Android smartphone and tablet games are designed to be compelling and addictive; their sales figures back this up. But quite often it would be great to be able to carry on playing a game after your battery has run down, or you’ve sat down in front of your PC or laptop. The answer, of course, is to continue playing your Android game on your PC. But how is this possible?
One popular way to run Android software on a PC is by running an emulator or virtual machine. Three options worth considering in this case are:
A virtualization project, that runs with Oracle VirtualBox. Free signup is required.
Nox App Player
Emulates Android on your Windows desktop. Probably the simplest of these options. It’s also a favorite for people who want to play Pokemon Go on their PCs.
Android Lollipop emulator designed to run games and apps in Windows 7/8/10. Costs around $14 but with a free 30 day trial.
But which of these is best? If you’re looking for a method of playing any Android game on a desktop PC or laptop with the minimum of fuss, the best option is Nox App Player.