Nintendo - SNES Emulators

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Name Description
bsnes BSNES has a somewhat different purpose to most emulators; it focuses on accuracy over performance. To that end, it does not include any game specific hacks, or idle-loop skipping optimizations commonly found in other emulators. To add to the fun, it uses a cycle accurate hardware emulation. The net result of all this is the highest system requirements of any software I've released to date; those without an Intel-based Mac need not apply. If you meet the requirements, however, this is the most accurate SNES emulation available on the Macintosh platform.
Silhouette Silhouette is supposedly a product of internal Nintendo research. When it came out, it had almost perfect emulation (sans SuperFX and other goodies). Version 1.0 is the only version ever released. It plays a great amount of games, but is slightly slower than SNES9x. Worth the download.
SNES9x Snes9x is one of the better SNES emulators of today. Written primarily in C++, Snes9x has been ported to several platforms and recent versions have focused on cleaning up the code and improving the emulation accuracy, with excellent results. If bsnes is too slow for you, Snes9x should be your first choice right now.

This Mac OS X version seems to be the official one, which I'm presuming is an x86/x64 universal binary, though I can't test this as I have no Mac box to test with. Anyone knowing more should feel free to yell at us on the forum for screwing up. ;-)
SNES9x Custom This is another port of SNES9X based on the newest C++ core code and John Stiles' port. An excellent SNES emulator, and highly recommended!
VSWC VSWC is an extremely old and slow emulator which, at the end of its development cycle, was integrated into SNES97. Here for nostalgia purposes only, download not recommended.


Nintendo - SNES Emulators on Other Platforms

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