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bsnes is a Super Nintendo / Super Famicom emulator that began development on October 14th, 2004. It is a subset project of higan, and focuses on performance, features, and ease of use.

bsnes can optionally be configured to have equal accuracy to higan's SNES emulation, but these accuracy options do come at a run-time performance cost.

Some of the unique features to bsnes include:

Download (stable)

bsnes v108 (source code)
bsnes v108 (Windows binary)
bsnes v108 (macOS Mojave binary)

Download (nightly)

Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD binaries


GitHub source code repository

Supported Systems


FreeBSD 10.0+
Windows 7+ (64-bit)


Linux 3.2+
macOS 10.7+
Windows 7+ (32-bit)