EmulationStation Alternatives for Android

    EmulationStation is not available for Android but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to EmulationStation and seven of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to EmulationStation are Pegasus (Free, Open Source), RetroX (Freemium), Happy Chick (Free) and Matsu (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 26, 2021

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      What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
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      RetroArch vs EmulationStation opinions
      Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to EmulationStation, some don't.
      RetroArch allows you to emulate directly using "cores" included with the program and downloadable from their website. EmulationStation does not do emulation, and only acts as a front-end for other emulators installed on the system.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN RetroArch is core (emulator) but emulationStation is like a interface or GUI.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest.
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      Most users think RetroX is a great alternative to EmulationStation.
    1. Happy Chick emulates more than 18 systems all in one APP, some of the included emulators are FAB/MAME/MAMEPLUS,PS,PSP,FC(NES),SFC(SNES),GBA,GBC,MD,NDS,DC,NGP,WS(WSC),PCE, ONS…etc. More games will be updated in the future...
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Matsu is a free and ad-supported emulator for Android supporting multiple videogame systems from SNES to PSX and featuring save states, fast forward and rewind. SUPPORTED CONSOLES PS1 (PSX) SNES NES / FDS GBA GBC WSC PCE (TurboGrafx-16) MD / SMS / GG
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      John GBC is GB/GBC emulator for android 2.3+. This app does not work without your own game files. Please try John GBC lite before purchasing. John GBC can take over John GBC Lite data.
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    2. DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone. It runs thousands of games at full speed.

      Discontinued

      No longer available.

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