesis 17 3523

Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators Nintendo Game Boy Color 19 3511

Nintendo 64 Emulators

Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Emulators Nintendo 64 12 3496

Nintendo Game Boy Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Emulators Nintendo Game Boy 13 3240

Sega Game Gear Emulators

Sega Game Gear
Sega Game Gear Emulators Sega Game Gear 11 3171

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16
PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 9 3119

Sega Saturn Emulators

Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn Emulators Sega Saturn 9 2851

Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan Color
Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators Bandai Wonderswan Color 7 2817

PlayStation Portable Emulators

PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable Emulators PlayStation Portable 10 2805

Neo Geo Pocket Emulators

Neo Geo Pocket
Neo Geo Pocket Emulators Neo Geo Pocket 7 2795

Bandai Wonderswan Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan
Bandai Wonderswan Emulators Bandai Wonderswan 8 2791

Sega Master System Emulators

Sega Master System
Sega Master System Emulators Sega Master System 11 2780

Atari Lynx Emulators

Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx Emulators Atari Lynx 6 2723

PC-FX Emulators

PC-FX
PC-FX Emulators PC-FX 5 2649

Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators

Nintendo Virtual Boy
Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators Nintendo Virtual Boy 7 2642

Neo Geo Emulators

Neo Geo
Neo Geo Emulators Neo Geo 4 2610

Atari 2600 Emulators

Atari 2600
Atari 2600 Emulators Atari 2600 12 2477

Sega Dreamcast Emulators

Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast Emulators Sega Dreamcast 11 2446

Capcom Play System 2 Emulators

Capcom Play System 2
Capcom Play System 2 Emulators Capcom Play System 2 5 2412

Sega 32X Emulators

Sega 32X
Sega 32X Emulators Sega 32X 7 2364

Capcom Play System 1 Emulators

Capcom Play System 1
Capcom Play System 1 Emulators Capcom Play System 1 3 2277

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo
PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo 5 2263

Atari 7800 Emulators

Atari 7800
Atari 7800 Emulators Atari 7800 4 2248

Atari 5200 Emulators

Atari 5200
Atari 5200 Emulators Atari 5200 5 2201

Atari Jaguar Emulators

Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar Emulators Atari Jaguar 4 2160

3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators

3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators 3DO Interactive Multiplayer 4 2150

ZX Spectrum Emulators

ZX Spectrum
ZX Spectrum Emulators ZX Spectrum 5 2142

Dos Emulators

Dos
Dos Emulators Dos 4 2113

Atari ST Emulators

Atari ST
Atari ST Emulators Atari ST 2 2052

Sharp X68000 Emulators

Sharp X68000
Sharp X68000 Emulators Sharp X68000 2 1577

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) 7 763

Nintendo GameCube Emulators

Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo GameCube Emulators Nintendo GameCube 8 601

Nintendo Wii Emulators

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii Emulators Nintendo Wii 4 369

Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 2
Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators Sony PlayStation 2 3 308

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64)
Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) 5 307

Sega CD Emulators

Sega CD
Sega CD Emulators Sega CD 5 304

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System)
Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) 4 297

Capcom Play System 3 Emulators

Capcom Play System 3
Capcom Play System 3 Emulators Capcom Play System 3 2 297

Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators Sony PlayStation 3 2 189

Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators

Commodore 64 Preservation Project
Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators Commodore 64 Preservation Project 3 162

Sega NAOMI Emulators

Sega NAOMI
Sega NAOMI Emulators Sega NAOMI 3 152

Amiga Emulators

Amiga
Amiga Emulators Amiga 4 148

Philips CD-i Emulators

Philips CD-i
Philips CD-i Emulators Philips CD-i 2 133

Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators

Acorn BBC Micro Model B
Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators Acorn BBC Micro Model B 2 76

Apple 2 Emulators

Apple 2
Apple 2 Emulators Apple 2 1 39

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.