OpenEmu Is A Mac App That Can Emulate Virtually All Classic Game Consoles

If you're a fan of the old school gaming platforms and have been struggling emulate them simply because you're a Mac user, you'll be happy to hear a new software called OpenEmu has come forth to save the day.

The difference between this emulator and other emulators (such as ones from is that you can consolidate all of your favorite emulators and ROM files within one place. Additionally, OpenEmu can scan your hard drive and locate any games you may already have, so there is no need to re-download any of your ROM files. Within OpenEmu you can emulate the following consoles:

  • Sega Master System
  • Game Gear
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo (NES)
  • Game Boy (Original)
  • Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Atari Lynx
  • Neo Geo Pocket
  • Sega 32X
  • Super Nintendo (SNES)


Having downloaded this the other day I was surprised to see the amount of preferences and customization that is included in this software. Additionally, if you can utilize these aftermarket controllers if you happen to own one:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox 360 (driver required)
  • PlayStation 3
  • Logitech series (Dual Action, Rumblepad 2, Gamepad F310/F510/F710)
  • Gravis GamePad Pro
  • RetroUSB SNES RetroPort and RetroPad
  • Sega Saturn USB
  • PS3 Neo Geo Pad USB
  • Retrode (SNES)
  • Retrolink SNES
  • Retrolink N64
  • N64 Adaptoid
  • Nintendo Wiimote
  • Nintendo Wii U Pro


At this time, OpenEmu supports OSX 10.7 or later and is free to use. You can download the OpenEmu software via this link and start enjoying your favorite classics without spending a dime!

EDIT: You may get the following popup when trying to run OpenEmu:

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If so, go to Settings -> Security & Privacy -> General -> Allow apps downloaded from: -> Change To ‘Anywhere'

Source: LifeHacker