NVIDIA Shield TV Pro as an Emulation Console

Besides being the ultimate Android TV box, the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro is also a powerful emulation console. Let’s look at what kind of game performance we can get out of this $200 device.

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NVIDIA Shield written guide
NVIDIA Shield performance log
Thanks to u/ragould for the guide and log!

Suggested emulators based on my testing:

NINTENDO
Nintendo Game Boy: Gambatte RetroArch core (use Sameboy RetroArch core for rom hacks)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance: mGBA RetroArch core
Nintendo DS: DraStic (paid standalone emulator)
Nintendo 3DS: Citra (free standalone emulator, needs to be sideloaded)
Nintendo Entertainment System: Nestopia UE or fceumm RetroArch core or NES.emu (paid standalone emulator)
Super Nintendo: Snes9x or bsnes RetroArch core
Nintendo 64: Mupen64plus FZ (free standalone emulator, paid version adds Google Drive support and NetPlay)
Nintendo GameCube: Dolphin (free standalone emulator) and MMJ or MMJR forks

SEGA
Sega Game Gear: Genesis Plus GX RetroArch core
Sega Genesis: Genesis Plus GX RetroArch core
Sega CD: Genesis Plus GX RetroArch core
Sega 32X: Picodrive RetroArch core
Sega Saturn: Yabasanshiro 2 (free standalone emulator) — add bios to system folder for best compatibility
Sega Dreamcast: Redream (free standalone emulator, paid version adds HD rendering)

SONY
Sony PlayStation: Duckstation RetroArch core
Sony PSP: PPSSPP (free standalone emulator)

ARCADE
FinalBurn Alpha/Neo: FinalBurn Neo and Alpha RetroArch cores
Neo Geo: FinalBurn Neo RetroArch core
MAME: MAME4Droid (free standalone emulator)

MISC
TurboGrafx 16 and CD: Beetle PCE Fast RetroArch core
Panasonic 3DO: Real3DO (free standalone emulator — doesn’t work with a frontend launcher)
Atari Jaguar: Irata Jaguar (free standalone emulator, needs to be sideloaded)
Commodore Amiga: PUAE RetroArch core

2 thoughts on “NVIDIA Shield TV Pro as an Emulation Console

  1. Hi, thank you very much for all the information and guide in all of your videos. I have installed all the emulators you recommend for Nvidia shelhield TV pro but I can’t find how to install games for each emulator. Could you please explain that
    As always keep the good work

    Thank you so much

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