The Android Market is certainly not short of retro game system emulators with Nesoid and SNesoid, among others, populating the store. Nintendo 64 emulation certainly was missing though, but the creator of the two aforementioned emulators, yongzh, has gone ahead and released an N64 emulator – N64oid – on the Android Market.

Oh yes, it's real

Oh yes, it's real

These are the emulator’s current features:

  • Runs most games smoothly at a reasonable speed (if not full speed) with sound. This requires you have a high-end device (Nexus-S, Nexus-One, Droid, Samsung Galaxy, etc).
  • Save/load game states at ANY points, as well as the in-game save support (SRAM, EEPROM, etc).
  • A configurable, translucent on-screen keypad that is very easy to use.
  • Key mappings to map game keys to hardware buttons.
  • Option to use the G-sensor as the analog stick.
  • A variety of settings that you can tune on your needs.

Keep in mind that this is a very early release, and like most emulators, is probably full of bugs that need fixing. However, it’s a release nonetheless, and if you have any inclination to support the project, you can head on here and purchase the app for Rs. 270. If you’re unsure, you can check out the video below, which shows Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time running on a Nexus S.


Publish date: March 7, 2011 9:56 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:24 pm

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