Over the weekend we took a road trip and spent some time in St Augustine. Long story short my fiancee and I were checking out potential wedding venues. It involved a two and a half hour car trip and lots of down time. That left me with plenty of time to get some gaming in, especially since I worked ahead for my other jobs. Why am I telling you all of this? Well, I finally picked up a few emulators for my Android tablet and started playing a bunch of old school (and new school) games. I realized some just aren’t very fun to play with touch based controls, which is what a tablet or smartphone offers. I did however, notice quite a few games that offered plenty of content and fun, and they just happened to work great with the touch based controls!

That led me to a great idea! This post will contain a list of all the best games to play on emulators, but with a slight twist. The games listed here work great with touch based controls! Believe it or not, I did plenty of searches before I took the trip and didn’t find anything like it. Hopefully this will help some of you get your game on when you’re out and about.

As I play more games this list will be improved over time. If you have any suggestions feel free to share in the comments below!

MyBoy! (Game Boy Advance emulator for Android)

Dokapon Monster Hunter

  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Dokapon: Monster Hunter
  • Final Fantasy 1 and II: Dawn of Souls
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
  • Fire Emblem
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Golden Sun
  • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
  • Lunar Legend
  • Monster Rancher Advance 2
  • Pokemon Fire Red, Leaf Green
  • Pokemon Liquid Crystal (fan game)
  • Pokemone Emerald, Ruby
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
  • Rebelstar: Tactical Command
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
  • Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
  • Sword of Mana
  • Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
  • Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Zelda: The Minish Cap

FPse (Playstation One emulator for Android)

Alundra

  • Alundra
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Chrono Cross
  • Digimon 3
  • Final Fantasy VIII (some performance issues)
  • Vandal Hearts
  • Vandal Hearts II

PPSSPP (PSP emulator for Android)

Cladun X2

  • Adventures to Go
  • Brave Story New Traveler (intro cutscene doesn’t work)
  • Breath of Fire III (European copy needed)
  • Cladun: This is an RPG
  • Cladun X2
  • Disgea 2: Dark Hero Days
  • Dungeon Siege Throne of Agony
  • Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (some performance issues)
  • Legends of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
  • Lord of Arcana (works flawlessly, the touch control scheme is decent)
  • Riviera: The Promised Land
  • YS Seven