Emulation is hardware or software that allows one computer system to behave like another. In the world of retro gaming this means that a newer more powerful system can pretend to be an older console or computer and old software can be loaded.
Emulators for various old games platforms are available to run on different systems – Windows, macOS, even in web browsers.
I’m going to concentrate on the following emulated systems on this blog, as I have owned them/played with them at some point.
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (released 1982)
- IBM PC (first released in 1981 and still going!)
- Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis) (released 1990)
- Nintendo Super NES (released 1992)
- Sony Playstation (released 1995)
- Nintendo 64 (released 1997)
- Sony Playstation 2 (released 2000)
- Nintendo Gameboy Advance (released 2001)
- Xbox (released 2001)
- Xbox 360 (released 2005)
- Wii (released 2006)
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