How to install Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator on Ubuntu

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install Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator

If you are looking for a Super Nintendo emulator to play on Linux, here’s how to install Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator on Ubuntu and enjoy the games on this gaming platform.

Snes9x is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator (better known as Super NES or SNES) written in C ++, which allows users to play Nintendo games on their Linux systems.

So, if you always wanted to play the games of Super Nintendo, but could not because it did not have the console, your chance has arrived. With Snes9x, you can enjoy most of the classic games of this platform on your computer.

Main Features of the Super Nintendo Snes9x Emulator:


  • Good compatibility with almost all known SNES ROMs;
  • Supports Gamepad;
  • Supports saving;
  • Lets you assign shortcut keys;
  • Lets you capture screenshots;
  • Recording and reproduction of the .SMV format;
  • It has SuperEagle filter, Scanlines and etc.

Installing the Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator on Ubuntu and derivatives

To install the Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator on Ubuntu and its derivatives, do the following:

Step 1. Open a terminal (in Unity use the CTRL + ALT + T keys);
Step 2. If you do not already have it, add the program repository with this command or use this tutorial ;

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:random-stuff/ppa

Step 3. Update the package manager with the command:

sudo apt-get update
Step 4. Now use the command below to install the program

sudo apt-get install snes9x

Uninstalling the Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator on Ubuntu and derivatives

To uninstall the Super Nintendo Snes9x emulator on Ubuntu and its derivatives, do the following:

Step 1. Open a terminal;
Step 2. Uninstall the program, using the command below;

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:random-stuff/ppa –remove

sudo apt-get remove snes9x

sudo apt-get autoremove