Lakka is powerful

Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator, Lakka is able to emulate a wide variety of systems and has some useful features such as automatic joypad recognition, rewinding, netplay, and shaders.

Supported Systems

Lakka is able to emulate the systems listed below. Of course, some systems have more requirements than others, and will run too slow on weak hardware. Our documentation details what hardware is needed to run each system at a decent speed.

Atari - 2600
Atari - 7800
Atari - Jaguar
Atari - Lynx
Atari - ST
Bandai - WonderSwan Color
Bandai - WonderSwan
Cave Story
FB Alpha - Arcade Games
GCE - Vectrex
Game and Watch
Magnavox - Odyssey2
Microsoft - MSX
Microsoft - MSX2
NEC - PC Engine - TurboGrafx 16
NEC - PC Engine SuperGrafx
Nintendo - Famicom Disk System
Nintendo - Game Boy Advance
Nintendo - Game Boy Color
Nintendo - Game Boy
Nintendo - Nintendo 64
Nintendo - Nintendo DS
Nintendo - Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo - Satellaview
Nintendo - Sufami Turbo
Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo - Virtual Boy
SNK - Neo Geo Pocket Color
SNK - Neo Geo Pocket
Sega - 32X
Sega - Dreamcast
Sega - Game Gear
Sega - Master System - Mark III
Sega - Mega-CD - Sega CD
Sega - Mega Drive - Genesis
Sega - PICO
Sega - Saturn
Sega - SG-1000
Sinclair - ZX 81
Sinclair - ZX Spectrum
Sony - PlayStation Portable
Sony - PlayStation

Supported Hardware

Lakka runs on the below listed computers. This list contains only officially supported hardware, but there are also builds that are supported by the community.

PC 32bit / 64bit
Raspberry Pi 0 / 1
Raspberry Pi 2 / 3
Cubieboard 1
Cubieboard 2 and Cubietruck
Cubox-i2ex / i4
Hummingboard-i2ex / i4
Odroid-XU3 / XU4
WeTek Play


RetroArch, the software at the heart of Lakka, is an advanced frontend with some unique features. Lakka itself is built on OpenELEC, a very solid basis for an embedded system. This combination is the key for our success.


You can play games with up to five players.

Firmware Updates

Lakka is a very compact system. The whole OS can be updated or downgraded with a single download, like modern game consoles.


Save your progress at any moment in the game, very useful when you have to go for dinner! :)


Improve the look of your old games with a vartiety of graphical filters: CRT, smoothing, scanlines and handheld borders.


Enjoy your favourite multiplayer games over the network.


This optional feature allows you to rewind your game at the press of a key.

Wireless Joypads

Some wireless joypads are supported out of the box: XBOX360, Dualshock 3, and 8bitdo for more gaming comfort.


All our emulators are compiled with the best optimisation for your particular hardware.