Best 8 NES Emulators for Windows OS 2019

In the world of gamers, there is a wide range of possibilities to play games, even the discontinued versions of them. Here are a few NES emulators which are up to their standards.

RockNES

One of the best emulators in the market is RockNES. It is still supported by the developer and gets frequent updates and bug fixes. It works smoothly and has the right amount of features compared to other emulators in the market.

Advantages:

  • Well built graphics for PC support.
  • Adjustable screen size and full HD support.
  • Exclusive Eagle mode which enhances the usability to a whole.
  • This is one of the modern emulators available in the market.

Dolphin

I would consider this emulator to be worthy of its second rank in this list because of these following features.

Advantages:

  • Active developer support and updates roll out frequently.
  • Fullscreen and HD support
  • Nintendo wifi link.
  • Available in Mac and Linux also (native windows support).

Disadvantages:

  • Driver bug with NVIDIA graphics on the DirectX.
  • D3D driver bug.

NESBox

NESBox supports all Super Nintendo and GameBoy games. It is a browser oriented emulator.

Advantages:

  • It comes with predefined controls mapped to the keys.
  • Supports local multiplayer.
  • Save the game at any point.

Disadvantages:

  • It runs only in the browser.
  • Microsoft account is required to save/load games.

RetroArch

It enables the user to get hands-on their favorite games on a wide range of computers and consoles.

Advantages:

  • It supports the latest cores.
  • It has an advanced graphical interface.
  • Multiple platform support.

Disadvantages:

  • Difficult to set up the emulator.

FCEUX

It is an open-source NES emulator. It is a merger of various forks of FCEU ultra.

Advantages:

  • Supports playback feature.
  • Custom ROM and hacking features.

Disadvantages:

  • Colour palette is terrible though

jNES

It is an original 8-bit NES emulator.

Advantages:

  • This emulator has adjustable graphics and sound profile.
  • It supports joysticks.

Disadvantages:

  • Although with these features, the emulator lacks some of the necessary functions.

VirtualNES

It is a Japanese emulator with advanced features. Anyhow it is in Japanese. If you want an English version, you have to search harder. Fortunately, you can find one in the emulator zone.

Advantages:

  • It has joystick support.
  • Full-screen mode is available.
  • You can use cheat codes.

Disadvantages:

  • Sadly there isn’t any developer support for this emulator.

NestopiaUE

It is also an open-source emulator. It has been ported to Mac OS lately. So if you’re a Mac user, no worries.

Advantages:

  • Supports external devices.
  • Screen size options are available.
  • Native in-app screen recording.
  • Multiplayer support and auto-saving features.

Disadvantages:

  • The developer support was discontinued back in 2008, so no updates can be expected.
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