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Looking to play classic games on your PC, Mac or mobile device? You've come to the right place! CoolROM.com is the largest retro gaming resource on the net - we have thousands of game (ROM) files and the latest emulator files to run them. We also have game screenshots, ratings and gameplay preview videos! Don't wait - navigate using our menu above now!
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December 12, 2012
Christmas came early for all of our loyal users. Introducing our new 635 GB Nintendo Gamecube ISOs section!
August 10, 2012
Heads up - our server will go down for approximately 30 minutes after 9 PM PST tonight for a SSD drive installation and RAID-1 buildup. This will give the site more redundancy moving forward!
June 22, 2012
After a long time of uploading, not to mention running into a string of server problems, I am proud to finally preset to you our new PSX ISOs section! Included are 1,691 full ISOs totalling over 440 GB! The Playstation was my favorite console growing up, and looking at the list of titles brings back many fond memories as a kid. I hope it has the same effect on you - enjoy!
June 17, 2012
How do you play the Commodore 64 ROMs we just added without any emulators? Therefore, we have created a new Commodore 64 emulators section! We also went ahead and updated all of our emulators to their latest versions.
June 7, 2012
Due to the recent surge of traffic to both our web site and forums, we have outgrown our current single server. This has caused, as you may have noticed, a significant slowdown when accessing and browsing our forums.
In order to keep our user experience high, we had another server (with a SSD drive) implemented just to handle our forums' MySQL database. This should greatly improve forums speeds in every way, and the lessen the load on the main site server.
Thanks for continuing to support CoolROM - we strive to be your favorite emulation community!
June 4, 2012
Due to your numerous requests, we have now added a Commodore 64 ROMs section totalling 5,656 files! Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates; we're not done quite yet...
June 1, 2012
It's June 1st, so you guys know what that means... it's time to announce our fourth contest winners! Here they are:
Grand prize: Austyn B.
Second prize: David G.
Third prize: Jerome C.
Winners: please check your email for gift card prizes or further instructions. Thanks to everyone who participated - the turnaround was truly amazing. For those who didn't win: there's always the next contest!
April 16, 2012
We have just updated our MAME ROMs collection to the latest version: 0.145! This brings our collection up to 18,550 files totalling 44.6 GB!
April 3, 2012
Gamers rejoice! Our mobile optimized site is now online! You can check it out here: http://m.coolrom.com (mobile devices only). Make sure to bookmark it and tell your friends. Also, as a way of saying thank you for the support throughout the years, we are keeping the mobile site ad-free for a limited time!
March 20, 2012
We have just updated all of our emulator files to their latest versions to ensure the best gaming experience for you! Also, due to the high number of requests, I have now added Pokemon - HeartGold and Pokemon - SoulSilver to our NDS ROMs section! Happy gaming!
February 25, 2012
2 more prizes were added to the contest for more chances to win! Check them out here!
February 24, 2012
It's been a while since I last said this, but I am proud to present CoolROM.com's fourth contest! This time, we are giving a way a brand new PS Vita (ever heard of them?) and Uncharted: Golden Abyss! Learn more about our contest here. Good luck everyone!
February 24, 2012
After quite some time, CoolROM is finally on Twitter! Please follow us to receive the latest updates and ROM additions. Now, I know there are alot of you who browse CoolROM on your iPhone and Android devices, so we are developing a mobile friendly site for yall! Stay tuned :)
November 5, 2010
I hope you guys enjoyed your Halloween as much as I did! Here's a quick but sweet update for yall: we just lowered the download wait time for ROMs and emulators to 8 seconds (down from 15 seconds). This should compliment our new ROM Download Queue system very well :) Happy downloading!
October 24, 2010
What's up guys? I have a very cool update to announce: we just added a new ROM Download Queue system that makes downloading from CoolROM even easier! It allows you to save and manage a list of ROMs you wish to download at a later time, and helps tons when you want to download many files. Read more about in our FAQ. More updates are on the way!
August 2, 2010
Due to overwhelming requests, we have now added an exclusive
Macintosh emulators section for all you Apple fanboys out there (myself included). We are one of the few ROM sites that actually have such a section, so enjoy! More updates are on the way!
July 16, 2010
Hey guys, I hope you are enjoying your summer holidays and thank you for continuing to make CoolROM your #1 emulation choice! As always, please do not hesitate to
contact us with any comments or suggestions to help us become even better. We recently upgraded our server to have twice the CPU power and RAM, so you may have noticed the even faster browsing and download speeds :). Anyways, I am excited to announce a couple of updates for you guys:
- All ratings are now displayed with shiny new stars !
- Updated all emulators to their latest versions and added a rating system
- Added a "Top ROMs" page for each system to display the Top Downloaded and Top Rated ROMs. Example: here.
Within the next couple of weeks, we also plan on categorizing ROMs by genre to make your navigating experience even more easier! Be sure to
check us out on Facebook to keep up-to-date with what's happenin'!
July 17, 2009
It's only fitting that after I add the NDS ROMs to introduce a new NDS Emulators
July 2, 2009
After some consideration, I have decided to give you guys a little treat - I have uploaded over 18 GB's worth of Nintendo DS NDS ROMs!
You guys can check them out here. Bon appetit!
February 11, 2009
I just wanted to take the time to thank you guys for the continued submission of screenshots for our ROMs. Our collection of screenshots is growing rapidly;
however, we still have many games without them so just keep them coming! For this new year, I am planning to have more site events/contests as our
forums seems to be livelier than ever with almost 40k registered users. I am also looking to enhance our ROMs and emulators
sections, so you if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.
December 4, 2008
After quite some time, the Sega Dreamcast ROMs/ISOs have finally finished uploading - all 85 GB's! You guys can check them out
here. Please stay tuned for another update in the near future!
October 16, 2008
Hey guys, I know it has been a while since I brought the forums down due to a large mess created.. but now have decided it's time to bring it back to life.
As you may notice, there are many posts/threads missing from before - this is because I have loaded a backup in March.; however, all user accounts still remain.
I have also updated the forums to the latest stable version. I have also removed all moderators/super moderators and decided to start fresh with friendly and
MATURE moderators only. If you are interested in moderating one of the forums, please send me a PM, and I will take a look into it. I hope things will be right
this time around - enjoy!
June 1, 2008
Guess what guys? I have uploaded over 1,000 Gameboy Advance GBA ROMs to the site, and you may check them out
here - thank Soushkin for the set. Also, I am in the midst of updating our MAME set to the latest version,
so please stay tuned for that. I finally have a break from school; I should have more free time to update the site,
which I haven't done so for a while, so here's a little treat for you to start off :)
May 25, 2008
It seems like it has been forever since I last posted news here; however, I have some important updates to address. Part of our site database corrupted, which
caused downloads not to initiate properly, and unfortunately, I did not discover this problem until recently. I am very sorry for the inconvenience
this may have caused you guys, and have rebuilt the database, so everything should be working fine now. Some good news: I am currently working on updating
a lot of our emulator/ROM files, so you may expect another news update very soon! Enjoy life everybody!
December 25, 2007
Hey guys. I just wanted to drop a line and wish you all a merry Christmas, and hope you have white Christmas
like you wanted. If not, I hope playing them classics will help you pass the time ;) Anyways, I am preparing a
special gift for you guys, but I realize it is already late; anyhow, I am currently upgrading the MAME ROM set to
the latest version (0.122)! I will keep you guys posted!
October 4, 2007
It has been a while since I posted some news, so here goes nothing! As years pass by, CoolROM ages and is no
longer the new kid on the block. I hope this site continues to help you relive your childhood memories with
the classic games you enjoyed the most when you were a kid. Please contact
me if you have any comments/suggestions about the site, which may help us make your visit here even more pleasurable!
On a side note, due to school and other issues, my time spent working on the site has been severely limited;
however, I will try my best now to get back to the swing of things. I have added a couple things to my to-do
list in the near future: add more ROMs including Sony Playstation, and revamp the emulator section. Please
stay tuned for these updates and more! Also, keep those screenshots coming! :)
February 14, 2007
I would like to personally thank everyone for the constant submission of screenshots for games that do not have
them; I have been quite busy reviewing and then adding them. If we keep this up, we may eventually have
entire ROM sections covered. Keep 'em coming!