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Default Comprehensive Emulator Guide

Hello All

I have searched High and low for every possible emulator for Android. Below are the fruits of my labor

If you are a Dev or know one with skills please oh please attempt to port a few of the emulators mentioned below which are not yet on Android. Many of them are not system intense but were just unpopular BUT they have games on them that are hidden gems and cannot be played on Android any other way

If you want to see an emulator which has not been ported to Android yet I encourage anyone who reads this forum to contact both Android and PC emulator devs to make a port

The first link listed for each emulator is the one I recommend as a first choice.

I should note I have paid for and installed every emulator here and tested some better than others but I find most of them get the job done quite nicely without the need for a clunky BT remote (Though an Xperia play with high end specs like an S3 would be nice)

Also for some of these emulators you need a strong phone.

I recommend buying a 64 GB Micro SDXC card(yes they work on almost all Android phones. Nexus One, Droid, Evo 3D and S2 I have tested myself)

microSD Cards from SanDisk for Business and Consumer

I am also including details of emulators which are in development or have not been ported to Android yet. I know some emulators may take a few years to be ported to Android but I will never stop dreaming

Project Kainy

If you are into emulation try out project Kainy. I am able to play Final Fantasy 10 on my cell phone via the streaming capabilities of Kainy. This is a great project and as mobile internet service improves it will be more and more feasible. ?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5rYWlueS5jbGllbnQiXQ..

So without further delay:


Atari 800/400/xl/xe: h_result

Atari 2600
Ataroid | SlideME rom_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLmV4cGx1c 2FscGhhLkEyNjAwRW11Il0.

Atari ST t#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5lbXVsYXRvci5zdG9pZCJd

N64oid | SlideME earch_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsInBhdWxzY29kZS5hbm Ryb2lkLm11cGVuNjRwbHVzIl0.

NES (Also FAmicom Disk System)
Nesoid | SlideME

PC Engine/ Turbo Grafx-16

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive/Master System
Gensoid | SlideME

Sega Saturn (YES I said it) (Still in development but you can get it on your phone)
Porting Yabause to Android

Sony Playstation (FPSE is the best) t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5lcHN4ZS5lUFNYZSJd

SNES (the best ones are no longer on the Android market)
SNesoid | SlideME

Snes9x EX - Ex Plus Alpha

Sega CD::

Consoles which have not been ported yet

Just mentioning Difficulty Codes:

Atari 5200: Easy

Atari 7800: Easy

Atari Jaguar: Medium

Bandai Playdia: Easy

Xbox: Very Hard

Neo Geo CD: Easy

Nintendo Gamecube: Hard

Nintendo Wii: Very Hard

Virtual Boy: Easy

3DO: Medium

Philips CD-I: Medium

Sega 32 X: Medium

Sega Dreamcast: Test .APK has been leaked check around

Playstation 2: Try project Kainy (not an emulator on your phone but gets the job done)


MAME4Droid Reloaded Plays almost any Arcade emulator/game esult#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zZWxldWNvLm1hbWU0Z HJvaWQiXQ..

CPS1 iwiY29tLmpyaW9uaS5qYXJjYWRlIl0.

CPS2 eloper#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLmpyaW9uaS5jcHMy aGQiXQ..

Neo Geo iwiY29tLmpyaW9uaS5qYXJjYWRlIl0. esult ult

Arcade Systems which have not been ported yet

*Just mentioning Difficulty Codes*

Thanks to MAME4droid all Arcade systems I was tracking previously are playable on Android. Some may be slow on current hardware but not for long


Bandia Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color =search_result

Neo Geo Pocket esult

NDS (Development Only) arch_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5vcGVuZG9vcnN 0dWRpb3MuZHM0ZHJvaWQiXQ.. 251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5xaW5ncGluZyJd

Gameboy Advance

Another great one by explusalpha

Gameboy Color/Normal

GBCoid | SlideME

Sega Game Gear

Gearoid | SlideME

Atari Lynx: lt#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5yb2NrODhkZXYuYWx5bngi XQ..
Sony PSP
PPSSPP - a PSP emulator that's both fast and portable

Handhelds which have not been ported yet

(sorry for the rant)



** Note on Dosbox. This still needs a lot of improvement. A Better UI, Better controls & faster speed for high end games.

DOSBOX Turbo: lt#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5maXNoc3RpeC5kb3Nib3gi XQ.. rch_result

DosBox 0.74 - 7 February 2011 - Android Games Development

Residual VM: (Play Grim Fandango on Android) :: View topic - Android and IOS ports

Acron/BBC Micro search_result


Amstrad CPC
FMSDevel - CPCDroid - Amstrad CPC on Android phone
CPCDroid - Amstrad CPC Emulator for Android

Apple 2 esult

Atari ST t



ZX Spectrum ult ult

MAC result

MSX & Colecovision esult

Computers that have not yet been ported
Just noting a suggested difficulty

Sharp X68000: Medium

FairChild Channel F: Easy

General Computer Vectrex: Medium to Easy

Mattel Intellivision: Easy

Memotech MTX: Easy

Miles Gordon Sam Coupe: Easy

Tandy Color Computer: Easy-Medium

Tangerine Oric: Medium

Watara Supervision: Medium

Random PC game ports

Baulder's Gate 2, Icemane Dale, & Planet Scape torment sult

For more check these places: ldC5zb3VyY2Vmb3JnZS5nZW1yYiJd

Before I go I have provided you a way to play Thousands of games on your cell phone. To help you in your quest this app may be :

PSX memory card manager:
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