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If you are feeling nostalgic about good old Super Mario days but can’t find your old Nintendo, it might not be lost just yet. You can access your favorite retro game even without having a hardware version of Nintendo by downloading an emulator that preserved the exact Nintendo functionality. 

ZSNES is one of the most popular Nintendo and Microsoft Xbox emulators for Windows PC. Just install the software on your PC to get a realistic gaming experience. The program has all the features of your favorite console. 

How Can ZSNES Boost Your PC?

Just judging from the tool’s name, you can already understand that it was designed for Super Nintendo Entertainment System Emulation. The tool supports all popular OSs such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD. Using this emulator, you can access your favorite retro games, including Final Fantasy 4, Earthbound, Super Mario Cart, Megaman X3, Star Ocean, and others. All your favorite 16-bit video games from childhood can now be available on your PC. 

Even though the tool is quite old, with the first version being developed at 1997, it’s compatible with the latest Windows versions as well. The interface may seem a bit old-fashioned but that should be expected from a Retro video game emulator. The software emulates not only the basic console’s functionality but also preserves enhancement chips. This enhances gaming experience even further, providing closer resemblance to original Nintendo functionality. Simulator’s features include all classical Nintendo possibilities, such as Cheat menu, Fast-forward function, iconic pause menu, the possibility to save the gameplay, and even multiplayer. 

Before installing ZSNES, make sure that you have ROM support available on your PC. Also, the tool doesn't have access to game files - you have to download them yourself. 

ZSNES Key Features Include:

  • Launch retro Nintendo and Xbox games directly from your PC;
  • Preserves the full Nintendo experience, including functionality and interface;
  • Supports multiplayer;
  • Includes image upscaling, gameplay support, and cheat menu;
  • Preserves several enhancement chips. 


ZSNES is a lightweight and multifunctional tool that’s capable of emulating Xbox and Nintendo playing experience. Using this software, you can play your favorite retro games such as Mario Kart or Earthbound from your PC. The interface menu and functionality completely correspond to original console features. However, you need to download the games by yourself since the software doesn’t provide built-in access to game files. Also, be sure to have ROM file support for ZSNES to function properly.

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More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-07-15
  • Developer: zsKnight and Demo
  • Homepage: www.zsnes.com
  • Version: 1.51
  • File size: 847.45 KB
  • Downloads: 2,119
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: zsnesw151.zip
  • MD5 Checksum: d13339e5bef48124d60dc5bc155981fd