Decompiled Retail Console Games

Edit on Github | Updated: 8th July 2024

This post contains either decompiled or disassembled source code projects for console games that were sold at retail stores.

If you are interested to see officially released or leaked source code check out this other post:

Retail Console Game Source code (C/C++)

For the official source code check out this post.

To be included in this list the project must have decompiled or disassembled at least 10% of the course code, in order to not pollute the post with hundreds of unfinished projects. An exemption to this rule can be made for consoles with very few reversing projects.

Nintendo Systems

Nintendo systems are by far the most popular for reverse engineering projects, especially related to 1st party titles such as Mario, Zelda and Pokemon.

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Name Project Type  
Baloon Fight Disassembly  
Battle City Disassembly  
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Disassembly  
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Japanese) Disassembly  
Contra Disassembly N/A and Documented
Crystalis Disassembly  
Dragon Warrior Disassembly N/A and Documented
Donald Land Disassembly  
Donkey Kong Disassembly  
Dr. Mario Disassembly  
Dunny Sullivan’s Indy Heat Disassembly  
Excitebike Disassembly  
Final Fantasy I Disassembly N/A and Documented
Final Fantasy II Disassembly  
Final Fantasy III Disassembly  
Game Genie (Cheat Cartridge) Disassembly  
Ice Climber (Japanese) Disassembly  
Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League Disassembly  
Mappy (Japanese) Disassembly  
Mario Bros. Disassembly  
Mega Man 3 Disassembly  
Mega Man 4 Disassembly  
Mega Man 5 Disassembly  
Metroid Disassembly  
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out Disassembly  
Nuts & Milk (Japanese) Disassembly  
Pac-Man (Japanese) Disassembly  
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos Disassembly  
SonSon Disassembly  
Super Mario Bros. Disassembly  
Super Mario Bros. 2 The Lost Levels (Japanese) Disassembly  
Super Mario Bros. 3 Disassembly  
Tecmo World Cup Soccer (Japanese) Disassembly  
Tennis Disassembly  
Tetris Disassembly  
The Legend of Zelda Disassembly N/A and Documented
Transformers: Mystery of Convoy Disassembly N/A and Documented
Yie Ar Kung Fu Disassembly  

Super Nintendo (SNES)

Name Project Type  
Demon’s Crest Disassembly  
Donkey Kong Country Disassembly  
Donkey Kong Country 2 Disassembly  
Donkey Kong Country 3 Disassembly  
Earthbound / Mother 2 Disassembly  
Final Fantasy IV Disassembly  
Final Fantasy V Disassembly  
Final Fantasy VI Disassembly Active
Goof Troop Disassembly  
Super Bomberman Disassembly  
Super Mario RPG Disassembly  
Super Mario World Disassembly  
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Disassembly  
Super Metroid Disassembly  
Super Punch-Out!! Disassembly  
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Reimplementation, PC Port Active

Nintendo 64

Recently, mainly in thanks to the huge success of the Super Mario 64 project, there has been revived interest in Nintendo 64 Decompilation. While most projects are still in very early stages, there are a few that meet the criteria for this list.

Name Project Type Status
AeroGauge Decompilation Active
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage Decompilation Active
Banjo-Kazooie Decompilation Active, 99% Done
Banjo-Tooie Decompilation Active
Blast Corps Decompilation Inactive
Body Harvest Decompilation Inactive
Bomberman 64 Decompilation Active
Bomberman Hero Decompilation Active
Castlevania 64 Decompilation Active
Chameleon Twist Decompilation Active, 43% Done
Chameleon Twist 2 Decompilation Active, 3% Done
Conker’s Bad Fur Day Decompilation Inactive, 4% Done
Diddy Kong Racing Decompilation Active, 67% Done
Dinosaur Planet Decompilation Active, 2% Done
Donkey Kong 64 Decompilation Active, 43% Done
Doom 64 Decompilation Completed
Dōbutsu no Mori Decompilation Active, 14% Done
Dr. Mario 64 Decompilation Active, 98% Done
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour Decompilation Active, 94% Done
F-Zero X Decompilation Active
Gauntlet Legends Decompilation Inactive
Goemon’s Great Adventure Decompilation Inaccessible
GoldenEye 007 Decompilation Active, 68% Done
Harvest Moon 64 Decompilation Active, 67% Done
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Decompilation Active, 12% Done
Mario Golf Decompilation Active
Mario Kart 64 Decompilation Active, 93% Done
Mario Party Decompilation Active
Mario Party 2 Decompilation Active
Mario Party 3 Decompilation Active
Mario Tennis Decompilation Active
Mischief Makers Decompilation Active, 3% Done
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Decompilation Inaccessible
Neon Genesis Evangelion Decompilation Active
Paper Mario Decompilation Completed
Perfect Dark Decompilation Inactive, 99% Done
Pokemon Puzzle League Decompilation Active, 23% Done
Pokemon Snap Decompilation Active, 52% Done
Pokemon Stadium Decompilation Active
Quest 64 Decompilation Inactive
Rocket: Robot on Wheels Decompilation Inactive
Shadowgate 64 Decompilation Inactive
Space Station Silicon Valley Decompilation Active, 72% Done
Star Fox 64 Decompilation Active
Super Mario 64 Decompilation Completed
Super Smash Bros. Decompilation Active
Superman 64 Decompilation Inactive
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Decompilation Completed
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Decompilation Active, 96% Done
The New Tetris Decompilation Active
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Decompilation Inactive
Virtual Pool 64 Decompilation Inactive
Virtual Pro Wrestling 2: Ōdō Keishō Decompilation Active
Wave Race 64 Decompilation Active, 5% Done
Yoshi’s Story Decompilation Active, 12% Done

Nintendo GameCube

Name Project Type Status
Animal Crossing Decompilation Active, rel 43% Done, dol 21% Done
Chibi-Robo: Plug into Adventure Decompilation Active
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Decompilation Inactive
Homeland Decompilation Inactive
Kirby Air Ride Decompilation Inactive
Luigi’s Mansion Decompilation Active
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Decompilation Active, 19% Done
Mario Party 4 Decompilation Active, 31% Done
Mario Party 5 Decompilation Active
Mario Party 6 Decompilation Inactive
Mario Party 7 Decompilation Inactive
Mario Superstar Baseball Decompilation Active, 7% Done
Metroid Prime Decompilation Active, 12% Done
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Decompilation Active, 1% Done
Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4 Decompilation Inactive
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Decompilation Active
Pikmin Decompilation Active, 14% Done
Pikmin 2 Decompilation Active, 48% Done
Sonic Adventure DX Decompilation Inactive
Sonic Riders Decompilation Inactive
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Decompilation Inactive, 14% Done
Super Mario Sunshine Decompilation Inactive
Super Monkey Ball Decompilation Inactive, 59% Done
Super Smash Bros. Melee Decompilation Active, 17% Done
The Incredibles Decompilation Inactive
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Decompilation Active, 14% Done
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Decompilation Active, 16% Done

Nintendo Wii

Name Project Type Status
Inazuma Eleven Strikers Decompilation Inactive
Mario Kart Wii Decompilation Active, 11%
Mario Party 8 Decompilation Inactive
Pokemon Battle Revolution Decompilation Inactive
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Decompilation Active
Super Paper Mario Decompilation Active
Super Mario Galaxy (Korean) Decompilation Progress
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Decompilation Active
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Virtual Console) Decompilation Active, 31% Done
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Decompilation Active, 1% Done
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Decompilation Active, 38% Done
The Sims 2: Castaway Decompilation Inactive
Wii Sports Decompilation Active
Xenoblade Chronicles Decompilation Active, 4% Done

Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

A decompilation of Super Mario Odyssey

Initial decompilation of the Nintendo switch game Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo Handhelds

Game Boy

The following table presents the latest updates on ongoing Game Boy reverse engineering projects.

Name Project Type
Donkey Kong ‘94 Disassembly
Kirby’s Dream Land Disassembly
Metroid II: Return of Samus Disassembly
Mole Mania Disassembly
Pokemon Red & Blue Disassembly
Pokemon Yellow Disassembly
Super Mario Land Disassembly
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins Disassembly
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Disassembly
Tetris Disassembly

Game Boy Color

Name Project Type
Dragon Warrior Monsters (German) Disassembly
Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy Disassembly
Pokemon Gold & Silver Disassembly
Pokemon Crystal Disassembly
Pokemon Pinball Disassembly
Pokemon Trading Card Game Disassembly
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Disassembly
Wario Land 3 Disassembly
The Legend of Zelda Links Awakening DX Disassembly
The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages & Seasons Disassembly

Game Boy Advance

Name Project Type Status
Banjo Kazooie Grunty’s Revenge Decompilation Active, 28% Done
Breath of Fire Decompilation Inactive
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade Decompilations Active
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Decompilations Active
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Decompilations Active
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Decompilations Active
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Disassembly Inactive
Mario VS Donkey Kong Decompilation Inactive
Metroid: Zero Mission Decompilation Active, 98% Done
Mother 1+2 (Japan) Decompilation Inactive
Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire Decompilation Active
Pokemon Emerald Decompilation Active
Pokemon FireRed & LeafGreen Decompilation Active
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Decompilation Active
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Decompilation Active
Sonic Advance 2 Decompilation Active, 67% Done
Summon Night Swordcraft Story 3 Decompilation Active
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World Decompilation Active
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Decompilation Completed
Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction Decompilation Active

Nintendo DS

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

Decompilation of Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

This is a decompilation of Pokémon Diamond.

Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Rhythm Heaven (Gold)

Nintendo 3DS

Super Mario 3D Land (EU)

Super Mario 3D Land EU Decompilation

This is a decompilation of the EU version of Super Mario 3D Land.

Sega Systems

Sega is similar to Nintendo in that most of the games that people are interested in reverse engineering are 1st party titles such as Sonic and Phantasy Star.


Knuckles Chaotix

Knuckles Chaotix

Knuckles Chaotix

Sega CD

Shining Force CD

Sega Master System

Although the Sega Master System was hugely popular in Europe, it can’t compete with the NES for number of disassembled projects created so far.

Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star Disassembly

Incomplete Phantasy Star Disassembly for Sega Master System from SonicRetro. It uses the wla-z80 assembler to build the ROM

Sonic 2 (SMS)

Sonic 2 SMS Disassembly

Sonic 2 for the Sega Master System Incomplete Disassembly from SonicRetro. It uses the wla-z80 assembler to build the ROM.

Sega Mega Drive

The Sega Mega Drive was Sega’s most popular console in terms of games developed, and as such it also seems to be the most popular for reverse engineering projects too.

Name Project Type
Kid Chameleon Disassembly
Knucles the Echidna in Sonic 2 Disassembly
Phantasy Star II Disassembly
Phantasy Star III Disassembly
Phantasy Star IV Disassembly
Ristar Disassembly
Sonic the Hedgehog Disassembly
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Disassembly
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Disassembly
Sonic & Knuckles Disassembly
Sonic 3D Blast Disassembly
Sonic Spinball Disassembly

Sega Game Gear (GG)

Sonic 1 (GG)

Sega Dreamcast (DC)

Sonic Adventure (DC)

Sonic Adventure (DC) Disassembly

Very early disassembly of Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast

Sega Model 2 Arcade

Sonic the Fighters

Sony Systems

Compared to the other systems, Sony doesn’t have many decompilation projects, mainly due to the higher complexity of the games developed by the PS1 era, requiring much larger teams to create the games in the first place.

PlayStation 1

Name Project Type Status
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Decompilation Active
Crash Bandicoot Decompilation Active, 78% functional
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Decompilation Inactive
Crash Team Racing Decompilation Active, 14% Done
Driver 2 Decompilation N/A, Fully Playable on PC
Frogger: He’s Back! Decompilation Inactive
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Decompilation Active, 71% Done
Legend of Dragoon Decompilation Active, 90% Done (First disk playable)
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Decompilation Inactive, 12% Done
MediEvil Decompilation Inactive
Metal Gear Solid Decompilation Active, SLPM_862.47, SLPM_862.48 and SLPM_862.49 Completed
Need for Speed: High Stakes Decompilation Inactive
Need for Speed 1-6 Game Engine Reimplementation Inactive
PSX DOOM Decompilation Completed
Silent Hill Decompilation Active
Tomb Raider Reimplementation PC Port Fully Playable
Tomb Raider II Reimplementation Active - v0.8.2 release
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Decompilation Inactive
Tomb Raider 1-5 Game Engine Reimplementation First game fully playable
Vandal Hearts Decompilation Active

PlayStation 2

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly

Decompilation project for the Fatal Frame 2 : Crimson Butterfly

Decompilation project for the Fatal Frame 2 : Crimson Butterfly game engine. Our goal is to have a fully playable port on PC and maybe on future platforms too.

Jak & Daxter 1-2

Jak Project: Reviving the language that brought us the Jak & Daxter Series

This project is to port Jak 1 (NTSC, 'black label' version) to PC. Over 98% of this game is written in GOAL, a custom Lisp language developed by Naughty Dog.

Kingdom Hearts

Decompilation of the first japanese version of Kingdom Hearts for PS2

We're currently just targeting the main game executable, which is an elf file SLPS_251.05 with sha1 9dabbf867a7ec2a030df99ba1ed969f2deef0488.

PaRappa the Rapper 2

Decompilation of PaRappa the Rapper 2 for the PS2

We are currently targeting the July 12th NTSC-J prototype, but we aim to target the final NTSC-J/NTSC/PAL builds in the foreseeable future.

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

Decompilation of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus for the PS2

This is a work-in-progress, experimental decompilation of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus for the PlayStation 2. It is based on the NTSC-U version of the game (SCUS-971.98)

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

Decompilation project for Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil for the PS2

Targeting SLUS_201.51. Structs, classes, and function names are taken from decompiling the C# assembly of Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.

Microsoft Systems

There are only a handful of reverse engineered games for Microsoft game consoles.


Metal Gear (1987)

Fully annotated disassembly of the original Metal Gear game

This repository contains the fully annotated disassembly of the original Metal Gear game, released by Konami for MSX2 in 1987 with code RC750.


Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved Decompilation Research Project

The goal of this project is to study and create a free, open-source re-implementation of the original Xbox launch title Halo: Combat Evolved.

Xbox 360


Broken Decompiled Terraria Xbox 360 Edition source code

Since Terraria is based on XNA which is a C# library, it is possible to decompile back into C# source code. This project is still very early but has some interesting results.

PC (Windows)

Name Project Type Status
Cave Story Decompilation Taken down by DMCA
Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure Decompilation Active
Duck Game Decompilation Completed
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Decompilation Active
Diablo Decompilation N/A
Duke Nukem II (DOS) Reimplementation N/A
Lego Island Decompilation Active, LEGO1.DLL 2948/4252 Implemented
Oddworld 1-2 Game Engine Reimplementation Active, Playable
Oregon Trail II Decompilation Active
Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition Decompilation Active
SkiFree Decompilation Inactive
Sonic CD (2011) Decompilation Active
Sonic Mania Decompilation Active
Touhou Koumakyou: The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil Decompilation Active
Twisted Metal 2 Decompilation Inactive

Atari Systems

Atari 2600

Disassemblies of original Atari 2600 games

Various disassembled Atari 2600 games

Donkey Kong


Donkey Kong

NEC Systems


Touhou Project 1-5 (1997-1998)

The Touhou PC-98 Restoration Project

This project aims to perfectly reconstruct the source code of the first five Touhou Project games by ZUN Soft (now Team Shanghai Alice), which were originally released exclusively for the NEC PC-9801 system.

Mobile games

Mobile games are a special case that weren’t initially going to be included, but we have included a few games that are based on console games.

Java 2 Mobile Edition (J2ME)

Sonic 1 J2ME

Decompile of the 2005 mobile port of Sonic 1

A decompilation of the 2005 Java mobile port of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991). This decompilation focuses on the 240x320 resolution version, of part 1 as it uses the original game's graphics. However, there are lower resolutions that function similarily. And part 2 consists of the largest available resolution; 208x208. Part 1 was created by iFone, and 2 by Glu.


Sonic 1 & 2 Classic (2013)

Sonic Advance

A Monkey port of decompiled Java from Sonic Advance (Mobile)

Sonic GBA is a fan developed reinterpretation of decompiled Java output from the Android version of Sonic Advance.

Windows Phone

Plants vs. Zombies (2011)