Monday 8 April 2019

Yaba Sanshiro, a Sega Saturn Emulator That's worth your time.

I am not an advocate for Emulation, but with today's advanced TVs and Setups, plus with the age of the Sega Saturn, I am all for these great classics living on for decades. It would be a crying shame for these great games to completely disappear from the earth, so this is why I began checking out this new Emulator for Android users.

It's called Yaba Sanshiro, and it is a unofficial port of uoYabause. This project is focused on the Android version of yabause using OpenGL ES 3.x. It is currently in active development and it is making quite the stirring for Sega Saturn Fans! You can download the emulator directly from the Google Play Store, and, of course, you have to provide your own Disc Images. I personally only use Emulators to play games I already own in HD, so being able to fire up NiGHTS and Daytona USA in glorious 1080p brings a smile to my face. It is true that not all Sega Saturn games will work right now, while others have multiple glitches, but it's absolutely amazing how far this emulator has come in a relatively short amount of time!

There is an active community of players who are constantly reporting on what games work and what doesn't, and the great thing is that the developers actually are listening! They read everything and try their best to fix any issue that happens to come up! You can check out a compatibility list and everything else you may need over at

My initial tests are proving to be fantastic. I tried games like Street Fighter Zero 3, Dead or Alive, and even Panzer Dragoon Zwei and ALL of these games ran Flawlessly! Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers also look and play Fantastically!!!!  Games like Panzer Dragoon Saga and Burning Rangers are, sadly, not fully supported as of yet, but trust me .. a little patience and I am 100% sure that these games, among other great hits, will be playing 100% in no time!

The latest update to the emulator has Analog controllers added, and you can also edit your controller while in a game! Also, Virtua Fighter Kids, X-Men vs Street Fighter and Mr Bones are now Fully Playable with MORE on the way!

In my opinion, the best way to experience this emulator is with the NVidia Shield TV 4K Box. All of the Sega Saturn Games look fantastic through this device, but other android devices out there that have access to the Play Store can also run this emulator, even your tablet! 

Check this one out! This may be the best way to Keep the Sega Saturn Alive for Centuries!!


No comments: