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Armed with a retro console emulator, users can play
games written for arcade machines on their Android device. Further,
the same Android device can also be used to play video console
games such as ones developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System
(NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and Sega
The legality of emulators has been debated on a number of
occasions. The upshot is that whilst an emulator, in itself, is not
illegal, this does not mean that individuals can legitimately
download copyrighted games for free, which are stored in ROMs.
However, generating a ROM from a game cartridge that you physically
own does fall on the right side of the law in many countries. None
of the emulators featured in this article therefore come supplied
with any ROMs. If you wish to use these apps, you do need to own
the relevant ROMs already.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 remarkable Android retro
console emulators. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
for anyone who wishes to play their favorite 8-bit console games on
their Android phone or tablet.