Version 1.5.21 - com.explusalpha.NesEmu
Last updated: 2020-01-01 20:29:33
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APP Information

Download Version 1.5.21 (16010521)
Apk Size481.20 KB
App DeveloperRobert Broglia
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.explusalpha.NesEmu.apk

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App Description

NES.emu is explusalpha,nesemu,arcade,nes.emu, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.87 by 15 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Robert Broglia website who developed it. com.explusalpha.NesEmu.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.5.21 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than NES.emu APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 109331+ times on store. You can also download com.explusalpha.NesEmu APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Advanced open-source NES/Famicom emulator based on FCEUX 2.2.3-svn, designed and tested on the original Droid/Milestone, Xoom, Galaxy S2, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, NVidia Shield, and Xperia Play, but works on virtually any device with similar or better specs.

Features include:

* Backup memory and save state support, state files from FCEUX should work on NES.emu and vice-versa.

* Supports ROM-based games in .nes and .unf formats, optionally in zip files

* Famicom Disk System emulation using .fds files (select your BIOS in the options first)

* VS UniSystem support, push Start to insert coins

* Uses FCEU-compatible cheat files (.cht extension) with editing features

* Zapper/Gun support, touch screen to fire, touch & hold outside of display area to simulate firing away from the TV 

* Configurable on-screen multi-touch controls

* HID Bluetooth/USB gamepad & keyboard support compatible with any input device recognized by the OS (MOGA Pro, etc.), Wii controllers also supported if running Android 4.1 or lower, all devices support custom key profiles

* Works in any orientation

No ROMs are included with this app and must be supplied by the user. A number of public domain games/demos are available at Transfer games anywhere to your internal storage/SD card and browse to them from within the app (default SD card directory is /mnt/sdcard).

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Visit the homepage at for more info & apps, ports for other platforms, and GPL source code. Please report any crashes or device-specific problems via email (include your device name and OS version) so future updates continue to run on as many devices as possible.

App ChangeLog

  • * Added Prescale 2x effect, gives sharp edges at any zoom level without turning off linear filter
    * Improved shader effect compatibility with some older GPUs
    * Fixed some text input issues

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Just missing Bluetooth multiplayer support. Please add this feature and it will be easily 5 stars.

This is the best emulator for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Play old classics like Super Mario Bros, Tetris, Pacman, etc. (You will need to download the game roms.) It's something about playing these old gems, love the 8 bit music haha! Runs well on old or new devices. Save your progress anywhere at anytime, something that was impossible on NES. Also works good with bluetooth controllers like 8bitdo N30 for example. A must have for retro gamers!

Awesome best emu for the nes that I've tried. totally worth the money. also works fine with my controller and no bugs sofar unlike RetroArch(for Android of course ) which is why I bought this. One thing I'd like to see added to this emulator is a confirmation to load a saveslot just like the confirmation to overwrite saveslot, if you have a button bound to the "load saveslot" it doesn't confirm action and just immediately loads the last save slot.

The .emu emulators have been my favorite android and mac emulators for years. They have nearly every feature I want, with the biggest exception of control over the app's volume (I'd prefer to have an option between this app being muted or full blast while I play audio from other apps). If a volume slider were added, these apps would be about as close to perfection as I could ever want.

On screen control is very smooth and it is comparable with Bluetooth joypads.

Great apk. Only thing missing is box art. Devs. keep doing what ya'll do.

The best NES emulator...easily better and with more options than the rest, and use tried them all. The author knows his stuff.

Works flawlessly on my GPD XD Plus, Has proper aspect ratio and all the effects like scanlines. 5/5 for the price, The utility is great.

Please add "turbo A","turbo B ","A+B" virtual button.

Total garbage. Trying to "Load Game" just exits the app on Nvidia Shield.

I don't know why cannot to run *.FDS fils

the best one

I love this emulator!!!!

Best nes emulator thanks

the best of nes emulator

Dont even think about it, this is the best one for Android. You should get it. *Edited. Seems the new audio stuff that was added earlier this year causes issues when using certain bitrates for music. My phones native is 48, it does it at 48, 44, and stops at 33 and 22. So for those having audio problems right now switch things up. Im sure he will fix it soon.

This emulator is fantastic. Definitely one of if not the best NES ones on the Play Store. So many great features. An option for different palettes would be cool though. Especially if we could even use our own custom ones.

All the Robert Broglia emulators are great. I love how easy it is to browse the menu with the gamepad. Perfect emulation, lots of options. Excellent!

Great app. A little digging is required to get the zapper up and running but it's a great app, that works with the Gamesome Frontend app nicely

One of the best NES emulators out there , it works well. Has easy set up. Buy it you will be very happy with it.

Love this app and love the Snes app too. Waiting for you to make one for the N64, keep me posted

audio is broken, developer is not responding

Awesome app that lets me play all my old nintendo games!

Not working on Nvidia Shield TV since update to Android 8.0 Oreo

Great stuff, brings back memories

add turbo-buttons pls


Dude! What happened?! I love this app, but most if not all the games since the last update crashes all the time!! Messed up graphics and issues... It's an amazing app... Just needs a fix or two. (Samsung A5 2017, android 7.0)

I've been using this for years, but all of a sudden the SD card location games were not read, so I simply moved it to the device storage, and it resolved that problem. It should be noted that a $5 USB NES controller can be plugged into your phone to be used as the controller instead of the bad on screen display. Super enjoyable for air travel!!

Typical Robertos emu working, only GUI could be nicer.. Its annoying that forward key is by default on trigger button and its not in gamepad key setup screen, but somewhere hells in wall of text, menu categories are a bit cumbersome and misleading..

For anyone using an LG V20, go into the phone's "game battery saver" and turn it on, then go into "optimization by game" and set the resolution for NES.Emu to "normal." After that, open the app and set the frame rate to detect whatever your screen is. Set the skip late frames to "On." Set GPU Copy Mode to "standard." If you're using a Bluetooth controller, turn off mobile data and Wi-Fi or else you'll get input delay. Enjoy!

As always, Robert Broglia made the very best emulators. Try the others platforms too and see for yourself (the SNES emu are free, I recommend try this first). However, I wish someday we'll be able to access saves and ROMs directly through a cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, whatever). I have too many android emulator devices and it's annoying transfer files between them.

What the hell happened to the sound? On my Galaxy Note 4, running Marshmallow, the sound skips every 7 seconds or so. I have almost all of the other .Emus installed on the same phone, and the sound is fine on those. My sound settings for NES.Emu are the default ones, and again same as the other .Emus on the same phone. This is an unfortunate blot on what has generally been a spotless track record for the excellent .Emu emulators. Please fix this ASAP.

love it, I have a 16gb Nvidia Shield Tv, and I love the fact that my roms can be loaded off of my thumb drive. I find that its not only easier to load games of external memory, but also frees up a lot of space on internal hard drive.,

This emu is great like all of Robert's efforts. The only suggestion I can think of would be to add an option to hide the overscan area that you would not see on a CRT television. Some games show garbage on the right and left edge of the picture and its a bit distracting. Other than that I would say it's perfect. I have never had any performance issues on any of my devices.

Unusable. I have .nes roms, but the emulator refuses to find them on my SD card. I've found a couple other emulators that automatically detect them. This one should do the same.

The main reason I paid for this emulator was to play Famicom disk system. Metroid freezes everytime I take an elevator. Whoops I didn't wait long enough for it to load it takes like 12 seconds to load the next area. So yeah this is a really good emulator.

Great emulator but has an issue on my Sony Bravia XBR-55X850D where the emulator will crash if the ROM directory is too big which is rather inconvenient since I now have to split up the roms in smaller folders just to play anything.

Want an accurate NES emulator? Look no further; well-received for a reason. However, retro purists will absolutely be wanting a controller. Old-school techniques do not translate well (imho) to touchscreen.

Won't write to my SD card which is portable and where I need my save files to go. Currently that's not possible and I have to manually back up my saves.

This is probably the best NES emulator available for Android. The developer also has an awesome SNES emulator that is available on his website. Totally worth it, the only thing I wish it had is SuperEagle - but the included 2x scanlines is great.

App crashes whenever I get any kind of notification. Doesn't matter what it is, I get an email, the app crashes. Lost hours of work on a game. Please fix.

Great emulator and worth the price. Go into video settings to set to auto instead of 60hz to fix input / controller lag if you're experiencing this issue.

Good app, but could you update the UI to a kind of android 7 look? It looks really outdated for a paid app

I consider this my favorite Android NES emulator. Good for beginners AND experts - as it is so easy to learn yet contains many advanced features, and EASILY those considered essentials in the realm of smartphone video-game emulation. 5/5

This used to get five stars all around but for some reason I lost the ability to save games and I lost the ability to use cheats I paid for the app so I expect to be able to use all the functions what is the problem either give me my money back or give me the version that I paid for. You can't just take away something that somebody paid for unless you want a nice lawsuit to hit you

As stated in my title, I love the .emu series. However, I would love to have the ability to load all roms into one itunes style directory. Have the box art available. I rin these emulators on my Nvidia Shield.

This works fine with nvidia shield tablet, however my Sony bravia there is slowdown and lag. I tried many options, any hints?

Contorllers dont work on NVIDIA SHILD TV, the only button working is start. I haven't found one game that works, for example Supermario 1, 2 and 3 or contra 3, don work. Don't loose your money if you have a shield tv, and the author doesn't answer to support request from paying customers. I wroite the developer to the address listed here a week ago and no answer yet.

Works perfectly, and has the only decent control scheme of any NES emulator I've tried. Worth the money if you want to play NES games on your phone.

*Note to LG G5 users: I had to go into Video Options and change the GPU Copy Mode from "auto" to "standard" to get this to work on my G5*

Mr. Broglia, I love all of your emulators. They are perfect in every way. Please add VR mode for viewing with a VR headset. Thank you. 😊

Unable to play Mario without the music skipping

This app is great. Thank you for the effort that was put into it to make it top notch.

The emu series works out really good and when I got the Sega one it worked

2 Players Wireless controllers with my Nvidia Shield Tablet connected to TV. The Best...

This is the best nes emulator. Good speed. Shows, and runs all games. The other ones dont.

The best emu on Android at least I think… so after trying many others

.emu series are the most solid emulators on Android.

i played all the old school nes games. thank you.

Love it! Hook up a Bluetooth controller and save yourself thousands of dollars!

You can't go wrong with any emulator Robert develops.

Great app now that the storage bug is fixed!

Wont read games on sd card


Best nes player


Great emulator


Plays ever rom that I downloaded. Great app. And it syncs to the pivot controller I bought perfectly.

All his emulators run beautiful

The emulator is best in class for NES.

Works on the Galaxy S7 edge

Works great

Stopped working on my MotoG 2nd edition. I've tried reinstalling it, but the menu is completely unresponsive when I try to load a game. Same thing happened to Snes9x EX+. I have my suspicions it has something to do with Marshmallow. That being said it works fine with my Nexus 7 which also has Marshmallow. Wish it would start working again with my MotoG though, as that's what I carry around with me.

Great emulator...Easy to use and still being worked on today to improve it. Also it allows you to easy play Japanese nes titles...Keep it up

I consider this app to be among the best and my personal favorite. Galaxy s7 compatible!

It works great with all games without problems, excellent configuration options. Highly recommended!!

Hopefully author sees this. Black screen if gpu copy mode is auto.

I always used retroarch for NES which never did any wrong, but is not as great for Japanese famicom disk games. Or of all the emulators I tried, this was the simplest when it comes to games where you have to switch disks. You simply open the menu & choose the disk to "insert". Everything I tried works flawlessly. Only reason I left off a star is because even though I appreciate your hard work, I think the price is a bit steep.

I bought this app because of its high reviews. I have a Galaxy S7 Edge. Loaded the ROMS opened the app. No video. At all. Sound and movement seem to work fine but can't see anything except the control pads. Downloaded a free emu and works great! Don't waste you're money!!

Had a black screen at first. Then I went into the Video settings and changed GPU Copy Mode, Effect Color Format, and Display Color Format settings to second option, max, and max respectively. I used the 8bitdo Nes30 and theres a little lag but playable. I am just not impressed by this emulator for the cost I guess. Same for the SNES one.

To save..the save folder must be on phone memory, saved games wont run off sd card since update. Please fix . 5star once this little bug is fixed)Best emu. Highly recommend this or any emu made by this dev. Great job, ty for making these =]

Wanted to give this app a fair shot but after I tried one game I saw it didn't work. Just played the sound but no video. Stuck with a $4 app. Will happily change this review if this is rectified.

Hi, it's just a great app! The app worked perfectly until I updated my Sony to android 6.0, now everything seams to be the same but I dont have picture! The sound came up when I load a game but on a black screen. I hope this is a problem that will soon be slove, so everyone can enjoy the app on the latest android!

For those having problems with no picture just sound,go under options,then video,then switch gpu to standard instead of auto,that should fix the problem,I want to know if anyone knows how to make it work on the oculus,that would be bada$$ on a big movie screen.

Was experiencing a black screen with only audio playing but after reading some reviewers comments "Pin Wiz" said to switch the video gpu to standard and it worked!

I don't like paying for emulators. That being said, the rest of the nes emus on android are terrible.. Whether it's blurry screen filters, plagued with ads, or just bad performance. This one just gets it right. Better than its "free" version because it has more options for configuring the refresh rate and is just beautifully smooth. The free version (which is not by the actual developer) had input lag issues. This is worth the money

This NES emu has nearly every option you can think of and runs smooth and easy even on devices with lesser specs. Rob, you're awesome! Thank You for making such a cool emulator for this classic system!

This was a great app to play Nintendo games but now it's just a black screen after update to Android marshmallow. Please fix!

I have an s7 too. I messed with the setting for a while and I finally got it to display . First go to (settings) , then go to (Video), then go to (GPU Copy Mode), and then set to (Standard).. That should do it for all galaxy s7' I think

Since the update to Android M to the Nexus Player, this EMU and the other Robrt Broglia EMUs have a jerkiness and stuttering when they run. It starts out fine, then a few minutes in, the jerkiness starts, which renders games unplayable.

As are the rest of his emulators, this one outshines all its competitors in every aspect. This is the ZSNES for NES for Android. (Does that even make sense?)

I love that my wii u pro controller connects to this app with no problems. Setup is easy, but connection is lost when device locks or app closes, but who can blame that?

Been using this app for years... Had a system update for LG g4 and lost all video/visuals yet still has audio for all roms... Can anyone assist me to fix this. Thanks

I use to use this app all the time on my note 4 now I upgraded to my S7 edge and my screen is black no matter what game I put on. Please fix that and I promise I will give you the best stars up. Please fix because I paid for this app. Help

For those getting a black screen when loading a game, the following steps will fix the issue : Options > Video > GPU Copy Mode > (select) Standard

Just downloaded the app, I cannot see anything after I load the game.

Worked great, but sadly updating to Marshmallow on my LG V10 seems to have broken the capability of loading roms from my SDCard. Reinstalling the app and checking sdcard permissions for it have no effect.

Absolutely love this app, but it stopped working today on my LG g3 once marshmallow was loaded. Please fix!

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.explusalpha.NesEmu.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify/delete internal media storage contents
Allows the app to modify the contents of the internal media storage.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Robert Broglia, L:Washington, O:Unknown, ST:DC, OU:Unknown
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