Looking to download MegaN64 emulator for PC? We’ll explain how you can use this popular emulator on your desktop computer (Windows and Mac). UPDATE: Don’t download MegaN64 Emulator. We’ll talk about why you should definitely avoid this once very popular N64 emulator in today’s article.
It was disclosed in early 2019 that the then latest auto update of MegaN64 was infected with malware, and caused some serious problems for the thousands (if not millions) of people whose devices auto-updated and downloaded the malware.
While the code wasn’t one that caused a massive Y2K like blackout, users did discover that the emulator began to suck huge amounts of bandwidth and data, which may have caused users some serious problems with the mobile phone bills, and dramatically impacted speed and performance of their devices.
The recommendation is now to avoid MegaN64 emulator. If you have it, uninstall it unless you have the technical chops to get in there and get rid of the bad stuff.
The app is no longer available in Google Play Store (removed) and we can’t recommend that you download the APK file if you can find it somewhere around the internet due to the possibility that the copy either contains malware or will update automatically and download it.
Alternative to MegaN64
MegaN64 is actually based off of the open source project Mupen64. You can download this emulator from the Google Play Store for free. This particular N64 emulator is highly rated, users give it a 4.5 average out of 5 stars, with the majority of users giving it 5 stars.
N64 Emulator on PC
You can to this article trying to figure out how you can play N64 games on your desktop computer with the android version of the N64 emulator. Unless and until you find a desktop version of Mupen64, you are stuck with running the android emulator with another emulator. Sounds quirky, right? But unless you want to make it really complicated, that’s the best we can offer at this point.
As always, we commend that you try Bluestacks android emulator to emulate/imitate android apps and games on your Windows or Mac PC. With this method, here’s how you’d get started:
- Go to your desktop computer
- Download and install Bluestacks
- Inside Bluestacks, navigate to the Google Play Store
- Download and install your N64 emulator
- Open the N64 emulator
- Proceed to play games that you want.
I’ve deleted former details and references to MegaN64 due to the malware situation with the emulator. Again, this was just hugely disappointing to hear, because this N64 emulator worked so well and people just really loved it so much.
What are your thoughts on the fall of MegaN64 emulator? Can they recover? Let us know in the comments section below.