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MAME4droid is a port of iMAME4all for the Android platform. To use this emulator the Android device needs to be running Android 2.1 or higher.

MAME4all is a iOS universal app written by David Valdeita (Seleuco), which is a port of the MAME 0.37b5 emulator by Nicola Salmoria and the MAME Team for all jailbroken iOS devices (iPad HD, iPhone 4G, iPod touch and older) and it is based on GP2X, WIZ MAME4ALL 2.5 by Franxis.

MAME4droid in action

MAME4droid emulates over 2200 different rom sets. MAME is an arcade machine emulator. It includes a Z80, 6502 and lastly I86 uP emulators, joined to several arcade machine hardware emulators.


  • Autorotate
  • Hardware keys remapping
  • Touch Controller can be shown/hidden
  • Smooth image
  • Animated touch stick or DPAD
  • 1 to 6 buttons optionally shown
  • Options for video aspect ratio, scaling, and rotate
    • Cropping: 4/3 or 3/4
    • Fixed: 320x240, 240x320, 640x480, 480x640
    • Video depth: 8 or 16 bit
    • Scaling: Original, 1.5 times original size, Double original size, 2.5 times original size, Keep Aspect, Stretch to fit screen
  • Overlay filters, scanlines, CRT
  • Adjustable CPU, Audio clock
  • Local multiplayer
  • iON's iCade and iCP (as iCade mode) external controllers supported
  • Wiimote support using WiiController Market app. Support for up to 4 WiiMotes/Classic
  • CPU ASM core selector per game
    • Cyclone - M68000 ASM CPU core
    • Cyclone+DrZ80: Faster as both ASM CPU cores are activated
    • DrZ80(snd): DrZ80 only used for the sound CPUs
    • Cyclone+DrZ80(snd): Both ASM cores are activated, DrZ80 only being used for the sound CPUs
    • All ASM cores are activated
    • No ASM CPU cores are activated
  • Tilt sensor as left/right
  • Native support for Android Honeycomb tablets
  • Android Honeycomb 2D hardware accelerated
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MAME4Droid allows Android gamers to carry a complete arcade around with them. The quality of the emulation varies per game but on the whole it is excellent, especially with graphics and sounds set to lower settings.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for MAME4droid to support 'save states' as the app is based on a MAME version that does not support that particular feature. Nevertheless, this is a highly recommended app.


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