Android and Me

Who still emulates?


So, it’s been a while now since Google rid what was then the Android Market of some of the best emulation apps: Gameboid, Nesoid, etc. Does anyone still use their Android devices to emulate, or have you moved on to native games like Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, etc? Are any good emulators still being developed for newer builds of Android (a.k.a. ICS)?

I just realized the other day that I hadn’t bothered to reinstall my copy of Gameboid after installing my current build of AOKP, and I began to think about whether I still need to emulate. I do enjoy my classic games, but with so many new, quality games to enjoy on my phone I’m not sure if it’s worth the time.

I’d be interested in hearing thoughts on the topic of emulation in general, whether people admire or abhor the practice, etc. To be clear I don’t condone piracy, just emulation, and I ask that you please refrain from posting links to anything shady or “outside the law.” The subject is fair game to discuss, though.

May 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm in Threads > Apps & Games