Android and Me

N64oid adds support for 4 Bluetooth gamepads

3 years ago 10

Console emulators have been available on Android devices for some time, but most of them have failed to deliver all the same experiences we loved while growing up. Like offline multiplayer.

Today we learn that emulator-rock-star-developer Yohgzh has updated his popular N64oid app with support forĀ up to 4 Bluetooth gamepads. This means you can simultaneously sync up 4 controllers and enjoy some split-screen action with Mario Kart, GoldenEye, Super Smash Bros or any other multiplayer N64 game.

Google recently pulled Yohgzh’s apps from the Android Market, but they are still available on the alternative market SlideMe. In order to take advantage of the multiple controllers in N64oid, you will still need the app Bluez IME and one of their supported gamepads.

For an idea of what to expect, check out the hands-on video from fan site AndroidNZ. They installed the latest N64oid app on a Galaxy S II, synced up two Phonejoy gamepads and hooked it up to a HDTV using the MHL port.

Overall it looks like N64oid can now duplicate about any feature of the original home console at full speed. Which 4-player classic game would you like to try on your Android phone?

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