Ares (Near/Byuu's last project) has new developers (including Luke from Cxbx-r)! That said, it's a multi-system emulator which is a direct descendent of higan and bsnes. It's focusing mainly on accuracy and some of its exhaustive features include native multi-platform UI adaptive sync, dynamic rate control, save states, run-ahead, rewind or fast-forward and much more..!
Current supported systems
Famicom + Famicom Disk System
Super Famicom + Super Game Boy
Nintendo 64 (Parallel-RDP port)
Game Boy + Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance + Game Boy Player
Master System + Game Gear
Mega Drive + Mega CD
SG-1000 + SC-3000
PC Engine + PC Engine CD + SuperGrafx
MSX + MSX2
Neo Geo Pocket + Neo Geo Pocket Color
WonderSwan + WonderSwan Color + SwanCrystal + Pocket Challenge V2
Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator is a free and open source emulator designed to recreate the hardware of a wide variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators.
The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect". The source code to MAME serves as this documentation. The emulator now supports over seven thousand unique games and ten thousand actual ROM image sets, though not all of the supported games are playable. It worth mentioning that the sister-project MESS was integrated into MAME.
Unofficial recent MAME 32-bit versions are available here..
Windows: Vista SP1+
Linux: Nothing reported
CPU: Intel Core series CPU or equivalent 2.0 GHz+
GPU: modern card with Direct3D 9.0c+ / OpenGL
MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.
Sort by category, release year, version, etc.
File maintained by MASH containing all the information from "mametesters.com". It gives information about the status of games in MAME-Arcade (i.e. development, bugs, improvements).
Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME
Access all trivia, facts, tips and other information for the games and machines
Provides in game instructions manual to games that supports it. For example, you can view the individual command lists for fighting game characters.
x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.
Source Code file
Icon Pack file
Used to prevent cheating (.inp) and important for establishing records
An add-on for Pugsy's XML cheat (arcade part only). Note it has to be used in addition to the original file
RetroArch is a frontend for libretro emulator cores, game engines and even media players. It enables you to run classic games using Libretro on a wide range of computers and consoles through its unified graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration can be done once and applied and applied to all. It has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, next-frame response times, and more.
Consoles covered include but are not limited to PlayStation 1, Super Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System, GameBoy/GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Arcade, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Virtual Boy, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear, Sega CD/Mega CD, PC Engine/PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color/Crystal, Cave Story, Doom(s) and much more!
It can run on the usual platforms like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, but it stands alone in that it can support far more platforms beyond just that.
Linux: Please follow their instructions
Mac: Apple macOS High Sierra+ with Metal2