Master System emulators

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Sega Master System

The Sega Master System (SMS) was an 8-bit console released by Sega in 1985-1989. It was designed to be a direct competitor to the Nintendo Entertainment System, and was technically superior to it. There are a lot of hardware similarities between the SMS and the Game Gear (GG). Notably, SMS game cartridges can actually be played on the Game Gear via an adapter. For this reason, most SMS emulators can also run GG games.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version SMS GG Mega Drive Sega CD 32X Libretro Core Accuracy Recommended
Genesis Plus GX[1] Multi-platform 1.7.5 RC1 Very high
MAME Multi-platform 0.214 High
Kega Fusion Windows, Linux, OS X 3.64 Mid
Osmose Linux 1.1 ?
Phoenix Multi-platform 2.8.JAG ?
BizHawk Windows 2.3.2 ?
Emulicious Multi-platform [1] ?
higan Multi-platform v106 High
HiSMS Windows 0.01 beta ?
MasterGear Multi-platform 3.7 ?
PicoDrive Windows, Linux 1.80 ?
TwoMbit Windows, Mac, Linux 1.0.5 Cycle
Genesis Plus GX[1] Multi-platform 1.7.5 RC1 Very high
PicoDrive Windows, Linux 1.80 ?
Genesis Plus GX Wii, Gamecube 1.7.5 RC1 ?
MasterBoy PlayStation Portable 2.10 ?
PicoDrive PSP, ARM Devices 1.80 ?
Virtual Console Wii, 3DS n/a ?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only available on PC and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch)