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Using my IPEGA gamepad with Mupen64Plus Android Edition

I’ve been enjoying using my IPEGA 9021 gamepad to play games on my Android tablet, but I wanted to try and get it working with an N64 emulator so that I can play Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, which is the only main Zelda game I’ve not played. I’ve previously used Mupen64Plus Android Edition on an Xperia Play phone so decided to try it with my LG G Pad 8.3

The emulator can be downloaded from the Google Play store but it requires a donation; however, the exact same APK can be downloaded for free from the developer’s site (I have previously donated for the Xperia Play version). Downloading and installing it is easy, and not much setup was required either. I connected the gamepad via Bluetooth in native mode and loaded Mupen64Plus. The gamepad was recognised straight away without issue; the only thing I had to change was the key mapping, but this was straightforward. I then had a quick test of Super Mario 64, which worked perfectly:

Super Mario 64 on my LG G Pad

I look forward to seeing if Majora’s Mask works and playing it, as I’ve heard so many good things about it!