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 0.251 Thousands of electronics[1]
Mednafen Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.31.0-UNSTABLE 15
OpenEmu macOS 2.3.3 35
BizHawk Windows 2.8 30 (excluding the libretro cores)
ares Windows macOS v131 17
ZEsarUX Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 10.2 22
Phoenix Windows Linux macOS 2.8.JAG 5
Pantheon Windows 12.144 21 ~
higan Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD v110 14
CLK Linux macOS FreeBSD 2022-11-25 14
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 29.35 21 ?
Z64K Java 2.0.0 (2021-12-26) 5 ?
Xpeccy Windows Linux macOS 0.6.20220219 14 ? ?
Xe Windows Linux 2.16.2 18
DarcNES Windows Linux FreeBSD 9b0401/9b0313 8
Wave Web {V0.9.6} 8 (But you can import ROMs)
Dolphin Windows Linux macOS 5.0 3
GBE+ Windows Linux macOS 1.6 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 1.31 12
Retro Virtual Machine Windows Linux macOS 2.0.beta-1.r6 2 ~
VICE Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 3.7.1 6

*No$GBA apparently also does PocketStation emulation


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

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