Game Emulators for Players of the Classic Generation

For those who miss the days of Sega, Game Boy, Atari, and so much more, game emulators are a great buy. Specifically, video game emulators are for being able to play thousands of classic video games without having to buy each console and handheld separately. As a great money saver and entertainment system, emulators come in many different styles, all available new and used on eBay.

What are the main two types of game emulators?

Primarily, there are handheld emulator consoles and stationary console emulators. Each have their own benefits, such as portability, extra memory, and different available games. Typically, non-portable console emulators can play far more games than handheld emulators because they come with their own removable SD cards, usually of either 32 or 64 gigabytes. The memory within the handheld emulators is built-in. Also, stationary emulation consoles are beneficial for people who want to play games from many classic systems; handhelds hold far fewer systems, typically only a couple. However, handheld emulators are ideal for players who want to take their games with them when they travel. Another benefit is that many portable emulators can also plug into televisions, similar to the non-portable consoles.

What classic systems are available on emulators?

One of the perks of emulators is that they're usually built very differently. The systems available vary greatly, creating more of a choice for the player. Also, many systems can be later downloaded onto the console. Examples of systems available are:

  • NES
  • PlayStation
  • Sega
  • Game Boy
  • Nintendo 64
What are modifications in reference to emulator consoles?

When purchasing an emulator, there are many different choices in console itself. It's important to note that some consoles come fully built with almost every classic system available. However, there are others that are specialized. These specialized emulators are newer consoles from well-known video game companies, and these consoles are specifically built to play games from these individual developers. For example, a Nintendo Wii would play only Nintendo systems, such as NES and SNES. Modified emulators include:

  • PSP
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation
  • Wii
What kind of games can you play on an emulator?

Emulators are created to play almost any game you can think of. Many people purchase emulator consoles to utilize the GBA emulator to play 'Pokémon' and 'Super Mario.' 'Legend of Zelda' and 'Donkey Kong' on an N64 emulator are also commonly played.