Emulators on Wii U

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Nintendo Wii U
Wii U.png
Developer Nintendo
Type Home video game console
Generation Eighth generation
Release date 2012
Discontinued 2017
Predecessor Wii
Successor Nintendo Switch
Emulated
For software that emulates the Wii U, see Wii U emulators.

Emulators via vWii[edit]

Most emulators available for the Wii will also work on vWii (virtual Wii) mode on the Wii U. However, due to sandboxing, there will be no performance gain over a Wii, though some emulators support the Wii U pro controller or Wii U Gamepad.

See Emulators on Wii for emulators that will work on vWii mode

Multi-system[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
RetroArch 1.14.0
Virtual Console N/A

Nintendo[edit]

NES[edit]

GameCube[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Heritage HeriC
LiteNESU 0.0.0-preR2
Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Nintendont git

Game Boy[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
gacubeboy 1337
9000
?
GBiine 0.2b ?

Pokémon Mini[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PokeMiniU 0.01

Sony[edit]

PSP[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP 1.5.x ?

Commodore[edit]

Commodore 64[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
YAPE 4 U 0.70.2

Source ports[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended Supported games
Cave Story Engine 2 git
archive
[1] [N 1] Cave Story
Crispy Doom U git ? Doom I–II, Final Doom
Ship of Harkinian 5.1.3
Nightly build
git
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (PAL GameCube version)[N 2]
Sonic Mania Wii U git ? [N 3] Sonic Mania (Plus)
SpaceCadetPinball git 3D Pinball for Windows – Space Cadet
Super Mario 64 Port git Super Mario 64
  1. Cave Story Engine 2, or CSE2 for short, received a DMCA cease and desist notice from Nicalis, the current IP owner of Cave Story, despite the original Cave Story being a freeware developed by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.
  2. Ship of Harkinian requires either the GameCube's PAL Debug ROM (recommended), PAL Master Quest Debug ROM (for Master Quest mode's dungeons; supported as of v5.0.0), or the regular PAL GameCube ROM (not recommended) of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to generate an oot.otr file from OTRGui (from the PC download) to play it.
  3. This unofficial Wii U port of the Sonia Mania Decompilation project plays and loads great. Some frames will drop during giant ring special stages when too many 3D assets appear on the screen but performance is arguably bearable. Missing features as of v1.0.3 include screen filters, the 'DLC' option in the main menu doesn't do anything (but 'Encore Mode' works when dlcEnabled is set to y in Settings.ini) and limited mod support.

Other[edit]

CHIP-8[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
CHIP8 Emulator 2.2

PICO-8[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
fake-8 git