Yes, you read it right, a working Nintendo Switch emulator for Android
- This article is meant for education purpose only, mainly to answer my curiosity and share to you on such tech does exists.
- Please DO RESPECT the console & game makers, developers, publishers by buying and playing the originals on their original systems. Without you supporting them, there won’t be any good and great systems and games in the coming future.
- As an alternative if your phone is not supported – or if you are an iPhone user, refer to the last section, I’ve got the workaround for you.
When I first learned it, I thought it’s another Android port running on Nintendo Switch, but turned out I was wrong and it’s really the other way around. It’s Nintendo Switch emulator for Android.
Check it out the video by Taki Udon here:
As you can see from the video above, the said Nintendo Switch emulator – Egg NS – is actually working and playable!
Egg NS Download Link?
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It’s not available yet on Google Play Store at this moment, so you need to sideload this into your Android.
Here’s the link: Egg NS emulator for Android.
Alternatively, google “Egg NS”, then go to the first available website to download it.
To sideload the APK, do check this out: Sideload APK.
What do you need to run Egg NS?
1) A compatible phone: those Android smartphone running Snapdragon 855 and above. Some of the compatible phones are these: Samsung Note10 and up, LG G8 and up, One Plus 7 and up, Google Pixel 4 and up. Full compatibility refer here: compatible phone.
2) The Egg NS app. Refer to the section above where you can download using the emulator. Install the emulator, but don’t run it yet.
3) SwitchDroid folder. Using the same link where you download the Egg NS app, you can also download the SwitchDroid folder. This contains the game runtime environment. Once downloaded, copy and place them to the root directory of your phone.
4) A compatible game in compatible format. Format supported is in either XCI or NSP format. Place the game file under “game” subfolder. These are some games compatible to be run: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Cuphead, Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Full game list here: Egg NS game list. Refer here to dump your own Nintendo Switch game: Dumping Nintendo Switch game.
5) A GameSir X2 controller. Unfortunately, at the time this article is written, the Egg NS app will only run if you pair it using GameSir X2 controller (at least for now).
I couldn’t find this yet on Amazon, but it’s available to order on AliExpress.AliExpress.com Product – GameSir X2 Type-C Mobile Game Controller Joystick for Cloud Games Cloud Gaming Platforms xCloud, Stadia, Vortex, Type-C Gamepad
In case you can’t see the GameSir X2 purchase link above, here it is: GameSir X2 on AliExpress.
FYI. In case you purchase anything from the AliExpress links above, I shall earn a small commission at no extra cost on you.
6) Run the setup. Once the controller is paired, open the Egg NS app. When prompted, tap on “Settings”. Locate all the required files and folders. It’s all available on the SwitchDroid folder you copied. Once done, return to Home folder, you can see you games!
7) Run the game. Once setup is done, tap on any compatible game to run it.
What if your phone is not compatible to run Egg NS? or your are using iPhone?
In case your phone isn’t listed as part of the compatible phone or you don’t want to spend on the controller or you are using iPhone, here’s the alternative where you can run Nintendo Switch games on your Android phone/iPhone.
Check this out: Alternative to play Nintendo Switch game on Android/iPhone.
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