ClassicBoy is a powerful front-end with multiple emulator cores (also called 'plugins' in app) that simulates dozens of retro video game consoles. Most cores have been merged into the app but some of them need to be downloaded and installed manually due to their big sizes or special licenses. Unlike other emulators front-end, ClassicBoy uses a special architecture that puts user events in native buffer and provides a general interface for all cores to work with. By this means, After the game starts, ClassicBoy works in 'passive' mode, the core decodes ROM data and polls user events to generate video and audio data and then requests the native engine to render, because the entire process is completed in native layer, higher performance and smoother video and audio effects can be achieved.

ClassicBoy leads gestures mapping into game controller, it’s very useful for game controlling on smartphone or tablet with touchscreen. When switches to gestures controller, left side on screen for directions and right side for actions mapping, there are 8 swipe directions can be detected on each side of screen and each one can be mapped to a game button. Besides gestures controller, accelerometer sensor (depends on hardware) is supported to simulate D-pad, calibration console is also provided for fine adjustment of tilt parameters.

The gestures/sensor controller and state loaded functions are only supported in FULL version, but traditional input means such as on-screen buttons and gamepad mapping are supported as base functions in the LITE version. All game controllers can be switched at runtime. For on-screen buttons, a powerful layout editor can be used to define the position and size of each button. Maximum 4 players can be defined to map to external gamepad.

Enjoy the app and read the HELP or ABOUT page if you want to learn more. There are many settings about front-end and cores, but game should be run well without any settings changes.

Classicboy Gold 64-bit

An all-in-one games emulator that simulates most retro video game consoles on modern devices

Classicboy Gold 64-bit simulates following video game consoles:

  • PlayStation 1 ( PS1 )
  • Nintendo 64 ( N64 )
  • Nintendo GBA/GBC/SGB/GB
  • Nintendo NES/Famicom
  • Nintendo Pokemon Mini
  • Sega Genesis/MD, Sega CD, Game Gear and Master System
  • Sega Saturn
  • All kinds of arcade games, such as Neo-Geo and Capcom DPS-1/2/3.
  • Neo-Geo CD
  • Atari 2600 VCS

By downloading and installing external plugins, the app also supports Nintendo SNES, Nintendo DS, MAME 2003 (0.78 romsets) and Sega 32X. More consoles/handhelds emulation will be added in the future.

Classicboy 32-bit

An all-in-one games emulator that simulates many retro video game consoles on low-end devices

Classicboy 32-bit simulates following video game consoles:

  • PlayStation 1 ( PS1 )
  • Nintendo 64 ( N64 )
  • GameBoy Advance ( GBA )
  • GameBoy Classic ( GB )
  • GameBoy Color ( GBC )
  • NES/Famicom
  • Sega Genesis
  • SNK NeoGeo

By downloading and installing external plugins, the app also supports simulating Nintendo SNES.