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 Platform(s) Latest Version Libretro Core # of Emulated systems FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.239 Thousands of electronics[1]
Mednafen Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.29.0 17
OpenEmu macOS 2.3.3 35
Phoenix Windows Linux macOS 2.8.JAG 5
BizHawk Windows 2.7 30 (excluding the libretro cores)
ZEsarUX Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 10.0 18
ares Windows v126 14
higan Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD v110 12
Pantheon Windows 11.036 20 ~
CLK macOS FreeBSD 2021-12-19 11
DSP Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.19 More than 10 ?
EMU (Russian) Windows 1.01 More than 50 ? ?
kindred Windows 1.12 Preview Build 3 7 ?
WinArcadia Windows AmigaOS MorphOS 28.32 21 ?
Z64K Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 2.0.0 (2021-12-26) 5 ?
Xpeccy Windows Linux macOS 0.6.20211231 14 ? ?
Xe Windows Linux 2.16.2 18
DarcNES Windows Linux FreeBSD 9b0401/9b0313 8
Dolphin Windows Linux macOS 5.0 3
GBE+ Windows Linux macOS 1.5 4 ~
No$GBA Windows MS-DOS 3.05 3*
Kega Fusion Windows Linux macOS 3.64 10 ~
PicoDrive Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.93 6 ~
EightyOne Windows 1.24 12
Retro Virtual Machine Windows Linux macOS 2.0.beta-1.r6 2 ~
VICE Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 3.5 6

*No$GBA apparently also does PocketStation emulation


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

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