Atari Jaguar Emulation Finally Comes To Android Devices With ‘IrataJaguar’

IrataJaguar-Released-For-AndroidIf you’ve dabbled in emulation as of late you’ll no doubt be aware that the Android operating system has provided a new lease of life for countless consoles and computers. While just about every popular system of yesteryear is somewhat playable on most smartphones and gaming tablets, there’s one platform which has been massively neglected until now… the Atari Jaguar.

While it might not be the most popular console of its time, the Atari Jaguar is an interesting one with its bold promises and unusual selection of games. Titles such as Alien Vs Predator and Super Burnout showcase its strengths, however, there are some really woeful releases such as Club Drive which often subject the console to ridicule. Nevertheless it’s yet another part of our gaming past which needs to be preserved for future generations to come.

IrataJaguar is the newest arrival to Google Play, an emulator by MaxAkaAltmer which aims to provide the Android ecosystem with the most compatible Atari Jaguar emulation around. Unlike RetroArch’s buggy and somewhat ignored VirtualJaguar core, IrataJaguar is based on the PhoenixEmuProject and supposedly offers 95% compatibility with the console’s library.

Before you get too excited though, it’s worth noting that intensive games - like the aforementioned Alien Vs Predator - require incredibly powerful Android devices to run, albeit at a rather slow framerate. Whilst we await further improvements to the emulator’s performance, there are plenty of other games which run smooth enough such as Atari Karts, Zool 2, Power Drive, Raiden and Rayman.

IrataJaguar (Atari Jaguar Emulator for Android) Gameplay

Link: IrataJaguar on Google Play


Last Updated ( 26 July 2017 )  

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(Link to this comment) ninjaalex 2017-07-27 18:26
Hopefully Kasumi Ninja will work.
(Link to this comment) OniKyanAE86 2017-08-02 20:51
There has been Atari Jaguar emulation prior to IrataJaguar in RetroArch on Android. IrataJaguar is way better though.
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