Heyo Nerdites! I want­ed to stop in with a quick­er hit to drop a lit­tle bit of knowl­edge for those who may not be in the know. Fallout Shelter was released today for Android OS (Finally!), and with it comes the abil­i­ty to play this title on your PC!While Fallout Shelter is out — native­ly — for iOS and Android, you now have the abil­i­ty to play it on your desk­top or lap­top via Android on solu­tions for PC like Andyroid or BlueStacks. I’ll go a lit­tle into each pro­gram and some of the pros and cons for the­se two appli­ca­tions and give you a bit of video of Fallout Shelter in action on Windows! Android Authority has a more infor­ma­tion on the dif­fer­ences between the two here.

Shut up and take my bottlecaps! 

Thankfully you will not be need­ing to shell out pre­cious bot­tle­caps to use either of the­se pro­grams. While both offer more enterprise/developer focused paid sub­scrip­tion mod­els, each offers a full fledged ver­sion of the pro­gram free of charge for your enjoy­ment.

Whether BlueStacks or Andyroid is bet­ter for you will large­ly depend on your per­son­al user expe­ri­ence and fea­tures that you may want. The one notice­able con goes into the BlueStacks column right away, though, as part of their free pro­duct involves down­load­ing “fea­tured” apps as a way to pay their bills. This comes off a lit­tle iffy to me per­son­al­ly, but they do have to pay the bills and I have been able to back out of the­se down­loads eas­i­ly enough. Andyroid does show “fea­tured” apps to you, but they are nev­er auto­mat­i­cal­ly down­load­ed.

There is also a notice­able pro in Andyroid’s favor in the abil­i­ty to use your phone as a remote con­troller for the action on the PC side. Both pro­grams offer gamepad sup­port, but the abil­i­ty to use your phone as a con­troller does give Andyroid a slight head start com­ing out of the fea­tures gate.

Suit up and roll out

Installation is fair­ly straight for­ward in both pro­grams. While BlueStacks will just “work” on most sys­tems, there is a caveat and anoth­er pro for Andyroid in that it takes advan­tage of vir­tu­al­iza­tion (it runs on Orcale’s Virtual Box) on mod­ern CPUs — and thus the fea­ture needs to be enabled in your BIOS. This is great to me, as it infers bet­ter over­all per­for­mance on the part of Andyroid. But if the Andyroid installer dings you for not hav­ing Virtualization enabled in your BIOS, and the­se words make you not even want to both­er, then just go ahead and roll with BlueStacks.

BlueStacks is no fuss solu­tion. But when it comes to side by side com­par­isons, Andyroid had the bet­ter per­for­mance over­all for Fallout Shelter on my side.

These solu­tions for run­ning Android on your PC are use­ful for more than just Fallout Shelter too. If you were want­i­ng to work more gen­er­al­ly with Android apps on your com­put­er, includ­ing things like pro­duc­tiv­i­ty apps, then I would have to sug­gest Andyroid. It scores high­er in this area too due to using a more updat­ed ver­sion of Android OS than BlueStacks does, and just gen­er­al­ly being bet­ter for over­all app use. Bluestacks looks to have more of a focus on just gam­ing.


When it comes to the game itself, I’ve been toy­ing with it for the past hour before launch­ing into this arti­cle. It’s enter­tain­ing so far at least! I can’t launch into a review yet, as I’m only just now get­ting to play the game. I’m remind­ed of games SimTower or the parred down mobile games like Tiny Tower from Mobage, but with more depth for sure.

There are IAP in this game, but just like they said at E3 2015, none of it is need­ed to access any of the fea­tures of the game. You pay for “lunch­box­es” which give you ran­dom­ized cards that unlock loot to equip on your shel­ter denizens and resources, but you can also gain the­se through in game activ­i­ties.

I’ll like­ly launch into our first ever mobile game review after I have been able to spend more time with this title; but frankly, I need way more time with this game to say whether it’s worth your time.

At least that’s all it will cost, if you choose. Whether you play it on iOS, Android, or Android on PC, you can now play Fallout Shelter on dang near every­thing now.

Til next time, enjoy a bit of game­play from BlueStacks!

Related Links:

BlueStacks – http://www.bluestacks.com/

Andyroid – http://www.andyroid.net/

Fallout Shelter on Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bethsoft.falloutshelter


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