The BEST emulators for android?

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  1. Edwii
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    I wasn't sure where else to post this so I figured this would be the best.
    I have an Nvidia shield. It's been great but I'm having a hard time deciding which emulators to use for it.I'm looking for emulators for:
    GBA
    SNEs
    NES
    Genesis
    I've tried a few but not all have the features I'm looking for.
    I want shader options, like hq2x. And I need physical button mapping.
     
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    I forgot
    Gameboid
    SNES 9x
    NESoid
    Not sure about Genesis.
     
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    If you want DS get Drastic
     
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    Yes! So much yes! This emulator is awesome. It runs every DS game I through at it at full speed on my slightly outdated Galaxy S2!

    Like seriously, buy this emulator now or download the APK if you're too cheap. Either way, you NEED this emulator. A purchase might actually be a good idea though as the emulator gets updated a lot and it's more convenient to update through Google Play but it's your choice. Get. Emulator. Now.
     
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    Yeah drastic is pretty good.
    I still need a great GBA and SNES Emulator:
    I cant find a GBA emulator with shader options.
    And I am hoping to find an SNES emulator that can use my saves from my other emulators, like on my DS.
     
  6. raulpica

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    Aren't -oid emulators from Zongwh (or something) terribly outdated?

    I'm sure SNES 9x EX is the best right now (most accurate, while also more demanding), and that NES.emu and GBC.emu are both better than their -oid counterparts.

    For Genesis, get MD.emu, from the same author. That guy is a freaking porting genius.
     
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    i use all the .emu emulators for the varius consoles and n64oid for n64
     
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    Try Mupen64 Plus AE, iirc, it's better than n64oid.
     
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    Really, it's so effective? Could it run on my Galaxy S1 too?
    Online play by any chance?
     
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    I'm not entirely sure on the oid emulators, they may be old but I've been using them for quite a while and never had a problem with them. Suppose I might have to check out the .emu's and see how they compare.
     
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    Oh, and if anybody wants to run Drastic on a Tegra 2 device (like I do), don't bother. It won't work and you'll save yourself a few $(although the developer really deserves them).
     
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    Mupen64Plus-AE
    GENPLUSDroid
    DraStic (kinda leaning towards toward nds4droid... DraStic keeps getting worse, while nds4droid keeps getting better.)
    Dolphin

    Mupen64Plus-AE is the best there is. Period.
    Same goes for GENPLUSDroid. I use it for practicing speedruns of Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
    DraStic is fast, but glitchy. Also, they broke seamless displays in recent versions. Still, it gets the nod for running Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes (the only game I use) full speed, even though there are unfixable graphic glitches that don't happen with nds4droid. And sometimes it softlocks the game.

    Dolphin's awesomeness is skyrocketing, and it can only get better since the merge window is open again.
    Seriously, even though it's really broken right now, it runs Crazy Taxi's menus full speed on my Galaxy S4.
     
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    I'm not much into emulation on my android devices, but I use Retroarch. I don't know if it features any of the things you would want, like shaders and the like, but it plays the games I want well, so...
     
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    For GBA, I found My Boy! to run better than Gameboid. And the Robert Broglia emulators (NES.emu, SNES9x EX, etc) are pretty great too.
     
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    How does My Boy! compare to GBA.emu?
     
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    My Boy! runs on everything, whereas gba.emu was slow on my galaxy s when I had it. My Boy! is good if you want a fast accurate emulator.
     
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    Somewhere close to my NES
    GBA - My Boy! (Light/solar sensor support for boktai games, rumble support (drill dozer game), motion sensor support for yoshi and wario games)
    SNES - Snes9x EX and SuperGNES (FX games runs better on SuperGNES)
    NES - NES.Emu (best famicom game support)
    Genesis - MD.Emu
     
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    I actually like HEAVY emulators since they're probably a good sign of the emulator's accuracy.

    Since My Boy! is less resource-intensive, its emulation is probably more approximate. Guess I'll go with gba.emu :D
     
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    N64: Mupen64 Plus AE by Paul Lamb is th only N64 emu you should use. All others as of the time of this post are just copies of it. N64oid is paid and old, but still yields better performance on some games.

    PSX performance is actually better on Retroarch in most cases than FPSE, but of course doesn't offer all the tweaks that FPSE has. It also contains a sweet little Cave Story core. There's a custom Cave Story build with mobile friendly font somewhere, but I'm not sure where it is at the moment.


    Drastic is an absolute must have. From what I've heard just about EVERYTHING runs 100% on a Shield. Heck, I get 100% on most games with my dads original Kindle Fire. Get it, nds4droid and dsoid hardly compare.

    PPSSPP is an up and coming PSP emulator. Version 0.9 was just released and games like Dissidia and Ridge Racer are near full speed.

    For anything else, like GBA or SNES, I use Retroarch. I'm not a fan of people charging money for mere ports of others work, which most emulators in the Play Store are. It just runs well and it's all in one app. Great project. You can also run Cave Story in it too. :D
     
  20. Sakitoshi

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    does that answer your question??

    I don't really play emus very often on my phone, but .emu emulators are very solid.
    for PSOne ePSXe is the answer, much better than FPSe and PPSSPP runs very well.