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Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 24, 2012
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ZSNES Review

Sven Sorensen
A Super Nintendo (SNES) emulator with vast support for ROMs and controller options
A review of ZSNES by Sven Sørensen

Go back a few years and you might actually remember the hayday of the Super Nintendo, the console which followed the immensely popular Nintendo Entertainment System. Fast-forward to today and all you have left to relive those memories (unless you SNES console DID survive) is through one of the many SNES Emulators available, most of them freeware.

Here we have perhaps one of the best SNES emulators in ZSNES. It can emulate virtually any SNES game, though you will have to have the ROM available in order to actually play the game.

ROM files are available via many sources online, though in most areas, it is only legal to have the ROM if you actually own the game. Sometimes it's not allowed at all.

With that behind us, ZSNES allows SNES fans to play games through emulation and in our test, we were able to actually play some of the games by using a Sixaxis controller. The same is possible with an Xbox 360 controller if you're up to installing the drivers for it!

ZSNES is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from console emulators without restrictions. ZSNES 1.51 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This nintendo emulator software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Console Emulators
  • Open source and GPL software
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Compatibility with this nintendo emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from zsKnight.

ZSNES has been picked by our editors as very good.
ZSNES has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested ZSNES 1.51 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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