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Nintendo - SNES Emulators

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Popular Emulators

Name Description
bsnes bsnes is a Super Nintendo emulator that was started on October 14th, 2004. It is now maintained as an open-source community project on GitHub.

bsnes was originally started to try and provide more faithful emulation of the SNES hardware than others emulators of that time. bsnes was the first SNES emulator to achieve 100% compatibility with no known bugs, and today continues to offer the most faithful SNES emulation available. Over time, bsnes grew to emulate more and more systems until the name became untenable, and the project was then renamed to higan on August 9th, 2012.

higan continued development as a multi-system emulator up until May 17th, 2018 when a bsnes revival project was announced, with the stated goal of creating a standalone SNES emulator that went back to bsnes' 2004 roots. At this time, bsnes was forked from higan, and the additional emulation cores were removed. A new user-interface was created, and many additional performance enhancements and features were added to the new emulator.

On February 22nd, 2019 the new bsnes software was completed and released to the public. It is still under active development to this day.


Other Emulators

Name Description
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 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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Android (3)
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