Oculus Quest 2 Emulators: Android Emulators, Roms & Retro Games for Retroarch, Mame, Dolphin & More!

IMPORTANT: You will find ALL links to the emulators and websites featured in this video in the pinned comment in the comment section below. Unless otherwise stated in the video, these emulators work on both the Quest 1 and Quest 2.

This is part two of the three part series exploring emulators, roms and retro gaming on the Oculus Quest. In this part I take a look at android emulators designed for android phones that work on the Oculus Quest. Please see below for timestamps and links, including the playlist containing the additional parts to this series where I look at SideQuest emulators for the Quest in part 1 and PCVR emulators that require youtube use Oculus Link in part 3.

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Playlist for parts 1 & 3: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEw8vHzb8XplS6E7PcHzQy2RE-0-PZ5Rd


Intro: 0:00
Android Emulators: 1:07
Installing and Playing Android Emulators: 2:11
Lightgun Games: 4:17
Bluetooth Controller Setup: 6:40
Quest Android Emulators: 7:38
ScummVM: 8:00
Retroarch: 9:43
Mame: 10:50
Dolphin: 11:25
Pizza Boy: 12:06
Outro: 12:55

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27 thoughts on “Oculus Quest 2 Emulators: Android Emulators, Roms & Retro Games for Retroarch, Mame, Dolphin & More!”

  1. APK Sites

    APK Pure: https://apkpure.com/

    APK Mirror: https://www.apkmirror.com/

    Virus Total (online file/url virus scanner): https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

    Android emulators Featured in this Video

    ScummVM (Point’n’Click PC Games): https://www.apkmirror.com/?post_type=app_release&searchtype=apk&s=scummvm

    Retroarch (download the android version): https://www.retroarch.com/index.php?page=platforms

    MAME4droid (0.139u1):


    Pizza Boy GB (Gameboy): https://apkpure.com/pizza-boy-gbc-free-gbc-emulator/it.dbtecno.pizzaboy
    Pizza Boy GBA (Gameboy Advance): https://apkpure.com/pizza-boy-gba-free-gba-emulator/it.dbtecno.pizzaboygba

    DolphinMMJ (Wii/Gamecube): https://github.com/weihuoya/dolphin/releases

    Android Touch Screen Gun Games

    Mad Bullets: https://apkpure.com/mad-bullets-cowboy-shooter/com.istomgames.madbullets
    Grand Shooter: https://apkpure.com/grand-shooter/com.Sancaventures.GrandShooter
    Over Touch: https://apkpure.com/over-touch-gun-shooting/com.theonegames.overtouch

    Playlist for all Parts of this Series and Older Emulator Videos and Guides:



    Purchase the bluetooth Xbox One Controller from this video (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3c25Pd2
    Helpful list of compatible bluetooth controllers for the Quest: https://arvrtips.com/bluetooth-controller-oculus-quest/
    This website provides the data files you need to copy into ScummVM to get the games working: https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Datafiles

    SideQuest Links

    Download Sidequest: https://sidequestvr.com/#/

    Watch my guide on installing SideQuest and sideloading (sorry for the bad audio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FalGXZqB5So

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  2. Only if we could get the dolphin vr emulator on the quest I would be able to play Mario kart Wii without the use of a pc.

  3. Hello! How did you force the Quest 2 to a 60Hz mode to eliminate the stutters found in emulators? I can do this just fine with Virtual Desktop (perfectly smooth emulators!) but the default 72Hz/90Hz Android makes emulators very stuttery.

  4. Great video buddy! You're the only one on YouTube even trying to assist us with light gun retro games on the Quest. I only want one game really and I just can't get that puppy working. I have the rom/CHD for it…but no go. Area 51 on MAME. Has anyone done this successfully? If so, what emulator are you using?

  5. On 3.50 'TV', 'Channels', 'Unknown Souces', few icons/games appear lot's are not shown, why? It would be nice if it's possible not always to scoll the full other 'unknown sources list' to start my game in development, or to have the best sideloaded games there.

  6. Thanks for this guide it's really helpful. I wish there was a vr mame emulator where you can walk to different arcade machines in an actual arcade and play them as if you were actually there.

  7. The problem as far as I know is that all these emulators works using the Oculus TV app and this one doesn't allow the user to resize the screen or move it around. It's a real shame, we should ask Oculus to add an option to resize that screen

  8. Did you run into any issue getting Retroarch to recognize your Xbox controller? I've successfully paired the controller to the Quest 2, but Retroarch doesn't recognize it at all. I've done a ton of Googling and never found a solution.

  9. Very nice video, agree it's very important to find the correct ROMS, but so much fun can be had from the old games you own, it's totally worth the play around finding the stuff you love. I Hope Oculus will find a good way to support older platforms, as we hear the platform for new developers is growing I hope the older platforms with emulation will also be under consideration. The main reason the PC platform has been so successful is its open nature, hope Oculus and Facebook understand this, without the open internet facebook would only be a university campus site and not the monster it is now.

  10. Salve ho installato il mame sul mio oculus quest 1 non riesco a capire come settare i comandi per farli funzionare con i controller dell'oculus per giocare devo puntare i tasti e il joystick e' ingiocabile cosi grazie per l'attenzione.

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