Playing Nintendo Switch titles on an Android smartphone is now a reality thanks to an emulator called Egg NS Emulator that you can download for free from its website.
Before you launch into the download link, there are a few things you should know.
First of all, to play these titles you need a fairly powerful smartphone since it won’t move well if you have a chip that isn’t high-end. You will need a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 855 Plus or 865 chip, or a Kirin 980 or 990 chip from Huawei.
Another thing you need is a controller and, at the moment, the only one that is compatible is the Gamesir X2, which I have not found on Amazon but is available on AliExpress. That controller connects via USB-C and turns your smartphone into a Nintendo Switch with left and right controls.
Besides the emulator, the controller, and a phone with at least Snapdragon 865, you will also need to download the ROMs for the games. Of course, you shouldn’t play titles on the emulator that you don’t have on the Nintendo Switch.
Currently, there is a list of more than 100 games that have been tested successfully – like Pokemon Sword and Shield, Cuphead, Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle or The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – and, on the website, you can see what such run: bad, good, great or perfect.
The emulator is still not foolproof and if you disconnect the controller in the middle of a game it will close the game, but as you can see in this video it works much better than we would expect.