How To Play Sega Genesis Games On Android


Sega Genesis also known as Mega Drive is a 16-bit video game console launched in 1988 by SEGA. This guide will let you know ‘how to play sega genesis games on android’ phone by using Gensoid android emulator which allows you to play almost any sega genesis game on android phones.

sega genesis android

First of all download the emulator to your android phone from the links below. I am providing gensoid emulator apk and some game roms to play.

SEGA GENESIS emulator for android gensoid apk download

Game Roms

Now follow the steps below after downloading all the files from the above links.

  1. Install the gensoid.apk and put the game roms in a directory like “sdcard/Sega”. Make a folder in your sd card and name it "Sega".
  2. Put all the rom files in this folder.
  3. Now open gensoid and click the blue sd card icon on top left. Now move to “Sega” folder. Open any game of your choice.
  4. Now game will run and you will see buttons and a 4 axis controller. Now you have to make appropriate settings for gensoid to play sega genesis games efficiently.
Settings For Gensoid Android Emulator

1.Screen Orientation

  1. Open gensoid a file explorer will open. Now click menu>settings.
  2. A settings page will open click “Other settings” and scroll down to “Orientation” and select “Landscape”. If “Fullscreen mode” is unchecked then check it.

2.Audio And Video Setings


  1. Now go back and click “Audio & Video settings”. Click “Scaling mode” and select “Stretched”. Then select “Aspect ratio” and choose “16:9”.
  2. Now scroll down and select “Max frame skips” and set to “0” and click ok.
3.Input Settings


  1. Now go back and select “Input settings”. Click “Virtual keypad settings”. Uncheck “Vibrate on keypress”.

  2. Now select  “Controls size”. Select controls size according to your phone’s screen. For example if you are using galaxy note 2, galaxy note 3 then choose “Large” then click ok. For android phones having only 3 inch touchscreens choose “Medium”.

  1. Now click “Hide controls” and uncheck “Disable A/B  turbo”. If you uncheck this option then you will see four buttons on screen that is two normal and two turbo buttons.
  2. Now click “D-pad + buttons layout” and choose “Bottom+bottom”.
  3. Now click “Layout margin” and select 1 by sliding to left then click ok.
  4. Now go back until you see the game and start playing sega genesis games on android.
4. Load And Save A Game


At any time while playing the game you can save the game and later load it from where you left it. To save a game in Gensoid tap the menu button and choose 'Save'. Then choose any slot from slot 1-9 and an additional slot 'Quick' save. When you tap any slot the game will be saved.


To load a saved game state tap menu button and choose 'Load' and select the state from the list that you saved earlier. The game will load from where you left it.

5. Enable Cheats 
If you any cheat codes for sega genesis then you can apply them in gensoid. Cheat codes help to gain unlimited money, coins and lives in any game. To apply a cheat code in gensoid. Follow the steps below.

  • Tap menu button and choose 'Cheats'.
  • Then again tap menu button and choose 'New cheat'.
  • Now enter name and the code and tap 'OK'.
Screenshots


sega genesis aladdin on android

sonic the hedgehog sega genesis android

Now you are all set to play sega genesis games on android. When you download other sega genesis games roms put them in Sega folder for convenience. Share this wonderful post if you like it. Now check this gaming tutorial.

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