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 193725

Nintendo DS Emulators

Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS Emulators Nintendo DS 14 189171

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators

Sony PSX/PlayStation 1
Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 Emulators Sony PSX/PlayStation 1 20 183716

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Super Nintendo Entertainment System 25 160001

Sega Genesis Emulators

Sega Genesis
Sega Genesis Emulators Sega Genesis 18 154679

Nintendo 64 Emulators

Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Emulators Nintendo 64 18 151389

Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators

Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System Emulators Nintendo Entertainment System 25 150656

Sega Game Gear Emulators

Sega Game Gear
Sega Game Gear Emulators Sega Game Gear 12 146566

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators

PC Engine - TurboGrafx16
PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 Emulators PC Engine - TurboGrafx16 10 144494

Neo Geo Emulators

Neo Geo
Neo Geo Emulators Neo Geo 5 142827

Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy Color Emulators Nintendo Game Boy Color 22 138600

Nintendo Game Boy Emulators

Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Emulators Nintendo Game Boy 16 136160

Game Boy Advance Emulators

Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance Emulators Game Boy Advance 17 134930

Sega Saturn Emulators

Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn Emulators Sega Saturn 10 134775

Sega Master System Emulators

Sega Master System
Sega Master System Emulators Sega Master System 12 133131

Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan Color
Bandai Wonderswan Color Emulators Bandai Wonderswan Color 7 131424

Bandai Wonderswan Emulators

Bandai Wonderswan
Bandai Wonderswan Emulators Bandai Wonderswan 8 131413

Neo Geo Pocket Emulators

Neo Geo Pocket
Neo Geo Pocket Emulators Neo Geo Pocket 7 128865

Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators

Nintendo Virtual Boy
Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulators Nintendo Virtual Boy 7 127282

Atari Lynx Emulators

Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx Emulators Atari Lynx 6 127160

PC-FX Emulators

PC-FX
PC-FX Emulators PC-FX 5 126966

Capcom Play System 2 Emulators

Capcom Play System 2
Capcom Play System 2 Emulators Capcom Play System 2 5 126171

PlayStation Portable Emulators

PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable Emulators PlayStation Portable 11 122887

Capcom Play System 1 Emulators

Capcom Play System 1
Capcom Play System 1 Emulators Capcom Play System 1 3 122494

Sega Dreamcast Emulators

Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast Emulators Sega Dreamcast 13 120810

Atari 2600 Emulators

Atari 2600
Atari 2600 Emulators Atari 2600 13 116318

Sega 32X Emulators

Sega 32X
Sega 32X Emulators Sega 32X 7 115594

Atari 5200 Emulators

Atari 5200
Atari 5200 Emulators Atari 5200 6 114191

Atari 7800 Emulators

Atari 7800
Atari 7800 Emulators Atari 7800 5 114101

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators

PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo
PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo Emulators PC Engine Duo - Turbo Duo 5 113542

Atari Jaguar Emulators

Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar Emulators Atari Jaguar 5 112469

ZX Spectrum Emulators

ZX Spectrum
ZX Spectrum Emulators ZX Spectrum 6 111847

Atari ST Emulators

Atari ST
Atari ST Emulators Atari ST 3 111775

3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators

3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer Emulators 3DO Interactive Multiplayer 4 111542

Dos Emulators

Dos
Dos Emulators Dos 4 111179

Sharp X68000 Emulators

Sharp X68000
Sharp X68000 Emulators Sharp X68000 2 78360

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 33618

Nintendo GameCube Emulators

Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo GameCube Emulators Nintendo GameCube 8 19943

Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 2
Sony PlayStation 2 Emulators Sony PlayStation 2 3 14057

Capcom Play System 3 Emulators

Capcom Play System 3
Capcom Play System 3 Emulators Capcom Play System 3 2 12913

Nintendo Wii Emulators

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii Emulators Nintendo Wii 4 12688

Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators

Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 3 Emulators Sony PlayStation 3 2 8418

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators

Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System)
Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) Emulators Nintendo Famicom (Family Computer System) 4 6482

Sega CD Emulators

Sega CD
Sega CD Emulators Sega CD 5 6077

Sega NAOMI Emulators

Sega NAOMI
Sega NAOMI Emulators Sega NAOMI 3 5794

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators

Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64)
Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) Emulators Commodore 64 Tapes(C64/CBM64) 5 2042

Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators

Commodore 64 Preservation Project
Commodore 64 Preservation Project Emulators Commodore 64 Preservation Project 3 1358

Philips CD-i Emulators

Philips CD-i
Philips CD-i Emulators Philips CD-i 2 841

Amiga Emulators

Amiga
Amiga Emulators Amiga 4 776

Apple 2 Emulators

Apple 2
Apple 2 Emulators Apple 2 1 326

Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators

Acorn BBC Micro Model B
Acorn BBC Micro Model B Emulators Acorn BBC Micro Model B 2 307

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.