Best Emulators for Classic Game Consoles

If you’re a youngster and want to check out what games your father played or your a veteran gamer and want to check on your childhood favorites you can with console emulators.  I won’t treat you to the super secret treasure troves of roms that can be found online but if you do a search for “console here” torrent you’re well on your way.

Now for the emulators…


NINTENDO 64 (N64)

Project64
Project64 is likely the best n64 emulator & is certainly one of the last to be actively updated (or at least it was as late as November, 2008. | Website Link


NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (NES)

NEStopia

The go-to emulator for NES with updates as recent as June of 2008 (impressive for an NES emu). | Website Link

FCEUX

FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (USA/JPN) modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility.

the FCEUX concept is that of an “all in one” emulator that offers accurate emulation and the best options for both casual play and a variety of more advanced emulator functions. For pro users, FCEUX offers tools for debugging, rom-hacking, map making, Tool-assisted movies, and Lua scripting. | Website Link

VirtualNES

vNES is a web based Nintendo Entertainment system emulator.  It is a solid piece of online software perfect for wasting time at work or school. | Website Link


SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SNES)

snes9x
Snes9x is a portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. It basically allows you to play most games designed for the SNES and Super Famicom Nintendo game systems on your PC or Workstation; which includes some real gems that were only ever released in Japan. | Website Link

zSNES
ZSNES is a Super Nintendo emulator programmed by zsKnight and _Demo_. On April 2, 2001 the ZSNES project was GPL’ed and its source released to the public. It currently runs on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and DOS. | Website Link


SEGA GENESIS / SEGA 32X / SEGA CD

Kega Fusion
Fusion is the go-to emulator for Sega SG1000, SC3000, Master System, Game Gear, Genesis/Megadrive, SegaCD/MegaCD and 32X emulator for Win9x/ME/2000/XP | Website Link

GENS
GENS is an emulator for the Genesis 32X & SegaCD because it plays most games from all 3.  The interface is similar to snes9x in that it is extremely easy to use. | Website Link

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