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Best SNES Emulators for Android

Best SNES Emulators for Android

If you are looking for SNES emulators you are as old as the world itself. Almost as old as we are

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If you were born in the 80s' the nostalgia of the SNES games will hit you like a train at the mere mention of the console. That's why we made a list of the best SNES emulators, to warm the hearts of the generations that came before the new millennia. 

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, aka SNES, is a 16-bit home video game console released by Nintendo in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, in 1991 in North America and a year later in Europe.

The successor to the NES (designed by the same man, Masayuki Uermura), competed with Sega Genesis (also known as Sega Mega Drive) in what is remembered as one of the most notable console wars in video game history.

Its reception in Japan was so overwhelming that it caused a “social disturbance”, with over 300,000 units been sold within the first few hours of its release. This led to the Japanese government demanding that video game manufacturers schedule future console releases on weekends.

A little bit about SNES

Nintendo ceased SNES production sometime in 1999 in North America, but it continued in Japan until 2003. New games were produced until 2000, with the last game being Metal Slander Glory Director’s Cut.

Popular among collectors and retro gamers, the SNES is a console that left its mark on the history of gaming and gave us legendary titles. There’s no way to name them all, but some of the best selling games are games like Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy VI, Dragon Quest, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

In total, over 49 titles for the console have sold at least one million units. The Super Mario franchise alone has sold over 46 million combined units to date.

With 23 million sales in the Americas, 17 million sales in Japan and close to 50 million worldwide, the SNES went on to become the best selling console of the 16-bit era.

SNES emulators

Super Pasofami, the first working SNES emulator was released back in 1996. Luckily for us, nowadays, there are a lot more options. In this article, we will take a look at the best SNES emulators for Android devices.

About SNES Emulators

Please note that none of the emulators on our list comes with games. In order to play games on an emulator, you will need to provide the ROM files. Emulator (any emulator), is simply an app that lets you play games that you already have.

About ROMs

When we say ROM ( Read-Only Memory), we mean essentially the game files. A simple net search will provide you with all the information that you need to know about ROM files. Sadly we cannot tell you how to get ROM files.

With all that being said, let’s get right into it.

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SNES9x Emulator Box

SNES9x Emulator Box

Based on SNES9x, Emulator Box use the latest UI interface (sadly you can’t reposition it and that can be frustrating), gets continues optimization updates and it supports Android 4.1 or higher devices. The developer will reply to your comments on Google Play Store and I think that’s always a good thing. Also it’s free to use.

SNES9x Emulator Box on Google Play Store

John NESS

John NESS emulator

Another emulator by John, this time for SNES, this emulator supports zipped files, fast forward, slow motion, Bluetooth and MOGA controller, Dropbox support (with John DataSync), save states with previews and fully customizable layout. What else can you ask for? Definitely, worth checking this one out, it’s also free. The ads can be annoying at times but you can purchase “remove ads” to get rid of them.

John NESS on Google Play Store

MultiSneS16

MultiSneS16

MultiSneS16 is a variant of the super solid Snes9x open-source emulator that lets you play games with others via LAN network or even Online without the need for third-party apps. You can invite others to play online using a Social Network account, there are public servers created by users that you can join, supports custom cheat codes, controllers, customizable layout, save and load states. It also supports offline single-player mode of course.

MultiSneS16 on Google Play Store

The Retro Pocket of Super N.E.S Emu

The Retro Pocket of Super N.E.S Emu

Retro Pocket comes with a pre-installed game and list of downloadable ROMs. Simply, click your favorite game, download it and start playing. Ideal for non-advanced users who just want to play without having to tweak around much. It was released on December 26th, 2019, and hasn’t received any updates since then.

The Retro Pocket of Super N.E.S Emu on Google Play Store

The Kurono S.N.E.S - Classic Simulator

The Kurono S.N.E.S - Classic Simulator

Pretty similar to Retro Pocket, The Kurono S.N.E.S comes with a pre-installed game and a list of downloadable ROMs. Scroll up and down the list, download your favourite game and start playing. That simple. Ideal for users who just want to play without getting too much into settings etc. Also, the best part? It’s free. The Kurono S.N.E.S was released in December of 2019 and it hasn’t received any updates since.

The Kurono S.N.E.S - Classic Simulator on Google Play Store

Snes9x EX+

Snes9x EX+ emulator

A free SNES emulator, SNES9x was released way back in January 2013 and it’s still getting updates to this day. Regularly fixing bugs, and fixing compatibility with newer Android versions and hardware is one of the reasons this app has over 5 million downloads on Google Play Store to this day. Supports Bluetooth controller, MOGA controller, key mapping.

Snes9x EX+ on Google Play Store
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