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We've compiled a list of 11 free and paid alternatives to Lakka. The primary competitors include RetroArch, EmulationStation. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Lakka and RetroX, Happy Chick, batocera.linux. Also you can look at other similar options here: Games.

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Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem.

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Lakka Overview

Lakka is the official Linux distribution of Small RetroArch iconRetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.


Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator, Lakka is able to emulate a large range of hardware and has some usefull features such as Braid-like rewinding, joypad hotplug and video streaming.

User friendly

Lakka is easy to setup and use. Once installed to your SD card, you just have to put your rom on the card, plug your joypad and enjoy your favorite old games.

Low cost

The hardware required to run Lakka cost only $35. We also support PS3 and XBox360 controllers so you don't have to buy new ones. The power can be supplied by any micro USB adapter like the one of your smartphone.

Open source

Our code is free as in freedom and hosted on Github. We accept external contributions, and we do our best to integrate our own patches into upstream projects.

Lakka Features

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