Higan (SNES)


Higan is a multi-system emulator with an uncompromising focus on code readability and accuracy. It is one of the most cycle-accurate SNES emulators to date. This open-source emulator was initially developed by Near (Byuu), the developer of Bsnes emulator - which is also the basis of Higan. As of v110, this emulator can emulate twelve different systems and their variations, these are:

  • Famicom and Famicom Disk System (NES)
  • Super Famicom (SNES)
  • Game Boy consoles (Super GB, GB, GBC, GBA, GBP)
  • SG-1000 and SC-3000
  • Master System
  • Game Gear
  • Mega Drive and Mega CD
  • PC Engine
  • SuperGrafx
  • MSX and MSX2
  • ColecoVision,
  • Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • WonderSwan, WonderSwan Color, and SwanCrystal
  • Pocket Challenge V2.

Unlike most popular SNES emulators that tended to focus on High-Level Emulation (HLE), Higan is built upon a Low-Level Emulation (LLE) core which seeks to render the original code of the classic and retro games to create an experience as accurate to the original console as possible. The only drawback with this method is that it requires a lot more computation power, and thus requires a more powerful machine.

If you are looking for the most accurate SNES emulator on the market, then Higan should be at the top of your list. It is also the best choice if you're going to use SNES accessories like Satellaview, and more. Higan also has a unique user interface which might not appeal to the more casual users.

Hide your pots, hide your vases as the legendary pot breaker is back in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past with HiganSome noticeable improvements with Higan emulator's Super MetroidHigan featuring the arcade sensation game NBA JamFighting against a huge robotic boss on the legendary RPG game Chrono Trigger with Higan SNES emulator

Higan Emulator download can be obtained free to play Super Nintendo. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and FreeBSD with fastest download speeds on EmulatorDownload.net. This SNES Emulator is in English and can run games online in high quality. Higan is developed by Near (Byuu) and Higan Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Snes9x EX+ and Bsnes.

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Higan v110 Windows newest WindowsFree2020-04-053.81 MB
Higan v110 Mac newest MacFree2020-04-054.11 MB
Higan v110 Linux newest LinuxFree2020-04-054.17 MB
Higan v110 FreeBSD FreeBSDFree2020-04-054.85 MB

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Higan v110 Source Windows SourceFree2020-03-202.32 MBSource Code
Higan v110 Source Linux SourceFree2020-03-201.58 MBSource Code