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 Operating System(s) Latest Version Libretro Core # of Emulated systems Active Recommended
MAME Multi-platform 0.216b Thousands of electronics[1]
Mednafen Multi-platform 1.23.0 UNSTABLE 17
OpenEmu macOS 2.1 35
Phoenix Multi-platform 2.8.JAG 5
BizHawk Windows 2.3.2 29 (excluding the libretro cores)
ZEsarUX Multi-platform 8.0 18
Retro Virtual Machine Windows, Linux, macOS 2.0.beta-1.r6 2
Pantheon Windows 9.036 20 ~
higan Multi-platform v106 12
CLK macOS, Unix-alikes 2019-09-28 11
Exodus Windows 2.1 More than 1 ?
DSP Multi-platform 0.18 More than 10 ?
WinArcadia Multi-platform 25.4 More than 20 ?
EMU (Russian) Windows (?) 1.01 ~50 ?
Xe Windows, Linux 2.16.2 18
Dolphin Multi-platform 5.0 3
No$GBA Windows, DOS 3.00 3*
Kega Fusion Windows, Linux, macOS 3.64 10
PicoDrive Multi-platform 1.93 6
EightyOne Windows 1.15 12
VICE Multi-platform 3.3 6

*No$GBA apparently also does PocketStation emulation


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

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