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Core info
License Proprietary/Non-commercial
Extensions smc, sfc, swc, fig

Snes9x is a Super Nintendo video game system emulator that can be used as a libretro core.


Snes9x is a portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.

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


Snes9x does not support using BIOS image files.


This core has a few options that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is highlighted and in italics:

  • snes9x_layer_1 (yes/no): Display layer 1
  • snes9x_layer_2 (yes/no): Display layer 2
  • snes9x_layer_3 (yes/no): Display layer 3
  • snes9x_layer_4 (yes/no): Display layer 4
  • snes9x_layer_5 (yes/no): Display sprite layer
  • snes9x_gfx_clip (yes/no): Graphic clip windows
  • snes9x_gfx_transp (yes/no): Transparency effects
  • snes9x_sndchan_1 (yes/no): Play sound channel 1
  • snes9x_sndchan_2 (yes/no): Play sound channel 2
  • snes9x_sndchan_3 (yes/no): Play sound channel 3
  • snes9x_sndchan_4 (yes/no): Play sound channel 4
  • snes9x_sndchan_5 (yes/no): Play sound channel 5
  • snes9x_sndchan_6 (yes/no): Play sound channel 6
  • snes9x_sndchan_7 (yes/no): Play sound channel 7
  • snes9x_sndchan_8 (yes/no): Play sound channel 8


The SNES9x core supports six different controller settings:

  • SNES Joypad: Super Nintendo Controller
  • SNES Multitap: Super Nintendo Multitap
  • SNES Mouse: Super Nintendo Mouse
  • Super Scope: Super Scope Light Gun
  • Justifier: Justifier Light Gun
  • Justifiers: Justifier Light Guns
RetroPad SNES Joypad
Retro Dpad.png SNES Dpad.png
Retro Y Round.png SNES Y.png
Retro X Round.png SNES X.png
Retro B Round.png SNES B.png
Retro A Round.png SNES A.png
Retro L1.png SNES L.png
Retro R1.png SNES R.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
Pointer Devices
Mouse SNES Mouse SuperScope Justifiers
Retro Mouse.png 48px 48px 48px
Retro Left.png 48px 48px 48px
Retro Right.png 48px 48px 48px
Retro Right+Middle.png 48px 48px
Retro Left+Middle.png 48px 48px
Retro Left+Middle.png+Retro Left.png 48px 48px

Compatibility List/General Issues

Main article: Compatibility/General Issues List

External Links