How to Play ROMs on an Android device

Over time, we get bored playing the same types of games on our Android devices. To solve this problem, Android created a special platform that allows users to play retro console games from consoles such as Nintendo and Game Boy Advance.

You can now play any retro game on your Android device, regardless of the make or model. All you have to do is install an emulator and game ROMs on your device to become the coolest retro-gamer.



Downloading the Emulator for Android

It is legal to download an emulator if you are looking for an emulator to play old Nintendo or GBA games. Simply launch this software and browse through the available emulators. TechtoRoms.Com has a large number of excellent emulators. If you’re hesitating about downloading an emulator or don’t know which one to choose, consider reading other people’s reviews of the ones they’ve tried.

Downloading Game ROMs for Android

ROM files, or computer save files containing data from a video game’s read-only memory chip, are changed versions of the data in the cartridge. Such files are generated by players and shared over the Internet with other retro gaming enthusiasts. As a result, you may locate the game file you need for your emulator on the internet.

Be cautious of the promises made by some websites–claiming to have the best ROM collection on the web. Do your research and only use reputable sites like TechToRoms, Romsmani, EmuParadise, Coolrom, and Royal ROMs. You’ll find an excellent selection of GBA, SNES NDS, and VBA ROMs that will fit any taste on these trusted sources.

  • For example, if you want to play Pokemon Leaf Green, you will look for the ROMs of this game online. Type “Pokemon Leaf Green ROMs” into the search bar and use the generated results to download the desired ROMs.
  • You can usually find games in the long lists on websites that offer ROMs. To find the game you want, make sure to scroll down the list until you find it. To download the game, tap on it. The game will appear in your default Downloads folder a short time later.

Getting BIOS for the Emulator

Make certain that you download the BIOS for your emulator if you want your ROMs to operate correctly. If you’re using the VisualBoy Advance emulator, for example, look for “VisualBoy Advance BIOS.” Once you’ve figured out which file to download, tap on it and wait for the process to finish.

Launching the Emulator

Step three is to launch your emulator. Simply tap the emulator icon on the home screen and wait for the program to complete loading. Once the program has launched, it will request you for the BIOS file that you downloaded. Locate the file (by default, it should be saved in your device’s internal storage’s Download folder) and touch it via your emulator.

  • You may be asked to locate the BIOS files again in some situations.

Launching the ROM games

After selecting the game you want to play, the program will then ask you which ROM file you would like to use. You can find this file in the Downloads folder, unless of course, you have changed its location. To select the desired game, tap on it.

All you have to do now is learn how to operate the app and start playing your favorite vintage game on Android.