There have been a number of video game console emulators available on Android that can play Nintendo 64, PlayStation and even hand-held game devices like the Nintendo DS. But it looks we may finally be getting a Nintendo Wii and GameCube emulator in the very near future.
The Dolphin emulator has been available for years for Windows, Mac and Linux, and it looks like its developers are planning on an Android release. A teaser image as well as a video showing the emulator running on a Cortex-A15 ARMv7 Samsung Chromebook were released recently. The video shows the Dolphin emulator playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although it currently runs at a crawl.
Still, seeing how there will soon be even more powerful Android devices available to consumers this year, being able to run Dolphin on an Android device is a worthwhile first step. Optimizing it for newer Android devices will be a logical second step, although we’re not sure when exactly hardware on Android devices will reach speeds fast enough to run Nintendo Wii or GameCube games at a worthwhile speed.
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