TUTORIAL: Happy Chick transforms your Android TV-Box into a retro machine with games

TUTORIAL: Happy Chick transforms your Android TV-Box into a retro machine with games


Today we present our How to Use Guide for Happy Chick the simplest emulator with which we can convert our SmartPhone, Android TV-Box, tablet o mini PC in a complete retro machine.

Happy Chick is an application that combines emulators and game rom downloads automatically, you do not have to configure anything complicated just run and play. In this article we will see how to run and configure it in a simple way and we review the security options to limit the access of this app to our device. It competes with other alternatives such as the more complex RetroArch app or the emulators built into KODI.


WHAT IS HAPPY CHICK?

Happy Chick (xiaoji) is a Chinese app that offers us a fully integrated system of emulators for Smartphone Android, Android TV-Box, iOS o Windows PC, controller configurator and rom download manager. To play the ROMS we just have to look for the desired title in the app, click on download to install the game and then run it to start it, you don’t have to worry about anything else.

  • Popular emulators: NES, SNES, GBA, MG, DREAMCAST, NDS, PS1, CPS1/2/3…
  • Not supported: PS2, PS3, GAMECUBE, 3DS, WII, XBOX

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS HAPPY CHICK

To use Happy Chick we need a Gamepad USB o BT compatiblesThe ones that are easier to connect and compatible are the X360 and PS4 / 3 types, even if we are lucky they can be used by the Bluetooth adapter of the TV-Box.

HAPPY CHICK PARA ANDROID TV-BOX

Download and installation

The emulator Happy Chick has a specific version for Android TV-Box It is designed to be used with Gamepad, this makes it much easier for us to use this environment on a device that does not have a touch screen, such as a mobile phone or tablet. We will only have to download the APK of the app and install it to start using it.

  • Descargar Happy Chick para Android TV-Box
  • Install APK from any file explorer.
  • Within Settings > Applications > Happy Chick > Permissions > We deactivate all except access to internal storage.


Use and basic configuration

To use Happy Chick on an Android TV-Box it is extremely simple, we just have to start the app, enter the category of games that interests us, search for the game and install it. Once these steps have been carried out, we will have it in the section My games to be able to play with him.

  • Pressing Select within a category we can filter the titles with different options.
  • In each game we have the option to assign various controls to play with 4 players.

Each game system has a different control configuration, when starting we will be shown a graph of how the keys are distributed, we can change this configuration in the general settings device.

  • Pressing Start+Select We activate the on-screen menu within the game.
  • At On-screen menu we have the option to adjust screen size and save / load games.

HAPPY CHICK FOR SMARTPHONE

Download and installation

Happy Chick It also has a specific version for mobile phone It is designed to be used with the touch screen, although we can also use a Gamepad if we activate it in settings. We will only have to download the APK of the app and install it to start enjoying it.

  • Download Happy Chick for Smartphone.
  • Install APK from any file explorer.
  • Run and change the language to english to make it more understandable. Manage > Settings > Language > English
  • Inside Settings> Applications> Happy Chick> Permissions > We deactivate all except access to internal storage.

Use and basic configuration

The emulator Happy Chick on a smartphone it is quite comfortable to use due to its integration of all the emulators and the download of Roms. We just have to start the app, enter the category of games that interests us, search for the game and install it. Once these steps have been carried out, we will have it in the section Play to be able to play with him.

  • When starting each game we will have to enter Single = start normal / Archive = Load game
  • In the game we will see the touch controls on the screen, at the bottom in the icon of four circles we have the Settings.

The general settings menu is in Chinese, but here you can see a translation, the rest will be displayed in English. We have many different adjustment options in the Gamepad section, we have several configurations depending on the system to emulate.

HAPPY CHICK PARA WINDOWS


Download and installation

This is the least interesting option of Happy Chick already a large part of this app for Windows and some of the emulators are only available in Chinese. There are many other alternatives in the western sector with an English or Spanish language that are much easier to use, although we leave you a screenshot with a partial translation for guidance.

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