RetroArch Emulator Is Finally Available On iOS Devices

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Since Apple has relaxed their rules regarding emulators being allowed on their app store, it has opened up the floodgates to applications, and finally after a couple months of waiting RetroArch is here for us all to download on the App Store.

For those that don’t know, RetroArch is one of the most loved front ends for emulators, allowing gamers to source cores for most retro consoles you can think of. The simple user interface makes it easy to understand and because its open-source it’s constantly getting updates making it even more fluid as the years go by.

It also has no ads and it’s completely free making it an all-round application that every retro gamer needs. What’s also great about it is that it features retro achievements for those of you that want an extra hit of dopamine when playing your favourite retro games.

Not only that, it can save/load states, it accepts cheats, custom overlays, bluetooth controllers, fast forward/rewind and many more benefits that make it great.

What cores does RetroArch Support?

  • * 2048
  • * Amstrad – CPC (CrocoDS)
  • * Amstrad – CPC/GX4000 (Caprice32)
  • * Arcade (FinalBurn Neo)
  • * Atari – 2600 (Stella 2014)
  • * Atari – 2600 (Stella)
  • * Atari – 5200 (Atari800)
  • * Atari – 5200 (a5200)
  • * Atari – 7800 (ProSystem)
  • * Atari – Lynx (Handy)
  • * Bandai – WonderSwan/Color (Beetle Cygne)
  • * Commodore – Amiga (PUAE)
  • * Commodore – C128 (VICE x128)
  • * Commodore – C64 (VICE x64, fast)
  • * Commodore – C64 (VICE x64sc, accurate)
  • * Commodore – C64 SuperCPU (VICE xscpu64)
  • * Commodore – CBM-II 5×0 (VICE xcbm5x0)
  • * Commodore – CBM-II 6×0/7×0 (VICE xcbm2)
  • * Commodore – PET (VICE xpet)
  • * Commodore – PLUS/4 (VICE xplus4)
  • * Commodore – VIC-20 (VICE xvic)
  • * Dinothawr
  • * Fairchild ChannelF (FreeChaF)
  • * GCE – Vectrex (vecx)
  • * Game Music Emu
  • * Handheld Electronic (GW)
  • * MSX/SVI/ColecoVision/SG-1000 (blueMSX)
  • * Mattel – Intellivision (FreeIntv)
  • * NEC – PC Engine / CD (Beetle PCE FAST)
  • * NEC – PC Engine / SuperGrafx / CD (Beetle PCE)
  • * NEC – PC Engine SuperGrafx (Beetle SuperGrafx)
  • * NEC – PC-98 (Neko Project II Kai)
  • * Nintendo – DS (DeSmuME)
  • * Nintendo – DS (melonDS DS)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy / Color (Gambatte)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy / Color (Gearboy)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy / Color (SameBoy)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy / Color (TGB Dual)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy Advance (VBA Next)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy Advance (VBA-M)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy Advance (gpSP)
  • * Nintendo – Game Boy Advance (mGBA)
  • * Nintendo – NES / Famicom (FCEUmm)
  • * Nintendo – NES / Famicom (Mesen)
  • * Nintendo – NES / Famicom (Nestopia UE)
  • * Nintendo – NES / Famicom (QuickNES)
  • * Nintendo – Nintendo 64 (Mupen64Plus-Next)
  • * Nintendo – SNES / SFC (Snes9x 2005)
  • * Nintendo – SNES / SFC (Snes9x 2010)
  • * Nintendo – SNES / SFC (Snes9x)
  • * Nintendo – SNES / SFC (bsnes)
  • * Nintendo – SNES / SFC (bsnes-hd beta)
  • * Nintendo – SNES / SFC / Game Boy / Color (Mesen-S)
  • * Nintendo – Virtual Boy (Beetle VB)
  • * PocketCDG
  • * Quake (TyrQuake)
  • * Rick Dangerous (XRick)
  • * SNK – Neo Geo AES/MVS (Geolith)
  • * SNK – Neo Geo CD (NeoCD)
  • * SNK – Neo Geo Pocket / Color (RACE)
  • * ScummVM
  • * Sega – MS/GG (SMS Plus GX)
  • * Sega – MS/GG/MD/CD (Genesis Plus GX Wide)
  • * Sega – MS/GG/MD/CD (Genesis Plus GX)
  • * Sega – MS/GG/MD/CD/32X (PicoDrive)
  • * Sega – MS/GG/SG-1000 (Gearsystem)
  • * Sega – Saturn (Beetle Saturn)
  • * Sharp – X68000 (PX68k)
  • * Sinclair – ZX Spectrum (Fuse)
  • * Sony – PlayStation (Beetle PSX HW)
  • * Sony – PlayStation (Beetle PSX)
  • * Sony – PlayStation (PCSX ReARMed)
  • * Sony – PlayStation Portable (PPSSPP)
  • * Texas Instruments TI-83 (Numero)
  • * Thomson – MO/TO (Theodore)
  • * Vircon32
  • * VirtualXT
  • * WASM-4
  • * Watara – Supervision (Potator)

I know what you are thinking, that’s a lot of cores, and yes it is, it’s what makes this one of the best emulators on the iPhone, it’s an incredible bit of kit, and it’s now ready for you on the App Store. Happy gaming.


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