Emulators on iOS

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iOS
IOS.png
Developer Apple Inc.
Type Operating systems
Earliest release iPhone OS 1.0 (2007)
Latest release iOS 17 (2023)
This page is about emulators that run on IOS.
For software that emulates IOS on other hardware, see iOS emulators.

Outdated note: update info and links due to App Store rules change

Before diving in;
  • See each Wiki Category Consoles, Computers and Arcade for individual dedicated system pages to see more detailed comparisons and information about software emulators. Dedicated system pages provide more up-to-date listings and in-depth information on specific aspects like hardware features, peripheral support, and compatibility etc.
  • Some games have Game engine recreations and source ports that run on iOS, which can be the better than emulators for their specific games.

iOS[edit]

System Specific[edit]

Name Version System FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP App Store
Website
Playstation Portable

Multi-Systems[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
RetroArch App Store
Website
Delta App Store
git
Ignited[1] git TBD
Provenance git
Retroarch

Supported Consoles list

  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • Game Boy / Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advance (GBA)
  • Nintendo 64 (N64)
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear
  • PlayStation 1 (PSX)
  • PlayStation Portable (PSP)
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Lynx
  • Neo Geo Pocket / Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16
  • WonderSwan / WonderSwan Color
  • MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator)
  • DOS (via DOSBox)
  • Commodore 64
  • ScummVM
Delta

Supported Consoles list

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo 64
  • Gameboy / Gameboy Color
  • Gameboy Advance
  • Nintendo DS
Ignited

Supported Consoles list

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo 64
  • Gameboy / Gameboy Color
  • Gameboy Advance
  • Nintendo DS
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear
Provenance

Supported Consoles list

  • SG-1000
  • Master System, Game Gear
  • Sega Genesis/MD, Sega CD, 32X, Sega Saturn
  • Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom Disk System
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Gameboy / Gameboy Color
  • Gameboy Advance
  • PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16)
  • PC Engine Super CD-ROM² System / TurboGrafx-CD
  • PC Engine SuperGrafx
  • PC-FX
  • SNK Neo Geo
  • PlayStation
  • Bandai WonderSwan
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari Jaguar

Eclipse[edit]

Eclipse is a web-based emulator for iOS devices. It supports classic Nintendo systems (NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA) as well as Sega Game Gear and Master System.

It's very easy to use since it doesn't require any third-party app store or jailbreak, instead the website can simply be added to the home screen from Safari. It also works offline. However, it doesn't have as many features as other emulators.

Sony[edit]

PlayStation 2[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
Play! Automated Builds

PlayStation Portable[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP App Store
Gold
Builds

Nintendo[edit]

NES (Famicom)[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Nesemu git High
Gearnes git High

Game Boy / Color[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
GearBoy git
GBA4iOS 2.1
Game Play Color 2.3.6 ?

Wii / GameCube[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
Dolphin iOS 3.2.1
git

Nintendo DS[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
iNDS
(nds4ios derived)
git
NDS4iOS 1.3.5 ~

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
Limón 1.0.8.5 (Build 1)

Sega[edit]

Saturn[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
Yaba Sanshiro (Yaba三四郎) 2.1.2.0

MasterSystem / GameGear[edit]

Name Version SG-1000 Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
GearSystem git

Dreamcast[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
Flycast Build ~

Microsoft[edit]

DOS[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
iDOS git ~ ~

NEC[edit]

PC9801[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
NP2-iOS git ~

PC8801[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
XM8-iOS git ~


Motorola.[edit]

6609[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
my6609 1.2

Sinclair[edit]

ZX80/ZX81 & TS1000[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
ZX81 1.13.2

Apple Inc.[edit]

Macintosh 68k[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
Mini vMac latest
BasiliskII 31/05/2020 ~

Apple llGS[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
ActiveGS git


Arcade[edit]

MAME[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME4iOS git

Programming based[edit]

Martin Magni[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Fancade HTML51.12.4

Game Engine[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
OpenBOR-iOS git ~
Doom3-iOS git

CHIP-8 / SCHIP[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
iPhone-Chip-8-Emulator git ~

Other[edit]

Will add to relevant sections later

iPadOS[edit]

IPOS is an iOS based operating system developed for the iPad line of tablet computers.

WatchOS[edit]

WOS is an iOS based operating system developed for the Apple Watch.

Nintendo[edit]

GameBoy Advance[edit]

Name FLOSS Active Recommended
GBA4Watch TBD

GameBoy/GameBoy Color[edit]

Name Versions FLOSS Active Recommended
GIOVANNI WatchOS 5.2 fork
Original version
TBD
PlutoBoy git TBD

NES[edit]

Name Versions FLOSS Active Recommended
NESEmulator WatchOS 8 fork
Original version
TBD

CHIP-8[edit]

Name FLOSS Active Recommended
Chip-8-WatchOS !

See also[edit]

  1. Ignited is a fork of Delta with a focus on more up to date and modern cores.