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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 30, 2015
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higan Review

Tina de Pierre
A multi-system emulator which plays ROM files from the NES, SNES, Game Boy and other consoles (formerly called bsnes)
A review of higan by Tina de Pierre

higan is a multi-system gaming emulator which supports many of the classic Nintendo systems like NES, SNES and many of the Game Boy systems.

Since higan is a portable application, installation is certainly not required. You can run it from virtually any mass storage device such as USB memory sticks or external hard drives.

higan features a simple user interface which is easy to use. It includes a game library tool which displays games from any of the systems it supports. You can use it to load GBA, NES, SNES, GBC and other relevant ROM files.

The emulation of Nintendo games can be customized with a number of different video functions like adding filters, adjusting synchronization, aspect ratio, etc. Audio options are also numerous and you can also have higan respond to hotkeys.

Overall, higan is a competent and comprehensive console emulator which can play all of the classic NES and SNES games while also providing the ability to tweak various parameters.

higan is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from console emulators without restrictions. higan 094 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This nintendo emulator software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Console Emulators
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Portable Software
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Compatibility with this nintendo emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from byuu.

higan has been picked by our editors as excellent.
higan has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested higan 094 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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