Yep, you read that right! A Nintendo Switch emulator for Android does exist and you can play games like Pokemon Sword, Let’s Go Pokemon: Pikachu, and Super Mario Odyssey but of course, there’s a catch to play Nintendo Switch titles on the emulator.
In order to play the game, you’ll need the Egg:NS app first but as of this posting, the app is buggy and it’s prone to crashing right now. Second, you’ll need to buy the Gamesir X2 Controller which lets you have buttons similar to the Nintendo Switch. Lastly, you’ll need to have a smartphone with a powerful chipset — specifically, a Snapdragon 855 smartphone and up and in the demo video, they’ve used the realme X50 Pro 5G that comes with Snapdragon 865 processor.
In the video, it was clearly seen that the smartphone ran different games such as Pokemon Sword, Let’s Go Pokemon: Pikachu, and Super Mario Odyssey. It was noted in the video there were some crashes in the game but we can clearly see that sometimes, the games ran really well with decent speed and FPS on the smartphone.
In Pokemon Sword clip, we’ve seen that roaming around will give you a decent speed and FPS in the game but during battle scenes, we can clearly see a dip in FPS and it may resort to crashing.
In Super Mario Odyssey, the game ran at first but it immediately crash. In Link’s Awakening, the game experience some graphical glitches but the FPS rendered it unplayable. While in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, the game ran well and the FPS is just fine but there are some games that are perfectly running on the emulator including Hollow Knight.
If you want to check it out, you can download the emulator here: https://eggns.wordpress.com/blog/
Here are other titles that are working on the emulator: