Top gaming console emulators on Android

Nigel Quadros
May 4, 2016
15 Views
2 Comments

We live in the era where technology is constantly being pushed to its limits, and the best example is the phone you have in your pocket at this very moment – how many of the technologies it incorporates were available five years ago? How about ten years ago? Android Emulators

Smartphones are very popular nowadays, mostly for activities that have nothing to do with the basic functions of a phone, and one of the most popular activities is gaming. However, despite the quick evolution of technology and the constant improvements in all its fields, some people are still hooked on the past. If you’re one of those people, and you also happen to be a gamer, you’re in luck – this article will cover some of the most popular gaming console emulators on Android.

NES Android Emulator

Do you miss your old Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, as most people know it? You’ll be glad to find out you’re not the only one; you’ll be even happier to find out that some people have done something about it. Meet Nesoid, an open-source NES emulator for Android that incorporates all the goodies of the good old NES games. Unfortunately, due to some copyright claims from Nintendo, Nesoid has been removed from the official app markets, being available for download via 3rd party sites. If you want an officially supported version, NES.emu is the go-to app. This emulator also incorporates all the stuff you need to play NES games, as well as some useful add-ons such as compatibility with external controllers and some noticeable video enhancements.

SNES Android Emulator

If you’re old-school, but not THAT old-school, maybe a SNES emulator would suit you better. Snesoid is free option to get your SNES games up and running, and it also comes with some interesting upgrades such as support for Bluetooth or wireless controllers, as well as a save game option and even a multiplayer mode. Just like its sibling, Snesoid is also banned from the Google Play Market, so if you want to get your emulator “the right way”, you can choose Snes9x EX+ – a SNES emulator that does exactly the same thing.

SEGA Genesis Android Emulator

The SEGA Genesis, also known as Mega Drive, was also one of the most popular gaming consoles of its time, so it’s no wonder it also got its own emulator for the Android platform. MD.emu is one of the most polished console emulators you can try, supporting SEGA’s Genesis, Master System and SEGA CD devices. The emulator comes with a multiplayer feature, 6-button controller support and many other tweaks. Unlike the Nintendo options, this emulator is not free. Still, good things are worth paying for, right?

PlayStation Android Emulator

“PlayStation” is a name that’s still resonant today, and not only for the awesome consoles from the past, but for the ones present nowadays as well. Still, if you prefer the classics, the ePSXe PlayStation emulator will transform your Android phone into a veritable retro PlayStation console. Besides the classic features almost all console emulators come with, ePSXe has one special feature – split screen multiplayer. Especially useful if you’re on a tablet, this feature will allow you to share the screen with a friend, and enjoy a head-to-head competition, just like you did in the old days, on your PlayStation.

Bonus

We’ve left the best for the last: the all-in-one solution. Whether you don’t have the time to search for that perfect emulator or just want to have everything in one place, RetroArch has you covered. Simply put, RetroArch combines all the emulators you could think of into one single app. Sure, it may not be as awesome as individual emulators, but it does its job, and it is free – what more could you ask for?

GUEST AUTHOR
Jason Phillips wrote this wonderful article. He is a freelance writer covering the world of videogames, tech, and popular culture. Also he is a co editor at an online gaming site Truck Games 365 where you can get pool of crazy Truck games.
Xiaomi Mi 6 - AndroGuru

Xiaomi Mi 6 could be launched on 11 April 2017

According to Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is rumored to be launched on April 11. There have been quite a few launch dates that have been reported earlier, but with the….

0 comments
Lenovo sells 3 million Moto M - AndroGuru

Lenovo sells 3 million Moto M units in less than six months

The Moto M managed to live up to it’s desired purpose as it has already sold over 3 million units in just over 6 months.

0 comments
Android Oreo - Android News - AndroGuru

Android O Preview now available to developers

This week, Google released the next version of the smartphone OS, a developer preview of the Android O also know as Oreo

0 comments
Raspberry Pi Zero - AndroGuru

Google’s Android Things OS won’t work on new Raspberry Pi board

The Raspberry Pi Zero W was launched on 28th February earlier this year. It is similar to the Raspberry Pi Zero but has Wireless Fidelity (802.11n wireless LAN) and Bluetooth (4.0) functionality for just around Rs.650.

0 comments
Richer Keyboard experience for Chromebooks with Android O - AndroGuru

Richer Keyboard experience for Chromebooks with Android O

With Android O the problem of keyboard navigation on Chromebooks will be tackled. This will be done by adding a standard for arrow and tab functions in Android.

0 comments
Android O makes it easier to add custom ringtones and notifications - AndroGuru

Android O makes it easier to add custom ringtones and notifications

Android O was first announced earlier this week. It’s all about presenting to the users a deeper customization experience.

0 comments
Samsung Galaxy 8

Color Options and Pricing of Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked

Evan lightly states that the Galaxy S8 will cost €799 while the Galaxy S8+ will be priced at €899.

0 comments
Super Mario Run for Android - AndroGuru

Super Mario Run for Android available from 23 March 2017

As per the tweet from Nintendo of America, Super Mario Run for Android will be available from 23rd March 2017. I

0 comments
Android Lock - 3 Simple Steps to Check Your Android Device’s Security Patch Level

3 Simple Steps to check your Android Device’s Security Patch Level

In this highly connected modern world, all mobile devices are vulnerable to dangerous remote attacks and everything from your personal, official and financial data can be mined from your smartphone.

0 comments
Walmat accidentally shelves Google Home early

Walmat “accidentally” shelves Google Home early

Google Home is now the second device to feature the full implementation of Google Voice Assistant.

0 comments
Samsung W2017

Samsung officially makes the W2017 a flip Android phone

The Samsung W2017 pricing has not been announced as of now, but there are talks that it could be priced at CNY 20,000.

0 comments

How to reduce mobile data usage on Android

We tech junkies love exploring new things and for that we need our internet connection all the time. Unfortunately, these connections do not come cheap. In fact, the unlimited data plans are so expensive these days that I am always scared of exceeding my monthly data allowance – something I am sure you can relate […]

0 comments

Bluetooth –What is it and how to use it?

If you were not living under a rock for the last decade, which I can safely assume you were not then you must have heard about Bluetooth. However, most of you are still unaware what it actually is, how it works and what you can do with it. I will help you fill in the […]

0 comments

Android Music Players – The best of the best

I am a big Android fan and I make no bones about it. This is why I am very happy whenever I meet an Apple-to-Android convert. The one common reason because of which these converts switched to an Android, include words like ‘iTunes’ and ‘oppression’. The best thing about Android for me is the unrestricted […]

0 comments

Fatal error: Call to undefined function comments_close() in /home/content/85/11358085/html/wp-content/themes/techpro/comments.php on line 22