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, as well as being technically superior to it. There is a lot of technical similarities between the SMS and the Game Gear (GG). Notably, SMS game cartridges can be played on the Game Gear by use of an adapter. For this reason, most SMS emulators can also run GG games.

Emulators

PC
Name Operating System(s) Latest Version SMS GG Mega Drive Sega CD 32X Libretro Core Accuracy Recommended
Genesis Plus GX* Multi-platform 1.7.4 Very high
Kega Fusion Windows, Linux, OS X 3.64 Mid
MAME Multi-platform 0.220 High
PicoDrive Windows, Linux 1.80 ?
BizHawk Windows 2.4 ?
HiSMS Windows 0.01 beta ?
TwoMbit Windows, Mac, Linux 1.0.5 Cycle


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

Consoles
Name Operating System(s) Latest Version SMS GG Mega Drive Sega CD 32X Libretro Core Recommended
Genesis Plus GX Wii, Gamecube 1.7.4.7
MasterBoy PlayStation Portable 2.10
PicoDrive PSP, ARM Devices 1.80
Virtual Console Wii, 3DS n/a