RetroArch 9+

A frontend for emulators

Daniel De Matteis

    • Free


RetroArch is a free, ad-free, open source, and cross platform frontend/framework for emulators, game engines, video games, media players, and other applications. Supported systems come in the form of libretro cores. The following cores are included:

* 2048
* Amstrad - CPC (CrocoDS)
* Amstrad - CPC/GX4000 (Caprice32)
* Arcade (FinalBurn Neo)
* Atari - 2600 (Stella 2014)
* Atari - 2600 (Stella)
* Atari - 5200 (Atari800)
* Atari - 5200 (a5200)
* Atari - 7800 (ProSystem)
* Atari - Lynx (Handy)
* Bandai - WonderSwan/Color (Beetle Cygne)
* Cave Story (NXEngine)
* Commodore - Amiga (PUAE)
* Commodore - C128 (VICE x128)
* Commodore - C64 (VICE x64, fast)
* Commodore - C64 (VICE x64sc, accurate)
* Commodore - C64 SuperCPU (VICE xscpu64)
* Commodore - CBM-II 5x0 (VICE xcbm5x0)
* Commodore - CBM-II 6x0/7x0 (VICE xcbm2)
* Commodore - PET (VICE xpet)
* Commodore - PLUS/4 (VICE xplus4)
* Commodore - VIC-20 (VICE xvic)
* Dinothawr
* Doom (PrBoom)
* DOS (DOSBox-Pure)
* Fairchild ChannelF (FreeChaF)
* GCE - Vectrex (vecx)
* Game Music Emu
* Handheld Electronic (GW)
* MSX/SVI/ColecoVision/SG-1000 (blueMSX)
* Mattel - Intellivision (FreeIntv)
* NEC - PC Engine / CD (Beetle PCE FAST)
* NEC - PC Engine / SuperGrafx / CD (Beetle PCE)
* NEC - PC Engine SuperGrafx (Beetle SuperGrafx)
* NEC - PC-98 (Neko Project II Kai)
* Nintendo - DS (DeSmuME)
* Nintendo - DS (melonDS DS)
* Nintendo - Game Boy / Color (DoubleCherryGB)
* Nintendo - Game Boy / Color (Gambatte)
* Nintendo - Game Boy / Color (Gearboy)
* Nintendo - Game Boy / Color (SameBoy)
* Nintendo - Game Boy / Color (TGB Dual)
* Nintendo - Game Boy Advance (VBA Next)
* Nintendo - Game Boy Advance (VBA-M)
* Nintendo - Game Boy Advance (gpSP)
* Nintendo - Game Boy Advance (mGBA)
* Nintendo - NES / Famicom (FCEUmm)
* Nintendo - NES / Famicom (Mesen)
* Nintendo - NES / Famicom (Nestopia UE)
* Nintendo - NES / Famicom (QuickNES)
* Nintendo - Nintendo 64 (Mupen64Plus-Next)
* Nintendo - Pokemon Mini (PokeMini)
* Nintendo - SNES / SFC (Snes9x 2005)
* Nintendo - SNES / SFC (Snes9x 2010)
* Nintendo - SNES / SFC (Snes9x)
* Nintendo - SNES / SFC (bsnes)
* Nintendo - SNES / SFC (bsnes-hd beta)
* Nintendo - SNES / SFC / Game Boy / Color (Mesen-S)
* Nintendo - Virtual Boy (Beetle VB)
* Palm OS (Mu)
* PocketCDG
* Quake (TyrQuake)
* Rick Dangerous (XRick)
* SNK - Neo Geo AES/MVS (Geolith)
* SNK - Neo Geo CD (NeoCD)
* SNK - Neo Geo Pocket / Color (Beetle NeoPop)
* SNK - Neo Geo Pocket / Color (RACE)
* ScummVM
* Sega - MS/GG (SMS Plus GX)
* Sega - MS/GG/MD/CD (Genesis Plus GX Wide)
* Sega - MS/GG/MD/CD (Genesis Plus GX)
* Sega - MS/GG/MD/CD/32X (PicoDrive)
* Sega - MS/GG/SG-1000 (Gearsystem)
* Sega - Saturn (Beetle Saturn)
* Sharp - X68000 (PX68k)
* Sinclair - ZX Spectrum (Fuse)
* Sony - PlayStation (Beetle PSX HW)
* Sony - PlayStation (Beetle PSX)
* Sony - PlayStation (PCSX ReARMed)
* Sony - PlayStation Portable (PPSSPP)
* Texas Instruments TI-83 (Numero)
* Thomson - MO/TO (Theodore)
* Vircon32
* VirtualXT
* WASM-4
* Watara - Supervision (Potator)

RetroArch supports a broad range of features, including:

* Netplay
* Soft patching
* RetroAchievements
* Save states
* MFi controller support
* Key remapping per core or per game
* Gyro
* Cheats
* Custom overlays
* Shaders
* Fast forward and rewind
* Game artwork
* AI translations
* Advanced latency management

**RetroArch and Libretro are in no way affiliated with Nintendo. The name "Nintendo" and all associated game console names are registered trademarks of Nintendo Co., Ltd.**

What’s New

Version 1.19.1

- Fix a crash during scanning corrupt files
- Change defaults to enable haptics

Changing the defaults only affects new installations. Make sure to check out the Input settings for haptics to turn on vibrations on key presses. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
897 Ratings

897 Ratings

Hammerbrocm ,

If you need help with retroarch

First, put your rom into the files of retroarch (personally, i have my own folder dedicated to roms) then import your rom using "import content" if your rom is a rom hack, you might not be able to import it (i said might because retroarch sometimes detects very popular rom hacks) instead, choose load content and then select the rom, and it will appear in your history. if a rom crashes when loading, you probably need the bios file for it! search something along the lines of "beetle saturn retroarch core" and there should be a libretro site with the core's information, scroll down and you will see the name of the bios file for the core, (you should only need the bios files that aren't optional) then you can look up the name of the bios file and find it online. (probably on internet archive) anyways, retroarch is a great emulator and ive been using lakka on my nintendo switch too! easily a game changer and beats delta!

Airplane🦮 ,

The best emulation app is finally here! But there is one problem.

This is my favorite app for emulation, I love everything about it, but this iOS port has a few problems. First of all, it annoys me so much when I have to change from d pad to joystick, I understand there is limited screen space but it would be incredibly helpful if you could add a thing like what the steam link app has where you can customize the button layout. Other than that my only other problem is that the core options are limited. Thank you so much for bringing RetroArch to iOS!

rapidemboar ,

I’ve got achievements, I’m happy

Personally I think this is quite a rough implementation compared to the Delta emulator that released a few weeks ago, but it otherwise plays games just as well as Delta if not better in some cases. RetroArch isn’t as pretty and isn’t integrated as well with iOS devices, with my biggest gripe being that I can’t add games from my iCloud drive into playlists, and have to sift through my files to open games. While Delta’s a bit easier to use, Retroarch offers more settings and a much wider variety of systems to emulate, so if you want to play N64, Sega, or arcade games on your phone you’ve come to the right place. Personally, the big draw for me is support for RetroAchievements, which allows you to unlock community-made achievements as you play. This will definitely be my emulator of choice for the foreseeable future, though I’d be really happy to see some quality-of-life improvements down the line.

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