RetroArch (N64)

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The N64 is one of the greatest video game consoles in history by pioneering beautiful 3D graphics while bringing legendary franchises like Mario and Zelda into open worlds. When it comes to N64 emulation, you can never go wrong with Libretro front-end RetroArch. With an option of two legendary emulator cores; Mupen64Plus and Parallel 64, you can choose between accuracy or performance depending on the game you want to play or the experience you want to achieve.

On the two N64 Libretro cores, Parallel 64 is renowned to have better accuracy - perfect for playing the game in a vanilla setting, and getting that perfect console experience. On the other hand, Mupen64 cores (Mupen64Plus-Next, Mupen64Plus-Next GLES2, and Mupen64Plus-Next GLES3) have better overall performance, more customization options, and broader compatibility that makes it ideal for most players - casual or not.

On top of the individual core functions, the RetroArch front-end also brings dozens of convenient and advanced features such as: 

  • Cross-platform
  • Gamepad support
  • Clean desktop-style user interface
  • Customizable resolution and layout
  • Dozens of graphical enhancements
  • Netplay support
  • Fast-forward and rewind
  • Performance tweaks and options
  • HD support and upscaling
  • Custom overlays
  • Video lag reduction
  • Video streaming support
  • and dynamic audio and video control

RetroArch is compatible with many devices and platforms including Android TVs, WiiU, Switch, and mobile devices, and it is even available on Steam. Keep in mind that this software does not have any included games or ROM files. Users need to provide legal copies of the games they wish to play.

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RetroArch Emulator download can be obtained free to play Nintendo 64. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Android with fastest download speeds on This N64 Emulator is in English and can run games online in high quality. RetroArch is developed by Squarepusher, themaister and Libretro Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Project64 and Mupen64Plus.

Download Links

RetroArch v1.12.0 Windows 64-bit Installer newest WindowsFree2022-10-17191.07 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Windows 32-bit Installer WindowsFree2022-10-17189.10 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2022-10-17194.88 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-10-17192.82 MB
RetroArch v1.11.1 Windows 64-bit Installer WindowsFree2022-10-04191.05 MB
RetroArch v1.11.1 Windows 32-bit Installer WindowsFree2022-10-04189.08 MB
RetroArch v1.11.0 Windows 64-bit Installer WindowsFree2022-09-30191.02 MB
RetroArch v1.11.0 Windows 32-bit Installer WindowsFree2022-09-30189.05 MB
Retroarch v1.12.0 Mac newest MacFree2022-10-17165.67 MB
Retroarch v1.12.0 Mac Metal2 MacFree2022-10-17196.43 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Linux 64-bit newest LinuxFree2022-10-17242.28 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Linux 32-bit LinuxFree2022-10-17242.32 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Android 64-bit newest AndroidFree2022-10-17174.29 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Android 32-bit AndroidFree2022-10-17174.22 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 iOS 64-bit newest iOSFree2022-10-17417.52 MBiOS11 and above
RetroArch v1.12.0 iOS 32-bit iOSFree2022-10-17347.92 MBiOS9 and above
RetroArch v1.12.0 PSP PSPFree2022-10-1719.31 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 WiiU WiiFree2022-10-17607.73 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Wii WiiFree2022-10-1747.87 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 PS2 PS2Free2022-10-1741.57 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 3DS NDSFree2022-10-1743.22 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 XboxOne XboxFree2022-10-17379.09 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Switch SwitchFree2022-10-17231.08 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0-1 Haiku OtherFree2022-10-175.91 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 PSVita OtherFree2022-10-17403.15 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 RetroMini RS90 OtherFree2022-10-1732.70 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 RetroFW OtherFree2022-10-1734.70 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 OpenDingux OtherFree2022-10-1744.38 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 Miyoo OtherFree2022-10-1743.22 MB
RetroArch v1.12.0 GameCube OtherFree2022-10-1743.15 MB

Additional other files:

RetroArch v1.12.0 Source Windows SourceFree2022-10-1748.87 MBSource Code
RetroArch v1.12.0 Source Linux SourceFree2022-10-1743.47 MBSource Code
RetroArch v1.12.0 PSVita Data OtherFree2022-10-1750.15 MBData Files for PS Vita