There's no shortage of emulators for older gaming consoles on modern mobile platforms. The latest addition to the list is PPSSPP, a PSP emulator that self-admits to being a work in progress. Of course, there are a couple of things you should know up front: for starters, it's possible this won't last long on the Play Store, since emulators tend to have a pesky problem with legal and policy gray areas. Secondly, the app is still in early development, so many games will likely not work. You should expect a level of beta-ness on this one. Heck, it's only listed as version 0.2.

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As always, this is a bring-your-own-rom situation if you want to play any games, and there's no guarantee that any of the ones you get will work. Still, it may be fun to try out. If you want to help improve the emulator or work on the project, you can read more about it here.

Source: PPSSPP

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://www.facebook.com/alainalemany Alain Alemany Arana

    Oh my! This really makes my night :)

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  • Ignacio armijo

    Good thing I am not sleepy.... Amazing

  • rathalos

    For those who r celebrating early, only one game is tested running properly.. others wont even load... so if you enjoy playing puzzle bubble, this one is for u....

  • Ultimi

    2 years of development and this will be really good (maybe faster if the devs use some of jpcsp's work. This and Retroarch will probably be the best emulators on Android for a while.

  • GazaIan

    Just found this today too, but the Emulator is fairly new so hardly any games work. I literally only found one functioning game lol

  • TheDrunkenClam

    A lil off topic. But why did Google remove yongz emulators like nesoid and gensoid from the play store, but fpse and others get to stay?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I never understood that either, I am guessing that Yongzh's emulators were popular enough to grab the attention of people who didn't like them.

      I always feel the Play Store isn't nearly regulated well enough, way too many BS apps on there that don't make sense (defragmenter anyone?).

    • Protato

      My understanding is that Google removed all his emulator apps because he used open source PC emulator code in his emulators and made money off it which was against the licenses that the emulators had.
      tl;dr he made $$$ of other people's work

  • http://twitter.com/SvenDaWhoop Sky Sailor

    This would be epic on Xperia Play!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I remember XDA mentioning that but came to the conclusion that wasn't enough RAM to support both the Android OS and the PSP one. Though it was entirely rough and theoretical so anyone is welcome to prove me wrong:


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    Certainly looking forward to progress on this, perhaps in the future we'll see Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition and GTA Liberty City Stories running smoothly on this (as well as other awesome titles).

    I also wait patiently for a stable NDS emulator too.

  • GraveUypo

    i don't think many games would run on android devices even if it was as polished as the most polished android emulator.

  • Grizzery

    FYI, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection seems to work ok-ish on the PPSSPP EMU