The SEGA Genesis was an amazing gaming console; it had a ton of exclusive great looking videogames, a feature that is well regarded in the gaming community. It’s only natural that you would want to run some of the best games for the platform using SEGA Genesis emulators for Android.
I’ve spent countless summer days playing on the console with my cousins. I have fond memories of the console, so this article took a lot of time to complete. Bare Knuckles 2 was one of my personal favorite games on the platform and thanks to Android and SEGA Genesis emulators; I was able to experience it once more.
I tested around 7 emulators for SEGA Genesis on Android, but some of them had a jittery output, dragging the responsiveness down with it. As we all know, some of the SEGA games were extremely fast paced and required a lot of attention. The company mascot is a speeding hedgehog, so I wanted the best performing emulators on the list.
Thankfully, I was able to find a couple of them and they performed perfectly. The first emulator on the list will run on practically on any device and you will have no problems running any SEGA game on it. I certainly took a lot of time in completing this article; I blame the games I had to “test” for hours on end.
Note: The 3 great SEGA Genesis Emulators for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. The emulators performed well and there were no problems faced during testing. You can use the Emulators completely offline as well. You will need to source your own ROMs though, these are simple emulators nothing more.
This emulator performed extremely well and worked right off the bat. The games ran very smoothly, without any lag or frame rate stutters. The interface is good enough, and you can customize it with ease as well.
I have tested emulators for various consoles on Android and to be frankly honest, the silky smooth gameplay of this emulator impressed me immensely. I was not ready for such an enjoyable experience playing old school SEGA games. From the interface to the usability and from the control customization to video output options, gGens does a great job in making everything top notch.
If you’re looking for extended video options that allow you complete control over the emulation experience, then this is the emulator made for you.
The app gives a ton of options to customize the experience and geared toward expert Android users. I was impressed with how deep the video and audio options are, but I didn’t tinker with them first because frankly, I’m not well versed in the video terminologies. However, I noticed micro-stutters in the gameplay.
No matter what I changed in the settings, the stutters were present always. I even switched to other games to test out the stuttering and unfortunately, they were persistent throughout the gameplay.
The other point to be noted here is that when I ran this on a Huawei mid-range smartphone, I didn’t notice any stutters, maybe the issues are with the Exynos processor found in the Galaxy S7 Edge. Give this one a go and see if there are any frame rate jitters or not, after all, it’s free.
This is almost the same emulator as the first one; both of the emulators use the same engine and work identically. So what is it on the list? Well for some reason if the first app is not running well or not available in your region, you can easily get this one instead.
There are no differences between the two emulators so you won’t have any issues with it. The options menu is also identical to the first app. You will get the same robust video and audio options here as well.
The emulator can run almost any SEGA game on it, and it will run it smoothly. You can also customize the controls with ease and even setup an external input device such as a third party controller. It can also work with Wiimotes, but I have not tested this feature myself.
The 3 best SEGA Genesis Emulators for Android are all pretty great, but I have to recommend the first one on the list. I believe it will be able to satisfy all your emulating needs. I also suggest that you try out a couple of different games on the emulators before taking it for a longer run. For example, before you embark on travels, you should make sure the games are all running smoothly on the emulators.
Just like always, if you have any questions or are facing issues with any of the emulators, feel free to talk to me in the comments below. I will try to answer them all promptly. Most of all, have a good time playing these old school classics.