List All Available Emulator Consoles / Systems

Name Image Name Emulators Count Downloads

Nintendo DS Emulators

Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS Emulators Nintendo DS 13 74527

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 49956

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1
Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 19 40545

Nintendo 64 Emulators

Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Emulators Nintendo 64 12 38663

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Super Nintendo Entertainment System 22 35105

Game Boy Advance Emulators

Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance Emulators Game Boy Advance 15 33986

Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Nintendo Entertainment System 24 31590

Sega Genesis Emulators

Sega Genesis
Sega Genesis Emulators Sega Genesis 17 28057

Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators Nintendo Game Boy Color 19 25980

Neo Geo Emulators

Neo Geo
Neo Geo Emulators Neo Geo 4 25721

Sega Game Gear Emulators

Sega Game Gear
Sega Game Gear Emulators Sega Game Gear 11 24880

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16
PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 9 24486

PlayStation Portable Emulators

PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable Emulators PlayStation Portable 10 24368

Nintendo Game Boy Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Emulators Nintendo Game Boy 13 23975

Sega Saturn Emulators

Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn Emulators Sega Saturn 9 23932

Sega Master System Emulators

Sega Master System
Sega Master System Emulators Sega Master System 11 22624

Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan Color
Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators Bandai Wonderswan Color 7 22287

Bandai Wonderswan Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan
Bandai Wonderswan Emulators Bandai Wonderswan 8 22222

Sega Dreamcast Emulators

Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast Emulators Sega Dreamcast 11 21964

Neo Geo Pocket Emulators

Neo Geo Pocket
Neo Geo Pocket Emulators Neo Geo Pocket 7 21934

Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators

Nintendo Virtual Boy
Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators Nintendo Virtual Boy 7 21566

Capcom Play System 2 Emulators

Capcom Play System 2
Capcom Play System 2 Emulators Capcom Play System 2 5 21562

Atari Lynx Emulators

Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx Emulators Atari Lynx 6 21491

PC-FX Emulators

PC-FX
PC-FX Emulators PC-FX 5 21412

Capcom Play System 1 Emulators

Capcom Play System 1
Capcom Play System 1 Emulators Capcom Play System 1 3 20502

Atari 2600 Emulators

Atari 2600
Atari 2600 Emulators Atari 2600 12 19936

Sega 32X Emulators

Sega 32X
Sega 32X Emulators Sega 32X 7 19864

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo
PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo 5 19088

Atari 7800 Emulators

Atari 7800
Atari 7800 Emulators Atari 7800 4 19042

Atari 5200 Emulators

Atari 5200
Atari 5200 Emulators Atari 5200 5 19020

3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators

3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators 3DO Interactive Multiplayer 4 18710

Atari Jaguar Emulators

Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar Emulators Atari Jaguar 4 18681

ZX Spectrum Emulators

ZX Spectrum
ZX Spectrum Emulators ZX Spectrum 5 18646

Dos Emulators

Dos
Dos Emulators Dos 4 18612

Atari ST Emulators

Atari ST
Atari ST Emulators Atari ST 2 18407

Sharp X68000 Emulators

Sharp X68000
Sharp X68000 Emulators Sharp X68000 2 12761

Nintendo GameCube Emulators

Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo GameCube Emulators Nintendo GameCube 8 9230

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 6270

Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 2
Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators Sony PlayStation 2 3 4425

Nintendo Wii Emulators

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii Emulators Nintendo Wii 4 3939

Capcom Play System 3 Emulators

Capcom Play System 3
Capcom Play System 3 Emulators Capcom Play System 3 2 2489

Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators Sony PlayStation 3 2 1862

Sega CD Emulators

Sega CD
Sega CD Emulators Sega CD 5 1556

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System)
Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) 4 1500

Sega NAOMI Emulators

Sega NAOMI
Sega NAOMI Emulators Sega NAOMI 3 1297

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64)
Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) 5 689

Philips CD-i Emulators

Philips CD-i
Philips CD-i Emulators Philips CD-i 2 475

Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators

Commodore 64 Preservation Project
Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators Commodore 64 Preservation Project 3 447

Amiga Emulators

Amiga
Amiga Emulators Amiga 4 366

Apple 2 Emulators

Apple 2
Apple 2 Emulators Apple 2 1 158

Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators

Acorn BBC Micro Model B
Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators Acorn BBC Micro Model B 2 139

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.