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Emulating old games is fun! But which are considered most interesting for their console? Some pointers.

Nintendo Entertainment System (1983)

  • emulators: Mesen core, nestopia
  • rated as 'best of NES' by 2 out of 2 sources: Bionic Commando, Castlevania III, Contra, Duck Tales, Excitebike, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Megaman 2, Metroid, Mike Tyson's Punch-out, R.C. Pro-Am, River City Randsom, Super Mario Bros 1, Super Mario Bros 3
  • rated as 'best of NES' by 1 out of 2 sources: Battletoads, Bubble Bobble, Castlevania, Dr. Mario, Dragon Warrior, Dragon Warrior3, Ghosts ’n’ Goblins, Gradius, Hudson’s Adventure Island, Kirby’s Adventure, Metal Gear, Mr. Gimmick, Ninja Gaiden, Super C, Super Mario Bros. 2, Tetris, Zelda II – The Adventure of Link

Commodore Amiga (1985)

  • games: Alien Breed, Another World, Cannon Fodder, Carrier Command, Chaos Engine, Defender of the Crown, Fire & Ice, International Karate+, It Came from the Desert, Kick Off, Lemmings, Lotus 3, Moonstone, North & South, Pinball Dreams, Populous, Ports of Call, Rick Dangerous, Rock’n’Roll, Shadow of the Beast, Siedler, Speedball 2, Star Glider 2, Stunt Car Racer, Super Cars II, Turrican 2, Wings, Wings of Fury, Worms, Xenon 2, Neuromancer
  • shooter games: xenon 2, banshee, disposable hero

Sega Mega Drive (1988)

  • games: Aladdin, Altered Beast, Battletoads & Double Dragon, Castle of Illusion, Comix Zone, Contra: Hard Corps/Probotector, Desert Strike: Return To The Gulf, Dragon’s Fury, Ecco The Dolphin, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Eliminate Down, Ghouls ‚n Ghosts, Gunstar Heroes, Herzog Zwei, Landstalker, Mega Turrican, Mortal Kombat 2, Phantasy Star IV, The Revenge of Shinobi, Ristar, Shining Force II, Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master, Sonic Spinball, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Streets of Rage 2, Strider, Thunder Force IV, Toejam & Earl, Zero Wing, Wonder boy in monster land, Super shinobi

Super NES (1990)

  • emulators: Snes9x 2010 core, zsnes, nestopia, higan
  • rated as 'best of SNES'
    • by 3 out of 3 sources: Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda – A Link to the Past, Secret of Mana, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario World, Super Metroid
    • by 2 out of 3 sources: Megaman X, Star Fox, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound / Mother 2, Final Fantasy VI / Final Fantasy III (US), Super Mario All-Stars
    • by 1 out of 3 sources: ActRaiser, Aladdin, Axelay, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Breath of Fire, Contra III – The Alien Wars, Final Fantasy 4, F-Zero, Final Fantasy III, Harvest Moon, Kirby’s Dream Course, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, NBA Jam – Tournament Edition, Super Castlevania IV, Super Ghouls'N Ghosts, Super Mario World 2, Super Punch-Outcat, Super R-Type, Super Turrican 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV – Turtles in Time, Zombies ate my Neighbours, Parodius, Final fight, Star Ocean, Star Fox 2, Terranigma

Sony Playstation 1 (1994)

  • emulators: PSCX - Rearmed core
  • games1: Ape Escape, Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, Chrono Cross, Crash Bandicoot, Einhänder, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy VII, Gran Turismo 2, Grand Theft Auto 2, Mega Man X4, Metal Gear Solid, Micro Machines V3, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, One, PaRappa the Rapper (Abb.), R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Rayman, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Silent Hill, Spyro the Dragon, Suikoden 2, Syphon Filter, Tekken 3, Tomb Raider, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Vagrant Story, Vib Ribbon, Wipeout, Wipeout XL
  • games2: Castlevania - Symphony of the Night, Crash Bandicoot - Warped, Final Fantasy VII, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, MediEvil, Resident Evil 1, Spyro - Year of the Dragon, Tekken 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Kula world, Syphon Filter

N64 (1996)

  • Mupen64Plus core
  • games: 007 Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur day, Diddy Kong Racing, F-Zero X, Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask, Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time, Paper Mario, Perfect Dark, Star Fox 64, Super Mario 64, Super Smash Brothers, Wave Race 64, Blast corps

Game boy color (1998)

  • Sameboy core
  • games: Donkey Kong Country, Dragon Warrior Monsters, Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening, Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Seasons, Magical Tetris Challenge, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Metal Gear Solid, Micro Machines V3, Pokemon Gold, Shantae, Wario Land 3, Warlocked

Arcade machines (1978 - 1998)

  • games: 1942, Arkanoid, Asteroids, Bubble Bobble, Centipede, Contra, Defender, Dig Dug, DoDonPachi, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Galaga, Golden Axe, Joust, King of Fighters 98, Marble Madness, Mercs, Metal Slug, Moon Patrol, Ms. PacMan, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Q*Bert, Raiden, Shinobi, The Simpsons, Space Invaders, Tapper, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles – Turtles in Time, Tempest, Tron

Game boy advanced (2001)

  • games: Dragon Ball Z - Buu's Fury, Dragon Ball Z - Supersonic Warriors, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Kirby - Nightmare in dreamland, Legend of Zelda - ALttP 4S, Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap, Metal Slug Advance, Pokemon Fire-red, Super Mario Advance 2, Super Mario Advance 4, Mario & luigi superstar saga, Final fantasy I&II, Final fantasy 4/5/6 advance, Advance wars 1/2, Castlevania circle of the moon, Metroid fusion


  • Wipeout (PS1)
  • Rez (PS2, Dreamcast, PS4)
  • Outer wilds (PS4)
  • Control (PS4)
software/games/retrogames.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/23 12:22 (external edit)