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. For the purpose of this list, Addons (eg. Sega CD, 32X) are not counted as a separate system.

Emulators[edit]

Multi-company[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version # of Emulated systems Recommended
MAME Multi-platform 0.181 Thousands[1]
RetroArch Multi-platform 1.3.6 40*
Mednafen Multi-platform 0.9.41 13
OpenEmu OS X 2.0.1 29
ScummVM Multi-platform 1.8.1 ?
BizHawk Windows 1.11.9.1 17 (excluding the Libretro cores)

*official cores only, plus MAME

Nintendo[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version # of Emulated systems Recommended
Dolphin Multi-platform 5.0 3
higan Windows, Linux, OS X 0.102 6
No$GBA Windows 2.8b 3*

*No$GBA apparently also does PocketStation emulation

Sega[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version # of Emulated systems Recommended
Kega Fusion Windows, Linux, OS X 3.64 8
PicoDrive Multi-platform 1.80 5

References[edit]

  1. mamedb.com/history