We all love our Androids, but let’s face it. We still have a way to go to catch up to iOS’s massive library of games. But Google’s permissive market standards and Android’s ease of side-loading (installing non-market apps) makes it the king of emulators, opening up tens of thousands of games that iOS users can’t play without having to jailbreak their phones.
Those same lax approval standards that allow emulators to run rampant also mean there’s a lot of garbage to filter through. Many emulators on the market are just clones or hacks of others’ work, while others are overpriced compared to more robust alternatives. It can be tough to pick the right one for your favorite system, so Hardcore Droid is here to share our picks for each of our favorite systems.