SG-1000 emulators

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Sega SG-1000
The SG-1000, also known as Sega Game 1000, was an 8-bit console released by Sega in 1983. This system marked Sega's first entry into the home video game hardware business. The SG-1000 didn't see much success in its home country, mostly due to competition from the technically superior Famicom; it did however enjoy a brief period of popularity in Taiwan, prior to the latter market being inundiated by unlicensed Family Computer clones.

Sega's use of off-the-shelf components in developing the console, which were also shared with the ColecoVision, led to at least one unauthorised clone of the SG-1000, manufactured and sold by Taiwan-based Bit Corporation as the Dina 2-in-1. Indeed, the Dina had support for SG-1000 games and ColecoVision titles to a certain extent.

The SC-3000 (Sega Computer 3000) was its home computer counterpart and has a built-in keyboard.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Recommended
Genesis Plus GX Multi-platform* 1.7.5
Kega Fusion Windows, Linux, OS X 3.64
MAME Multi-platform 0.192
blueMSX Windows, Multi-platform** 2.8.2 ?
TwoMbit Windows, Mac, Linux 1.0.5 ? ?
Meka Multi-platform 0.80

*Only available on PC as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).

**Only available outside of Windows as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).