A new era of retro gaming dawns on Apple devices as RetroArch arrives

RetroArch's vast library of supported systems will leave you spoiled for choice.

A new era of retro gaming dawns on Apple devices as RetroArch arrives
Delta for iOS emulator with N64 cartridges on table
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  • RetroArch, a versatile emulator frontend, has finally launched officially for iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.
  • The app offers access to numerous emulation cores, allowing users to play classic titles from various consoles.

Apple’s recent embrace of retro game emulators on its App Store continues to bear fruit. RetroArch, a free, open-source, and cross-platform frontend, has made its debut on Apple devices, bringing a vast library of classic games to iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.

While not an emulator itself, RetroArch serves as a versatile platform where users can load various emulation cores, enabling users to play games from a multitude of consoles. The platform supports a plethora of emulators, known as libretro cores, allowing users to revisit beloved titles from over 50 gaming systems spanning generations.