This is an article about Sega's Master System best emulators for Android devices, so let's talk about the Master System. Sega released the console (as Sega Mark III) in Japan in 1985, a year later in North America and in 1987 in Europe as a direct competitor to Nintendo Entertainment System, aka NES, aka the Famicom.

The size of its game library varies based on region. In Europe, where the console was much more popular, it received over 300 licensed games. In comparison, North America received a little bit over 100 games and Japan received even less than that.

Most popular games from Master System that you can play on your Android emulator

Even though the Master System was blown away in terms of sales by the NES, no question about it, it did hold its own in certain regions plus it produced some memorable games. One of the most popular titles, Phantasy Star, is considered to be a benchmark when it comes to the role-playing game (RPG) genre.

Another very popular franchise that the Master System spawned was Alex Kidd. To name a few more popular and personal favourites, there's Alien Storm, After Burner, Disney's Aladdin, Double Dragon, Earthworm Jim, Disney's The Lion King, Ninja Gaiden, Pit Fighter. All titles that you should try out.

If you want to do that even though you don't own a Master System (but you do have an Android device), the solution is really simple. All you need is to install a Master System emulator app. There are a quite few of them out there, so which one should you choose? Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will have your answer.

If you are already familiar with how emulators work, you can just go ahead and skip this part, but if you are not, let's clear some things out first.

About Sega Master System emulators

I've tried out almost every available Master System emulator for Android devices out there before I started writing this article. What I've noticed is that many people complain that they can't play any games. The thing is, an emulator isn't a game by itself. Emulators are simply apps that allow one system to behave like another one. That's all. For you to play any game on any emulator, you are going to need a ROM file.

About Sega Master System Roms

OK, so you have found the right emulator and have installed it on your Android device, now what? How can you actually play a game? For that, you are going to need the actual game files, aka ROM. Once you have it, you just launch the emulator and you load that file. I cannot tell you how you can obtain the ROM files of your favourite game here, but with a simple online search, you'll find all the answers to your questions easily.

So now, since we've got everything out of the way, it's time to move on to our list of the best Sega Master System emulators for Android devices. Let's get right into it.