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Developer(s) NERD
Latest version 30.0
Platform(s) Linux
Emulates NES
Website nerd.nintendo.com
Source code Nintendo OSS (Partial)

Kachikachi is the emulator used in the NES Classic Edition and Famicom Classic Mini[1].


Linux ARM Kachikachi binaries
Linux ARM Kernel and NAND dumps (archived on the Wayback Machine)


Kachikachi is built for Linux, running on the ARM CPU in the NES Classic Edition. It has 3 video option modes, Pixel Perfect (8:7 nearest neighbor), 4:3 (nearest neighbor), or a CRT filter (also 4:3). There are 4 savestate slots, and the emulator has auto-savestate/loadstate when going to and from the game launcher.

The emulator uses its own palette, different from the other VC emulators. It also has some sort of film grain noise filter[2].

It has been criticized for having incorrect MMC3 emulation[3], incorrect audio emulation[4], poor A/V sync[5], and noticeable input lag[6].


NES Classic Version Kachikachi Version
1.0.2 28.0
1.0.3 28.0
1.0.5 30.0
1.0.7 30.0
1.0.8 30.0
3.0.1 (Shōnen Jump) 50.18

List of games[edit]

The following titles are common to all regions:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Castlevania
  • Donkey Kong
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Super Contra
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

The following games are exclusive to the North American and PAL NES version:

  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Final Fantasy
  • Kid Icarus
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Tecmo Bowl

The following games are exclusive to the Japanese Famicom version:

  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai
  • Final Fantasy III
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • River City Ransom
  • Solomon's Key
  • Tsuppari Ōzumō
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu