Android popularity has grown far beyond from what we knew "Yesterday"... The early days of Symbian weren't bad, however with android you'd agree with me that things are quiet easy. Those days are gone when folks prefer purchasing an emulator in other to enjoy some addictive games.
An emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest). An emulator typically enables the host system to run software or use peripheral devices designed for the guest system.The Android SDK includes a mobile device emulator — a virtual mobile device that runs on your computer. The emulator lets you develop and test Android applications without using a physical device.
In this article we're listing the best Emulators for android phones to take you further into the gaming world. While some of the emulator might be free, there are also some which cost a little token (I.e they're paid).
#1. PPSSPP - PSP Emulator
The famous among all!... PPSSPP is one of the best emulator for android and on the other hand, it's the only PSP emulator for android device. It is light weight android application. It comes with lot's of features you certainly won't fathom. With PPSSPP emulator, there's a high tendency that you can play the high graphic definition game on your android device.PPSSPP – PSP Emulator is compatible with android 2.3 or higher version. The best thing is that it runs tons of addictive games with HD graphics but it depends on the power of your device.
#2. My Boy! Free - GBA Emulator
My Boy! is a super fast and full featured emulator available for android device to run GameBoy Advance games . It's one of the best emulator. It's by far the only emulator that supports link cable emulation with decent speed and also supports high game that can run on your android device without any problem. The on-screen controls aren't bad either as it comes with a powerful screen layout editor, with which you can define the position and size. My Boy! emulator is very simple and clean and has a nice user interface.
#3. MegaN64 (N64 Emulator)
Another awesome best emulator for android. MegaN64 is the official N64 emulator for your android phone. One of the best thing in this emulator is that it's fast and once you get to set every thing as they're suppose to be, then gameplay can be extremely fun and addictive. MegaN64 allows you to play your favorite N64 emulator games in a convenient way on your android device. The controls aren't bad either and it's has been modified which now include performance enhancements for specific phone models such as the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy S4 and small UI improvements. However to play your favorite game, you will need to place your own game files (N64 games) onto the SD card of your android phone before running this N64 Emulator.
#4. DraStic DS Emulator
DraStic is a fast Nintendo DS emulator for android phones which allows you to play the best Nintendo DS games at full speed. One of the best thing about DraStic emulator is that it comes with lot's of amazing features that can make gameplay more fun. Also DraStic has been optimized to increase emulation speed with fast-forward feature and not to neglect that it also supports add-on controllers, and physical controls in devices like nVidia Shield and Xperia Play. With DraStic DS emulator, you can enhance your favorite game's 3D graphics to 2 by 2 times their original resolution and it only works best on high end quad core devices. You can also customize the placement and size of the DS screens, for portrait and landscape modes.
#5. Reicast - Dreamcast Emulator
Reicast is yet another best emulator for the last SEGA gaming console,which is perfectly designed to work with Android operating system . Reicast is not that popular nor is it perfect yet. Let's just say it's in it's testing version, however it can run many awesome games with optimum speed.Before starting to play, you have to manually create the folder where you want to save the Dreamcast BIOS. In fact, you have to download the BIOS separately and save it to your Android device's memory. Only then you will be able to use the emulator. Reicast Dreamcast Emulator doesn't have any configuration options at all. You just have to add the image of the game to any folder on your Android device and select it. The file will execute in seconds and you can start playing.
#6. ePSXe Emulator
ePSXe is a port of the famous ePSXe for PC. The emulator provides very high compatibility, good speed, and accurate sound to better and improve gameplay. It is designed for android smartphones and tablets and runs perfectly well. ePSXe comes with a split screen mode that allows up to 1 and 2 players. It includes virtual touchscreen pad support, hardware buttons mapping and analog sticks. If you're a fan of the PSone emulator, then its right on your android phone to been devoured. ePSXe supports OpenGL HD enhanced high quality graphics, cheat codes which can make gameplay more fun and easier as well as savestates and memcards compatibility with the PC version. The emulator is paid and it's perfect for PS1 games.
#7. Snes9x EX+
Snes9x Ex+ is an advanced open-source SNES emulator based on Snes9x 1.53 with near complete game compatibility. The emulator is perfect and the developer actually made it with the best coding experience. However Snes9x EX+ has been optimized to fully run on 1GHz+ device in other to get best results. The control is awesome and most especially the graphics which proves the authenticity.It doesn't just have a long compatibility list, but also offers good features, doesn't take up much memory, and is completely free. The developer has removed any advertisment in the emulator, thus you can experience a perfect and convenient gameplay.
GENPlusDroid is one of the top 3 best emulators for android smartphone. I refer to it as the "Sega King" since you can conveniently run Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive games on your android device using GENPlusDroid. The emulator is highly compatibile with variety of games like Virtual Racing and Phantasy Star which works flawlessly at full optimum speed!. If your devices has a good GPU, then you can use shaders to increase the graphic quality and also you can enlarge or adjust the controls.You can configure GENPlusDroid to use a horizontal or vertical screen and customize your controllers. You can even play your favorite games using a controller via Bluetooth.
#9. FPse For Android
FPse is another awesome emulator for android that allows you to run PlayStation 1 games on your android phone. FPse is able to display all PSone games in high resolution by using OpenGL which gives outstanding graphics and moreover it's fast and features high compatibility, sound quality, and good controls. That outstanding interface found in FPse alllows you to scan your local storage in other to find playstation games and displays the covers of the games automatically. This emulator Includes up to 10 gamepads in overlay onto the screen and the best part of it is that you can play in online multiplayer mode with your friends.
#10. ClassicBoy Emulator
The last but not the least!...ClassicBoy emulator is an all in one retro game emulator for android smartphone. Thus it comes with lot's of features and allows you to run GBA, N64, PS1, GBC, NES, Sega and SNK games. You can play classic games on ClassicBoy emulator by gestures and sensor that you've never seen before. Moreover user can play game on a clean screen and even by single hand now due to the accelerometer sensor which is supported to control movements for a character and calibration console is also provided for fine adjustment of tilt parameters. ClassicBoy is the best emulator for you if perhaps you want to save space and play all your favorite games in one emulator. The graphics quality, controls and audio is amazingly superb.