The Best YUZU Games for Android (Compatible and smooth Games)

Yuzu, the Nintendo Switch emulator, has arrived on Android, and many fans are going crazy looking for compatible games to test on the emulator.

In this article, you will find not only the compatible games but also tips for lightweight games to play without overheating your phone.

The update is already available in the Yuzu version found on Google Play.


Compatible Games for Yuzu on Android

Yes, we know many of you want to play games like The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Tear the Kingdom. However, at the moment, these “Zeldas” are not compatible with Yuzu for Android. They do open the game, and it runs for a few moments, but always with a nearly unplayable framerate below 16 FPS.

In this first list, you’ll find the most sought-after games that are currently compatible with the latest version of Yuzu for Android. Games that run at 30 FPS if you have a good smartphone.

Note that this first list is for compatible games, but “heavy” for some phones.

Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is a game originally released for the Nintendo Wii U and received an enhanced version for the Switch. On Android, the game runs well on Yuzu, but only if you have a powerful device.

Right from the start, it’s evident how the emulator works, focusing on emulation fidelity. The game runs without any kind of hack that disables effects, running just like it would on the Switch.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

An impressive game that will surprise many mobile players is Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. The story unfolds as the player explores the open world of Gransys. There are various factions, NPCs, and companions. The real-time combat is one of the highlights of the game.

This is the best version of Dragon’s Dogma with improved visuals and gameplay. “Dark Arisen” includes a new area called “Bitterblack Isle” with more challenges that will make even a Souls fan sweat in some moments. A great game!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

If Dark Arisen seems too challenging and daunting, you can rest your gamer soul in the plains and forests of Skyrim. The Bethesda classic game also runs well on Yuzu for Android.

Skyrim needs no introduction, being one of the most talked-about and played titles of the past 12 years. You are the Dragonborn, an individual capable of absorbing dragon souls. After being captured and escaping, the player embarks on an epic journey through an open world full of dangers and different factions.

Sound familiar? Well, Skyrim and Dragon’s Dogma on paper may seem similar games, but the gameplay and story are quite different. Skyrim is much more friendly to novice players and ideal for those venturing into the open-world RPG universe for the first time.


Resident Evil 6

Criticized by many as the worst in the franchise, Resident Evil 6 has found its way over the years and is celebrated by a good part of the RE community.

Quite playable on Yuzu, the game stands out, offering players something rarely seen on Android, an action-packed shooter with a good story.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Another game that is “heavy” but compatible with Yuzu for Android is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

The ninja fighting game is one of the most sought after and works so well on the new emulator that it’s impressive. It runs perfectly on a POCO X3 Pro or higher.

Storm 4 also runs on more powerful devices but still experiences many FPS drops even on high-end devices.


Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Another fighting game that works very well on Yuzu for Android is Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

The game brings together characters not only from Nintendo but from various other game franchises. The combat takes place on platforms, and you can’t let your character fall twice.


Resident Evil 5

Another controversial chapter in the Resident Evil franchise, but over the years, it has been treated fondly by fans.

Resident Evil 5 followed the ideas brought from Resident Evil 4 with a greater focus on action and the introduction of helpful companion characters. The game was involved in various controversies, including racial ones. But what the gaming community remembers most is protagonist Chris Redfield punching a boulder.

Bizarre? One of the most memorable games in the entire franchise.


Pokémon Sword & Shield

Released in 2019, Pokémon Sword & Shield doesn’t try to fit into any official timeline and shows that the developers simply wanted to explore new possibilities with an open-world 3D game.

The game takes place in Galar, a region inspired by England, and offers an adventure full of creatures to collect.

The highlight of Sword & Shield is Gigantamax, a new mechanic that allows you to increase the strength and even the size of Pokémon.

Sword & Shield is captivating and has subtitles in Portuguese.


Dragon Ball FighterZ


Like in other emulators, Dragon Ball FighterZ surprises by being very light and running frighteningly well. However, the game, on Yuzu, suffers from the same issue as other emulators—it crashes after a while.

Nevertheless, it’s worth testing this game, which is by far one of the best fighting games on the Switch.


Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

Ninja Gaiden 3 is our last recommendation for compatible games. It is quite demanding, requiring everything to run smoothly for combat to flow without issues.

This is one of the few games we recommend playing with a controller because it is quite challenging.




Lightweight Games for Yuzu Android

Here we have the games that are light enough for Yuzu

for Android to run smoothly on intermediate and even weak smartphones.

The games on this list are also a good choice for users with Mali GPUs or for those who want a game to play that won’t heat up their phone too much.

Note: We won’t mention some games like Sonic Mania, Hollow Knight, Cuphead, and others that have almost native versions for Android.



HunterX is an indie game that, despite being in 3D, runs very smoothly on Yuzu for Android.

HunterX follows the metroidvania genre and offers a 12-hour campaign. We control a schoolgirl who will face monsters and spirits using a sword.

A simple game, but it already gives an idea of the type of game that runs smoothly on Yuzu—3D games with a fixed camera and few triangles on the screen.


Under Night In-Birth

Under Night In-Birth is an incredible fighting game that was released for consoles in 2012 and received a remastered version on the Switch.

Being a 2D fighting game, it works very well on Yuzu for Android. The game reaches a constant 60 FPS and is one of the lightest games to play on the Switch emulator for Android.



Bastion is a classic in Switch emulation on Android. The game works well on any emulator, be it Yuzu, Skyline, or EGG NS.

Taking control of a boy with a narrator telling his entire story, we venture into this mix of RPG and adventure. The game has a touch reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda, but Bastion’s story is much darker.


River City Girls

A beat ’em up game with an unusual plot. This time, it’s the girls who will save their boyfriends.

River City Girls is a fun game full of fighting and humorous moments. The game has an anime-style with beautiful artwork, all thanks to the talented studio WayForward.



Source of Madness

Another 2D rogue-like platform game with beautiful graphics is Source of Madness.

The game’s art is stunning and inspired by the visions of writer Lovecraft. It’s another great game to play with a controller since the combat, although not demanding, follows the premise of rogue-likes where “You died? Start over.”


The Takeover

The last game on our list of lightweight games for Yuzu on Android is The Takeover. This beat ’em up was released at a time when the genre was quite low. This was before games like TMNT Shredder’s Revenge and Street of Rage 4 were released.

I don’t need to explain this type of game, right? Just walk to the right and face all kinds of enemies that appear. The graphics are in 3D.


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  • Dario Coutinho

    O "Gamer de Celular" Original. Criou um dos primeiros sites sobre jogos para celular em 2007, que viria a se tornar o Mobile Gamer Brasil em 2009. Formado em Ciência da Computação, escreve sobre tecnologia há mais de 16 anos. Com passagem por revistas de games (EGW, Arkade) e sites renomados como Techtudo. E-mail para contato: [email protected]

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