What is NES?Edit


An NES and a joystick

The Nintendo Entertainment System (also abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer (ファミリーコンピュータ Famirī Konpyūta) (also known as the Famicom (ファミコン Famikon) and abbreviated as FC) on July 15, 1983, and was later released in North Americaduring 1985, in Europe during 1986, and Australia in 1987.


What is emulator?Edit

An emulator is a piece of software which is often used to emulate video game consoles such as the NES,PlayStation and SEGA Genesis.They are also used for testing ROM hacks because they are hard to put on an physical cartridge.

Popular EmulatorsEdit

Jnes  Windows   Freeware         
  Another good NES emulator for Windows. Requires a reasonbly fast PC.
Nestopia  Windows   Freeware          
  NES Emulator
FCEUX  Windows   Freeware          
  Back again, now open source, ported for Windows and much improved!
VirtuaNES  Windows   Freeware          
  Relatively new emulator of Japanese origin. An English version is available though!
Nesticle  Windows / DOS   Freeware          
  It's old and hasn't been updated in ages, but it still rocks!
NESten  Windows   Freeware         
  Great NES emulator for Windows.
NesterJ  Windows   Freeware          
  Improved version of the emulator Nester.
RockNES  Windows / DOS   Freeware          
  Nice NES emulator, but a little slower than the rest. Available for both Windows and DOS.
UberNES  Windows   Freeware          
Nintendulator  Windows   Free         
  NES Emulator
FakeNES  Many   Freeware         
  Nintendo NES emulator
fwNES  DOS   Freeware         
  Probably the most compatible NES emulator available, although it hasn't been updated in ages.
80five  Windows   Freeware          
  The new version of MarioNES
MarioNES  Windows   Freeware          
  NintendoNES emulator
Nemulator  Windows   Free          
  NES Emulator
RetroCopy  Windows/Linux   Free          
  Multiple system emulator
HalfNES  Multi platform   Free          
  • Credit to The Emulator Zone for this list.

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