Awhile ago we wrote about ways to play Wii and Gamecube games on your Android device using Splashtop Remote Desktop and the Dolphin Emulator for your PC. Well now you can cut out pretty much all the steps to pull that off as the team behind the Dolphin Emulator have released a pre-alpha version onto Google Play.
Before running over to Google Play right this second to download it and play your favorite Wii or Gamecube games do keep in mind that this is a pre-alpha version which means there will be bugs and it is still early in its development. In fact you shouldn’t download this at all if you are expecting to just run it right up on your Android device and start playing games at full speed and without glitches.
This is a total test build but for those of you, like us, who enjoy playing around with early builds of software like this, downloading this pre-alpha of the Dolphin Emulator is a must. Like all emulators on Google Play, there are no ROMs that come with this. Right now the developers are working on porting over their OpenGL plugin which will improve the performance. You will also need to have an Android device with at least 1GB of RAM to run the emulator right now.
There is still a lot of work to be done but the fact that the Dolphin Emulator is now up on Google Play in any form is a great sign. For the adventerous, you can pick up a copy off of Google Play for free.
Thanks to Trevor H. for the tip!
Google Play Link: Dolphin Emulator Pre-Alpha
Official Website: Dolphin Emu