Download GENPlusDroid apk 1.9.3 free for Android smartphone

2 Apr

Posted by Halsafar in Casual | April 2, 2012 | 77 Comments

Apk file size: 2.2 MB


Full Version is free. Ads are only on the main menu! No ads will ever appear during game play!

If you enjoy this application considering purchasing NESDroid or GambatteDroid to support our next projects!

Does not require root!!

Cycle accurate and higher compatibility than Gensoid, required better hardware though.

Multi-touch support!

GENPlusDroid is an open source Sega Genesis emulator powered by GENPlus. Runs Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive games. High compatibility, games like Virtual Racing and Phantasy Star work full speed!. Devices with a good GPU can use shaders to increase the graphic quality. Real time frame by frame rewinding of game play. Complete customization over multi touch input (size and position). Use a keyboard or gamepad with custom key bindings if you have one (WiiMote and SixAxis IME work!).

Cheats/Game Genie coming next!

Visit us at:

- Developers cannot respond to app comments, so if you need help please email me or visit our forums. I do respond to emails quickly and would love to field all requests ([email protected]). I cannot get extra feedback from a comment without talking to you.

- Supports Android 2.0+, 2.3.X, 3.X, 4.X
- Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Sega Master System
- High compatibility: Virtual Racing, Phantasy Star, etc
- Sega 6 Button Support
- Multi Touch/Keyboard/Gamepad controller supported
- Custom key bindings
- 2Player support
- Custom multi touch input location and size
- Real Time rewind (see youtube for video)
- Fast Forward
- Auto Save, phone calls won't ruin your game
- Move and resize the touch input controls to your liking!
- Load/Browse compressed archives (*.zip, *.7z)
- Custom ROM directory, RomFetcher support
- PAL support
- Shaders! (hq2x, super eagle, 2xSaI, etc).
- Tablets, many tablets are known to be working perfectly

- The list of working devices grew to big to display here.
- All Android 2.X, 3.X devices should be working.

- After installation, start GENPlusDroid and follow the welcome screen instructions.
- Some tablets it is tricky to locate where GENPlusDroid creates its external directory. If you are having trouble note that in the settings of the app you can set the rom directory to any directory you want.

- Manually loading the auto state fails sometimes
Report all issues to me via email ([email protected]) or post them at:

- Compile yourself, instructions coming soon!

- Portrait Mode
- Native bluetooth support
- Stereoscopic 3D (only on supported devices)
- Shader performance increase for all devices
- Game Genie
- Haptic Feedback
- Email me for feature requests!

This product is not affiliated with, nor authorized, endorsed or licensed in any way by Sega Corporation, its affiliates or subsidiaries. Sega Genesis game software sold separately. Sega and Sega Genesis© are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sega Corporation. All rights reserved. Company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. All brands/names/images/etc are copyrighted by their respective owners. Images are shown for documentation purposes only. Halsafar is not affiliated with, nor authorized, endorsed or licensed in any way by software/hardware companies.

Whats new

    === 1.9.3 ===
    - ability to install or move to external storage, much requested feature
    - settings save properly now
    - Reminder, this is the full version, it will never cost money. Ads will NEVER appear during gameplay.

Halsafar part of our Casual and have average installs from 1000000 to 5000000. Last Update April 2, 2012. Google play rating is 79.5691. Current verison is 1.9.3. Actual size 2.2 MB.

Download genplusdroid.apk 2.2 MB


A Google User

I can't belive I Waited so long to give it a go as a android novice, all other games on here are nothing now great effort. Big thanks

Leonardo Ernest

Almost flawless (and help for your sound) For those with sound issues, go into your settings and turn the sample stretch down to 0%. That should cause sound to be normal

A Google User

Needs a little help. The controls aren't perfect, and the save state feature was almost perfect, there's no confirmation when tapping the save state button, so numerous times i have lost data in my games because I accidentally tapped save state when i was opening a game. Its really infuriating, fix how save state works or add an 'are you sure you want to save?' Button, and I will fix my rating.

Joseph Thompson

Just slightly off This emulator works with every rom with no problem, except one. All games seems to be slightly off; meaning that the game music and sounds play slightly slower and related to this the controls are sluggish. I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure if this is a quick fix or not, I'm hoping that it is. I'm waiting eagerly for an update because, though not impossible, this bug makes it very hard to enjoy.

Leigh Dappa

READ BEST APP EVER! Works on my 'Acer: Iconia-B1'. Easy to use. Music is a Tone off. Despite being called a Mega Drive Emulator, it also plays Master System Games. Having this meant I Sold "Sega: Mega Drive Collection" (PS3). Unfortunately, this App has been replaced by a 'Dingoo: A330'.

A Google User

best sega genesis emulator headbanger!but should also support genesis 32x,gamegear & Master for genesis,it rocked like Limp Bizkit Band.excellent work!!

David Rush

Excellent Sega emulator This has to be one of the best Sega emulators available and for free that isn't plagued with adds. This runs every Rom I have, from master system to megadrive/genesis at full speed. I am using Sony Ericsson Xperia play and mapping the buttons to the Xperia's gamepad makes the emulation even better. If it could run game gear games as well, then it truly would be awesome. Double thumbs up!

Cameron Benson

Great for the most part I love it, the only problem I have is that I can't move my character in a FPS game (Duke Nukem, Doom, etc). Other then that minor bug, its fun :)

Jonna Rae Kramer

irritating. It worked perfect at first. after the 3rd time I went to open my sonic the hedgehog Rom and play, it just gives me a black screen and does nothing. I have to uninstall and reinstall the app two to three times a day to keep playing. This is the only emulator my Rom will work with. :/ fix it please.

A Google User

I have no problem with the ads Sure, ads may drain the battery faster. But the developer deserves money for his app. To the people who are complaining: Why can't you just charge your device more often? Overall, it's a good emulator.

A Google User

Good app just need work. Works the buttons for streets of rage 3 do not work very well and thats first game I tested and that kinda sucks but still a cool app don't give

A Google User

What happened? It was a superb emulator till latest update. Now it cannot even load a rom, only black screen sometimes even hang the phone, must force stop it. And now SNESdroid does the same too. I'm sad! Update: It does load roms, but no graphics, only sound.Update: Still no changes. I only see other guys has the same problem too.

A Google User

Black Screen Lockup Loved this app.. basically wore the buttons off of my phone using it. However on 10-15-2012 the app stopped loading roms. App locks up when loading the rom before the onscreen controls are even loaded. Hopefully I can get it working soon

A Google User

Brilliant Runs almost perfectly, sounds are crisp and clear and mapping of buttons to Xperia Play gamepad makes it very addictive. The only problem is that play can lag if a text or FB message comes through (which could be me phone struggling to multitask)

Julio Cesar Ortiz

Love it I really like this app and it'll be great to play sega mega cd games, or am I doing something wrong? Cause I tried to play sonic cd and it doesn't recognize the game

Lijo K Jacob

Game controls are stuck for a few seconds There r no ram issues on my phone, i played TMNT hyperstone heist but during gameplay the controls r nono responsive for 1-2 seconds..why is this happening??

A Google User

Works Great!!! Depending on where you get your ROMS from depends on how well the games perform. The only thing I don't like is that the buttons are a little too small but then again my screen is not that big. On some games, the buttons are a little un-responsive. All the "Sonic the Hedgehog" games seem to work the best.

William Rogers

Abdolutely love it I absolutely love this. I had a issue where i could not save directoru but its working now. Great work

David Cooper

Start button issue fixed Start button is completely hidden by the soft keys on my nexus 7 (2013). As games generally require you press start, it's pointless. - UPDATE - start button now visible. App works great.

Evan Venzor

I like it but..... I'll give it 5 stars when they fix the controls. When I'm at the main menu of ms. Pacman the controls work but when i play the game.... the dpad doesnt work except for left and right

A Google User

button pause good emu but pressing two buttons at the same time pauses the game if theres a way to fix it then more ppl would like it better other then that its great

Gustuf Young

A decent emulator but laggy. This free app does the job. The graphics and soubd work great but the default setting should not be stretching sound. Higher demanding games like Phantasy Star IV and Landstalker hit frequent processing hiccups and stutter. I'm on a qiad processor phone with little running and this still occurs. And genesis games are not that large. A good start though and it is free. Very good array of options to affect performance though none of them hit optimal megadrive speed.

A Google User

Perfect emulator First off i'd like to point something @ David the emulation is perfect the problem is with you're phone anything stuttery is with you're phone for being compatible with almost all android phones its flawless and might need a upgrade. Works perfect on HTC One X with 4.0 and 4.1

A Google User

Should be 5 stars. Excellent, no problems running on a galaxy s2. I finally have a portable megadrive. ;) Dropped one star as I'm fed up of waiting for the supposed game genie to arrive :(

Nicholas Lofgren

Slow gameplay, very detuned audio. Even on a Galaxy S4, this app seems to be playing games slowly (fast forwarding doesn't help this situation) and the audio sounds very detuned (changing the sampling rate may help with tuning but no matter what its still out of tune). Loads all my games perfrctly but needs work on the AV side of the emulator.

Jay Heezy

Good stuff, but two issues. All the roms i tried loaded and ran slow. I can tell because the music was slowed down. Example, Sonic the Hedgehog. I know that game's music and it is definitely not as slow as in this emulator. Also, i would like to be able to resize the screen in landscape mode. Make it just a bit smaller so the control buttons aren't on the screen.

Thomas Gant awsome app would give it a 5 star but 2 of my favorite game won't download but still a cool app...:^")

daniel gleba

Good Nice controls.... Even for small phone. .... one problem dough- _-EVERY EMULATOR HAS A CHEATS OPTION WHERE YOU CAN ACTIVATE CHEAT!!!!! I would rate 5 stars buuuuuttttt....

A Google User

Not perfect. Sometimes stutters and sometimes I can see graphical glitches. Still it ran every game I threw at it and it works fine with my WiiMote with a classic controler connected.

Michael DiFranco

Awesome This app is awesome! Sega Master System is one of the only ways to get games with perfect simplicity. You can even fast foward beginning cutscenes and things. The only problem is that it.lags for Master System everu now and then, which is odd GBA emulator never lags.

Ken Corcoran

GREAT APP!!! Loved it after the second I realized how easy it was to put roms in the app to how easy it was to play the games. Very simple and easy to use. Highly recommended to all!

Greg Hunt

audio issue love this emu got near 100 roms in the library but started it up today after a few weeks and all audio is crackly an slow boo hoo had a firmware update recently possible cause on my S3?

A Google User

Where is the start button The start button does not appear, I assume it is shown below the control bar when in landscape. This renders many games unplayable, and even the ones that do work can not be played properly.

Nawaaz Fujas

Excellent app! Amazing app and very easy to download ROMs and play them! Only thing is that the app crashes at times, especially after changing the controller settings.

Zen Lion

sound pro tip: experiencing sound crackle, pops, & slowness? If ur phone is on "power saver" option (like my galaxy note 2 has), turn it OFF! I had this issue & fixed it by this figuring out this quick resolve! Enjoy! :)

hoodie chan

Good but ugly! The app works like it should but It's ugly when you start the app up you think it's a scam.. if it looked like supergnes and had the game library like supergnes it would be five stars

Aaron Brown

LG ge Its a great ideal. But the touch screen controls are horrible. Not worth the hassle, but a great ideal.

Matt Baller

Superb Seems excellent so far. Occasional crashes after amending certain settings but not a big issue by any means. Runs perfectly other than that on my Motorola RAZR i. Enjoying Shining Force :) The dev should be charging for this though, I feel guilty getting it for free!

A Google User

ugly but highly functional Works great, has all the necessary functionalities of a Sega Genesis emulator, and it's free! Only issue being that its GUI is beyond ugly and highly unprofessional, can it not simply use Android's default menu system? And I'm sure there are people out there that'd be more than willing to lend a hand on any other graphic elements of the emulator (eg: controller button), myself included.

SAW Enzi

On Galaxy S5 Basically most other emulators like: AndroGens, Sega Genesis(MD), Sega Emulator and many others are all rip-offs of the Original GENPlusDroid.... They all have the same interface, they just change the colors and the graphics of the controls, except one interesting thing: They all have SLOWER sound emulation, you hear the sound not right, except on this GENPlusDroid, where you can go to options and set the sample stretch to zero. Only thing I don't like about this one is it doesn't have an in-game menu.

Leigh Dappa

**READ** BEST APP EVER! Works on my 'Acer: Iconia-B1'. Easy to use. Music is a Tone off. Despite being called a Mega Drive Emulator, it also plays Master System Games. Having this meant I Sold "Sega: Mega Drive Collection" (PS3). Unfortunately, this App has been replaced by a 'Dingoo: A330'.

David Marsh

Bad emulator. Laggy, poor frame rate. On a different app I have no problems. My new app runs all my games clear.

Chris Attwood

S6 problems Can't open the menu to access setting and game states, the menu will open then close less than a second after, can't even click any of the options. Worked fine on my s4, loved the fast forward/rewind feature.

Justin Ewaska

Great App, but... While trying to play shining force 2, everything works perfectly aside from the app crashing from an error. If anyone has played the old console games then you know how frustrating it is to have all of your game data wiped to last save due to an error from the app. I'll give 5 stars when i stop seeing this message. I've got a Samsung s5 phone.

Gord Allott

No region selection means you get locked into 50hz slow mode - No dropbox support or any simple way to get roms on the device, no way of exiting games other than switching away from the app and killing it from the running apps interface, does not respect the back button. audio is not represented well. Huge frame lag in input as well, using a bluetooth controller there is a significant pause before input is recognised


Amazing memories Use this on my daily commute to play SOR2, Sonic, EA Hockey, Road rash and RKAdventures. Happy days! :)

Govind Mahajan

Good but 1 problem When a player dies and then the new player blinks but in your emulator the player instead of blinking becomes invisible but after 2-3 second it again becomes visible but during the span of that invisibility the player dies again l.Plz fix....


App works great except for one annoying flaw unless I'm completely blind. Ihit the back button on my Galaxy Tablet.... looked all over the screen while trying out Altered Beast.... there's no way to just exit a game without closing the ENTIRE APP.

Justin Beard

Terrible Emulator Doesn't work with my PS4 controller. Button mapping goes just fine, but when you try to play a game it doesn't respond at all. The sound quality is utter crap and unforgivable. No graphics options like hq2x, scanlines, or any of the other expected stuff. Don't waste your time with this. I wish we had Kega on Android, now that's a Sega emulator!

Flavian Boanca

Could be better It's a good emulator, probably the best around here, but it has one MAJOR flaw which is unacceptable and I will not give it 5 stars until it is fixed. The emulator doesn't let me Double "C". A bunch of games need double "c" for high jumps, but it just doesn't work. A and B work perfectly fine, but C doesnt want to input a double tap

Jordan Scott

This is amazing! Thank you so much for making this. My one and only complaint is the controls... They need to be fixed because touch controls need to be more flexible since there aren't any real buttons. I'm really glad that this was made though so I can play all my Sonic games as well as the hacks. :)

Scott Beharrell Bono

Great potential This app is really easy to use. Dead easy to add games from a direct download on the phone. Still the app happen to crash sometimes and the controlers are two small (not talking about the button size but how precis you must be to be sure to press on one..) I would be happy to pay or donat for an updated app.

Jonathan Clark

Great, when it worked This emulator was fantastic, until a recent phone update. Now I can no longer access the menus after loading a rom. Nothing happens when I press the back button and there is no other way to access the menus. So it has become unusable. I hope they fix it soon. If so, I'll update the review to 5 stars. If it works for your phone, I highly recommend it.

Calvin Ho

Good but Any way to make it such that the save file, .srm and/or .gsv, which for desktop emulator to be use on this android emulator? I'm playing shining force 2 on desktop, tried putting the srm file in android, doesn't work.. Best it could work between desktop and android, this way I can continue the game without playing both twice together.. and also the music on android for shining force is rather slower than on desktop.. the game play is fine but the music is way too slow.. it wasn't like this before..

Rob Potvin

Watch out! comes sonic! Thx for the memories. What I can't hardly believe, cause I couldn't remember the name, I found an old game, kid chameleon. Yup that's the game I spent hours on, it's tripping me out. It was so larger than life back then. So cool to see again, thanks again, simulator works perfectly.

Matthew Crabtree

great app! Thanks for the ability to go to external storage! Now i can find my roms. Phantasy star IV runs smoothly. i couldnt figure out how to resize or remove buttons from the virtual pad but everything else is good. Could also have different fast forward speeds to use.

Simona Catanzano

Great emulator! I love this emulator! It's so easy to use, especially for people who don't know how to work emulators. Phantasy Star, Sword of Vermilion and Shining in the Darkness run so smoothly without glitches. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because I can't access the Game Genie option. Top quality!

A Google User

Lovin it!!! This is an excellent app! Long ago retired the old sega console but this app has brought it back. Play all the old classics and even those games you wanted but couldn't find. I have had no problems at all with this app. Would like to know if you can link two phones for 2 player action? Great app highly recommended!!!! Lovin it!!

Matt Phillips

Looks nice, but... There's no option to exit to the home screen (not even a capacitive back button does the trick), so you have to close the emulator entirely and reopen it. Also does not work with Moga controllers, despite drivers being installed and in effect. Two big deal breakers that now equal an uninstall.

A Google User

Ok but controls finicky and game genie doesn't work It's great, just that often you'll play and as you press C it minimises the window. Also there is a Game Genie option but you can't select it. It's easier to get Roms to work on a PC or PS2 than to use the phone. Still a good tool though.

Tim Mathews

Great app It's a great app. I love it for the fact that I can play some my favorite games. Only problem, is sound. It's hard to fully enjoy the game when the sound is a bit off. Other than that I am enjoying it with my Moga controller. Made gaming so much fun with this app. Love it for gameplay, just a little annoyed with the sound.

A Google User

Good stuff! Hmm an odd glitch on my Expera go is the pitch of the audio is too low!!, Perfect sound emulation on a mobile at last! Runs ok with some stutter and input lag on MK802 Android 4 HDMI stick but that only has an allwinner A10 single core at 1GHz! I bet it will run great when i get myself a new phone!

Steven Jankovic

Became worse when I got the note 4 I had an s4, and it worked perfectly fine because the phone still had a menu button on the device. Now that I have the note 4, I know longer have that, and I cannot access settings in order to save game state or anything else during play. I always lose my state now. This issue needs to be addressed. If you have no interest in accessing settings during play, however, this is still a great emulator.

Jeff Powell

Not bad Despite efforts to adjust button placement and size, I still struggle sometimes to hit the button. I'll move my finger all over the thing with no response. Overall though, pretty awesome. Love playing those old Sega master system games like choplifter and Alex kidd in miracle world!

Barry Pozzi

Fantastic Brilliant emulator. Great for single player. I tried to play with 2 moga controllers though and it wouldn't recognise a difference between them which led to both controllers being mapped as the same buttons. Any chance of a fix, cos I wanna get my streets of rage on.

A Google User

Good but not great. I can't complain too much, it's a good free emulator. My only issue is with the direction pad. Would be nice if it was floating like most galmeloft ones. It's in a set position and doesn't respond well to dragging your thumb. You have to lift and tap. This was on Zombies Ate My Neighbors.

Peter Janak Jr

Cool but It's very cool that there is a good Sega Genesis emulator. This should work fine if your phone or tablet has got speed. My galaxy s3 duo core is not fast enough. Playback is copy and audio is not smooth

Sam Netzer

Best Genesis emulator I have seen for mobile It's great, probably the best on the play store. Also the rewind is a great feature not available on most emulators I've used. Also no ads in gameplay :D . The buttons can be annoying to get used to however. Some sort of vibration feedback would be a nice feature. It's simple and it works well, even if It doesn't have some features.

Jason Warren

I swear it used to run ad free when I bought it and ran sega cd. Now its ad only and doesn't? Guess I have to buy md.emu now... Later. No longer runs sega cd and has ads. Switching to MD.emu though I swore I had paid for this one when it was ad free. Oh well...

Samantha M

Needs an update. If you tweak the settings a little you can play your game with no frame rate issues. The thing that messes up is playing Sound, it slows the game down and it's very choppy. Another thing I don't like is the dpad controls, and I tried making the dpad larger but after I do that the app crashes and I won't be able to play my game anymore unless if I uninstall the app... Although this app is great when playing Sonic 2 on Mute!

Glynner Me

Bingo. The save states rock. The roms are better than most paid for Android games. Shining in the Darkness on my phone? Excellent. Streets of Rage 2 on the train back from work? Awesome. Buttons are fidgety, mind, but what can you do? Wish navigation looked nicer...

A Google User

Good emulator The ads kill battery because the service starts up by doesn't shut off so hardware is being used even when its really not. However if you're rooted droidwall will minimize battery drain. It won't solve the issue cause its still trying to use network hardware but it prevents a connection. If devs wrote more efficient code for ads it wouldn't be an issue.

Rosie Wilson

Very good but... Runs ROMs with ease and the ability to reconfigure the inputs is great but for my Nexus 7 the 'start' button has disappeared off screen and I cannot find it to move it back on screen! This is problematic when trying to start playing Sonic :( pls fix!

Sam Steadman

Works perfectly. The only issue I've had is sound SLIGHTLY out of tune, I'm on a Moto G. People who skip past the instructions at the start (first time you boot it) then complain are idiots, as are people wondering why you need a computer.

Bob Shine

A few bugs. . . I live this app! The only problem is I find myself having to un- and then reinstall it every couple of days in order to load roms. The controls can be a little wonky. But these are a small price to pay for the greatness this app provides.

Nic Jancek

Good on phone and tablet, still some issues I use this both on my HTC One and Galaxy Tab 4 and it runs great. However, for the phone, sometimes it'll crash at startup . And on the tablet I have no way to get to the menu from the game, aside from closing the app :c


Awesome I love this emulator. I haven't experienced any problems yet. I especially love the fast forward feature. I've been playing Phantasy Star 2 and the fast forward makes the slow fights fly by. I wish they had that feature back on the consoles as well. I only wish I knew how to make the X, Y, and Z buttons go away on games that don't need them. They clutter the screen. I moved them out of the way and made them smaller but that's the best I could do. I can't imagine playing any non rpg games w/o a controller.

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