Tiger Lab app demos Nintendo DS emulator for Android

Android gaming just got a whole lot more interesting

We've all seen the NES and SNES emulators. Is it time to upgrade?

One of the main reasons why the Android Market lags so far behind the App Store is the lack of top quality, marquee title games on offer for the platform, but could all that be about to change.

Last week came news that Sony is developing a PlayStation Suite to bring PSP games to Google phone owners, and today it was revealed that Tiger Lab has developed a prototype Nintendo DS emulator with the idea of bringing Mario and friends along to the party.

The prototype, which is in the very early stages of development that has been placed out there as a proof-of-concept to show that the possibility of playing DS games on the platform can actually work. It does, albeit incredibly slowly.

If you fancy giving it a try Tiger Lab is a free download from the Android Market, and all you need to do is dump your downloaded ROMs here in this folder on your handset: /sdcard/roms/nds. According to PocketNow.com Zipped nds ROMs aren't supported, and the files must end in .nds. Be warned though, it is very, very slow.

So there you have it. Would more high profile games convince you to make the jump from Apple to Android? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.

Link: PocketNow