Atari 7800 emulators

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Atari 7800
North American 7800
Developer Atari
Type Home video game console
Generation Third generation
Release date 1986
Discontinued 1992
Introductory price $140
Predecessor 5200 SuperSystem
Successor Panther, Jaguar

The Atari 7800 was a console produced by Atari and released in 1986. The CPU was a custom designed variant of the MOS Technology 6502 that ran at 1.19-1.79 MHz. It had 4KB of RAM and a display of 320x200. It attempted to directly compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System, but ultimately failed to do so. It's best known nowadays as the first ever home console to come with integrated backwards compatibility, specifically for the 2600.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
BupSystem Windows[N 1] High
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git artifacts[N 2]
A7800 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 5.2 High
ProSystem Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.3 (Windows)
Rikki & Vikki (source)
git (libretro)
? [N 3]
EMU7800 Windows Mid
BizHawk Windows 2.9.1 ?
Mobile / ARM
EMU7800 Android 1.8 Mid
PSP7800 PSP 1.4 Mid
Wii7800 Wii git Mid
A7800DS Nintendo DS 4.5 Mid
ProSystem GameCube Wii U Nintendo 3DS
Switch PSP
PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4
Vita Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
1.3 ? ~ [N 3]
  1. Dead link
  2. CI-Windows CI-Linux CI-Macos
  3. 3.0 3.1 Libretro core only.

Hardware features and peripherals[edit]

Name BupSystem MAME ProSystem
XE Light Gun
Rikki & Vikki ✗ libretro support
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