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Super Mario 64 can be natively run on Android without a Nintendo 64 emulator

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is finally here, which means you can now play the first three 3D platformers in the series — Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy — in high-definition on your Nintendo Switch. In case you're looking for a way to enjoy Princess Peach's cake on your Android phone,...

A shady Nintendo Switch emulator for Android has popped up online, and it surprisingly works

Android smartphones are versatile, and the number of emulators that you can get for modern and retro systems alike is incredible. From age-old systems like the NES right up to the Nintendo 3DS, you can play them all from the comfort of your smartphone. Obviously, emulating more modern systems can be a bit of a...

Nintendo 3DS emulation: Official Citra for Android performance testing on the Snapdragon 865, 855, and 845

Citra, the most popular Nintendo 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android onto the Google Play Store last week, and its performance has been at the forefront of the conversation. I'm sure anybody who saw its release wondered whether they could play their favorite Nintendo 3DS games on their Android smartphone or tablet, so I've...

Official Citra for Android releases as the first mobile Nintendo 3DS emulator

We've already covered Nintendo 3DS emulation on Android numerous times, though earlier attempts were made possible by unofficial Android ports of the incredibly popular Citra emulator on PC. With the help of both developers of those unofficial ports, there's now an official build of Citra for Android. What's more, this Nintendo 3DS emulator is available on...

Dolphin Emulator fixes crashes on Android TV and adds install WAD functionality on Android

Rather than finding your old console from the basement to play your favorite retro titles during this lockdown, one could also opt for emulating them on their Android devices, provided they are powerful enough. Dolphin Emulator is the most popular open-source emulator out there for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii, and it can actually handle...

Nintendo 3DS emulation is now viable on Android with an unofficial Citra port

Many months ago, we talked about an unofficial Citra port which allowed you to play Nintendo 3DS games on your Android smartphone. While that specific build saw few updates, there's a new build that just got released by the developer of Dolphin MMJ, and it runs a whole lot better than before. On high-end devices,...

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best smartphones for GameCube and Wii emulation

With every iterative smartphone upgrade comes great power and great new features to play with. In the case of the OnePlus 7 Pro, it's a big one for gaming - a 90Hz, QHD+ display that comes in at 6.7 inches and, even better, doesn't have a notch. Pretty much any mobile gamer can understand the...

Android Studio 3.4 reaches stable with an Android Q emulator, R8 replacing Proguard, and more

Android Studio has been the primary IDE for Android developers around the world. The transition from Eclipse happened slowly but surely. Google has been adding as many features as possible to make the experience better. Thankfully, they have recently decided to settle and work on polishing the current set of features. Project Marble aims to...

The Xiaomi Mi 9 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 emulates GameCube and Wii games with ease

Despite our devices getting more and more powerful every year, it may be crazy to some that we still can't run games designed for consoles released over ten years ago. Game consoles released years ago use wildly different processor architectures, which makes emulation of those consoles a difficult task for a number of reasons. The...

Nintendo 3DS emulation is somewhat possible on Android with an unofficial Citra port

The Nintendo DS is one of the best portable consoles to emulate on Android, and with good reason. The emphasis on touchscreen controls in DS games translates well to smartphone gameplay, and the lack of buttons on Android phones can be rectified by using a Bluetooth or wired gaming controller. I was thinking about this...

MonoNX is an extremely experimental Nintendo Switch emulator for Android

Nintendo's hybrid gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, has been well received by the general public, with the gaming console having sold over 32 Million units worldwide by the end of 2018. While the Switch has its own fans, a lot of its sales were generated because of the exclusive game titles such as The Legend...

Dolphin Emulator update adds fixes for Vulkan API on Android Pie, Wii Remote pointer emulation, and more

Dolphin Emulator on Android is one of the most well-made emulators around. You can play Wii games and GameCube games straight from your phone, so long as it's powerful enough. Nowadays, devices like the Razer Phone 2 and the OnePlus 6T are enough to actually do just that. I've personally enjoyed The Simpsons: Hit and...