What is an Emulator?
Emulators simulate other devices without needing to have the physical hardware. This allows you to play physical consoles (like N64, GBA, SNES, PSX) on your PC computers, and Android or iOS phones and tablets. The Emulator program is a simulation which allows you to run ROMs/ISOs within.
What is a ROM or Game Image?
It is an image copy of the actual game. The ROM is the file format after extraction from a game cartridge or CD / ISO so you can play it on an emulator.
How to Play Games?
Use this tutorial to play games on an emulator:
- The initial step is to get an Emulator of the console you want to emulate. Use the list of emulators to find an emulator that works best for your system. Each console has emulators that are available for various devices and platforms.
- The next step is to find and download the game you want to play. Browse through the list of roms for each console to see a complete listing of games. You can also search the site for games or use the game tags to find specific ROMs.
- Playing the games within the browser is also possible. Many popular consoles can play online within your browser without downloading emulators or ROMs. Use the Play Game Online button on the ROM page to use this option.
- The last step is to run the emulator and load the ROM. The game should start playing.