10 Best Emulators for Android in 2022

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If you love retro gaming and are looking for a reliable emulator, you have come to the right place. In this guide, we are going to share our pick of the 10 best emulators for Android that you can use to enjoy the fun of retro gaming on your smartphone.

Classicboy

ClassicBoy is one of the most popular emulators you can find for Android. It supports over 8 consoles including PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, GameBoy Advance and SNK NeoGeo. It worked flawlessly with every game we tested and we're happy with its performance. Overall, ClassicBoy is a robust emulator with lots of unique features. There are two versions available, the free version comes with limited features and the paid version gives you full access to its functions. The paid version is available for €3,59, which is very reasonable.



DraStic DS Emulator

DraStic DS Emulator is one of the best Nintendo DS emulators and it comes with lots of great features that make it the best. It allows you to fully customize the top and bottom screens of the DS. DraStic DS Emulator also supports hardware keyboard. Overall, this is one of the most stable emulators and works great with most game ROMs. DraStic DS Emulator is available for $4,49.

EmuBox

EmuBox is one of the best free emulators in the market and its functionality is very similar to ClassicBoy. The only difference is that it supports a different set of supported systems. It supports Nintendo DS, PSX, SNES, Game Boy Advanced and color and NES. EmuBox also allows its users to tweak the settings to get the best performance. There is no paid version of EmuBox available, the free version includes ads that appear from time to time.



eXPXe

ePSXe is one of the most popular PlayStation emulators. It is known for its simplicity and it worked flawlessly every time in our tests. You can easily load your ROM and you are ready to play. There is no free version available and the paid version is available for $2,99 ​​without an in-app purchase. If you are looking for a good PlayStation emulator, ePSXe is a good option.

FPse

FPse is another very popular PlayStation emulator. If you don't like ePSXe, FPse is a great option for you. FP focuses on customization and it is best for those who like to play with settings. It includes a number of settings, plugins, and other stuff that can be used to achieve optimum performance. It also includes hardware controller support. Overall FPse is a very good emulator and if you like customization then FPse is a great option for you. There is no free version available and the paid version is available for €2,79 without in-app purchases.

PPSSPP

PPSSPP is the best PSP emulator available in the market. It offers the best stability, ROM support, and a host of useful features. It comes with all the features you'll find in other good emulators. PPSSPP is still in the development phase and you can expect more exciting features in the future. There are two versions available, the free version comes with ads and the paid version is available for $4,59. We recommend trying the free version before upgrading to the pro version.



Recast

Reicast is a relatively new Nintendo Dreamcast emulator, but it comes with a lot of features. It includes standard features like save and load states, tons of customization options, and other useful features. Reicast also supports GDI, CHD (V4) and CDI game formats. However, you will need to do a few extra steps to do so. Reicast is completely free and if you are looking for a good emulator, Reicast is an option for you.

RetroArch


RetroArch is another free emulator. It's also a very unique emulator, you can download the cores to run in the app. Each core is a different console and it works great with the different games we've played. It is completely free and if you are looking for a good emulator with a multitude of functions, then RetroArch is a great option for you.

SuperRetro16

SuperRetro16 is one of the most affordable and popular SNES emulators. It has changed a lot since its inception and works great with every SNES ROM you can find. It includes tons of useful features such as cloud saving, cloud game storage, number of audio and graphics settings. The free version comes with ads and the paid version is available for $0,99. If you are interested in SuperRetro16, you should try the free version. If you like it, you can choose the paid version.

yaba sanshiro

Yaba Sanshiro is another new emulator but is also one of the best performing SEGA Saturn emulators. You'll have to create your own BIOS and game files, but overall it will work just fine with the games we've played. The app is still under development and you will find bugs here and there, but overall it works quite well. If you are looking for a good SEGA Saturn Emulator, then Yaba Sanshiro is for you.


Conclusion

You will find tons of emulator apps on play store but these are the best emulators for Android. Many emulators come with free versions, so if you're unsure of an emulator, try the free version. If you like it, you can choose the paid version. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comments section below. You can also check out the best Android emulators for PC on our website.


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