What is the SNES9x SNES emulator?

Super Mario World on Windows 10.SNES9x is the best SNES emulator we have encountered so far to play SNES games on a Windows computer.

  • Latest version 1.62.3 (30 March 2023)
  • Works on Windows 11, Windows 10 or older (32/64 bits)
  • Needs DirectX 9.0c
  • Emulates the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • Supports .SMC, .FIG cartridge image files
  • Comments: works out of the box, keys are configured
  • Project mirror website (outdated): www.snes9x.com

How to play SNES games with the SNES9x emulator on Windows 11 or Windows 10?

So, what do you need to do to play SNES games (like Super Mario World) on Windows with the SNES9x emulator? There are several things you need to do, and we'll walk you through them one by one.

How to download and install DirectX 9.0?

How do I download and install SNES9x?

  • Download the SNES9x Binary zip for Windows
    • Version for 32 bits Windows: snes9x-1.6x-win32.zip
    • Version for 64 bits Windows: snes9x-1.6x-win32-x64.zip
  • Copy the contents of the zip file to an empty folder of choice
  • Create a folder for your SNES games in the SNES9x folder
  • Search for a SNES game file and copy it to the game folder you've created (SNES9x supports zip files, as long as there's only 1 file in the zip archive)

How do I start and configure SNES9x?

  • Start SNES9x with snes9x-x64.exe or snes9x-x86.exe
  • Choose Input - Input configuration to check the controller settings
  • Choose File - Load game... to start your game of choice!