Welcome to the future, everyone! Even before Nintendo itself had the opportunity to get GameCube Virtual Console released on the Switch, the popular GameCube emulator, Dolphin, is already running as smooth as butter on the upcoming Galaxy S8. The emulator has been available for some time on Android, but it’s never run in a way that could be considered even remotely playable. All that has changed with the Galaxy S8 though! With a faster processor and a new and improved dedicated GPU capable of 4K HDR playback, the Dolphin emulator now has more than enough horsepower to really shine.

While the new Samsung device isn’t out yet, a YouTuber by the name of GuruAidTechSupport was able to get the software loaded on a demo unit at a local phone store. You can check out the emulator in action below.


Even though playing a GameCube title using a touchscreen sounds like the worst kind of torture imaginable, the Dolphin emulator supports nearly any Bluetooth comparable device, which should help alleviate possible frustrations.

It’s important to note that we don’t in any way condone piracy; however, we’ve got to admit that it’s still pretty cool to see how far game technology has come in such as short period of time. Now all we need is some official GameCube support from Nintendo for the Switch, and we’ll all be in nostalgia heaven!


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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.