There’s been rumors that Nintendo’s next game console could have an Android-based operating system, although that’s something the company has denied. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Nintendo games on an Android device.

A few years ago the developers of the Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulator released the first build of Dolphin for Android. It was kind of awful at the time, but it was at least able to load and run some games (slowly).

Dolphin for Android has come a long way the past two years… and so have the ARM-based chips that power Android devices. While the Dolphin team is dropping support for devices with ARMv7 chips, the latest builds of the emulator seem to run pretty well on ARMv8 chips like the NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor found in the NVIDIA Shield game console.

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3 replies on “Lilbits 301: Nintendo Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield Android game console”

  1. i get 60fps in dolphin with core 2 quad q8400, and it cost me around $60 (used).

    1. Right here. Just getting ready for the big weekend.
      Happy 4th of July!

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