If we would make a list of the most well-made emulators available, Dolphin Emulator on Android would totally be part of it. You can play GameCube and Wii games straight from your phone depending on its power. For example, devices such as OnePlus 6T and Razer Phone 2 are not strong enough to do so. Some interesting games that you could try on your phones are Super Smash Bros Brawl and The Simpsons: Hit and Run. However, you can’t say that the performance is perfect, but it does not mean it can’t be improved. A number of performance-enhancing changes for Android builds of the emulator are documented in the latest Dolphin progress report for December 2018 and January 2019, and if you take a look at it, you will see that some are amazing.
To begin with, the fix for the Vulkan API for Qualcomm Snapdragon devices running Android Pie is one of the most important updates. The Dolphin Emulator could not make proper use of the Vulkan API due to broken Adreno drivers until the Adreno graphics drivers that shipped with the Android 9 Pie BSP that Qualcomm provided to OEMs were updated. The disadvantage is that the devices more likely to support the type of games we mentioned, in the beginning, are more likely to be updated to that version. Whether you run games using OpenGL or Dolphin with the Vulkan API, the results are often not so different. However, it would be better for you to use it to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
With that being said, the Dolphin Emulator can still be considered fantastic, but when something does not go flawlessly, it means there is still room for improvement, and this is precisely what the fans of this app are waiting for.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.