How to Play Retro Games on Your Android Device

Bryan Clark 30-10-2015

If you’re the owner of an Android device, you probably know that the platform’s open nature lends itself to pursuits that just aren’t possible on closed platforms like iOS. This can work to your benefit.


On Android, you can actually install emulators How to Turn an Android Device Into a Retro Gaming Console Love retro gaming? Here's how to easily turn any Android phone into a retro game console and enjoy your favorite classic titles. Read More and play classic games 5 Best Retro Games That You Can Emulate On Android Emulation allows you to play retro games on your PC, but have you tried it on your phone? Here are five fantastic titles to try on your Android device. Read More from the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and more. Of the dozens of available emulators, the most popular are:

All of the above are on the Play Store.


From there, it’s all about downloading games. CoolRoms, DopeRoms [Broken URL Removed], and RomHustler are great sources to find compatible games. Once you have the game, you just load it to your device, and open it in the emulator.

Note that some of these games are copyrighted, which means that downloading and playing them could leave you open to legal action from any copyright holders. Others are free of copyright, clones, or released as open source, so they’re free to play and share.


What retro game do you have a craving for? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  1. Anonymous
    October 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Drastic is pretty awesome. But I think retroarch, even though with a somewhat cryptic interface, is still worth the time to play many emulators under one roof.