Published on April 24th, 2012 | by justin
We’ve created a simple how to guide for users looking to play Super Nintendo ROMs/Emulators on your Android smartphone or tablet device.
The first step in playing ROMs/Emulators on your Android device is picking which emulator you like the best. There are a few you can choose from, however in our tutorial we chose “SuperGNES” which is free in the Android Market/Google Play Store. We felt it was the best SNES Emulator our there some of the features it offers are:
- Scans your internal/external SD for SNES ROMs
- Downloads cover art for each individual game (awesome)
- Best game compatibility
- Huge database of game genie cheat codes
- Supports SMC, FIG, SFC, ZIP and 7z formats
SuperGNES (Free) Download / Install via the Google Play Store
SuperGNES ($3.99) Download / Install via the Google Play Store
DroidEMU Lite (Free) Download / Install via the Google Play Store
SuperGNES Free Screenshots
SuperGNES (Free) Installation How To:
1.) Download the SuperGNES from the Android Market/Google Play store by Clicking here.
2.) Now that the emulator is installed on your device you can start finding your old classic games that you loved to play on your Super Nintendo and all the other games you wish you had as a kid. Browse SNES Super Nintendo ROM Database.
3.) Next now that you have the ROMs downloaded that you would like to play on your Android smartphone or Android tablet. You need to connect your device to your computer via USB. Once connected you need to use the device as “USB Mass Storage” (making your device like a flash drive). Create a new folder on your SD-Card or Internal storage. You should do something like e.g (ROMs -> Super Nintendo) if you are going to be playing multiple gaming platforms on your device.
4.) Now that the ROMs are on your external/internal storage of your device. Remove the USB cord from the computer/device. Open the SuperGNES (Free) Android Application on your device. Hit the “Menu” button and Choose the option “Scan for Games“. It will ask you if you would like to scan for cover art (this is a cool option because you can easily navigate to which game/ROM you would like to play by looking at the cover.
5.) Excellent, now that the ROMs / cover art have been found, you can simply just click on any game you wish to play. Also be sure to note you can play these games in “Landscape and Portrait mode” In portrait mode the game play will look like this, and in landscape mode the game play will look like this.
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