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RetroArch, an emulator to dominate them all

For Android, there are certain emulators for each of the old consoles, whether they were desktop, portable, or even emulators for computer games. But we’ve never had any like RetroArch, capable of emulating up to 14 different game consoles and PCs. Without a doubt, one of those applications that one must have on their Android mobile.

RetroArch It is not a unique emulator for Android as it is also available for Windows PC, Mac OS X and Linux. Best of all, it uses the same emulation engine on all platforms, with the same features, and all thanks to the fact that it uses a single API called “script” that will delight those who have spent hours and hours dedicating time to the Eighth Wonders of Electronic Systems. At a time when gray plastic was the greatest representative of technology, video games became true passions for those who had decided to get ahead of their generation.

Although in reality, it is not that RetroArch emulate such old game consoles. We find game platforms as old as Arcade or Cave Story. But they could not forget the Nintendo Entertainment System, better known as the NES, or the Super Nintendo itself. Nintendo Virtual Boy joins the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color, although it is not an emulator for NDS, like the laptops of the Japanese company that we can emulate. The one that was a rival at the time of these, and that created the hedgehog Sonic decades ago, is also present, with Sega Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive and Genesis, in addition to Sega CD and Mega CD.

As curious platforms and features we also find Neo Geo Pocket Color, PC Engine and PC Engine CD, in addition to WonderSwan Color and WonderSwan Crystal. However, the most striking is undoubtedly PlayStation 1, and that is that we can play Gran Turismo itself or other classics for the first Sony console with RetroArch.

RetroArch is a free application available on Google Play, totally essential for all those who want to enjoy the most classic games. Of course, to make it run it is necessary to have Android 3.0 Honeycomb or higher.