We recently covered a game emulator tool that fully runs Playstation 2 games in the Chrome browser, and today we have yet another one for you. Today we are going to check out something called after game, and although it does not work on Playstation 2, it has a large number of other platforms that it can use directly in the browser. I heard for the first time after game from one of my favorite YouTubers, Mr Sujano, so the accessories come back to him for this find at the start! Let’s start.
Alright, so Afterplay lets you play a variety of older game consoles with touch and gamepad support, and it even saves your game every 20 seconds so you don’t lose any progress. It uses web stitching and low latency streaming to bring this to life. The team behind the software apparently have their own servers to make the experience smooth, but what emulation backends work here we’re just not sure. Here’s a list of consoles you can play, including those that haven’t been implemented yet, but are listed as “Coming Soon”:
- FREE – Game Boy
- FREE – Game Boy Color
- FREE – Game Boy Advance
- FREE – SuperNintendo
- Cloud – Nintendo DS
- Cloud – Nintendo
- Cloud – Nintendo 64
- Cloud – Playstation
- Cloud – Playstation Portable (Coming Soon)
- Cloud – Nintendo 3DS (Coming soon)
- Cloud – Gamecube (Coming soon)
- Cloud – Wii (Coming soon)
- Cloud – Xbox (Coming Soon)
- Cloud – Dreamcast (Coming soon)
Keep in mind that those listed as “FREE” work directly in your browser and you will need to download your own games from local storage (which may take a while each time depending on file size) , while those listed as “Cloud” run through Afterplay cloud servers (and also require you to download your own games, of course), which cost $5 per month. games emulator will be able to launch and use their own local emulator, so the paid aspect would only benefit those looking to play Xbox and possibly Wii games as these are heavier and harder to play emulate properly, especially on low-end hardware.
If you have a Chromebook, this seems like a pretty good solution, provided your legally owned ROMs and ISOs are stored on an external hard drive or SSD and you can access them via plug and play.
If you want to take advantage of the cloud save feature for your game saves – and yes, you can pick up where you left off on mobile after playing on your Chromebook – you’ll need to create an account once you visit the website .
Mr. Sujano and his fabulous beard agree with me – Afterplay is a very good experience so far, even if it seems relatively new. The touch controls look well laid out (aside from the invisible left virtual analog stick) and playback is smooth for a browser! It’s hands down one of the best web emulation stations you can get today, and the fact that we keep seeing those popups is just exciting, especially for those of us with Chromebooks.