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RetroArch: Classic Game Emulator Back Play Store

RetroArch is a retro game emulator, with which you can play classic from various consoles on your Android device. A year ago the app was first released, and soon after banned from the Google Play Store to the sadness of homesickness. Now the RetroArch is back and offers more than traditional emulators.

See the app that revives the classic games of your childhood. / Libretro

RetroArch is not available for Android only. The program can also be installed on Windows, Linux, iOS, OSX, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Xbox 1 and 360, Raspberry Pi and Playstation 3.

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Settings Menu: Here is the emulated Nintendo 64. / Libretro

A wide range of game ROMS are available, for example from the following systems:

  • NES
  • SNES
  • Game boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advanced
  • Playstation
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis,
  • Sega CD
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega Virtual Boy,
  • PC Engine,
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Wonderswan
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The emulator app comes without game ROMs. / Libretro

The app obviously comes without vintage games, and you must purchase the ROMs separately. RetroArch, however, still goes beyond: thanks to the technologies present in smartphones, such as motion sensors, cameras, microphone and GPS, new possibilities open up. In the future, the app will also offer support for video player in addition to Augmented Reality. With the Libretro interface, in addition, developers can offer their games on multiple platforms.

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A camera test with RetroArch for Android shows photos in real time. / Libretro

Google didn't give app developers clarifications when it was suddenly taken out of the Play Store, so we don't know if this time the app is here to stay. Apparently, as far as emulators are concerned, Google does not follow a clear line of action: some are quickly banned, others remain smoothly in the Big G. store.

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Various systems can be emulated in the app. / Libretro

So that it could be made available again, RetroArch developers avoided problems with the GPL license, as well as reworking the logo and screenshots, targets of copyright infringement complaints during the first release. In all cases, RetroArch can also be downloaded from the developers website. Best of all, because it's a nonprofit project, there are no in-app purchases.

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