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Developer(s) Norix
Latest version 0.97
Active No
Platform(s) Windows
Emulates NES
Source code ZIP

VirtuaNES is an open-source Japanese Famicom (NES) emulator developed for Windows by Norix. This emulator is notable for having support for several obscure peripherals that most other emulators cannot emulate. However, it is old and inaccurate (only passes 35.27% of TASVideos' accuracy test) therefore not recommended except for games that require those accessories.

Supported Accessories

  • 4-Players Adaptor
  • Zapper
  • Crazy Climber
  • Top Rider
  • Family Trainer
  • Exciting Boxing
  • Oeka Kids tablet
  • ASCII Turbo File
  • Famicom Disk System
  • Famicom Keyboard
  • Tape
  • DATACH barcode Battler
  • Microphone
  • Family BASIC.


VirtuaNES 0.97


  • Excellent connectivity between 2 players (ONLY)
  • Basic chat
  • Can make and load savestates at any time (not sure if the host can send them to the client)
  • The host reset applies to your client as well
  • It works just as well between a dial-up user and someone on DSL
  • It hasn't been updated in 6 years and doesn't seem like it ever will
  • It currently only supports the following mappers
  • In order to change latency, you need to do it before starting the netplay session