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Nintendo 64 Emulators

The N64 was released in mid-1996 as Nintendo's front-runner in the original next-gen console wars. Although it was a much higher powered machine than Sony's Playstation or Sega's Saturn, the N64 always lagged behind in sales. Nintendo chose to sell the machine on the merits of its fast-loading cartridge system and the insignificant fact that it featured a 64-bit architecture - unfortunately for Nintendo, people were more impressed by high-capacity CD media, in-game movie sequences and pre-recorded soundtracks than fast loading and the size of the machine's pipeline. Developers often preferred the Playstation for their titles due to the N64's inability to provide media rich content which games such as the Final Fantasy series demanded. Although the hardware facilitated classics such as Goldeneye and the late Perfect Dark, it wasn't enough to win over the masses.

Fortunately the system is well-emulated, allowing us to play legendary games such as Zelda, Turok & Goldeneye. A fairly modern system is needed to play emulate the machine, and a 3D accelerated graphics card is an absolute must (onboard graphics won't cut the mustard here). Game ROMs are available from ripped cartridges, ranging in size (5MB-70MB).

  • CPU: MIPS R4300i, 93.75MHz, 64-bit, 24KB L1, 125 MIPS, 250 MB/sec Bus
  • Graphics: SGI RCP, 62.5MHz, 100 MFLOPS, 150K Polygons/Sec, 32-bit Color, 500 MB/sec Bus
  • Sound: SGI RCP, 64 2D Voices, ADPCM, 500 MB/sec Bus
  • Data: 4MB (500 MB/s), Cartridge (32MB), Expansion 4MB RAM


 Mupen64++   Windows   Free          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarNo Star 8.2 (58 Votes) 
 Project64   Windows, Android   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarHalf StarNo Star 8.0 (460 Votes) 
  One of the best Nintendo 64 emulators available.
 BizHawk    Windows   Open-Source          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarHalf StarNo Star 8.0 (1328 Votes) 
  Multi-system emulator designed for Tool-Assisted Speedruns (TAS)
 RetroArch    Multi-platform   Open-Source          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarNo StarNo Star 7.7 (234 Votes) 
  Frontend for the Libretro API, effectively a multi-system emulator
 Ares   Windows   Free          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarNo StarNo Star 7.5 (30 Votes) 
 Mupen64   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarNo StarNo Star 7.4 (44 Votes) 
  Nintendo 64 emulator designed to be portable to multiple systems.
 UltraHLE   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarNo StarNo StarNo Star 6.6 (21 Votes) 
  The legendary Nintendo 64 emulator. Unfortunately not updated anymore since it's release.
 1964   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarHalf StarNo StarNo StarNo Star 6.5 (35 Votes) 
  In the same league as Project64, or in other words, it's GOOD.
 Daedalus   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarHalf StarNo StarNo StarNo Star 6.3 (12 Votes) 
  Good open source Nintendo 64 emulator.
 SupraHLE   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star 6.0 (18 Votes) 
  Hacked version of UltraHLE which supports more features and games.
 UltraHLE 2064   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Half StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star 5.3 (22 Votes) 
  The succesor of a legend!
 mupen64plus   Windows, MacOS, Linux   Free          Rating: Half StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star 4.9 (30 Votes) 
  Cross platform N64 emulator.
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