The Sega Saturn console

The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit, 5th generation console released by Sega in 1994 in North America.

Sega Saturn emulation is poor, with no cross platform, open source emulator with a high degree of game compatibility.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
SSF Windows 0.12 beta R4
Yabause Windows, Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, Dreamcast, PSP, Wii 0.9.15
Mednafen Multiplatform (64 bit only) 0.9.48
Satourne Windows 2.0 beta 3
Saturnin Windows 0.40


SSF is the only Saturn emulator worth using. However, it is closed source and only for Windows.

Yabause is open source, but far less developed and has more compatibility issues.

Despite being marked as experimental, the new Mednafen Saturn emulator is the most accurate and compatible emulator available. It does need a decently fast machine however.