1. ares

ares

ares is a multi-system emulator that began development on October 14th, 2004.

It is a descendent of higan and bsnes and focuses on accuracy and preservation.

Downloads

ares v124 (Windows binary)
ares v124 (macOS binary)
ares v124 (ISC source code)

ares is available under the terms of the ISC license.

Other Platforms

These packages are maintained by third parties; they may not always be up-to-date.

ares (Linux Flatpak)
ares-emu (ArchLinux AUR)

Issues

You may file issues via the GitHub issue tracker

Features

Compatibility

Legend
Limited compatibility/experimental
Don't expect many titles to work
Average compatibility
At least half of commercially released titles should be playable
Good compatibility
Most commercially released titles should be playable
Excellent compatibility
All commercially released titles should be playable

ares currently emulates the following 27 hardware devices:

Status Name
Famicom + Famicom Disk System
Super Famicom
Nintendo 64
Game Boy + Super Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
SG-1000
Master System
Game Gear
Mega Drive
Mega CD
Mega 32X
PlayStation
PC Engine + PC Engine CD + SuperGrafx
Neo Geo AES
MSX + MSX2
ColecoVision
Neo Geo Pocket + Neo Geo Pocket Color
WonderSwan + WonderSwan Color + Pocket Challenge V2