I won my first PlayStation in a contest from a music channel. I was instantly in love. The PlayStation one had so many awesome games in its line up that a true gamer like me was in paradise. If you would like to replay some of the fascinating PlayStation one games but don’t have access to a console anymore you might want to consider an emulator for your phone. Like Epsxe for Android.
My favorite gaming console of all time is the PlayStation, and although I've stuck with the franchise since I can remember I miss being able to play those old classic games.
Something that always frustrated me about gaming is that a lot of the games we used to play back in the day are not available for play on the newer consoles.
Years ago, when I was deeper into the PC gaming world, I would install emulators to get my gaming fix, but they didn't always work the way they promised to.
Now that the mobile gaming industry is booming and growing ever-popular, I had to download ePSXe to see how well it ran my old favorites.
When I have relied on emulators in the past to get my gaming fix, I've been disappointed with the lack of options, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I found ePSXe in the play store.
Some of my favorite classic PlayStation Games are from the Crash Bandicoot or Spyro franchises, and I was beyond pleased to see a wide selection from each of them. Just about every game I could remember owning as a kid was available in the run game section of the app, so of course, I couldn't wait to get started!
All you have to do to enjoy your favorite PlayStation games in ePSXe is click on the run game option and then choose from a plethora of titles.
One thing I hated about the old emulators is that it was not always so clear how you were supposed to maneuver your character or perform specific tasks.
I love that in ePSXe there is a button overlay which appears on the screen of my phone, so it's always clear where I'm supposed to tap to play the game. Essentially, the overlay looks like the skeleton of a PlayStation controller with everything but the thumbpads included.
Now, I know what you're thinking, the overlay of the buttons probably covers up a lot of the game, right? Thankfully, the developers made sure to keep the controls light enough to not ruin the immersion of your game, but noticeable enough to not be overlooked when needed.
Although the graphics are pretty much spot-on compared to their console counterparts, each game seems to have a slight issue with the sound quality.
I can't be sure whether or not it is simply my device, but the audio in each game, including dialogue, music, and battle sequences, seem to have a slightly tinny tone to them. It's not the end of the world to have less than great sound quality when playing on an emulator, but it does make the gameplay far less immersive and appealing as it could have been.
Overall, I absolutely love the content you get when you download the ePSXe emulator. Not only have I found an emulator that really works and gives you tons of games to play, but I am not tied down to a computer to do it!
The best part about having the ePSXe app on your device is that you can play all the classic PlayStation games you want no matter where you go!