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RetroArch is an open-source project that makes use of a powerful development interface called Libretro. Libretro is an interface that allows you to make cross-platform applications that can use rich features such as OpenGL, cross-platform camera support, location support, and more in the future.

It comes with its own built-in collection of applications to provide you with a 'one-stop-shop' for entertainment.

Libretro and RetroArch are perfectly suited for creating games, emulators and multimedia programs. If you want to learn more, go to our website (listed below).

This version of RetroArch differs from the one available on our website ( in that there is no Core Downloader, in compliance with the Google Play Store's policies. This version supports 50 cores max. If this is not enough for your needs, there are two options:

* Get RetroArch Plus, also available for free on the Play Store (this supports up to 127 cores). This version requires Android 8.0 or higher.
* Get RetroArch from our website ( and download the APK and install it. This version has the Core Downloader and is considered the 'full-fat' version.

Pros of the Play Store version vs. the website APK:
* Automatic weekly updates of both cores and RetroArch.
Cons of the Play Store version vs. the website APK:
* Only 50 cores supported max

* Eye-candy menus to choose from!
* Scan files / directories and add them to game system collections!
* View database information about each game once added to a collection!
* Download programs ('cores') online
* Update everything!
* Download Game & Watch games and play them with our exclusive Game & Watch emulator!
* Built-in input remapping
* Ability to remap controls
* Ability to enter and load cheats
* Multi-language support!
* Over 80+ programs('cores') now and counting!
* Play multiplayer with NetPlay!
* Take screenshots, save states and more!

* No DRM
* No restrictions on usage
* Open-source
* No push ads
* No spying
* No ads period

Join us on discord for support and netplay matchmaking

Visit our Youtube channel here for tutorials, gameplays, news and development progress!

For info and help, see our documentation site -

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1.9.12 (2021-10-27) APK
October 28, 2021
Android 5.0+
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Version:1.9.12 (2021-11-03)

Uploaded:November 5, 2021 at 11:05PM UTC

File size:566.54 MB


Version:1.9.12 (2021-10-31)

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File size:566.53 MB


Version:1.9.12 (2021-10-27)

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File size:566.47 MB


Version:1.9.12 (2021-10-24)

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File size:566.43 MB


Version:1.9.11 (2021-10-24)

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File size:566.6 MB


Version:1.9.11 (2021-10-20)

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File size:566.56 MB


Version:1.9.11 (2021-10-17)

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Version:1.9.11 (2021-10-13)

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File size:566.68 MB


Version:1.9.11 (2021-10-10)

Uploaded:October 10, 2021 at 8:17AM UTC

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Version:1.9.11 (2021-10-09)

Uploaded:October 9, 2021 at 10:36PM UTC

File size:564.65 MB