RetroArch (SNES)

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Originally known as SSNES, RetroArch has been the leading Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator for years. This Libretro front-end uses multiple top-class Libretro cores to provide the best gaming experience with whatever SNES game you want to play. 

RetroArch is a cross-platform software designed to be lightweight and portable. This open-source project can be used as a hub for many different software and applications such as media players and video games. However, RetroArch is mostly popular as a front-end for a wide range of emulators. This software is also compatible with dozens of platforms from Mac laptops to Android phones and even other gaming consoles.

Developed by Libretro Team, RetroArch uses the following Libretro cores for its SNES emulator:

  1. Higan
  2. Bsnes-Mercury
  3. Mednafen Bsnes
  4. nSide Balanced
  5. Snes9x
  6. Snes9x 2005
  7. Snes9x 2005 Plus
  8. Snes9x 2010

The wide selection of cores makes it possible to play your favorite game even better than the original console while ensuring maximum game compatibility. Different cores will also behave differently and offers a different gaming experience.

RetroArch Features

  • Fully cross-platform - available on a wide array of devices
  • More than 300 available Libretro cores
  • Gamepad support
  • Advanced savestate with convenient features
  • Clean desktop-style UI
  • Configurations saved separately per game and core
  • Customizable resolution and layout
  • Awesome graphical enhancements and dozens of shaders
  • Increase resolution and HD support
  • Dozens of performance tweaks to make your games run smoother
  • Dynamic control for audio and video
  • Supported video streaming
  • Functional fast-forward and real-time rewind options
  • Netplay support for supported games
  • Video lag reduction
  • Custom overlays
  • and many more

Breathe new life into the classic games by giving them vivid colors and smoother gameplay with RetroArch. Keep in mind that this software does not come with any included games. Users must provide legal copies of the games themselves.

RetroArch featuring the beautiful RPG Secret of ManaSuper Mario World looks awesome with RetroArch's shadersSpeedrun challenge with Super Metroid on RetroArchEnjoying Super Tennis with SSNES emulator

RetroArch Emulator download can be obtained free to play Super Nintendo. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Android with fastest download speeds on This SNES Emulator (also known as SSNES) 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 Snes9x EX+ and Bsnes.

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