For all you Super Mario fans you may have wondered how to get that Super Mario addiction under wraps as you are on the go. To get to the point you can do so through the use of game emulators. Wikipedia defines emulator as:

In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest). An emulator typically enables the host system to run software or use peripheral devices designed for the guest system. Emulation refers to the ability of a computer program in an electronic device to emulate (or imitate) another program or device. Many printers, for example, are designed to emulate Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers because so much software is written for HP printers. If a non-HP printer emulates an HP printer, any software written for a real HP printer will also run in the non-HP printer emulation and produce equivalent printing. In the 2010s, some video game enthusiasts use emulators to play 1980s arcade games using the original 1980s programming code, which is interpreted by a 2010-era system.

There are many emulators out there for your PC and your Android devices. If you wish to see what is available you can visit EMUParadise for quite an extensive list of emulators that you can use to play whatever old school games you want to play. The newer gaming consoles will be harder and less stable when attempting to get games playing with issues in non-smooth play, no audio, slow frames per second, or simply won’t play at all. The communities for these emulators are usually working together to fix issue found but how well that goes depend mostly on popularity.

So in here the topic is getting Super Mario going on your Android device.

What you need….

Here we are setting up playing New Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo DS.  It is one of the newer versions of the game that can still be played pretty easily without having to worry about Mario actions that required some movement or gesture.

First you need only to download 2 items.

DraStic DS Emulator  The demo version limits play time so test it out to make sure it runs well on your phone then consider purchasing the emulator. I suggest this one though because it is one of the best one for the Nintendo DS.

Paid Version    Demo Version


the Super Mario Bros file

Once you have downloaded the emulator and the file to your phone/device open the emulator. You should see something like this:

Now you could go into the options and ‘change options’ in the menu like to get better looking video. I would not suggest doing so at this point unless you have a high end Android phone like a Samsung Galaxy Note series phone. So let just tap on ‘load new game’. The emulator is pretty good at finding the file you just downloaded and should show up on the list. If so tap to start it.

From here on watch my video to help you get used to using the drastic emulator…



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