Multi-system emulators

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Multi-system emulators focus on emulating many different systems under one program. They can be focused on a single company's systems because of the similarity of the systems or may have systems from many different companies.

To be defined as "multi-system" an emulator has to emulate two or more distinct systems. Although, for simplicity reasons in this wiki (not just this page), the term, "multi-platform", in the OS column fields can come to mean three or more covered platforms. For the purpose of this list, Add-ons (eg. Sega CD, 32X) are not counted as a separate system.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version Libretro Core # of Emulated systems Active Recommended
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.225 Thousands of electronics[1]
Mednafen Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.25.0-UNSTABLE 17
OpenEmu macOS 2.2.1 35
Phoenix Windows Linux macOS 2.8.JAG 5
BizHawk Windows 2.5.2 29 (excluding the libretro cores)
ZEsarUX Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 9.0 18
Retro Virtual Machine Windows Linux macOS 2.0.beta-1.r6 2
Pantheon Windows 9.87 20 ~
higan Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD v110 12
CLK macOS FreeBSD 2020-10-02 11
DSP Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.18 More than 10 ?
WinArcadia Windows AmigaOS MorphOS 26.81 More than 20 ?
EMU (Russian) Windows 1.01 More than 50 ?
Xe Windows Linux 2.16.2 18
kindred Windows 1.12 PreviewBuild 1 7 ?
Dolphin Windows Linux macOS 5.0 3
No$GBA Windows MS-DOS 3.03 3*
Kega Fusion Windows Linux macOS 3.64 10
PicoDrive Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.93 6
EightyOne Windows 1.16 12
VICE Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 3.4 6

*No$GBA apparently also does PocketStation emulation


  1.'s list (Only shows the games covered, not systems)

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