PSX4Droid and FPSE PlayStation Emulators for Android

We recently posted an article on how Android mobile phones are becoming a superb platform for classic and new RPG games. Not only is this thanks to GBA, SNES and Mega Drive emulator creators, but this is also thanks to the incredible PlayStation emulators now available for Android mobiles. If you own a relatively newer smart phone with a more reliable 1GHz processor, you can enjoy quite a few PlayStation classics on your phone! Just like the GBA emulators we wrote about last, these PSX emulators cost a small amount to download (and it’s worth the £3 or £4 for the work that goes into them) but the games a free (ROMS). You may have noticed that we said you could enjoy “quite a few” classic PlayStation games? This is due to the emulators performance on some Android handsets. You see, emulators, games and apps are much more difficult to develop for an Android phone due to the sheer amount of Android handsets on the market. Put simply…it’s impossible to test these apps for every handset and rather than simply develop and test for an iPhone, devs pretty much have to do their best and prey these emulators perform reasonably across multiple Android platforms. PSX4Droid No longer on the Android Market (due to copyright disputes over the “PSX” in its name) the PSX4Droid emulator was THE emulator to get for your Android phone. PSX4Droid could run Final Fantasy 7 perfectly and could also run (but with a list of bugs and other performance issues) Final Fantasy 8, Final Fantasy 9 and even Chrono Cross. There were quite a few other games this baby could run but customers got frustrated when its developer continued to charge for updates. Paying for something is understandable, but having to pay again and again for an updated that would improve a single games performance...