Today Android gamers get a little bit of a treat, especially if you enjoy playing Dreamcast games. That is because Reicast, a multi-platform Dreamcast emulator that works quite well, has arrived onto Android today. Reicast is actually a fork of Nulldce for those of you familiar with that emulator. This release is being labeled as an Alpha version but once you dive into it, Reicast seems to have more of a beta feel to it.
Tag: Android emulators
Tiger King has developed 6 other emulators for Android, mostly geared around Gameboy devices and general Nintendo devices. His newest emulator, Tiger Lab, is in very early beta development but he has decided to release it as more of a Proof-of-Concept. Tiger Labs is a Nintendo DS emulator.
It seems like the Dreamcast Emulator, nullDC, which is being worked on by “drk || Raziel”, is making some steady progress. While still in the really early stages of development, the developers have gotten a couple of games to run on it. One of the games happens to be one that everyone wants to play, Crazy Taxi! Check out the video after the break.
It seems we don’t have enough emulators just yet for Andorid and developer “drk || Raziel” is working on curing that little issue with a Dreamcast Emulator for Android. Currently they have the nullDC BIOS booting on a Samsung Captivate which means actual games being playable should be possible in the very near future.
Emulators have progressed to all different kinds of systems thanks to the advances in technology. Everyone I know has a favorite console game that they wish could be portable, and until the day that it becomes portable, emulators will be the closest thing possible to that dream. Thankfully we have a decent selection of emulators on the Android market including this one for the Playstation 1.
While on the subject of emulators and things of that nature we are sad to report that the Capcom Play System 2 emulator, CPS2 for short, recently launched onto the Android market has been pulled off and suspended. Why has it been pulled from the Android market? Copyright infringement apparently has been claimed by Capcom over the emulator.
So a recent article posted on a major gaming site states that due to the Wild West nature of the Android marketplace, the market has gone too far which is all due to the emulators available for your Android phone. While piracy is a major issue in all areas of gaming, not just mobile, the article goes a bit far with slandering the Android marketplace because emulators are allowed.
While Android already has a bunch of great emulators available for most gaming systems right down to the old school ZX Spectrum emulators and even a PS Emulator in the works, there isn’t a whole lot of systems left to cover. Capcom Play System 2 emulator, or CPS2 for short, now covers another system and is available in two versions depending on your screen resolution.
While taking a break from all the Google I/O craziness and instead taking a quick look around the Android market to see what’s new I stumbled upon an interesting utility app for gamers, especially those who are fans of using emulators. ROM Buddy, developed by MoMojo, lets you download any ROM you like for whatever emulator you have on your Android phone.