Nintendo 64 Emulator ‘N64oid’ Updated – Now Support Multiple Bluetooth Controllers Simultaneously

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 7, 2011

Emulators, oh emulators, where would we be without you. The N64 heralded a new generation of awesome multiplayer gaming with games like GoldenEye, Mortal Kombat, MarioKart, and more. If you’re craving a chance to relive the glory days of late 90’s gaming – then you’re probably asking yourself – how are we all going to interact with my Android device? Well, thankfully, a savvy developer, Yongzh, has updated N64oid to have multiple bluetooth controller support.

Most recently, we created a comprehensive guide on how to play N64 and PSX games on your Android tablet and/or phone. The developer behind N64oid, Yongzh, had his app pulled from the Android Market for violating certain policies, but that didn’t stop him from further developing it further.

The most recent iteration of N64oid is by far the most game changing – it will offer support for multiple Bluetooth controllers, and all at the same time. Goldeneye, MarioKart, and much, much more, folks. Mobile magic!

To get things working, all you need to do is set up your controllers with Bluez IME, add them to N64oid, and from there, configure key mappings, and you’re ready to rock and roll.Combine this with full HDMI mirroring and you’re no longer limited to being hunched over your 3.7-4.5 inch of display, but can check it all out on the big screen. And yes – they’re playing it on a Samsung Galaxy S II, folks.

Any thoughts?

Download N64oid here

  • Nice! My video BTW. In 2.4.2 he has added support for multiple controllers not supported by Bluez IME. Played some 3 player Mario Kart and Goldeneye with 2x Phonejoy’s as seen above and 1x PS3 remote from my Transformer on the HDTV. Transformer not as good as SGSII at handling the emulator, few hitches here and there, but nevertheless perfectly playable (FUN!)

    • SGT 10.1 FTW

      Do you know if this will be good on asus transformer prime?

  • Latuya2

    was that the real ps3 controller?

  • Latuya2

    how do i get the games?

  • Michael

    Sorry, but this article (and other articles like it) are very misleading.

    If you buy two (or more) of the same bluetooth controller you are in trouble.

    Natively, you can’t play multiplayer with bluetooth because Android sees these controllers as a keyboard. The SAME keyboard. In other words, controller one’s D-pad is mapped to W-A-S-D, and controller two’s D-pad is also mapped to W-A-S-D. Pressing the D-pad “up” (or “W”) simply tells Android that “W” was pressed, so the game will move both players on both screens “up.”

    The only way around this is with rooting the device and assigning each device’s buttons different keys on the Android keyboard. It is frustrating, time-consuming, and has the potential of bricking your device.

    If there’s a better solution out there, I’d love to hear it. I have two Gamestop BT controllers and I have been looking for two days on a way to get them to work without having to root my system with no luck, because of posts like this where everyone is having the exact same problem and the people running the forums just ignore these concerns like a cruel joke.

    I’m not trying to troll, I’m just trying to make unexperienced or low-to-mid level users aware of the problem. I will be posting this in threads that seem to ignore this issue.