RetroArch is a front-end for the emulator, media player, and game engines. It can run on almost all platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux, as well as iOS and Android for the phone and Tablets. 

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  • Latest Update:

The latest version of RetroArch ( v1.15.0) is available across the platform of your choice. 

  • Polished Interface:

When you launch the app, you will see a clean list of 

Main Menu: Specially used for launching and quitting the program.

Settings: This option uses for configuration changes to RetroArch.

History: It shows your game history list. 

Images: Images history list shows up here. 

Videos: The video history list shows up here.

Music: The music history list shows up here. 

Netplay Rooms: Find the games hosted by other users and join them 

Add: This tab helps you to scan your saved cores from your device storage

  • Highly Configurable:

In video settings, you can customize the game’s display and configure the aspect ratio of the display window or full-screen viewport.

You can adjust the volume and select the device to produce the audio output in audio settings. Using the DSP plugin, you can add echo or reverb audio to the game.

In the input setting option, you can configure the mouse, keyboard, or joypad from both the options of manual binding or joypad auto configuration.

On playlist settings, you can set the default core to the playlist. RetroArch will ask you to choose the core if you do not set the default core. 

  • NetPlay:

Retro Arch lets you play games online, and you can compete with the players worldwide online on games like Mario Kart and Street Fighter. 

To ensure the best gaming experience, it relies on peer-to-peer networking to reduce latency. 

  • Recording and Streaming:

Your playing session will get recorded in a video format. Please choose the file path and extension of the video file from the Save Output Recording as option. 

  • Cross Platform:

RetroArch runs on various platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux. It works on the oldest version of the Mac and Windows operating system. 

It runs on Android and iOS for mobile phones and tablets and on game consoles like PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Wii, Switch,3DS, and more. 

  • Next Frame Response Time:

RetroArch has incredible responsiveness with zero lag, which takes less than or equal to 16 milliseconds. Which means the lag is indistinguishable from real hardware. 

How to get it on iOS:

  1. Go to the Apple App Store, look for the RetroArch, and download it. 
  2. From the device’s Home Screen, tap “Load Core” to download a core.
  3. Select your preferred emulator from the list displayed. 
  4. Go to the Main Menu and click “Load Content”.
  5. Now locate the game’s ROM or ISO file for your favorite game you like to play. 

Now your iOS device is ready with games to play on the emulator.  

How to download on Android;

  1. From the Play Store, download the RetroArch app. 
  2. Launch the app from the Android device (Phone or Tablet) Home Screen. 
  3. Select “Download Core” from the Main Menu and scroll to find the emulator you like. 
  4. Go to Main Menu and tap on “Load Content”. 
  5. Now find the games and select a ROM or ISO file. 

Your favorite game will now be available and loaded on this emulator.


Liberto forums can help you with the customization and new game-loading features on RetroArch. On the official forum, search your query to get every doubt fixed. Let us know by commenting below how we can help you more with this emulator. 

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