APP OF THE DAY: MAME4droid arcade emulator (Android)


Retro arcade fans rejoice! The superb MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is headed to Android devices thanks to the developer Seleuco, the brains behind Xpectroid ZX Spectrum Emulator and the earlier iMAME4All iOS app.

MAME4Droid is compatible with over 2,000 old-skool coin-op roms, and includes features such as auto-rotate, programmable keys and aspect ratio and scaling options.

The app supports Android devices running version 2.1 and upwards, with 2D Hardware Acceleration for 3.0, and native support for Honeycomb tablets.

However, as this emulator is built on a version of MAME that doesn’t support save states, you’re going to have to finish any Donkey Kong or Metal Slug sessions in one go. Just like in an old, real arcade then, eh?

Hit the video above for a sneak peak, and then grab the free download by clicking here.

(Android apps are reviewed using a HTC Desire HD – grab one here from Three)

Gerald Lynch
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  • MAME4droid is a version of iMAME4all (iPhone, iPad) for Android, all of them developed by David Valdeita.

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