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Core info
License GPLv2
Extensions nes

QuickNES is a Nintendo Entertainment System video game system emulator that can be used as a libretro core.


Nes_Emu, the core NES emulator library used by QuickNES, began as a very simple NES emulator sometime in 2004. It was based on the 6502 CPU core and APU sound core used in the Game_Music_Emu sound engine.

Feature Support

These are libretro features, not frontend or standalone emulator features.

Saves Save states Rewind Netplay Cheats Controllers API Rumble Sensors Camera Location Subsystem API


QuickNES does not support using BIOS image files.


This core does not feature core options.


The QuickNES core supports one controller setting:

  • NES Joypad: Nintendo Entertainment System Controller
RetroPad NES Joypad
Retro Dpad.png SNES Dpad.png
Retro Y Round.png
Retro X Round.png
Retro B Round.png NES B.png
Retro A Round.png NES A.png
Retro L1.png
Retro R1.png
Retro R2.png
Retro R2.png
Retro Left Stick.png
Retro Right Stick.png
Retro L3.png
Retro R3.png
Retro Select.png SNES Select.png
Retro Start.png SNES Start.png

Compatibility List/General Issues

Main article: [1]

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