OpenEmu (SNES)

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Rekindle your love for retro gaming! OpenEmu is the best emulator to play your favorite classic SNES / Super Famicom games on your Mac computer. Previously known as OpenNestopia, this open-source project uses a modular architecture that allows users to simulate a wide array of gaming consoles including PSP, NDS, and SNES. 

Featuring modern macOS technologies, OpenEmu is popular for its fancy ROM library inspired by iTunes and other Apple apps. The unique gaming library also allows users to create their own collection mix - similar to how you create a music playlist. This full-featured library also supports multiple views, categories, and game ratings. 

Core Features

  • Beautiful Mac-themed UI
  • Unique feature-packed game library
  • Auto-updating gallery info
  • Customizable cover arts
  • Multithreaded playback
  • High-quality scaling
  • Real-time 3D effects
  • Graphical enhancements
  • Wide selection of beautiful filters
  • Full-screen support
  • Multiple ROM loading support
  • ROM hack support
  • Easy save states with convenient auto-saving
  • Enhanced gamepad support
  • Custom cores support (for systems like Wii)
  • and a whole lot more

For the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, OpenEmu uses a combination of Bsnes and Snes9x for its game engine plugin. With the native macOS frontend UI, OpenEmu is simply one of the best-looking multi-console emulators for Mac.

Playing the legendary RPG Earthbound with OpenEmu on MacKen versus Chun Li in Street Fighter II for SNES with OpenEmuDefeating evil bots in Mega Man X for SNES with OpenNestopiaFollow Mario's adventure in Super Mario RPG with OpenEmu

OpenEmu Emulator download can be obtained free to play Super Nintendo. Available for multiple platforms including Mac, Source and Other with fastest download speeds on This SNES Emulator (also known as OpenNestopia) is in English and can run games online in high quality. OpenEmu is developed by Josh Weinberg and OpenEmu Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Snes9x EX+ and Bsnes.

Download Links

OpenEmu v2.3.3 Mac newest MacFree2021-01-0932.90 MB
OpenEmu v2.3.2 Mac MacFree2021-01-0832.90 MB
OpenEmu v2.3.1 Mac MacFree2021-01-0432.90 MB

Additional other files:

OpenEmu v2.3.3 Source Windows SourceFree2021-01-0931.72 MBSource Code
OpenEmu v2.3.3 Source Linux SourceFree2021-01-0930.04 MBSource Code
OpenEmu Press Pack v2 OtherFree2021-01-097.61 MB