What's up guys. I figured you would probably know which is best.
I'm looking to buy a handheld android games console that will emulate the following consoles without any real problems. I don't want to spend more than $100. The system must be able to emulate NES, SNES, Master System, Genesis, NeoGeo, GBA, PS1, and N64. If it can also emulate PSP and DS, great, if not, I'm not too worried. It must also have some kind of TV output. I don't care about screen resolution, nor screen size.
Does anyone have experience using android emulators to play retro games?
I'll post a list of the ones I have been looking at. Some of them are incredibly cheap, but I assume there's a reason for this.
This one is so cheap, it seems too good to be true. I noticed key mapping isn’t listed as a feature, so would this make the buttons useless on emulated games?
More expensive, but appears to do the same as the A1000
More expensive again, but dual core CPU, and lists PS1 as supported.
Honestly seems better than all the JXD consoles, and cheaper than even their best ones. But it’s literally sold out everywhere I look
Looks pretty sick, found one for just over $100, but would rather pay less if I can.
Quadcore CPU, looks pretty sick, $100, but would like to pay less if there’s something less fancy that does the same thing.
Have I missed anything, are there any known problems with emulation on these machines? Detailed answers incredibly appreciated. Thanks.
But I heard certain devices struggle with certain games on certain emulators. You think the cheapest one will emulate PS1 and N64 well? I also heard some snes games can be temperamental. I don't want to just buy a cheap one on blind faith, only to discover it wont do what I need it to.
it depends on the emulator you're using and playing around with the settings too. N64 doesn't really emulate well on any android device. PSX i'm unsure of because I haven't emulated anything with psxe yet. snes for me has been completely fine. Also, drastic is a great DS emulator, should run on anything.
I can emulate N64 just fine on my Galaxy S5, but I'm afraid I haven't tried PS1 yet. The rest could probably be emulated on an iPhone, so you'll have no problem there no matter what you choose.
no, just watched a youtube video of a guy reviewing it and really liking it. I don't think any of these cheap chinese handhelds will play ps1 or n64. Get an android phone off ebay.
Well... Most of them clearly state that they do. And android has a bunch of working emulators for both the consoles. I was really looking for someone with experience using android handhelds.
FYI most android emulators have built in button mapping for buttons and such, the button mapping that is used on most android gaming devices just maps buttons to parts of the touch screen so you can play touch screen games with the buttons
When I downloaded a bunch of emulators to my old Galaxy S2, I had to download an app that allowed me to do keymapping to a bluetooth controller I had. It was fucking complicated, which is fine, but this going to be a christmas present for someone that isn't as technically minded as me. So I'm going to set it all up before I give it to them.
Well yeah you gotta do that for a seperate bluetooth controller but devices that have controls built in don't need to do that kind of thing. I used to have an Xperia Play so I know.
>You sound like an asshole
>But I am an asshole
>Who obviously knows nothing
I wasn't being rude at all. Just pointing out that most at least some of them clearly do emulate PS1 and N64.
No SD card slot, though? Can the PSP emulate everything I listed, no problems? And what's the best model to get, and do I need to do any kind of tinkering? I know my way around android, I never owned a PSP
I'm gonna agree with this anon >>269189248 and second the notion of you getting a PSP. Not only do you get flawless PSP/PS1 emulation, but all of the other emulators are covered, and it can be picked up for $60 or less. Modding them is a really simple task too.
PSP's use memory stick or Micro SD with an adapter. It can emulate everything you listed except maybe N64 and DS might be a bit janky. Last time I emulated N64 on a PSP was 2008 though so your mileage may vary.
I believe 2000's are my favorite model because the screen is brighter, 3000's have a great screen too and 1000's have good weight ergonomically speaking. You'll have to do some softmodding as far as tinkering but if you can install a program on your PC, you're qualified to mod a PSP in my opinion.