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We've compiled a list of 6 free and paid alternatives to Recalbox. The primary competitors include EmulationStation, Lakka. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Recalbox and batocera.linux, Ignition (gaming OS), Retropie. Also you can look at other similar options here: Games.

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A graphical and themeable emulator front-end that allows you to access all your favorite games in...

Free Open Source

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

Free Open Source

batocera.linux is an operating system (like Windows 10 and Mac OS) specialized in retrogaming

Ignition (gaming OS)
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A fully customizable "console" in your living room that not only plays all the classic...

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RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine.

Retrogaming open source operating system for Raspberry Pi, Odroid and PC.

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Recalbox Overview

Recalbox is a light embedded system created to run on the raspberryPi ,raspberryPI 2 and on PC x86/x64.

You can transform your rpi or your pc in an emulation platform, supporting up to 40 systems !


Supports Amiga, Atari 2600/7800, C64, NES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, DS, Super Nintendo, DOSBox and ScummVM, Master System, Megadrive (Genesis), FBA, iMame4all, PCEngine, MSX1/2, PSX, SegaCD, Sega 32x, and more!
Build with buildroot, so the root file system is only 100MB compressed.
Rescue system based on NOOBS : reinstall directly from your sd card or get the last version from the net
Online update
Network access to rom folder, screenshots, saves.
fat32 rom partition : compatible with all systems
Controller configuration in the frontend : configure once, play everywhere.
Background frontend music
PS3 and Shanwan Bluetooth built-in support (plug a controller, unplug and play)
French, English, Portugues (thanks to mgoulart), Spanish, German and maybe other to come if you participate.
Frontend based on Aloshi great EmulationStation2
FBA optimized version with 4 player support (yeah Dungeons and Dragons)
Use RPi GPIOs as controllers

Recalbox Features

tick-square Multi System Emulator

Recalbox Platforms

Raspbian Odroid Raspberry Pi Linux

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Recalbox Categories

Games OS and Utilities

Recalbox Tags

neo-geo commodore-64 amiga video-game mame playstation nintendo gba retro-gaming snes master-system genesis arcade-emulation console emulation

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