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Download retro game ROMs for all consoles with this Android emulator.

What is RetroArch?

RetroArch is one of the best emulators for Android. It is focused on bringing as many games as possible from all consoles to your smartphone. You can download any console core and many games from within the app. This is very convenient due to the fact that you are not required to go to external sites for ROMs and cores.

What systems can RetroArch emulate?

RetroArch can emulate the following consoles:

  • PlayStation 1 (PCSX ReARMed)
  • Super Nintendo (SNES9x Next)
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (FCEUmm / NEStopia)
  • GameBoy / GameBoy Color (Gambatte)
  • GameBoy Advance (VBA Next), Arcade (Final Burn Alpha)
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color (Mednafen NGP)
  • Virtual Boy (Mednafen VB)
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive (Genesis Plus GX)
  • Sega Master System / Sega Game Gear (Genesis Plus GX)
  • Sega CD / Mega CD (Genesis Plus GX)
  • PC Engine / PC Engine CD (Mednafen PCE Fast)
  • WonderSwan Color / Crystal (Mednafen Wonderswan).

How do I get ROMs for RetroArch?

You can download any ROM from this emulator. This is one of the things that make it very special. It has a catalogue with many retro video game like Doom, Quake, Tomb Raider and many others. Download is very easy and can be done buy following these simple steps:

  1. Select Online Updater from the main menu screen.
  2. Tap on Content Downloader to access all available ROMS.
  3. Select the game of your choice. It may be in folder named after its console.
  4. Tap on it and it will be downloaded automatically.
  5. Select Load Content and find the downloaded game. Tap on it to start it .

How do you use RetroArch?

RetroArch is may be most easy to use Android emulator out there. You can use it to play almost all console games on your Android device and on top of it you can play them in multiplayer mode. It solves the main problem to gamers - How to organize the hundreds of emulators and ROMs. This is made like a child game with the in-app download options of this emulator. You can also update any game with add-ons and cheats.


RetroArch is the most sophisticated and user-friendly Android emulator you can download and use freely. It is open source and allows cross-platform applications through development interface called Libretro. This is giving you rich features such as OpenGL, cross-platform camera support and location support.

It comes with its own built-in collection of applications to provide you with a 'one-stop-shop' for entertainment.

RetroArch is an open-source project that makes use of a powerful development interface called Libretro. Libretro and RetroArch are perfectly suited for creating games, emulators and multimedia programs. * View database information about each game once added to a collection!. * Download programs ('cores') online.

Download RetroArch APK for Android version 1.80. Our users give Libretro 4.85 star rating from 7 votes for this free action app. Based on 8920 downloads including my own, I believe it is all about emulator, retro, gaming while being useful, and working fine on my Android phone and tablet.

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RetroArch Specifications

License Free
Requirements Require Android 4.1 and up
Language English
Categories , , , , , , , , , ,
Size 97M
Version 1.80
Publish Date
Author Libretro
Downloads 8920
Download options APK / Google Play
User Rating 4.86 / 5

Is RetroArch safe?

  • The app is confirmed safe by VirusTotal. No engines detected this file as harmful.
  • Its latest version is 1.80 and will take 97M of storage on your device.
  • The most recent update is on

How to download RetroArch?

The best option is to download straight from your browser. Below is helpful illustrated guide how to do it.

How to download RetroArch APK?

  1. Tap on the Download button below.
  2. Now you will be directed to the download page. There are options to download the file or install it from Play Store.
  3. Tap on Download APK.
  4. Confirmation window will pop up depending on your browser preferences.
  5. Tap on Download again and save the file on your device.

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