RetroArch for Wii U


Playing old school consoles on Wii U is possible thanks to a lot of emulators (Snes9X…).


RetroArch Console is a homebrew which contains main of them:

  • SNES9x Next
  • FCEUmm
  • Final Burn Alpha
  • Gambatte
  • Genesis Plus GX
  • VBA Next
  • PrBoom

Install RetroArch on Wii U

Copy the entire directory (retroarch-wii) to your SD card in your ‘apps’ directory.
Start up the Homebrew Channel and start up RetroArch Wii from there.

On first startup, RetroArch will create a folder in the root of your storage device called ‘retroarch’. All RetroArch configuration files are stored here.

Use RetroArch on Wii U

On first startup, RetroArch will select one of the dozen or so emulator/game cores. The name of the core currently loaded will be shown at the bottom side of the screen.

You can now select a ROM that this core supports and load it in the Filebrowser.
To select a different core – go to the Settings menu (see ‘Ingame controls’).
Select the option ‘Core’ and hit the A button. A filebrowser will appear where you can select a different core. Press A to switch to the emulator/game core.

After doing so, select ‘Restart RetroArch’ to load the newly selected core.

Download retroarch-console-
Official website