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[v12.11] LaunchBox – Emulate, organize, and beautify your video games collection

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LaunchBox was originally developed as a front-end application for DOSBox, but has since evolved into a powerful multi-platform game launcher and manager for both modern PC games and retro video games. It gives us a better gaming experience, and allows us to manage games more intuitively and efficiently. If your computer has a lot of games, then LaunchBox could be just what you need.

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Batocera.linux – Universal retro gaming OS

Batocera.linux is a free and open-source Linux distribution specially made for retro gaming, developed by a team from France in 2016. It can be installed on USB flash drive or SD card and turn any computer/nanocomputer into a full-fledged retro gaming console temporarily or permanently. That means it does not do any change on your computer.

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[v1.39] Dig – Maybe the best emulator front-end for Android

Dig is a great emulator front-end (console emulators and game ROM files are not included) for Android platform, developed by Dig Games from Canada. It can help you painlessly organize and enjoy your retro game collections for dozens of video game systems.

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[MAME] Tumblepop – A platform game reminiscent of Bubble Bobble, Pang and Snow Bros.

There are four classic arcade games in this post: Tumblepop, Diet Go Go, Joe & Mac Returns, and Jumping Pop. The first three are all the works of Data East from Japan, were successively released in 1991, 1992 and 1994. Among them, the Joe & Mac Returns is a hybrid work of Tumblepop and Joe & Mac of Data East. The last game is a highly imitative copy of Tumblepop, was produced by ESD from South Korea and released in 2001.

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Lakka – Lightweight Linux distribution made for retro games

If you have an old computer at home that has been sitting around in a corner somewhere, you can use Lakka to turn it into a retro gaming console like the PlayStation/Xbox. You may already learn about several Linux distributions that specialize in reviving old computers, but you may not know this Linux distro that is specifically designed to transform old computers into a full-blown retro game console.

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Pegasus – A beautiful and handy front-end for all popular game emulators

At the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (198x~200x), when the Internet was not developed enough, the 80s and 90s were most interested in playing all kinds of video games and handheld console games. Nowadays, in order to play retro games on a variety of devices (computer/smartphone/smart TV….), you’ve probably tried various game emulators, as well as independent systems like Batocera.linux, Ubuntu GamePack, Lakka. Then, you should also try Pegasus this kind of emulator frontend.

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[v1.1, v1.3] Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Perfect unofficial successors of Castlevania

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is a 8-bit, 2D action adventure small video game with retro style, developed by Koji Igarashi & Inti Creates video game development company from Japan and published in 2018, regarded as an unofficial successor of the original Castlevania. It makes a lot of references from the official Castlevania works (primarily the Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse) released on the Nintendo NES game console.

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