Top Android App: Rom Gripper
ROM Gripper gives you access to thousands of ROMs for the most popular, classic gaming systems.
- Version: 2.10.1
- Size: 270KB
- Category: Games
- Price: Free
ROM Gripper brings back the “good ol’ days” of gaming on systems like NES, Super Nintendo, Atari, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Sega Genesis, Gamegear, and more.
This app acts like a complete game database and is compatible with emulator Android apps like Nesoid and SNesoid. Previously, playing old games on your Android phone was somewhat of a hassle because you would first have to search, download, and then transfer specific ROMs from your computer via the USB cable. Luckily, Rom Gripper alleviates this issue and makes finding and downloading ROMs extremely easy, while also removing the need for a computer.
ROMs are initially organized by gaming system and are further assembled in alphabetical order. You can filter results and search for a specific title, e.g. Super Mario Bros. You can also access a list of the ROMs you’ve downloaded from the menu.
Conveniently, the ROM pages offer screenshots so you can quickly see whether you’ve found what you were looking for before downloading. Additionally, ROMs are downloaded directly to your Android phone’s SD card so they’ll be ready to play immediately.
Note: For legal reasons, please ensure that you own the physical game that you are downloading the Rom for.
- Thousands of ROMs for the most popular, classic gaming systems
- Screenshots help you find what you’re looking for
- No hassle with transferring ROMs from your computer to your SD card
Areas for improvement:
- Ability to organize ROMs by genre
- Popularity and user ratings would help with finding the best ROMs
- Support for multiple, simultaneous downloads
Conclusion: An Android app that makes finding, downloading, and playing classic ROMs extremely easy.
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