Atari Jaguar emulators

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The Atari Jaguar and controller

The Atari Jaguar (AJ) was a console produced by Atari in 1993. Despite the intense marketing efforts by Atari, the Jaguar is in fact a 32-bit console rather than 64-bit, as a whole; only one part of its two CPUs were 64-bit. The console would prove to be the final home console release for Atari, before releasing plug-and-play versions of their older games.

Atari Jaguar CD (AJ-CD) was a CD addon.


Name Operating System(s) Latest version AJ-CD Libretro Core Recommended
MAME Multi-platform 0.181 ?
Virtual Jaguar Windows, Linux, OS X 2.1.2Git
Project Tempest Windows 0.95


  • Project Tempest was the first ever working Atari Jaguar emulator. It emulates some games, but most have issues. As it's name suggests it was primarily made for Tempest 2000, with other games as secondary goals. Project Tempest only supports two Jaguar CD games; Primal Rage and Baldies (the latter has sound distortion though). It has not been updated since 2004.
  • Virtual Jaguar Is an open source emulator based on the original by the same name. It has excellent support and framerate. It is the most compatible Jaguar emulator yet. Use the link given as "git" on this page and choose the most current version from there.