There are some very known Nintendo emulators for Windows that are easy to install and use. There are also some for Linux, but I wouldn’t say they are easy neither to install nor to use.
Mupen64Plus is a Nintendo 64 Emulator. To get it, you can either just click here OR you can open up a new terminal window and run the following command :
sudo apt-get install -y mupen64plus
Now you’ll have to wait a bit for the download and the installation of the application
, then look up for the it in your applications menu, it should be there.
Step 2. Playing!
Now there still one last thing to do, just get a game’s ROM file (from this site for example), open it with Mupen64Plus and have fun!
Unfortunately, Mupen64Plus doesn’t have a graphical user interface anymore, and you won’t find it in the Ubuntu dash after the installation. Thus, to play a game, write “mupen64plus” without quotes in a terminal window, then drag your game’s rom file and drop it on the that window. Most rom files are .v64
A graphical user interface for mupen64plus can be found here http://m64py.sourceforge.net/. Thanks to Jani for sharing the link.