How To: Play Your Favorite Retro Video Games Right on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Play Your Favorite Retro Video Games Right on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I grew up on SNES. Super Mario, Final Fight, and Contra were just a few of my favorites, and most of my collection is still intact—all I have to do is reach under my bed and pull out all my old games. As proof, I present my original Donkey Kong Country cartridge:

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Now that I'm older, I don't have as much time to play my SNES as I used to. Hell, I barely have time to play my Xbox. Most of the games I play these days are on my Note 2, but no mobile game can compare to those classics collecting dust in my room.

The solution? A happy medium—I found a way to play my SNES games on my Note 2.

Happy Bay

Through a site called Happy Bay, you can download all your favorite SNES games. All you have to do is head over to the site (directly from your Note 2) and click on the download box next to your game of choice.

Note: You will need to make sure your device can install third-party applications. To enable them, go to Settings -> Security -> Unknown Sources.

The game will be saved as an APK file, which can then be installed and opened with no other applications or emulators required. Each game has a built-in joystick and buttons, so you can play it with the same controls you would use on your SNES.

I've played through several games and it works pretty well. All of the functionality is there, but you have to wait until you can save the game to exit, or else all of your hard work will be gone and you'll have to start from scratch.

Happy Bay has hundreds of games to choose from, so head on over and find your old favorites!

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Doesn't work for me. The files download fine but they don't install.

It's great! It works even with other phones like mine: Sony acro s :D

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