Higan is one of the top rated emulators on the market today. It is available for free. It was initially released in 2004, with plenty of helpful updates released overtime. With new versions coming out in 2020, the project is clearly not abandoned – suggestions, updates and bug reports are still being taken into consideration. The emulator gained popularity because of its functionality – it can emulate a series of video game consoles. It is widely appreciated for emulating the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Higan has done a fairly good job emulating classic hardware without altering anything. If you are used to that old fashioned experience, you will notice it in a modern emulator too. While other emulators aim to improve games by increasing the speed and smoothness, Higan has focused on preserving the historical gameplay associated with the SNES platform and it has done a pretty good job at it.